TEHRAN (Iran News) – This year, on the 50th anniversary of the first expedition of Polish mountaineers by Jelcz to the high mountains, another expedition will take place in this historic vehicle. The aim of the expedition is to make the Polish mountain sport achievements known all over the World. Our goal is to remind the world about the achievements of Poles in the history of world Himalayan mountaineering and the organizational background of the Golden Age of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering. Through the international tour by Jelcz truck from Poland to Nepal, we care for the memory and honor of Polish climbers, participants of expeditions, with particular emphasis on the role of the drivers of these expedition trucks.
The golden era of Polish Himalayan mountaineering was in the 1970s and 1980s, when Poles not only climbed the highest peaks of the Himalayas and the Karakoram, but also became famous as the first conquerors of these summits in winter. The world initiator of these activities was our famous compatriot Andrzej Zawada.
Jelcz played a huge role in the success of Polish climbers, as our climbers travelled not only to the highest mountains in the world, but also transported their equipment and food. The most prominent Polish climbers today agree on this:
“If it had not been for Jelcz, Poles would not have achieved such great successes in the world of mountaineering”.
Arkadiusz Peryga. Driver and mechanic of the expedition 2021. He restored the car! Technical scope of the project.
Ryszard Wloszczowski. Climber from 1979 Annapurna South Expedition who spent the trip by Jelcz car from Poland to Nepal and back 42 years ago. Representative function – snapped up in the media.
Dariusz Majewski. Technical support. He ensure technical car in case of technical issues. Logistic additional scope on the project.
The team took a part in 28 biggest events in Poland. We achieved 167 154 receivers.
In the scope of this project organizers plan an exhibition in Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Tehran on September 7.