Tomasz Grzywaczewski, a member of the Polish Chapter of The Explorers Club, is in Ukraine, where he is a journalist, providing up-to-date information directly from the front line. You can follow his reports in English and Polish on www.tvpworld.com/ and www.tvp.info.pl
Live from Castle Museum Łańcut, Benedictus Polonus Award ceremony (with ARSO Ensemble concerto)
Saturday 23 october 2021 hour 4pm CEST
This year, the final session will focus on the issue related to the achievements of Polish explorers of Siberia. We do not exclude discussing other topics, but it is the issue we want to pay close attention to.
Ocean-going Yachtmaster, Gdańsk University of Technology graduate, naval engineer. She became the first woman to have sailed single-handed around the World (1976-1978).Czytaj dalej
In 1981, members of the Canoandes expedition climbed to the heights of world exploration, conquering the world’s deepest Colca canyon in Peru as the first group ever.
For the next four decades, by initiating and implementing a number of exploratory, scientific and educational activities, they contributed to the development of the Colca Valley region, which has now become the country’s second tourist attraction after Machu Picchu.
The Polish Chapter of The Explorers Club, whose members are the participants of the expedition, and the Academic Kayak Tourism Club “Bystrze” from Krakow, from where the expedition set out to conquer the mountain rivers of the Americas, decided to jointly organize the celebration of this anniversary. (Link>>)
In the fall of 2021, we are planning popular science symposiums, screenings of the documentary Godspeed, Los Polacos !, photo exhibitions in Poland, the United States and Peru, and the publication of a jubilee album.
|For the Polish Branch The Explorers Club||For the Management Board A.K.T.K. “BYSTRZE” (“Swift current”)|
Prof. dr hab. Mariusz Ziółkowski
Photo: Jacek Bogucki
From left to right:
Andrzej Piętowski – leader of a discovery expedition, kayak, raft
Piotr Chmieliński – leading kayaker
Jacek Bogucki – filmmaker, raft crew
Jerzy Majcherczyk – the captain of the raft
Stefan Danielski – the crew of the raft
Krzysztof Kraśniewski – the crew of the raft
(Zbigniew BZDAK is missing – photographer, securing the expedition in Lima)
|Extension of the Polish Avenue in Chivay to the hot springs of La Calera.|
Photo: Francisco Portugal, 2006
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:
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).Czytaj dalej
Geologist, Palaeontologist, researcher of Siberia, he filled in the blanks in its map, and was responsible for mapping previously unknown geological regions of Russia
Aleksander Czekanowski’s father, Wawrzyniec, was a passionate entomologist and collector of insects. But it would be because of his son – prisoner of tsarist Russia, exiled barefoot to Siberia – that insects, arachnids, plants, mountains passes would carry his name…
Palaeontologist, Geologist, indefatigable Siberian researcher, pioneer researcher of the region between the great rivers of Indigirka and Kolyma
Jan Czerski, who for his participation in the January uprising against Russia was exiled as prisoner of the Tsar to the antipodes of the Russian empire, was also considered to be one of the most outstanding researchers of Siberia by some Russian scientists. His research of the Baikal “become the basis of the study of the tectonic development of the Asian continent, and the mountain ridges rising above them, and led him, for the first time in world science, to the concepts of geomorphologic evolution” – claimed the outstanding Soviet geographer L. S. Berg. According to the chroniclers of the Russian Geographical Society, this exiled visitor to Siberia, self-taught, surpassed the greatest local scientists with his acumen.Czytaj dalej
Naturalist, physician, explorer of Siberia and Kamchatka, distinguished contributor to the study of Lake Baikal, called the “father of Polish limnology”
“As a young boy in Lithuania, I heard stories about the life and deeds of Dybowski told by exiles returning from Siberia. In the long winter evenings I would avidly listen – as to the adventures of Robinson Crusoe – as Dybowski, Dubiecki and Kietliński built a hut in Darasun or chopped ice to set nets to catch the creatures of Lake Baikal; or as Dybowski, preparing for an expedition on the Amur river, built a ship and then as he helped out the lepers in the Commander Islands” recalled Julian Talko-Hrycewicz, professor of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow (Domaniewski, 1954). For his generation Benedykt Dybowski was a true hero.