26th Grand Finale with Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity – we begin January 14, 2018.

Thank you for playing with us!

We would like to thank you for you charitable contributions and support, which allow us to continue our work. You can make donations all year round – the funds raised this way will enable us to finance our medical and educational programmes, or you can choose to contribute in aid of a Grand Finale fundraiser and its concrete aim, such as previously specified branch of children’s medicine or help offered to geriatric units in Polish hospitals.

You can choose out of one of the methods of support listed below (some available only in Polish) or send a direct transfer into our Grand Finale account. You can also wire funds into our year-round account (click here to donate) in order to support our medical and educational initiatives.

Grand Finale account:

BREXPLPWMBK PL 84 1140 1010 0000 5244 4400 1008 (mBank)

* source:  – 26th Grand Finale with Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

* see also –https://himalman.wordpress.com/category/gocc/

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26th Grand Finale – banners for your site!

Finale banners for your site!

Our friends at the Collection Centres are welcome to download banners with the topic of the Grand Finale in order to promote the charitable initiative online. Our banners are available in different resolutions and in Polish and in English. Click on the links below to save the banners on your drive!

 

Wszystkie grafiki WOŚP projektuje zespół pod kierownictwem Jurka Owsiaka fot. Robert Grablewski

Wszystkie grafiki WOŚP projektuje zespół pod kierownictwem Jurka Owsiaka fot. Robert Grablewski

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* source: – https://en.wosp.org.pl/aktualnosci/wrzuc-baner-na-swoja-strone

** see also –https://himalman.wordpress.com/category/gocc/

25th Grand Finale GOCC – another record beaten!

Two months ago, on January the 15th, we have played in a Grand Finale – people have joined in to support Polish public healthcare for the 25th time! This year we decided to use the funds to purchase equipment for general paediatrics and to ensure that the senior patients receive medical care in a dignified environment. This anniversary fundraiser took a tour around the world – for one day only people came together in locations as remote as Jakarta, China, New Zealand, the Caucasus and the US to raise funds and to build a community of volunteers and socially aware individuals.

Thank you!

Thank you!

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30th anniversary of the first Annapurna winter ascent.

On 3 February 1987, Polish climbers Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Hajzer made the first winter ascent of Annapurna I.

Jerzy kukuczka – climbing season 1987

1987 — Annapurna I – first winter ascent

After his early November climb on Manaslu, Jurek and Artur Hajzer summited Annapurna North Face on February 3, 1987. Hajzer returned to the mountains with Kukuczka already in September that same year. That’s when they made a first ascent of the East Ridgeon Shisha Pangma (Summit on September 18, 1987).

* source: – http://winterclimb.com/climbing-base/item/3-jerzy-kukuczka

Artur HajzerJerzy Kukuczka’s partner

When you look for a phrase to describe Artur Hajzer, one of the first that comes to mind is ‘Jurek Kukuczka’s partner.’ Even though their first expedition was not successful, after Lhotse Hajzer felt much more secure.

Artur Hajzer, Wanda Rutkiewicz i Jerzy Kukuczka, Annapurna 1987

Artur Hajzer, Wanda Rutkiewicz and Jerzy Kukuczka, Annapurna 1987

“I started believing in myself. I realised that my first steps were analogous to what Jurek had been doing a few years back. Eventually, I felt convinced that the Lhotse failure had not determined it all and the next time – as proven by Jurek’s career – would be better,” Hajzer recalled years later. And it was better, together with Jerzy Kukuczka.

“How about going on an expedition with me? I need a partner. How about that?”

“I am all for it, on spec”, answered Elephant to Kukuś.

“It was very elevating to Artur, he was very pleased. Jurek Kukuczka offered Artur that if he had organised an expedition to Manaslu and a winter expedition to Annapurna, they would climb together. And so it happened, and that is the reason Artur decided not to go with us to climb K2 via the Magic Line route,” recalls Janusz Majer.

“The Manaslu (8,156m) expedition was the most difficult of all our – mine and Jurek’s – successful expeditions. It took place in autumn 1986. We were to attempt the south face of Annapurna (8,091m) in the same season,” wrote Hajzer. On 03 February 1987 they made their first winter ascent together to the summit of an eight-thousander.

Another expedition they went on together was a summer expedition to Shishapangma in August 1987, during which they established a new route on the western ridge. The same year, Artur made another attempt on the south face of Lhotse during an international expedition organised by Krzysztof Wielicki. The expedition was a failure. In 1988, he accompanied Jurek Kukuczka, this time ascending the west Annapurna via a new route. A year later he returned for the third time to the south face of Lhotse. That time, the international expedition was organised by the Kukuczka’s ‘greatest rival’ – Rainhold Messner.

“After that expedition I came to a conclusion that another attempt would be a waste of time,” Artur writes in Attack of Despair. That is why he did not join Kukuczka during his attempt.

“It was clear that Artur had equalled his master and his own ambition took the floor. He wanted to bring his own mountaineering projects to life,” recalls Janusz Majer.

….. more – Artur Hajzer – Ice Leader.

** see also:

–   Jerzy Kukuczka – famous Polish climber /Version polish and english/

–   Polish famous climbers – The golden decade of Polish Himalayan mountaineering.

Winter Manifesto of Krzysztof Wielicki – Manifest zimowy Krzysztofa Wielickiego /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

Ice Warriors not give up – HiMountain winter expedition to Broad Peak – 2008/09. HiMountain wyprawa zimowa Broad Peak – 2008/09. /Version english and polish/

Polish-Italian winter expedition to Shisha Pangma (8027m), 2005 /Version polish and english/

Polish winter expedition 1980 – First winter ascent of Everest, part 1

Polish winter expedition 1980 – First winter ascent of Everest, part 2

Polish winter expedition 1980 – First winter ascent of Everest, part 3

Polish winter expedition 1980 – First winter ascent of Everest, part 4

… the first winter ascent of the south face of annapurna i, 1987-1988
https://www.himalayanclub.org/…/the-firstwinterascent-of-the-so…

Annapurna I : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost
http://www.summitpost.org/annapurna-i/150258

Jerzy Kukuczka Ascents :

Alps

1973, 19 July – Aiguille du Moine. First polish ascent on Aureille-Fentren Route. Team: Jerzy Kukuczka, Marek Łukaszewski.

1973, 22 July – La Pell, Massiw Vercors. First polish ascent on Parish Route. Team: Jerzy Kukuczka, Marek Łukaszewski.

1973, 6 August – Mont Blanc, E Face. Major Route. Team: Beata Kozłowska, Jerzy Kukuczka, Janusz Kurczab, Marek Łukaszewski.

1973, 12-14 August – Petit Dru, new route. Team: Jerzy Kukuczka, Wojciech Kurtyka, Marek Łukaszewski.

1975, 3-4 August – Grandes Jorasses, N Face. New Route. Team: Jerzy Kukuczka, Wojciech Kurtyka, Marek Łukaszewski.

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25th Grand Finale GOCC – Where to Watch Us?

The Grand Finale is the ultimate charity fete and to our knowledge it is the largest charity event in this part of Europe. The one day event is happening silmultaneously in different parts of the globe. This Sunday the sun is not going to set over our fundraiser. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is going to be playing in Australia and in Japan. We have received news from volunteers in Georgia and updates from Collection Centres across Europe and the US.

Fot. Błażej Sendzielski

Fot. Błażej Sendzielski

 

Read on to find out where to tune in to watch the Grand Finale events unfold! 

The Grand Finale events are going to be broadcast nationwide on the channels belonging to TVN Network and online on Player.pl

Apart from the TV broadcast on TVN channels, we invite you to tune in to watch the Grand Finale events on the GOCC Youtube channel. Concerts from the stage in front of the Palace of Culture and Sciences will be broadcast on Kręcioła Youtube channel.

**  Source : – http://www.en.wosp.org.pl/aktualnosci/gdzie-obejrzec-transmisje-finalu-wosp

* Office of GOCC on the world :

Bergen – https://www.facebook.com/propterfamilia

Berlin – URL: http://www.wosp-berlin.de/

Bruksela – http://www.wosp.be/

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Extremalna noc w górach z Andrzejem Bargielem.

Jak co roku do orkiestrowych aukcji internetowych zaprosiliśmy znane osoby.
Na nasz apel odpowiedział również – Andrzej Bargiel.

WOŚP w jego imieniu wystawiamy na licytację:

Ekstremalną noc w górach z Andrzejem Bargielem.

Andrzej Bargiel-najlepszy narciarz extremalny. Trzykrotny mistrz Polski w skialpiniźmie, trzeci w klasyfikacji generalnej pucharu świata, rekordzista świata w biegu na Elbrus oraz pierwszy Polak, któremu w 2013 r. udało się zjechać z ośmiotysięcznika Shishapangma na nartach z wierzchołka. W rekordowym czasie wszedł i zjechał z ośmiotysięcznika Manaslu oraz zjechał na nartach ż ośmiotysięcznika Broad Peak.

Jako pierwszy człowiek na świecie Zdobywca Śnieżnej Pantery w rekordowym czasie!

Jedyna taka okazja, by spędzić noc w górach z Andrzejem w namiocie, który towarzyszy mu podczas wypraw w najwyższe góry świata. Na własnej skórze można będzie poczuć dreszcz emocji oraz nauczyć się jak biwakować w górach. Taka okazja zdarza się tylko raz!

… więcej na stronie : – AUKCJA : Extremalna noc w górach z Andrzejem Bargielem

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* see also –https://himalman.wordpress.com/category/gocc/
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25th Grand Finale with Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.

1. Thank you for playing with us!

We would like to thank you for you charitable contributions and support, which allow us to continue our work. You can make donations all year round – the funds raised this way will enable us to finance our medical and educational programmes, or you can choose to contribute in aid of a Grand Finale fundraiser and its concrete aim, such as previously specified branch of children’s medicine or help offered to geriatric units in Polish hospitals.

  • You can donate directly into our account in aid of the 25th Grand Finale fundraiser aim – 90 1240 10 37 1111 0010 7046 7977
  • If you would like to make a transfer from abroad you should use:  SWIFT Code PKO PPL PW, IBAN: PL 90 1240 1037 1111 0010 7046 7977 

* source: –http://www.en.wosp.org.pl/final/wesprzyj

* see – Extremalna noc w górach z Andrzejem Bargielem.

Bergen – https://www.facebook.com/propterfamilia

Berlin – URL: http://www.wosp-berlin.de/

Bruksela – http://www.wosp.be/

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