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Art of Freedom (PB)

The life and climbs of Voytek Kurtyka


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Voytek Kurtyka is one of the greatest alpinists of all time. Born in 1947, he was one of the leading lights of the Polish golden age of mountaineering that redefined Himalayan climbing in the 1970s and 1980s. His visionary approach to climbing resulted in many renowned ascents,
such as the complete Broad Peak traverse, the 'night-naked' speed climbsof Cho Oyu and Shishapangma and, above all, the alpine-style first ascent of the west face of Gasherbrum IV. Dubbed the 'climb of the century', his route on GIV with the Austrian Robert Schauer is - as of 2017 - unrepeated. His most frequent climbing partners were alpine legends of their time: Polish Himalayan giant Jerzy Kukuczka, Swiss mountain guide Erhard Loretan and British alpinist Alex MacIntyre.

After repeated requests to accept the Piolets d'Or Lifetime
Achievement Award (the Oscars of the climbing world), Kurtyka finally accepted the honour in the spring of 2016. A fiercely private individual, he has declined countless invitations for interviews, lectures and festival appearances, but he has agreed to collaborate with internationally renowned and award-winning author Bernadette McDonald on this long-awaited biography.

Art of Freedom is a profound and moving profile of one of the
international climbing world's most respected, complex and reclusive mountaineers.

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Cordee Code: CPB155
No of Pages: 256
Page Size: 156 x 234 mm
ISBN 10: 1911342525
ISBN 13: 9781911342526
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Edition: 1st, Aug 2017
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: Colour plates
Weight: 434g

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