Schedule 2019 - Festiwal Górski 2020 w Lądku-Zdroju
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The 25th edition of the Festival will be longer than usual. Get ready for 10 days, 11th – 20th of September 2020!

Schedule 2019

The main slogan of our Festival is:


…therefore, a part of the schedule relates to these topics. The following framework program may (and  certainly will) be slightly modified.

Traditionally, we invite cinema lovers on Thursday morning – it is the only way to watch most of the festival’s proposals.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Big Tent

14:30 – premiere screening of the non-competition film “Sailing in Mountains” about Marcin Tomaszewski‘s “Yeti” expedition to Greenland.

16:00 – Festival opening ceremony in the presence of Anna Milewska-Zawada

The screening of the silent movie “Matterhorn”(1901) with live music of the band “Czerwie”

Acknowledgements for the Popularization of Mountain Culture

17:30 – The film „Pumori” and a meeting with Alex Txikon

19:45 –The film „Spectre Expedition” and a presentation  „Spectre. To the End of the Earth” by Leo Houlding

21:30 – John Roskelleyabout the tragic climb on Howse Peak of his son Jess, David Lama and Hansjörg Auer


10:30-14:15Competition films„Tierra del Viento”, „Wiatr. Thriller dokumentalny”, „Viacruxis”, „Path to Everest”.

14:30 – „With Zawada… I Could Allow Myself!“ Katarzyna Stoparczyk (Polish Radio “Three”) talking with Anna Milewska-Zawada (a meeting concerning biographical books “Życie Z Zawadą”/Life with Zawada and “Mogłam sobie pozwolić”/ I Could Allow Myself)

15:45Non-Competition films – Polish Mountain Films Part 1 – “Dreamland”.

17:30 – 21:00Competition filmsPathan Project”, „La Barkley Sans Pitié”, „Reel Rock 13: Up to Speed”, „Reel Rock 13: Queen Maud Land”, „Wolfpack”, „Surf The Line”.

21:15Darek Załuski retrospective Block 1 – „Zimą na Shishę”, „Annapurna na lekko”, „Zimowa Wyprawa na K2 1987/88”.

Radochowska Cave

13:30 – The movie “Harda” (’14 min.). After the screening a meeting with the explorers of the Harda Cave:  Wojciech Kuczok, Jarosław Surmacz and the director Marcin Polar

14:30 – The opening of the exhibition of Krzysztof Starnawski  (outside the cave)

BASECAMP “To the Himalayas by a Jelcz

18:00 -18:30 – The grand opening of the Base Camp with a replica of the historic Jelcz

Why BaseCamp and Jelcz? That is, the project To the Himalayas by a Jelcz / Maciej Pietrowicz – Pietrowicz Śladami Uczestników ( the Foundation- Pietrowicz Following in the Footsteps of the Participants).

18:30 – 19:00 – “The Running Monument to the Golden Decade of Polish Himalayan Mountaineering.” The ceremonial presentation of JELCZ -an expedition truck and its history / special guest Marian Sajnog, Mirosław Wiśniewski – drivers of various expeditions +  Arkadiusz Peryga – driver of 2020

19:00 – The opening of the exhibition of  Mirek Wiśniewski photographs from the expedition to Lhotse’74

Friday, 20 September 2019 r.

Big Tent

10:45 – In search of the longest cave in the world – a premiere lecture by Krzysztof Starnawski.

11:45 – An Hour of Truth by Polskie Radio “Three” live from the Festival – Michał Olszański’s Interview with Krzysztof Wielicki the winner of the Piolet d‘Or Carrière.

13:15 – What you don’t know about Everest. Truth, myths, curiosities… – Monika Witkowska

14:15 – #SOLO Of All Time. From Preuss to the winners of Piolet d’Or: Honnold, Auer, Lama and Krzysztof Wielicki – a cross-sectional presentation by Piotr Drożdż.

15:15 – Red Bull X-Alps – one race, many challenges – Paul Guschlbauer/Salewa team

16:30 – „Hansjörg Auer. No Turning Back” a film recollection of an outstanding Austrian. Auer’s climb awarded with the Piolet d’Or will be presented by Lindsay Griffin and Christian Trommsdorff.

17:45 – The premiere of the film “Grun de Berg. The Challenge” and a meeting with the creators and actors: Michał Malinowski, Marcin Olechnowski, Władysław Czulak, Edward Gramont.

19:15 –„The Last Mountain” directed by Dariusz Załuski
After the screening, a meeting with the director and the protagonists: Darek ZałuskiKrzysztof Wielicki. Led by: Bartek Wróblewski

21:30 – David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley  – in memoriam. Climbing partners, friends and family members reminisce three outstanding climbers.

CINEMA – Kawiarnia Zdrojowa&Klub Kuracjusza

9:30 – 21:00 – Competition films – Altay Wild Snow”, „Voices of Fear”, „Lunag Ri 2nd Attempt”, „A Time to Remember”, „Reel Rock 13: Age of Ondra”, „Shifting Sands”, „Weight of Water”, „Frenchy”, „This Mountain Life”, „La Barkley Sans Pitié”, „Reel Rock 13: Up to Speed”, „Spectre Expedition. To the End of the Earth”, „Viacruxis”, „Path to Everest”.

23:00 – 4:00 – Integration party with the concert of Danny Boy Experience


10:30 – Why it is so hard to climb K2 in winter? – Michał Pyka, „Jet Stream Manager” of the winter expedition to K2

11:30 – 30 years after Lo La. The biggest tragedies in high mountains –Jerzy Porębski, Wojciech Fusek (co-authors – together with Janusz Kurczab – of the book „Polskie Himalaje”/ Polish Himalayas)

13:00 – „Trzy Bieguny. Dotknąć niemożliwego”/Three Poles. Touching the Impossible” – Leszek Cichy, Marek Kamiński, Julia Hamera – the premiere of the book. Led by: Anna Król

14:00 – Two against one. Wojciech Kuczok – climber, caver or writer? – Katarzyna Stoparczyk and Renata Wcisło talking with Wojciech Kuczok, winner of the Polityka Passport Award and the Nike Literary Award, Jury member of the Mountain Book Competition

15:45 – Literary #SOLO: Ego of a mountaineer – discussion on what mountaineers write about themselves in books.  – prof. Ewa Grzęda, Ilona ŁęckaBogusław KowalskiTomasz Banasiewicz

17:00  – The Awards Ceremony in the “Mountain Book of the Year 2019” Competition.

Meetings with authors.

18.15 – In the atmosphere of the Carpathian Mountains. From the series “Masterpieces of world cinema” HORROR FILM „Nosferatu. Symfonia Grozy” /Nosferatu. Symphony of Horror. (1922), directed by F.W. Murnau, a silent movie with live music of the band “CZERWIE”

19:45 – SOLO – How I tried to fly through the Dolomites – Jacek Matuszek

21.00 – Competition films„Pathan Project” and a meeting with the cinematographer Jean-Louis Wertz; „Surf The Line”.

Hotel Alhambra

11:00 – 15:00 – Literary workshops for writers, journalists and bloggers: „#SOLO in the media – the art of conveying (mountain) emotions” – in cooperation with the Laboratory of Humanities Research on Mountain Issues at the Institute of Polish Philology of the University of Wrocław.

11:00 – 12:15 – From the art of writing to the art of suffering. What can we learn from a hero of the classics of mountain literature? – prof. Ewa Grzęda and prof. Jacek Kolbuszewski

12:30 – 13:45 – „Me, my, about me?” How to write about mountains in the „modern” style? – prof. Ewa Grzęda and Maria Kościelniak

14:00 – 15:00 – „You are my hero!” How to write (and take photos) in the mountains to have causal power? – led by: Piotr Trybalski

15:30 – „The impossible climb: El Capitan, Free solo and the climbing life” the Polish premiere of Mark Synnott’s book, which is both a biography of Alex Honnold, the history of free solo climbing and a portrait of the climbing scene in Yosemite.
During the event a live conversation via Skype with Mark Synnott. Special guests: Mariusz Biedrzycki, Maciek Ciesielski. Led by: Piotr Drożdż

Trojan Hall

Workshops run by the Wałbrzych – Kłodzko group of GOPR:

10:00 – Navigation in the mountains Radosław Sobczyk, Łukasz Felcenloben (the Wałbrzych – Kłodzko group of GOPR)

11:00 – First Aid  in the mountains – Tomasz Lipiński (the Wałbrzych – Kłodzko group of GOPR)

12:00 – Why do cavers need buckles? Bivouac in a cave – planned and unplanned. Living conditions and how to ensure thermal comfort (especially for the injured person) – Aleksander Chruściel, Łukasz PokorskiSławomir Parzonka (the Wałbrzych – Kłodzko group of GOPR)

13:00 – Basics of multi-pitch climbing, the Dolomites for beginners – Paweł Łuczeczko

14:30 – The most common training mistakes – how to avoid them – Piotr Schab and Adam Karpierz

16:15 – Tourist cooking – Marian Sajnóg

18:00 – Salewa. GORETEX technology and tests – Jakub Dyrlico

Festival party and concert


13:00 – From rocks to big walls, how to start your adventure with multi-pitch climbing – Arek TabiszDarek Kaptur

14:00  – Safely on the wall – self-rescue – Arkady Dąbrowski, Patryk Czermak (the Wałbrzych- Kłodzko group of GOPR)

22:00 – I Wild Country Lądek Big Wall Ultra – night climbing competition by Opole Mountaineering Club


20:00 –PETZL workshops: Let’s talk about trail running – Natalia Tomasiak

21:00 – PETZL workshops: Evening running training – Natalia Tomasiak

Festival Club & Bookstore

09:00-10:00 – Breakfast on the grass:

  • Reading Mountain Literature: Classics of literature Nanda Devi, J. Klarner, read by Janusz Majer
  • Coffee talks – Coffee talks – short talks over a cup of morning coffee:
    Dariusz Jaroń – what you can learn from old mountain literature? Led by: Bogusław Kowalski

Book signing: 

12:00 – Dominik Szczepański – signing „Czapkins. Historia Tomka Mackiewicza” and „Nanga Parbat. Śnieg, kłamstwa i góra do wyzwolenia”
13:00 – Wojciech Fusek, Jerzy Porębski signing „Polskie Himalaje”

14:15 – Leszek Cichy, Marek Kamiński signing „Trzy bieguny. Dotknąć niemożliwego”

14:30 – Monika Witkowska signing, among others, „Szczyty marzeń. Góry z duszą. Tom 3”

16:00 – Bartek DobrochJanusz Majer signing „Artur Hajzer. Droga Słonia” and „Broad Peak. Niebo i piekło”

15:00 – Afternoon Review of Mountain Literature: What’s worth reading?  Recommended by Ilona Łęcka

BASECAMP- “To the Himalayas by a Jelcz”

9:00 – 10:00 – Morning in the Base Camp #1 – that is how the mornings at the BaseCamp used to be /participants and their guests

10:30 – 11:30 – A meeting with a Himalayan climber #1  on-call tour of the base/ a special guest – Janusz Majer will assess our BaseCamp.

11:30 – 13:00 – In the Base Camp – come and see, we are waiting for you.

13:00 – 14:30 – JELCZ reactivation – technical challenges of the main mechanic of the 21st century who brought Jelcz back to life /Arek Peryga – the driver of 2020 – Fundacja Pietrowicz Śladami Uczestników (the Foundation- Pietrowicz Following in the Footsteps of the Participants).

14:30 – 15:00 –  In the Base Camp – come and see, we are waiting for you.

15:00 – 15:30 –  A meeting with a Himalayan climber #2  on-call tour of the base/ a special guest– Marian Sajnog

16:00 – 18:00 – In the Base Camp – come and see, we are waiting for you.

18:00 – 19:00 – Supper in the Base Camp #1 – how it used to be in a Base Camp / participants of the BaseCamp and their guests.

Other venues

Workshops for Young Travellers

13:00 – 14:30 – Ethno Workshops – Arabic workshops, where do the Arabic numerals come from? and several other riddles – Ania Maciąg, Robb Maciąg

15:00 – 16:00 – Journalism Workshops, how to prepare a festival newspaper – Krzysztof Story

17:00 – 18:30 – Ethno Workshops. We’re going to Australia, Aboriginal art workshops – Ania Maciąg, Robb Maciąg

17:00 – 18:30 – Fall in love with the Tatra Mountains – workshops on the Polish and Slovak Tatras – Marlena Woch

Festival Kindergarten

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, 21 September 2019 r.

Big Tent

10:30 – Aleš Česen and Luka Stažar a presentation about the awarded with Piolet d’ Or ascent of the North Ridge of Latok I (7145 m), with the variant running along the north and south face (Aleš Česen, Luka Stažar and Tom Livingstone)

11:45 – Conrad Anker will talk about the #SOLO ascent of Lunag Ri (6895 m) made by the late David Lama in October 2018, which was awarded with Piolet d’Or, with the film „Lunag Ri 2nd Attempt”.

13:00  – Talks after Everest: 40 years since the winter expedition to Mt. Everest – a multimedia presentation by Piotr Trybalski, a meeting with Leszek Cichy, Krzysztof Wielicki and Jacek Żakowski, the authors of the iconic book „Rozmowy o Evereście” (Talks about Everest)

14:45 – John Roskelley – an outstanding American mountaineer, winner of the Piolet d’Or Carrière, tells the story of his climbing career

16:00 The film „Reel Rock 13: Queen Maud Land” by Cedar Wright.

16.30 – Cedar Wright professional climber and filmmaker, has won numerous awards for his films, e.g.  “Sufferfest” in which he stars with his friend – Alex Honnold. Last year, the Festival featured two movies he co-directed – “Stumped” (awarded for the Best Climbing Movie) and “Safety Third”.

20:00 – The Presentation of the Legion of Honour to Adam Bielecki, Jarosław Botor and Denis UrubkoThe French Ambassador will present the  Légion d’honneur/ Legion of Honour to the Himalayan Mountaineers who took part in the rescue operation at Nanga Parbat in 2018.

20:00 Les Piolets d’Or Award Ceremony
During the ceremony will appear this and recent years awarded alpinists.

CINEMA – Zdrojowa Café  & Klub Kuracjusza

9:30 – 13:00Competition films„Grun De Berg. Wyzwanie”, „Reel Rock 13: Age of Ondra”, „Pumori, Mendiaren Alaba”, „Hansjörg Auer. No Turning Back”.

13:15Competition filmsincluding the screening of „Voices of Fear” and a meeting with the producer’s representative  Erin Fergusson.

15:15 – 17:00Competition filmsShifting Sands”, „A Time to Remember”, „This Mountain Life”.

17:15Competition films among others, „Altay Wild Snow” and a meeting with the director Shuang Li; and „Tierra del Viento” and a meeting with the director Laura Belinky “Wolfpack”.

20:00 – rebroadcast (in Polish) of Les Piolets d’Or Award Ceremony.

22:30 – 6:00 Integration party, around midnight a concert of Danny Boy Experience


9:30 – Zyga. One of the Great Ones  – about Andrzej Heinrich on the anniversary of his death – Wojciech Fusek


10:30 – 10:50 What did the mountains give me? Emotions, friendship, passion – Bogumił Słama

10:55 – 11.15 – Ethics. Mountains. Internet. Communicating vessels – Kamila Kielar

11:20 – 11:40 – Conscious mountaineering. Conscious travelling – Jakub Urbański

11:45 – 12.05 – How we have crossed the world, a few words about irresponsible tourism Joanna Kądziołka

12:10 – 12.30 – Motherhood. Borders of freedom Eliza Kubarska

13:00 – Strachu niet! – Dmitry Golovczenko, Eliza Kubarska. Dmitry, two-time winner of the Piolet d’Or, about climbing a new route on the virgin East Face of Jannu (7710 m) and Eliza, about her film project.

15:00 – „Halina” – a meeting with Anna Kamińska, the author of the book „Halina. Dziś już nie ma takich kobiet”/ (Halina. There Are No Such Women Today), the story of a Himalayan climber Halina Krüger-Syrokomska. Led by: Wojciech Kuczok.

16:00 – „Pot” – THE PREMIERE of the book by Nejc Zaplotnik the Polish edition of an iconic book by a Slovenian alpinist. A talk with a friend and climbing partner Andrei Štremfelj, last year’s winner of the Piolet d’Or Carrière. Led by: Mariusz Biedrzycki.

17:00 – From the seat of an expedition driver. Titbits, gossip and curiosities concerning expeditions and Himalayan climbers – a meeting with Mirosław Wiśniewski and Marian Sajnog, truck drivers of Andrzej Zawada’s expeditions. The premiere of the photo album “The Himalayas ’74 – Antarctica ’77 in Mirek Wiśniewski photographs”. Led by: Szymon Jachimek

18:30 The premiere of the exhibition „Lhotse ’74” by Mirek Wiśniewski, photographer and truck driver of Andrzej Zawada’s expeditions.

18:30 – Success on Nanda Devi East. 80 years after first conquerors – participants of this year’s expedition: Jarosław Gawrysiak, Stanisław Pisarek, Wojciech Flaczyński.

19:30 – 22:45  The jubilee film retrospective of Darek Załuski Block 2 – „Dwoje na K2″, „No Ski No Fun”, „Przypadki Pani Ani”.

21:30 – 23:10  The jubilee film retrospective of Darek Załuski Block 1 – „Zimą na Shishę”, „Annapurna na lekko”, „Zimowa Wyprawa na K2 1987/88”.

Wojciech Zdrój

10:00 – The opening of the exhibition „In memoriam Bogdan Jankowski” – Krzysztof Jankowski, Maciej Sokołowski, Bogumił Słama

Hotel Alhambra

11:00 – Love in black and white – about Danuta Piotrowska, the author of the series “In memoriam. Tadeusz Piotrowski”. Led by: Renata Wcisło, photography: Marta Wrzask

12:00 – In the shadow of Everest – Magda Lassota’s report from her two-month stay at the Everest Base Camp and the opening of the exhibition.

13:00 – In search of the ski Eldorado – Wojciech Szatkowski, the author of „Tatry na nartach. Przewodnik skiturowy”/The Tatras on skis. A ski touring guidebook.

14:00 – In a Sherpa home – Magda Jończyk talking about how people who are inseparably associated with high mountain expeditions live.

15:00 –  Anecdotes, tales, stories, memories  – the PREMIERE of books „Jak dobrze nam zdobywać góry”/ How Good It Is to Conquer the Mountains  by Ludwik Wilczyński and Witold Sas-Nowosielski and „Zaginiony horyzont. Książka nie o wspinaczce”/Lost horizon. Not a Climbing Book by Tadeusz Szczęsny. Led by: prof. Jacek Kolbuszewski.

16:00 – Conquering the Tatra Mountains. History and chronicle of mountaineering– a lecture and meeting with Jan Kiełkowski, the author, and Małgorzata Kiełkowska, the editor, of the second volume of „Zdobycie Tatr”/Conquering the Tatras.

17.00 – To the end of the world despite the difficulties? A vehicle tailored to the needs and dreams – Michał Woroch


11.00Non-Competition Films – Polish Mountain Films Block 2 – „Miejsce”, „Jurek”.

13:00 – SPEED CLIMBING CHAMPION –Ola Mirosław (Rudzińska). In August, for the second time in a row, she won the title of world champion in speed climbing. Only at our Festival a meeting with Ola and her trainer and husband, Mateusz Mirosław. Led by: Adam Pustelnik.

17:30 – The Jubilee of Darek Załuskifeaturing Anna Czerwińska, Krzysztof Wielicki, Jacek Jawień, Maciej Pawlikowski, Jerzy Natkański, Jerzy Porębski and Zbigniew Piotrowicz, who will lead the ceremony.

22:00 – 01:00 – Integration Party of mountain people, with a concert of ŁĄKI ŁAN

Trojan Hall

Workshops: „How to climb these mountains?”:

9:00 – Devil’s Ridge. The most beautiful route on Mont Blanc du Tacul – Maciek Ciesielski

10:00 Tubkal, why do we need crampons in Morocco?– Monika Witkowska

11:00 – Trekking to the Everest Base Camp and Island Peak (6189 m) – Tomasz Kobielski

12:00 – Liskamm and its surroundings. From easy to difficult – Bogumił Słama

8a workshops:

13:30 – How to choose, adjust and pack a rucksack for an expedition? – Tomasz Kobielski/8a team

14:30 – 15 mistakes we make in the high mountains – Łukasz Supergan/8a team

15:30 – How to handle critical situations in the high mountains– Krzysztof Wielicki/8a team

16:30 – How to prepare equipment for an expedition? – Tomasz Kobielski/8a team

17:30 – How to protect yourself from hypothermia and frostbite in the mountains? – Jarosław Botor/8a team

18:30 – Iceland Traverse. East-West. Preparations, passage, equipment – Łukasz Supergan/8a team


10:30 – V Wild Country Lądek Big Wall – climbing competition by Opole Mountaineering Club

10:30 – 12:30 – PETZL Workshops: A Pole in the West: when the rope is too short and the route too long. Emergency situations during sport climbing – Maciek Ciesielski and Bogusław Kowalski

13:00 – PETZL Workshops: What to do once you’ve fallen in? A few tips on using the Rad Line on a glacier –  Maciek Ciesielski and Bogusław Kowalski


16:00 – A new equipment by PETZL – Maciek Ciesielski

Festival Club & Bookstore

8:00 – yoga with Pawan Pandey

9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast on the grass:

  • Reading Mountain Literature: “Rozmowy o Evereście”/Talking about Everest read by: Leszek Cichy, Krzysztof Wielicki, Jacek Żakowski)
  • Coffee talks – short talks over a cup of morning coffee: Jacek Żakowski – How to talk with Himalayan climbers? Asks: Piotr Trybalski

Book signing:

10:00 – Krzysztof Wielicki signing, among others, „Mój wybór. Wywiad – rzeka”, „Jeden dzień z życia”

11:00 – Anna Milewska signing „Życie z Zawadą” and „Mogłam sobie pozwolić. Historia Anny Milewskiej”

12:00 – Miłka Raulin signing „Siła marzeń, czyli jak zdobyłam Koronę Ziemi”

12:15 – Danuta Piotrowska signing a series of albums „In memoriam. Tadeusz Piotrowski”

13:00 – Natalia Tomasiak signing „”Babskie” góry. Kobiecy sposób na trekking, bieganie, skitury oraz rower”

14:15 – Piotr Trybalski signing „Ja, pustelnik. Biografia Piotra Pustelnika” and „Wszystko za K2. Ostatni atak Lodowych Wojowników”

16:00 – Anna Kamińska signing „Wanda. Opowieść o sile życia i śmierci. Historia Wandy Rutkiewicz” i „Halina. Dziś już nie ma takich kobiet. Opowieść o himalaistce Halinie Krüger-Syrokomskiej”

16:15 – Ludwik WilczyńskiTadeusz Szczęsny signing „Zaginiony horyzont. Książka nie o wspinaczce” and „Jak dobrze nam zdobywać góry”

17:15 – Maria and Jan Kiełkowscy signing the series „Zdobycie Tatr”

18:30 – Mirek Wiśniewski signing the album „Himalaje ’74, Antarktyda ’77 na fotografiach Mirka Wiśniewskiego”

15:00 – Afternoon Review of Mountain Literature: What’s worth reading? Recommended by Ilona Łęcka

BASECAMP – “To the Himalayas by a Jelcz”

09:00 – 10:00 –  Morning in the Base Camp #2 – that is how the mornings at the BaseCamp used to be /participants and their guests

10:00 – 12:00 – „The 40th anniversary of the First Jelenia Góra Expedition to the Himalayas – Annapurna South 1979” – A meeting  of participants of the 1979 expedition after 40 years: Krzysztof Wielicki, Bogdan Dejnarowicz, Wiktor Szczypka, Roman Hryciów and a project Following in the Footsteps of the Participants – that is a 2019 trip to the Himalayas of a generation of children.

12:00 – 13:00 – In the Base Camp – come and see, we are waiting for you.

14:30 – 16:30 – Cooking in the mountains – culinary workshops before going on the trail / special guest Krzysztof Nowaczyk

16:30 – 17:00 – „To the Himalayas by a JELCZ” a plan for a trip in an expedition truck on the 40th anniversary of the conquest of Mt. Everest/Maciej Pietrowicz, Krzysztof Czaplicki, Arkadiusz Peryga –Pietrowicz Following in the Footsteps of the Participants Foundation

17:00 – 18:00 – In the Base Camp – come and see, we are waiting for you.

18:00 – 19:00 – Supper in the Base Camp #2 – how it used to be in the Base Camp / participants of the BaseCamp and their guests.

other venues

9:00 – 18:00 – 25th Polish Championships in Caving Techniques (park)

11:00 – running competition for kids (Park Zdrojowy im. Jana Pawła II)

12:00 – running cometition DYNAFIT ANNAPURNA RUN (Park Zdrojowy im. Jana Pawła II)

18:00 – the final of 25th Polish Championships in Caving Techniques (outside DZ Wojciech)

Workshops for Young Travellers

10:30 – 11:30 – Open-air workshops on drawing and map reading – Radek Karlicki

10:30 – 11:30 – Cuba Libre. Cuban workshops – Kasia Piechowicz

12:00 – 13:30 – Open-air workshops on drawing and map reading – Radek Karlicki

12:00 – 13:30 – „ Adi said”, bushcraft workshops – Magda Bloch

14:00 – 15:30 – WASSA, WASSA, WASSA! African joy! Drum and art workshops – Aneta Sztacheta, Dariusz Dżugan

16:00 – 17:30 – Among the children of Mongolia – a story about a horse trip to the Caatan people and their reindeers – Michał Woroch

18:00 – 19:00 – Pawan Pandey – relaxing yoga for children

18:00 – 19:30 – Welcome to our Fairy Tale – a workshop on writing and illustrating fairy tales, during which you will create your first book. Marta Nadrzycka-Soczek, Fundacja Piętro Wyżej

Festival Kindergarten

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, 22 September 2019 r.

Big Tent

10:00 – Farewell, my Friend – Bogdan Jankowski in the memoirs of Bogumił Słama

11:45 – “A true story of a rescue operation in a Thai cave.” – a presentation by British cave diver Chris Jewell, who was one of the main heroes of the rescue of 12-year-old boys trapped in a cave in 2018.

13:00 – #SOLO Master – Catherine Destivelle, from bouldering to mountaineering. An outstanding French mountaineer will talk about her way from the Fontainebleau boulders to the largest mountain walls. One of the main themes of the presentation will be her excellent solo ascents in the Alps.

16:00 Film Award Ceremony, Closing Ceremony

17:30 – 19:30 – Best films of the Festival.


10:00 – IVBV/IFMGA mountain guiding – standards, pop culture, ecology. The panel discussion will be attended by eminent guides from five countries: Sandy Allan, Josef Šimůnek, Marek Trávniček, Christian Trommsdorff, Ludwik Wilczyński, Przemysław Wójcik, Maciek Ciesielski.

The decoration with guiding ” badges” of new Polish international mountain guides, by Christian Trommsdorff, president of the world guiding organization IVBV – IFMGA.

14:30 – Adam Bielecki talking with Jacek Żakowski

CINEMA – Zdrojowa Café  & Klub Kuracjusza

9:00 – 12:30 – Competition films – „The Last Mountain”, „Weight of Water”, „Harda”.

12:45 – The screening of the film „Wiatr. Thriller dokumentalny”, after the film, a meeting with the director Michał Bielawski, led by:  Paweł Drozd.

14:45 – Non-competition films – Darek Załuski retrospective Block 2 – „Dwoje na K2”, „No Ski No Fun”, „Przypadki Pani Ani”.


11:15 – 80 years in the high mountains – a presentation by Janusz Majer and Renata Wcisło, featuring: Anna Czerwińska, Anna Okopińska, Krzysztof Wielicki, Leszek Cichy, Maciej Pawlikowski 

13:00 – #SOLO Project– a premiere presentation by Łukasz Dudek

14:00 – Literary #SOLO: „Dominik Szczepański vs. Mariusz Sepioło about Tomek Mackiewicz“ (a meeting led by Anna Król)

15:00 – The Ice Knight and other mountain peculiaritiesa meeting with a Himalayan climber Anna Czerwińska, and Marek Konecki, satirist and illustrator, the author of the book “Lodowy Rycerz i inne górskie osobliwości”/The Ice Knight and Other Mountain Peculiarities, led by Ilona Łęcka

16:00 – The opening of the exhibition of Marek Konecki drawings „Wszystko za K2”/All for K2.


11:45 – „Polish Himalayan Climbers” – a meeting with Dariusz Jaroń, the author of the book „Polscy himalaiści” (Polish Himalayan Climbers). Led by: Paweł Drozd.

13:00„Far Away. The Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang.” – a meeting with Magdalena Gołębiowską, the author of the book “Daleko. Buddyjskie Królestwo Mustangu” (Far Away. The Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang). Led by: Piotr Trybalski

14.00 – Corsica. Scotland. 1,000 kilometres and two months of hiking – Krzysztof Story

Festival Club & Bookstore

9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast on the grass:

  • Reading Mountain Literature – Women’s Mountains –  Anna Okopińska reading excerpts of the book “Halina” by Anna Kamińska
  • Coffee talks – short talks over a cup of morning coffee:
    Anna Kamińska – How to write about mountaineers? Asks: Adam Szaja

Book signing: 

10:00 – Anna Czerwińska signing the series „GórFanka”

11:00 – Adam Bielecki signing „Spod zamarzniętych powiek”

12:00 – Marek Konecki signing „Lodowy rycerz i inne górskie osobliwości”

12:15 – Darek Kaptur i Arek Tabisz signing „Masyw Śnieżnika i Góry Bialskie”

13:00 – Dariusz Jaroń signing „Polscy Himalaiści”

14:15 – Magdalena Gołębiowska signing „Daleko. Daleko. Buddyjskie Królestwo Mustangu”

14:30 – Robert Maciąg signing „1000 szklanek herbaty”

15:15 – Mariusz Sepioło signing „Nanga dream. Opowieść o Tomku Mackiewiczu”

12:30 – Afternoon Review of Mountain Literature: What’s worth reading? Recommended by: Ilona Łęcka

Trojan Hall

10:00 – First aid in the mountains without access to emergency services – Karolina Matałowska

11:30 – High-altitude medicine  workshops – prof. Tomasz Banasiewicz

Polish Medical Mission Workhops: 

13:00 – Travel & Tropics. Travelling to tropical countries Barbara Wójcik, Polish Medical Mission

14:00 – Crisis situations during travel – Tomasz Sanak, Polish Medical Mission

BASECAMP – “To the Himalayas by a Jelcz”

09:00 – 10:00 – Morning in the Base Camp #3 – that is how the mornings at the BaseCamp used to be /participants and their guests

10:30 – 12:00 – Presentation of tactical rescue / special guest Krzysztof Czaplicki – The Karkonosze Rescue and Sports Centre.

12:00 – 13:00 – All you would like to know about the EXPEDITION JELCZ. Technical curiosities will be introduced by the drivers – Mirek Wiśniewski and Marian Sajnóg.

14:00 – 15:00 – From the top to the water, i.e. the principles of safe diving/ special guest Krzysztof Czaplicki – The Karkonosze Rescue and Sports Centre.

15:00 – 17:00 – In the Base Camp – come and see, we are waiting for you.

17:00 – Return from the expedition – that is packing the base on Jelcz and returning from the expedition.

Other venues

11:00 – Salomon Kanczendzonga Run (Park Zdrojowy im. Jana Pawła II)

Workshops for Young Travellers

9:00 – Sunday with riddles – a program by Katarzyna Stoparczyk and Polish Radio „Three” live from the Festival

10:30 – 11:30 – Ethno Workshops: Is it faster to eat with chopsticks than with a fork?- Chinese workshops – Anna Maciąg, Robb Maciąg

10:30 – 11:30 – Whose tracks are these? Workshops on reading, recognizing and drawing animal tracks – Kamila Kielar

12:00 – 13:30 – Ethno Workshops. What did our grandparents play? –workshops on backyard games – Anna Maciąg, Robb Maciąg

14:00 – 15:30 – WASSA, WASSA, WASSA! African joy! – a slideshow and workshops on African dance – Aneta Sztacheta, Dariusz Dżugan

16:00 – 17:30 – Ethno Workshops. How did the Chinese invent paper? Workshops on handmade paper – Anna Maciąg, Robb Maciąg

Festival Kindergarten

Opening hours: 9:00 a.m.-8 p.m.