Stars of BFF 2017: Malgorzata Wojtaczka (Poland)
Malgorzata Wojtaczka (Poland) – active expeditioner on both land and water – Presentation day of Banskofilmfest’2017 – 24th of November, 18:30h, Big Hall, Culture center “Nikola Vapcarov”, Bansko.
Malgorzata is skiing solo, unsupported, and unassisted from Hercules Inlet to the South Pole. She aims to be the first Polish woman to complete the journey.
Malgorzata is an active expeditioner on both land and water. She is a member of Selma Expeditions, a yacht company which takes on challenging sailing expeditions in polar waters near Spitsbergen, Cape Horn, and Antarctica. She is also passionate about caving, skiing, canyoneering, and trekking in remote areas.
An enthusiast of cave climbing and expeditions in Polar Regions: Iceland, Svalbard and the Antarctic
She took part in discovering new caves in the Picos de Europa mountains in Spain, and made it to the bottom of the deepest cave in this range: Sistema del Hou de la Canal Parda at -903 m/-2963 ft.
She climbed in winter, wearing cross-country skis, Newtontoppen, the highest peak of Svalbard at 1717 m/5633 ft. above sea level, hauling a sled with the expedition equipment and food. She skied solo with a sled for 120 km across the biggest ice plateau in Europe, Hardagervidda in Norway.
An experienced sailor, she took part in many polar sailing expeditions where we circled i.a. Svalbard, Cape Horn, and sailed to the Antarctic.
I was awarded a prize for ‘outstanding sport achievement’ by the Polish Sport and Tourism Administration.
My favourite colour is blue.
I adore the vastness and beauty of harsh, polar landscape of the Arctic and Antarctic
Hobby: canoeing, mountain trekking, and travelling in regions very remote from civilisation. When not taking part in another expedition – she enjoy gardening and DIY
A few years ago Malgorzata fell for the South Pole.
Now is the time to face the challenge:-)