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Koszulka (T-shirt) z wizerunkiem Jerzego Kukuczki (Damska/Męska)

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Komiks "Tragedia na Lho La" Jerzy Porębski

Komiksowa historia przypominająca jeden z najtragiczniejszych epizodów w historii polskiego himalaizmu, który miał miejsce na przełomie 27 i 28 maja 1989 roku na przełęczy Lho La (6026 m n.p.m.). W czasie tego zdarzenia śmierć poniosło 5 członków wyprawy na Everest.

Komiks powstał na zlecenie Alpinist magazine i ukazał się w 40 numerze tego renomowanego, amerykańskiego magazynu. Autorami opowieści są Bernadette McDonald, Jerzy Porębski i Ewa Łabaj (rysunki).

Jerzy Porębski o komiksie:

„Komiks powstał na zlecenie Alpinist magazine z USA, który dał mi wolną rękę co do wyboru tematu i tam też się ukazał w języku angielskim. Wybrałem ten temat ze względu na znaczenie tego wydarzenia w historii polskiego himalaizmu. Jest ono uważane za początek końca polskiej Złotej Ery, jak również ze względu na bezprecedensową akcję ratunkową. Wiele szczegółów zostało w nim pominięte ze względu na ograniczenia ilości stron ale mam nadzieję, że będzie on zawsze aktualny a zwięzła forma pozwoli tym, którzy tematu nie znają poznać go w kilka minut. Scenariusz powstał na podstawie rozmowy z Andrzejem Marciniakiem, Arturem Hajzerem i Januszem Majerem.”


Rysunek: Ewa Łabaj
Scenariusz: Jerzy Porębski i Bernadette Macdonald
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Książka "Zdobyć koronę" Anna Czerwińska-Rydel (dla dzieci)

Czy zastanawiałeś się kiedyś, jak opowiedzieć swojemu dziecku historię największego polskiego himalaisty? Jak zaszczepić w nim pasję i miłość do gór? Jeśli tak, to pewnie wiesz, że nie jest to łatwe zadanie. Aby Ci pomóc, powstała książka Zdobyć koronę. Opowieść o Jerzym Kukuczce.

W czasie lektury będziecie towarzyszyć Jerzemu Kukuczce w przygodach i wyprawach górskich. Razem z nim będziecie cieszyć się ze zdobywania szczytów i znosić trudne doświadczenia porażki. Staniecie na szczycie każdego z czternastu ośmiotysięczników Korony Himalajów!

Przyjazna narracja oraz barwne ilustracje, w przystępny dla młodego czytelnika sposób, ukazują najlepsze czasy Polskiego Himalaizmu. Książka fascynuje, trzyma w napięciu i uczy najmłodszych jak podążać za własnymi marzeniami nie zważając na przeciwności losu.

Messner wygrał. Wszedł na wszystkie szczyty klasycznymi drogami, nie szukał nowych sposobów i wyjątkowo trudnych miejsc. Wszedł, zaliczył i był pierwszy. Czułem żal. Ale też i ulgę. Przecież ja mam własny cel. Kto mi przeszkodzi w jego realizacji?

Zdobyć koronę. Opowieść o Jerzym Kukuczce


To książka, której nie może zabraknąć w biblioteczce młodego czytelnika!

£9.31

4. “Mój pionowy świat” ("My vertical world") Jerzy Kukuczka, the album (PL)


“Mój pionowy świat” Jerzy Kukuczka, an album edition of the popular autobiographical book by Jerzy Kukuczka. It’s full of passion, commitment and dedication to mountains. It presents his way to climb all fourteen eight-thousenders, his emotional attitude to mountains and his climbing partners and a brief outline of Poland of that time and the situation the Polish Himalayan mountaineering developed in. But above all, it introduces readers into the psychological portrait of the best Polish mountaineer of XX century and is a great opportunity to “get to know” Jerzy Kukuczka, his mountain stories, reflections and on occasion even his desires.

“Mój pionowy świat” is an autobiographical book by Jerzy Kukuczka. It’s full of passion, commitment and dedication to mountains. It presents his way to climb all fourteen eight-thousenders, his emotional attitude to mountains and his climbing partners and a brief outline of Poland of that time and the situation the Polish Himalayan mountaineering developed in. But above all, it introduces readers into the psychological portrait of the best Polish climber of XX century and is a great opportunity to “get to know” Jerzy Kukuczka, his mountain stories, reflections and on occasion even his desires.



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"Kukuczka. Opowieść o najsłynniejszym polskim himalaiście" Dariusz Kortko, Marcin Pietraszewski



Death is experienced everywhere equally strong, but the reaction to it in the mountains is unusual, because such are conditions. My partner dies, and I cannot fall into pieces. I cannot sit down and deliberate over it. No one will come after me, no one will help me. I must keep going, otherwise I will die as well.

Jerzy Kukuczka



"Kukuczka" - this portrait of the legendary mountaineer is more than just a book about determination and the mountains. This is a breathtaking story about the limits of risk that sometimes become the limits of humanity.

- From the logical point of view, I should not go with you because all the people around you die - a fellow climber said once Jerzy Kukuczka straight in his face. Was it merely ill fate or was he indeed responsible for the death, which almost always during his expeditions took its toll? If you cannot help a person because they fell off the wall or died of pulmonary edema, should you give up summiting, after so many months of preparation, when it is within your reach, when you can fulfil your dreams?

How was that possible that a short, silent boy from Silesia, an electrician with just vocational education became "great"? The authors, having access to numerous materials – memoir notes by Kukuczka and his books, talks with his wife Cecylia, interviews with members of expeditions Kukuczka was a member of etc. have created a fascinating portrait of a man who persistently strived to achieve his goal, a man full of contradictions and realizing that that you cannot reconcile everything and everyone in life, a man who right from his youth was marked by death lurking nearby. He was twenty-three years old when for the first time he lost in the mountains his friend, his peer. And at the age of fourty, in 1989 he fell off from the south face of Lhotse, which was perhaps the most difficult test for a climber. On that last day, he wrote in his diary two enigmatic words: Paradise - Heaven ... The body was not found, the tomb is empty ...!



I highly appreciate the authors - Dariusz Kortko and Marcin Pietraszewski - for their courage in discovering Kukuczka’s comprehensive personality. The well-known legend, crafted for the media was not enough to them. The authors tried to show the complexity of the human being. (...) This biography is written with respect and understanding, with humor and empathy. As in the case of the main character, it is a masterpiece, made in the best style.

From the introduction by Bernadette McDonald



He went to the mountains because that's where he felt a taste of freedom, because it was his passion and an endless adventure. He did not like to share his experience from the mountains, and I suspect that he took with him many secrets, which we will never know. I read this book and I see his portrait like in a dream. It brings tears to my eyes. What I have left are only beautiful memories and memory, a memory that lasts forever.

Cecylia Kukuczka, wife



For many people of my generation Kukuczka was a hero. One of the half-gods, who maniacally summited another eight-thousenders. But hardly anyone in the People’s Republic of Poland of the time guessed what price for those moments of freedom during subsequent expedition he had to pay. And his closest ones as well. This is a true story of the man who almost managed to achieved his goal...

Michał Nogaś, ,Polish Radio, Program 3



Grey communist everyday life. Poland, full of absurdities, restrictions, control and a seemingly ordinary man embedded in it. The man who had a vision, dreams and the strength to follow them. On the way to the top, literally and figuratively, he had to face adversities of the outside world... No equipment, small chances to cross the boundaries of the People’s Republic of Poland, modest financial resources. But Kukuczka chased also his own internal limitations and the more they stood in his way, the more determined he became. For all those who dream and desire to make their dreams come true, Kukuczka and this book certainly will be very inspiring reading on the way to summit the Crown of Your Own Life.

Jacek Masłowski. Coach, psychoterapeuta



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“Challenge the vertical” - Jerzy Kukuczka, the book (“My Vertical World”, English edition)


“Challenge the vertical” – is an autobiographical book by Jerzy Kukuczka, previously under the title “My vertical world”. The reedited publication returns after many years on the English language market. The book, with a refreshed layout, supplemented with unique photos from Jerzy Kukuczka’s archive and extended to include new contents.

It’s full of passion, commitment and dedication to mountains. It presents his way to climb all fourteen eight-thousenders, his emotional attitude to mountains and his climbing partners and a brief outline of Poland of that time and the situation the Polish Himalayan mountaineering developed in. But above all, it introduces readers into the psychological portrait of the best Polish climber of XX century and is a great opportunity to “get to know” Jerzy Kukuczka, his mountain stories, reflections, desires.

“Finally, there comes the most fantastic moment during every climbing. The moment when I am just a few steps away from the summit, when I know that nothing will stand in my way, when I know that I won… I won not only with the mountain or the weather but above all I won with myself, my weakness and my fear, when I can thank the mountain for being this time kind to me. I would not give these moments to anybody for all the world and if I need to overcome some difficulties on my way to the summit and get close to some vague border between the calculated risk and recklessness, that’s all right, I agree. I agree to the struggle with all dangers that are awaiting me. I agree to the winds which all weeks long tousle the tents and make me almost crazy. I agree to the routes set at the limits of endurance. I agree to the fight. The reward that I get for all these hardships is immeasurable. It’s the joy of life.”

Jerzy Kukuczka, an excerpt from the book “Challenge the vertical”.



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“Mój pionowy świat” ("My vertical world") Jerzy Kukuczka, the book (PL)


“Mój pionowy świat” is an autobiographical book by Jerzy Kukuczka. It’s full of passion, commitment and dedication to mountains. It presents his way to climb all fourteen eight-thousenders, his emotional attitude to mountains and his climbing partners and a brief outline of Poland of that time and the situation the Polish Himalayan mountaineering developed in. But above all, it introduces readers into the psychological portrait of the best Polish climber of XX century and is a great opportunity to “get to know” Jerzy Kukuczka, his mountain stories, reflections and on occasion even his desires.



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“Na Szczytach Świata” ("At the top of the world") Jerzy Kukuczka and Tomasz Malanowski, the book (PL)


“Na szczytach świata” is a record of high-altitude memories of Jerzy Kukuczka, the best Polish climber of XX century. A long interview conducted and compiled by Tomasz Malanowski, a frank and open discussion of many mountain topics - the difficult beginning being the roots of his later Himalayan successes, struggling with yourself, the routes established on the world’s fourteen highest summits, climbing partners, death and friendship and the choice whether to help and put yourself at risk or save your own life, complicated preparations for expeditions which often started with paint works on factory chimneys as well as many other issues that were close to Jerzy’s heart. This is a simple and honest dialogue, far from the mountain martyrdom.



£8.25

“Jurek”, the film by Paweł Wysoczański (PL, English subtitles)


A documentary film directed by Paweł Wysoczański is the first from many years film presenting Jerzy Kukuczka as a real, flesh and blood persons. The man who climbs up – not only literally, but also metaphorically and symbolically, from a socialist worker to an international media star. Jurek started his climbing career with no money and equipment and at the end he was the rightful king of the Himalayas.



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“Kukuczka” a film by Jerzy Porębski (PL, English subtitles)


A documentary film by Jerzy Porębski dedicated to Jerzy Kukuczka, one of the world’s best high-altitude mountaineers, the second man to have captured the Crown of the Himalayas, the legendary climber who died over 20 years ago. What was so special about him? How did he contribute to the world’s Himalayan mountaineering? How is he perceived and recalled by other legendary Himalayan mountaineers and his family? What were and what are now the goals and motivation in the high mountains? Is he at the present time still an example for other people to follow? These are the questions asked by Jerzy Porębski in the film.



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”Mój pionowy świat” Jerzy Kukuczka, audiobook (PL)


“Mój pionowy świat” is an autobiographical book by Jerzy Kukuczka. It’s full of passion, commitment and dedication to mountains. It presents his way to climb all fourteen eight-thousenders, his emotional attitude to mountains and his climbing partners and a brief outline of Poland of that time and the situation the Polish Himalayan mountaineering developed in. But above all, it introduces readers into the psychological portrait of the best Polish climber of XX century and is a great opportunity to “get to know” Jerzy Kukuczka, his mountain stories, reflections and on occasion even his desires.

The book immediately captivated the hearts of its readers. Now, it’s time to listen to this amazing Himalayan story. In the recording the narrator’s – Jerzy Kukuczka’s section are read Piotr Gulbierz, and the foreword is read by Cecylia Kukuczka, the climber’s wife.



£6.13