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Innovation then and now: Art and new tech highlight one of the biggest Everest feats

Posted: Apr 13, 2012 03:23 am EDT

(Newsdesk/edit Apr 13, 11:48 am) A Polish team led by Jerzy Porębski is using social media, art and new web technology for a novel approach to illustrate one of the most amazing Himalaya expeditions in mountaineering history.

Jerzy is working flip book technology to tell the story of the Polish national team that set out in 1979 to bag the very first winter summit of an 8000er in Himalaya.

Starting in December 1979, celebrating a lonely Christmas in BC, on February 2, 1980 Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy stood on the summit of Mount Everest. It was Himalaya's first winter 8000er summit and a pure winter climb.

Jerzy: "This is my new idea for promotion of Poland and mountaineeering. Publication is free."

Flip through the pages online or download a PDF and print.

Check it out here.

(Story edited April 13 with addition of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute. "The idea of a comic book for promotion is my idea," says Jerzy, "the flip book idea is from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.")

Winter 8000 statistics.
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Lodowi Wojownicy (Ice Warriors) is a comic book based on the journal of the Himalayan mountaineer Krzysztof Wielicki. Courtesy of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
courtesy Jerzy Porębski, Jan Gogola, Jerzy Porębski, Marek Berger, SOURCE
Feb 2, 1980 Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy on the summit. Courtesy of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
courtesy Jerzy Porębski, Jan Gogola, Jerzy Porębski, Marek Berger, SOURCE
The summit image from 1980.
courtesy Jerzy Porębski, Jan Gogola, Jerzy Porębski, Marek Berger, SOURCE
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