About the book Why Noshaq
Located on the Afghan-Pakistani border, Noshaq (7492 m) has a permanent place in the history of Polish mountaineering. It was this summit that Andrzej Zawada and Tadeusz Piotrowski conquered first in the winter of 1973, thus opening the era of winter Himalayanism.
Unfortunately, since the late 1970s, Afghanistan has become inaccessible to mountaineers because of the armed conflict that continues to this day. Only a few mountaineers have been visiting it since that time. One of them is Łukasz Kocewiak, who in 2018 as part of a one-man trip made a solo ascent to Noshaq.
In the publication we will read about how this unusual expedition went, whether this region can be considered safe and what was special about that climbing season at Noshaq.
Organizer of high mountain expeditions in the Himalayas, Caucasus, Pamir, Hindu Kush. For ten years, he has been passionately running the travel blog Kartka z Podróży. He has published many times in mountain magazines.
In addition to the abovementioned ascent to Noshaq, he was also at such summits as Manaslu, Lenin Peak, Denali or Aconcagua. For many years he has been climbing in our Polish Tatras and high mountains around the world.
He realized, among others, such projects as an off-road car trip around the Sahara desert and the Gobi desert, travel by train of 16.8 km across Asia. A valued speaker at mountain and travel events.
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