By Bernadette McDonald
Voytek Kurtyka is likely one of the maximum alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he used to be one of many best lighting fixtures of the Polish golden age of hiking that redefined Himalayan climbing within the Seventies and 1980s.
His visionary method of hiking ended in many well known ascents, corresponding to the total Broad Peak traverse, the ‘night-naked’ pace climbs of Cho Oyu and Shishapangma and, mainly, the alpine-style first ascent of the West Face of Gasherbrum IV. Dubbed the ‘climb of the century’, his direction on GIV with the Austrian Robert Schauer is – as of 2017 – unrepeated. His such a lot widespread hiking companions have been alpine legends in their time: Polish Himalayan immense Jerzy Kukuczka, Swiss mountain consultant Erhard Loretan and British alpinist Alex MacIntyre.
After repeated requests to simply accept the Piolets d’Or Lifetime success Award (the Oscars of the mountaineering world), Kurtyka eventually approved the consideration within the spring of 2016. A fiercely deepest person, he has declined numerous invites for interviews, lectures and competition appearances, yet he has agreed to collaborate with across the world well known and award-winning writer Bernadette McDonald in this long-awaited biography.
Art of Freedom is a profound and relocating profile of 1 of the overseas mountain climbing world’s most useful, complicated and reclusive mountaineers.
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Art of Freedom: The life and climbs of Voytek Kurtyka by Bernadette McDonald