I’m often called “traveller”, but I prefer to say that I fulfills my dreams and don’t care if they meet any definition. My passion are long distance expeditions, during which I walk thousands of kilometers using only strength of my muscles, usually alone.
While traveling I am looking for answers to the most profound questions. For me, traveling is a way to learning and understanding and to confronting my mind with the “others”. In the mountains I seek answers about myself and try to grasp what’s immaterial.
My adventure with the mountains started over 25 years ago. The moment, which I consider to be a my breakthrough, was a lonely thru-hike of Carpathian Mountains in 2004 – the first ever done. Since then, I have walked 20 000 km through the inaccessible mountainous areas of Europe and Asia. My most important undertakings are: 2 crossings of the Carpathians, lonely winter crossing of Iceland from east to west and the thru-hike of Iranian Zagros. I have walked in the Himalayas, Karakorum, Tien-Shan and Pamir, completed the High Route of Pyrenees, thru-hike of Alps, Israel National Trail and Palestinian Abraham Path. I appreciate not only the challenge, but above all the understanding that come during my way.
Separately I pursue my passion which is high mountains. In 2021 it resulted in climbing Lenin Peak (7134 m), the peak belonging to the Snow Leopard trophy.
My trips were twice recognized during „Kolosy”, the most important Polish travelers’ festival. They received two nominations for the National Geographic Traveler Award. Two of them are also described in my books.
20 000 km on three continents. Every adventure is a challenge and the way to experience the world.
Exeptional walks. Stories of first thru-hikes of Carpathians and Iranian Zagros.
Keynotes, workshops and presentations: sharing experience is a part of journey.
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”