During my expedition to the Arctic in 1993 with Wojciech Moskal we began to think about reaching the North Pole, something that had never been done by a Pole before (pun intended!). We believed we would succeed because nothing is impossible. After many months of preparation and raising the necessary funds, we set off in the Spring of 1995. We reached the North Pole after 72 exhausting days. A few months later, I reached the South Pole by myself, becoming the first person in history to have reached both ends of the world in one year. My dreams had come true. But it was not the end of my journey. Even today, I continue getting new ideas and inspiration for things worth doing.
I'm an adventurer with over 35 years of experience.
I embarked on my first solo journey at the age of eight – from my home city of Gdansk to Lodz. I have always enjoyed learning about the world and asking a lot of questions like ‘what?’, ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ When I was a child I loved playing in the snow, skiing and sleighing. A few times I even managed to fall in an ice fishing hole. I can still remember the piercing cold that chilled me to the bone!