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    POLISH RULERS OF THE HIMALAYAS. Movie Screening and Book Presenation

    The Consulate General of Poland in New York in cooperation with The Kosciuszko Foundation and The Jan Karski Institute present: POLISH RULERS OF THE HIMALAYAS

    Movie Screening and Book Presenation
    Special Guests - Authors:
    Bernadette McDonald & Jerzy Porebski

    Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    The Consulate General of Poland in New York
    233 Madison Avenue (@ 37 Street)
    (Jan Karski Corner)
    New York, NY 10016

    - a documentary by Jerzy Porebski - a magnificent story about a legendary character Jerzy Kukuczka, one of the most outstanding figures in Himalayan climbing history. Kukuczka was the second climber to ascend all 14 eight-thousanders. A legend, he lost his life in the Himalayas 23 years ago. Kukuczka dominated the world of Himalaya climbing for a decade, setting new standards with new routes and winter ascents of the Himalayan giants.

    Kukuczka Movie Trailer

    Freedom Climbers
    by Bernadette McDonald tells the story of the extraordinary Polish adventurers who emerged from under the blanket of oppression following the World War II to become the world's leading Himalayan climbers. At a time when Polish citizens were locked behind the Iron Curtain, these intrepid explorers found a way to travel the world in search of extreme adventure in Alaska, South America and Europe and the highest and most inspiring mountains of the world. Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nepal became thier second homes as they evolved into the toughest Himalayan climbers the world has ever known. Freedom Climbers received prestigious Boardman Tasker Award and Grand Prize at 2011 Banff Mountain Book and Film Festival. First time a book has won both prizes in the same year.

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    Yeah I was thinking about going to this

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