Tomasz Grzywaczewski won this year’s Kazimierz Dziewanowski Award, awarded by the Association of Polish Journalists (SDP) for his publications on global issues and world events. The journalist has been awarded for three reports broadcasted by Polish Television (TVP) on: “Lithuania. In the shadow of the tower’, ‘Ukraine. Report from the crime scene’, ‘Belarus. Awakening”.
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Tomasz Grzywaczewski, a member of the Polish Chapter of The Explorers Club, is in Ukraine…
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
Farewell to Krystyna Chojnowska – Liskiewicz (1936-2021)
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
The 40th anniversary of the “Canoandes” Canoe Expedition 1981-2021
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
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:
Professor Jerzy Gąssowski (1926 – 2021)
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
Wacław Sieroszewski and Polish explorers of Siberia: yesterday and today
The project is part of the Grant Perfect Science – Independence Engraved in DNA. Wacław Sieroszewski – Polish friend at the farthest ends of the world no. DNK / SP / 481115/2020 of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Wacław Sieroszewski was a 19th-century Polish exile, who in Yakutia undertook scientific and exploratory activities, the culmination of which was the creation of one of the most important monographs on the life and customs of the Yakut “12 years in the country of the Yakut”. Currently, he is recognized by this Siberian Nation as a hero who discovered them for the world and contributed to the preservation of their culture, tradition and history. On April 20, 2021 75 years will have passed since the death of this outstanding researcher and independence activist, who, after returning from exile to Russian Siberia, served as both a PM and senator of the Second Polish Republic. In connection with this anniversary, a series of scientific events will be organized, during which the latest results of research on the figure and achievements of W. Sieroszewski will be presented.
The first part of the project will be the Warsaw-Yakutsk online conference on October 20, 2020. The following conference is scheduled for March 2021 and will have an innovative seminar character resulting from its combination with scientific expeditions, the results of which will be presented at the end of the conference.
2021 – the second part of the project will take place in Yakutia.
a/ Polish scientists and researchers in a conference / seminar in Yakutsk will present and remind the figure of Wacław Sieroszewski, then work out a plan to commemorate this extraordinary discoverer.
b/ a scientific journey will be carried out in the terrains related to Wacław Sieroszewskis’ scientific activities
c/ the third part will end with a seminar presenting the results of the journey, which will be a step towards further scientific cooperation and will contribute to a better mutual perception of both nations Polish and Russian Federation. At the same time, the conference conducted in this way will be an internationally understandable signal of goodwill that science and passion for exploration the world create a universal language that connects across divisions
Two prestigious awards for a member of the Polish Chapter
Krzysztof Wielicki FI’1997 (Lowell Thomas Award’2001) received Piolet d’Or Carriere – Golden Ice Axe Lifetime Achievement Award, considered the highest honor in mountaineering. Wielicki is a fifth man who climbed all 14 eight-thousanders (The Crown of the Himalayas and Karakoram) and the first who summitted three of them in winter, including Mt Everest. He is still active, he led two winter expeditions to K2, the last unconquered in winter eight-thousander. Czytaj dalej
Polish-Peruvian-Italian research at Machu Picchu Park, seasons 2016 – 2019
An exhibition at the University of Warsaw organized by the Polish Chapter of the Explorers Club.
B. 15/04/1929 in Warsaw – d. 5/8/2019 in Warsaw.
An architect, writer and journalist by profession, a polar explorer, a speleologist, mountaineer, researcher, explorer, a writer and journalist by passion. Czytaj dalej