Alex Txikon - Festiwal Górski 2018 w Lądku-Zdroju
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Welcome to the 23rd edition of Ladek Mountain Festival – the greatest and oldest Polish event of this kind. 2018 edition will be held from the 20th to 23rd of September. Piolets d’Or 2018 Awards Ceremony will take place during the Festival. As usual the event will offer many film screenings as well as the meetings with great climbers and mountaineers. Save the date!

Alex Txikon

Born on November 12th in Lemoa, Alex is one of the most famous expedition mountaineers in Spain. The mountains accompanied him since he was a child. He set off on his first expedition in 2002, at the age of 21, to the mountains of Pamir, but he was unsuccessfull that time. One year later he summited Broad Peak. It was when he met Denis Urubko, Simone Moro and other mountaineering legends. Since then he has summited 12 eight-thousanders: 2003 – Broad Peak, 2004 – Makalu and Cho Oyu, 2007 – Shisha Pangma (south face), 2008 – Dhaulagiri and Manaslu, 2010 – Annapurna and Shisha Pangma (southern wall), 2011 – Gasherbrum I and Gasherbrum II, 2013 – Lhotse. 
With a passion for unusual challenges, Alex´s biggest dream was to climb an 8000er in winter, 
a dream which was fulfilled on February 26th 2016 when along with Simone Moro and Ali Sadpara he made the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat. He has a passion for making pioneering mountain ascents in environments and conditions which take the challenge out of the ordinary, such as 
attempting Himalayan peaks in winter or establishing new routes in mountains of Antarctica. Alex’s extraordinary tenacity and perseverance is what makes this possible.
In winter 2017 he tried to ascent Mount Everest, unsucessfully.

Alex’s tops:
2003 – Broad Peak
2004 – Makalu
2004 – Cho Oyu
2007 – Shisha Pangma (north face)
2008 – Dhaulagiri
2008 – Manaslu
2010 – Annapurna
2010 – Shisha Pangma (south face)
2011 – Gasherbrum 1
2011 – Gasherbrum 2
2013 – Lhotse
2016 – Nanga Parbat (first winter ascent)