Nanga Dream

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Raised by 20 people in 37 months
Michal Dzikowski  00001
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Dear Friends.

On 1st of December I will be setting out with three other "Ice Warriors" from base camp in the Himalayas to complete the first ever winter ascent of Nanga Parbat. It is the team's 4th attempt. Last year one of the team reached 7400 metres; higher than anyone in the last 16 years.
For 10 years, I have photographed the exotic and the pathetic, from the jungles of the Amazon and the shifting sands of the Sahara to the drifting, homeless people of the sad world. As I went from place to place and witnessed the majestic beauty of our planet on one hand and the human misery on the other I began to realise that I am fulfilling my dream; to seek out the extreme and rare, bring it back as photographs and share the experience with others.
This expedition is the most difficult and demanding to date; I see now that I have trained hard all my life for this. By Dec 1st I will have completed nearly 6 months intensive technical training. I'll be ready.
If we succeed on Nanga Parbat there will inevitably be media interest, especially in Poland and Ireland. I don't do it for attention but if there is, it will give me a spotlight that I can focus on the spectacular beauty and the sadness that exists side by side in the world. I want to show that this beauty should be a cradle for happiness and not a backdrop to misery.
Sponsorship would be most welcome. Climbing at this level costs lots. A pair of boots would set you back €600. Flights, porters to base camp, equipment, equipment transfer, transport, permission fees; the list goes on and the expense, shared by the four man team will be considerable. Each donation, big or small, will mean much, much more to me than its monetary value.
All donations will be acknowledged with signed expedition photos and/or "Nanga Dream" T shirts.






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Update 13
30 months ago

Hi all! It has been more than a month since I came back from Himalayas. There are no other words to describe this experience as LIFE CHANGING!

A lot has happened -

http://nangadream.blogspot.com

http://www.kolosy.pl/niedziela-9-marca-2014/item/714-michal-dzikowski-dziku-sprawiedliwosc-dla-wszystkich-czyli-relacja-prawie-na-zywo-spod-nangi.html

I just wanted to thank you guys for all the help and support you gave me. I am eternally grateful!

Here is a link to some of the photos I took in Pakistan:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaldzikowski

and here is a video that I put together in order to try to convey the atmosphere of the expedition.

http://vimeo.com/89152661

Thank you!
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Update 11
34 months ago

I am off. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Inshallah! Thanks again!
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Michal Dzikowski
36 months ago

Thank you for all your donations. I am training hard and some more gear arrived today.

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1.050 of €2.000 goal

Raised by 20 people in 37 months
Created August 28, 2013
Michal Dzikowski  
HR
€20
HANNA RAWA
33 months ago

good luck

EG
€60
EWA GRABSKA
33 months ago
€100
Anonymous
35 months ago
RA
€250
RONALD Attwooll
35 months ago

Have a very good trip and take plenty of great photo's ,a friend called Ania asked me to do this .

AH
€60
aoife & Ken Horan
35 months ago

The very best of Luck Michal and your team, you are inspiring

DD
€100
Danuta Dzikowska
36 months ago
SM
€60
Simon MacCormac
36 months ago

Best of luck Mike and team!

€30
Anonymous
36 months ago
AJ
€20
Anna Jozwik
36 months ago

Take care of yourself and good luck :)

MJ
€25
Marta Janowicz
36 months ago

good luck!

Michal Dzikowski
36 months ago

Thank you for all your donations. I am training hard and some more gear arrived today.

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