Kurt Diemberger
Reinhold Messner looking at photos of the 1953 expedition at the Diamond Jubilee Ceremony in Kathmandu.
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Artist illustration of the Museum to be built in Zawoja, Poland.
Messner and Diemberger, "Friends of the Polish Mountain Museum"

Posted: Jun 27, 2013 08:35 pm EDT

(Newsdesk) Last month the Polish mountaineering community has started the construction on the Seven Summits Mountain Museum in Zawoja, which will highlight and commemorate the contribution of Polish mountaineers.


Two of the world’s greatest mountaineers, Kurt Diemberger and Reinhold Messner agreed to the title, “Friends of Mountain Museum in Zawoja“. Messner said, “With the Polish Mountain Museum traditional alpinism is getting a strong position. Because Polish mountaineers took the leadership in Himalaya climbing realizing some of the finest routes. With the new museum in Zawoja they give the cultural base to the background of mountaineering. Congratulations for this next step.”


Jerzy Porebski, executive director of the Scientific Council of the museum, who sent the news over to ExplorersWeb, added that the Museum's Central Mountaineering Archive started operating with the help from Museo Nazionale della Montagna Torino, Italy, and specifically Mr. Gilberto Merlante. "Gilberto is a member of our Scientific Council and head of CISDAE."


The mission of the Seven Summits Mountain Museum is to present the issues in the field of geography, geology, ethnography as well as mountain tourism with the emphasis put on the Polish mountaineers' achievements. The Project will run on two levels; a physical one, and a virtual one with the use of the latest technology and the Internet.


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