By Bernadette McDonald
Voytek Kurtyka is among the maximum alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was once one of many best lighting fixtures of the Polish golden age of mountain climbing that redefined Himalayan climbing within the Seventies and 1980s.
His visionary method of mountaineering ended in many well known ascents, similar to the whole Broad Peak traverse, the ‘night-naked’ pace climbs of Cho Oyu and Shishapangma and, certainly, the alpine-style first ascent of the West Face of Gasherbrum IV. Dubbed the ‘climb of the century’, his course on GIV with the Austrian Robert Schauer is – as of 2017 – unrepeated. His such a lot common mountaineering companions have been alpine legends in their time: Polish Himalayan sizeable Jerzy Kukuczka, Swiss mountain advisor Erhard Loretan and British alpinist Alex MacIntyre.
After repeated requests to just accept the Piolets d’Or Lifetime success Award (the Oscars of the mountain climbing world), Kurtyka eventually approved the dignity 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 popular and award-winning writer Bernadette McDonald in this long-awaited biography.
Art of Freedom is a profound and relocating profile of 1 of the foreign mountaineering world’s most beneficial, advanced and reclusive mountaineers.
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Art of Freedom: The life and climbs of Voytek Kurtyka by Bernadette McDonald