Ola Dzik

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She has graduated from the psychology and sociology at the University of Silesia. Being a qualified UIMLA international mountain guide, Beskids guide and a tourist guide, she specializes in mountaineering expeditions from Alps through Caucasus, Altai, Pamir, Tien-Shan, Hindukush to Himalayas and Karakorum. Ola enjoys all kinds of active recreation: trekking, cycling, ski touring, snowshoe hiking and many others. Apart from her activity in the mountains, she organizes presentations, workshops and trainings associated with travelling and mountains. Her achievements include reaching Gasherbrum II (8035 m a.s.l.). Moreover, as the first women from Poland, Ola managed to accomplish one of the most dangerous routes in the World – Jengish Chokusu (7439 m a.s.l.) and reached all five seven-thousanders of the former SSSR (Jengish Chokusu, Chan Tengri, Communism Peak, Korzhenevskaya Peak and Lenin Peak), which brought her a prestigious Snow Leopard title. As the first women, she accomplished the longest variant (Extreme) of the Elbrus Race. For many years Ola has taken part in ski mountaineering races that brought her the Championship of Poland and the Cup of Poland. She also challenges herself in adventure racing, cycling marathons and running competitions. Her achievements have been appreciated by National Geographic, who awarded her with “Travelery Prize”. Moreover, she obtained “Jedynka 2010” prize of mountaineering society. In addition, she is a winner of H. Jordan Award granted by the Rector of Jagiellonian University for outstanding achievements in sports and a holder of distinction of All-Polish Meetings of Travelers, Sailors and Mountaineers “Kolosy” in the category of alpinism. She is the ambassador of Columbia brand in Poland.

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