Krzysztof Wielicki

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Krzysztof Jerzy Wielicki (Polish pronunciation: [ˈkʐɨʂtɔf vjɛˈlit͡skʲi]; born 5 January 1950) is a Polish alpine and high-altitude climber, regarded as one of the greatest Polish climbers in history. He is the fifth man to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders and the first ever to climb Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, and Lhotse in winter. He is a member of The Explorers Club.

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Krzysztof Wielicki
Wielicki at the Pol'and'Rock Festival 2018
Personal information
Born (1950-01-05) 5 January 1950 (age 73)
Szklarka Przygodzicka, Poland
Climbing career
Known forFirst to climb Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga, and Lhotse in winter