Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka

English | August 8th, 2017 | ASIN: B074SZ4DKX, ISBN: 1771602120 | 259 Pages | EPUB | 10.83 MB

A profound and moving biography of one of the international climbing world's most respected, complicated and reclusive mountaineers.

Voytek Kurtyka remains one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of Himalayan climbing. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents, such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the "night naked" speed climbs of Cho Oyu and Shishapangma and, above all, the alpine-style ascent of the West Face of Gasherbrum IV. Dubbed the "climb of the century," his route on G IV, as of 2016, has yet to be repeated. His most frequent climbing partners were alpine legends of their time: Polish Himalayan climber Jerzy Kukuczka, Swiss mountain guide Erhard Loretan and British alpinist Alex MacIntyre.

After repeated requests to accept the Piolet d'Or lifetime achievement award (the Academy Award of the climbing world), Kurtyka finally accepted the honour in the spring of 2016. A fiercely private individual, he continues to decline countless invitations for interviews, lectures and festival appearances, but has agreed to co-operate with internationally renowned and award winning Canadian author Bernadette McDonald on this long-awaited biography.

Certain to be a major event in the climbing world, Art of Freedom will appeal to all readers who dream of mountain landscapes and those who long to touch the sky.

Download:

http://longfiles.com/3gd9w5n70oxq/Art_of_Freedom_The_Life_and_Climbs_of_Voytek_Kurtyka.epub.html

[Fast Download] Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka


Ebooks related to "Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka" :
Love is Where it Falls: An Account of a Passionate Friendship
Pope Francis' Little Book of Compassion: The Essential Teachings
Helen Keller: The Story of My Life: The Story of My Life' by Helen Keller with 'Her Letters' (1887-1
Great Generals of the Ancient World: The Personality, Intellectual, and Leadership Traits That Made
Aleister Crowley in America: Art, Espionage, and Sex Magick in the New World
A Family Business: A Chilling Tale of Greed as One Family Commits Unspeakable Crimes Against the Dea
Napoleon: A Concise Biography
Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor
Lab Girl
Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor by Anne Edwards
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.