Marek Raganowicz - 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!

Marek Raganowicz

As a climber, I was born in Polish Tatra Mountains, then I grew up in Alps and Himalayas. My true love is solo and big wall climbing, which I started to do in Yosemite. I do not just climb big walls, I move and live there, breathing in the rhythm of walls. Climbing fascinates me; the intensity of experience, the variety of nature on the mountainside, the challenges, the loneliness, the friendships, and the way that people can be overcome by their climbing passion and adventures.
Life in the mountains is simple and that’s why I love to be in the wild nature. This is not an escape from the ordinary life or sheltering because of the fear. Simple life is the best way to get a balance, which is a source of happiness. My favourite part of climbing is a style which I understand as a process, as a road we walk on through all climbing life. At the end is the purest style which seems to be untouchable, but we should do our best and I do.

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Solo ascents:
• 2006 – Zodiac, C3+/5.7, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA
• 2007 – South Seas, A4-/5.8, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA
• 2008 – The Shield, C4/A3+/5.8, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA
• 2009 – Tangerine Trip, A3/5.8, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA
• 2011 – Mescalito, C3/5.7, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA
• 2011 – Zenyatta Mondatta, A4-/5.7, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA
• 2012 – Native Son, A4+/ 5.9, El Capitan, Yosemite , USA
• 2013 – Kaos, A4+/5.9, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA (4th ascent)
• 2014 – Surgeon General, A5/5.9, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA (4th ascent)
• 2017 – SG Harryland, A3+, Troll Wall, Norway, first solo winter ascent
• 2017 – MantraMandala, A3+, Ship’s Prow, Baffin Island, new route
• 2017 – Secret of Silence, A4, Ship’s Prow, Baffin Island, new route
Ascents in the team of two:
• 2012 – Superbalance , VII/A4/M7+, Polar Sun Spire, Baffin Island, Canada, new route, Marcin Tomaszewski
• 2013 – Bushido, VII-/A4/VII-, Great Trango Tower, Karakorum, Pakistan, new route, Marcin Tomaszewski
• 2015 – Katharsis, VI/A4/M7, Troll Wall, Romsdal, Norway, new route (winter ascent), Marcin Tomaszewski
• 2015 – Pacific Ocean Wall, A3/5.9, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA, Magdalena Oglodek