Polish power is alive and well in the Himalayas. Read all about it, featured in “Himalaya Ice Warriors”, within the Jan. 2008 issue of National Geocraphic magazine. Polish mountain climbers have a huge history as innovators in winter season climbing techniques. The article clarifies why my wife believes that everything I do for leisure time sports involves some degree of suffering. This article is proof that it’s a Polish thing!
Quote: “Wielicki says he’s trying to ‘infect’ a new generation of polish climbers with ‘the joy of positive suffering- because if something is easy, you will not enjoy it, really.’ ”
and, this piece:
“Among serious apinists, Kukuczka is often considered the greatest high altitude climber of all time. Described as a “psychological rhinoceros” unequalled in his ability to suffer…”
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