Krzysztof Wielicki

Krzysztof Wielicki in Silesian Library in Katowice

Krzysztof Wielicki (born January 5, 1950 in Szklarka Przygodzicka, municipality Ostrzeszów, Poland) is a Polish alpine and high-altitude climber. He is the fifth man to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders and the first ever to climb Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, and Lhotse in the winter. He is a member of The Explorers Club.

Major ascents

Year Mountain Notes
1980 Mount Everest First winter ascent of an 8000-meter peak (with Leszek Cichy)
1984 Broad Peak First one-day ascent of an 8000-meter peak (solo)
1984, 1992 Manaslu New route on the South-South-East Face
1986 Kangchenjunga First winter ascent of Kangchenjunga (with Jerzy Kukuczka)
1988, 31 December Lhotse First winter ascent of Lhotse (solo)
1993 Shishapangma New route on the South Face, solo, in just 24 hours

External links

  • Interview with Krzysztof Wielicki
  • Krzysztof Wielicki the famous Polish climber./ Version polish and english /
  • Krzysztof Wielicki - Polish Winter Expedition 1980
  • Polish winter expedition to K2, 2002/3 /Version polish and english/

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