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Alexander “Olo” Doba (1946-2021)

On February 22, departed a great traveler and kayaker who sailed three times across The Atlantic rowing alone in a kayak. He was a volcano of energy. With his accomplishments borders of the impossible were shifted.
Olo died in Tanzania while conquering Africa’s highest peak, Kilimanjaro fulfilling another travel dream.
We extend our deep sympathy to Olek’s Family.

Friends from the Polish Chapter of the Explorers Club

Aleksander Doba was the Laureate of the Special Mention awarded to him in 2015 by the Jury of the Prize Benedykt the Pole – read more on:
https://leczyca.info.pl/kultura/nagroda-im-benedykta-polaka/

Professor Jerzy Gąssowski (1926 – 2021)

Professor Jerzy Gąssowski (1926 – 2021) during the Benedykt the Pole award ceremony in Arch Collegiate of Tum near Łęczyca,
June 9, 2017
(photo from https://leczyca.info.pl/kultura/)

With deep regret we inform that Professor Jerzy Gąssowski passed away on 1 st of February, 2021. He was an outstanding archaeologist who searched for and discovered the tomb of Nicolaus Copernicus in the Frombork Cathedral and laureate of the Benedict the Pole Award in 2017.

Funeral ceremonies will take place on February 11 at 11.00 A.M. (Holy Mass) in Warsaw at the Northern Cemetery – Wólka Węglowa (Funeral Home, room A).

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Poles on the Silk Road – Asia, Pacific 2016

In order to promote the knowledge about the history of exploration, Polish Chapter of the Explorers Club in cooperation with the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and the Students Association for the Far East Archaeology organised an exhibition titled “Poles on the Silk Road”. Thanks to the financial support of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (project no.943/DUN/2016) the exhibition was shown to the wider public in the Museum of Asia and Pacific at Warsaw in October 2016.
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