Leszek Cichy

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Leszek Cichy in winter 1980, after first winter ascent of Mount Everest, presents note which Ray Genet left on top of Mount Everest in 1979.

Leszek Cichy (Polish pronunciation: [ˈlɛʂɛk ˈt͡ɕixɨ]) is a Polish mountaineer,[1] geodesist, financier, and entrepreneur. He was born in Pruszków, Poland on November 14, 1951. He is best known for making the first winter ascent of Mount Everest together with Krzysztof Wielicki in 1980 which established the winter ascent record of 8,848 meters. He was also the first Polish climber to complete the Seven Summits and a number of other prestigious climbs.


  1. ^ Gillman, Peter; Gillman, Leni (2000). Everest: eighty years of triumph and tragedy. The Mountaineers Books. p. 119. ISBN 978-0-89886-780-0. Retrieved 8 April 2011.