Kazuya Hiraide - Festiwal Górski 2019 w Lądku-Zdroju
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Welcome to the 24rd edition of Ladek Mountain Festival – the greatest and oldest Polish event of this kind. 2019 edition will be held from the 19th to 22nd of September. Piolets d’Or 2019 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!

Kazuya Hiraide

born in 1979. Japanese mountaineer and filmmaker. He has done outstanding climbs in the Karakoram range (the first ascent of a seven-thousander Kula Kangri East Peak in 2001), Garhwal Himalayas (new routes: on a six- thousander Shivling in 2005 and a seven-thousander Kamet in 2008) and the Central Himalayas in Tibet (a new route on a seven-thousander Naimonanyi in 2011). In 2016, together with Kenro Nakajima, he led a new route on the north face of the Loinbo Kanari (7095 m) in the Chinese Transhimalaya. A year later, with the same partner, he established a new route on the north face of Shispare (7611 m) in the Batura Mustagh. The Japanese have also made the first traverse of the peak, descending it via the Polish-German route from 1974. For this ascent they were awarded Piolet d’Or which they will receive during the Festival in Lądek Zdrój.