IntroductionThe Crown of Polish Mountains
/Korona Gór Polski, KGP/ is the local equiwalent of commonly known ideas like Seven Summits or 14x8000. This list consist of 28 peaks- the highest one of each mountain range in Poland. There's also one assumption: the summit must be reachable by a marked trail. Because of that the highest peaks of Góry Bialskie and Góry Złote are not included into this lists /substituted by lower summits/.
The inventors of that list are Marek Więckowski
and Wojciech Lewandowski
. They presented it in magazine 'Poznaj Swój Kraj'
in 1997. On December 13, 1997 the official organization was founded: Klub Zdobywców Korony Gór Polski. The intention of whole idea was to promote other mountain ranges than overcrowded Tatras, show the beauty, history, geology and culture of these regions.
Korona Gór Polski and Klub Zdobywców Korony Gór Polski are trademarks.
Official Site of KGP
* The highest summit of Góry Bialskie is Travna Hora /1121 m- Czech Republic/. The highest Polish peak of Góry Bialskie is Postawna- 1117 m.
** The highest summit of Góry Złote is Smrek /1125 m- Czech Republic/. The highest Polish peak of Góry Złote is Brusko- 1120 m.
*** Some sources give Chełmiec 851 m and that makes the peak being lower than other mountain in Góry Wałbrzyskie- Borowa: 854 m. On the official list Chełmiec is still pointed as the highest peak in that range.
Many people completes the list apart from the club. The peaks are easy accesible, hiking mountains so many tourists visit these mountains while travelling around Poland.
To recieve the official name of Zdobywca Korony Gór Polski /Summiteer of The Crown of polish Mountains/ you must be a member of the club and present the evidence all your ascents to the commitee. After the verification you gather the title.
The competition of completing the crown the fastest is still on progress. The current record is 76 hours.