The Polish alpinists, who have defined winter alpinism, have been my inspiration.
It is thanks to them if I have found authentic exploration "simply"
by choosing to undertake my high altitude alpinism during winter.
It is an intense and overwhelming passion, which combines the appeal of flying
to the lure of the world’s highest peaks, the challenge with myself and the strong desire to help others with enthusiasm.
For every hour of training not executed, an extra hour
is given to your rival. As part of my training for expeditions,
I run and climb every day on different terrains, such as rock,
ice and mixed terrain, I study, dream and organize my projects.
I try and run a half marathon a day, every day.
Possible bad weather conditions do not prove to be a hurdle,
they simply become a test of my motivation and determination levels.
Seeing the world from above and flying like a bird towards the ground is fascinating.
Feeling so small helps me put everything into perspective.
I’ve never really loved solitary alpinism.
Sharing the experience of failing and succeeding
gives much stronger and authentic emotions.
As I wrote my books, I have wished so many times,
that I could have been one of those precise and metholodogical
alpinists who kept a diary. Luckily my memory is good, because
I love sharing with others the adventures and experiences
I have had the privilege of experiencing in person.