Jerzy Kukuczka, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jerzy Kukuczka

Polish alpine and high-altitude climber (1948–1989)

Date of Birth: 24-Mar-1948

Place of Birth: Katowice, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 24-Oct-1989

Profession: mountaineer

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Jerzy Kukuczka

  • Józef Jerzy Kukuczka (24 March 1948 in Katowice, Poland – 24 October 1989 Lhotse, Nepal) was a Polish alpine and high-altitude climber.
  • Born in Katowice, his family origin is Silesian Goral.
  • On 18 September 1987, he became the second man (after Reinhold Messner), to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders in the world; a feat which took him less than 8 years to accomplish.
  • He is the only person in the world who has climbed two eight-thousanders in one winter.
  • Altogether, he ascended four eight-thousanders in winter, including three as first ascents.
  • Along with Tadeusz Piotrowski, Kukuczka established a new route on K2 in alpine style (the so-called "Polish Line"), which no one has repeated.

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