Jerzy Kukuczka is considered by many to be one of the best high-altitude climbers ever. He ascended all fourteen peaks in eight years, faster than anybody else. In the process, Kukuczka established ten new routes and climbed four summits during the winter including the most dangerous mountain in the world, Annapurna. What makes this even more amazing is the fact that all early climbs were done from the communist Poland with very poor equipment and no sponsors. He is considered today as being one of the best climbers to live with his amazing accomplishments.
He was the second person to climb the 14 8,000m. peaks. This book will tell you about all of his climbs that he did and the struggles he went through. If your looking for alot of action, adventure, and information about any of those mountains this is a perfect book.
Sadly Jerzy Kukuczka died on October 24, 1989 at an altitude of about 8200 m. while attempting one of the hardest faces in the world, the South Face of Lhotse. A rope he had picked up in Kathmandu snapped during the climb.
Info.Author: Jerzy Kukuczka
Hardcover: 189 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books (August 1992)
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