Karol Zyczkowski - free time page

Hobbies: Sports (ski-alpinism, fencing, tennis, climbing, sailing), travels, books, history and politics.

Karol was skiing down more than eighty different ski-alpine routes in Tatra mountains and completed several ski-tours in Alps (e.g. Mont BlancMonte Rosa, Grossglockner). In July 1991 he was skiing down the north face of Pik Lenin (7134 m) in Pamir, in 1994 he climbed with ski Aconcagua (6963 m) in Argentina and  was skiing down from Fuji San in Japan. In July 2007 he tried to climb Muztag Ata (7546 m) in China, but after climbing to 6500 m he decided to ski down (without climbing to the summit). Thus he was able to return home and to edit this page...

He is also a member of Sekcja Narciarska Krakowskiego Klubu Wysokogórskiego (Ski Division of Cracow Alpine Club) since 1987. In 1987 and 1992 he organized in Tatry mountains the Jan Strzelecki Annual Memorial - first Polish competition is ski-alpinism  - see his skiing CV.

He published (together with Jozef Wala) a  skiing guide to the Polish High Tatras,   Podroznik, Warszawa 2004;  see  English summary Ski Touring in the Polish High Tatras , or (if you can read Polish) look at Narciarstwo Wysokogorskie w Polskich Tatrach Wysokich. Currently Karol works on the second volume of the guide to the Polish Tatras concerning Polskie Tatry Zachodnie.

Karol passed the state exam for Beskidy Mountains Guide. He possess a sailing patent and the PZN ski instructor certificate.

Karol is a member of Krakowski Klub Szermierzy (Cracow Fencers Club) since 1972. In 1992-94 he initiated and organized Poland Open Oldboy Championships in sword ( see Wspomnienia z zawodow weteranow szermierki (in Polish) and now is a proud member of Association of Polish Fencing Oldboys (SPWS).

After receiving Ph.D. Karol completed the military service in Poland. Serving as a private in a special unit in 1988 he become interested in the theory of military.

His first articles in this matter where not allowed for publication by the Polish censorship and eventually appeared in an unofficial journal Bez Dekretu. In 1990 his book "Notatki Szeregowca" was published by Universitas Publishing in Cracow; secondNotatki Szeregowca, II ed, Krakow 2000 edition Cracow 2000; newspaper reviews (in Polish) Wyborcza(1990) or  Czas (1990).

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