Wielicki’s presentation held @ the Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver was focused on his obsessive unsuccessful attempts to climb K2 in the winter time.
“If you wish to loose weight, climbing K2 is good, you will loose a lot of weight, you will be very slim” Wielicki said during his presentation. It is also good for people who don’t like doing laundry or don’t like to shower much, he said. You don’t have to do any of that for three to four months..
Born in Poland on 5th January, 1950, Krzysztof Wielicki was the fifth man on earth to complete the ascent of all the 8000 metre peaks in the summer time. He is a qualified engineer and is a producer and distributor of Alpine sports equipment in Poland.
Wielicki began climbing at the age of 20 in Poland, moving onto harder routes in the Alps, and later the Himalaya, making the first ever attempt of winter ascent of Mount Everest.
He has also written a book entitled: ‘Crown of Himalaya – 14 x 8000’.