JACEK MATUSZEK

NATIONALITY: POLISH
DATE OF BIRTH: 11.09.1985
ACTIVITY: ALPINE CLIMBING, PARAGLIDING

BIO


Jacek grew up in a little town called Gogolin, in south-western Poland. His passion for climbing started strong and burning at the age of 16, leading him to becoming Vice national Champion in Bouldering at the age of 22. Nevertheless, outdoors is the place where Jacek feels really good. He changed his focus to rock climbing, and found out that the vertical world felt more natural than walking on the ground. Big walls were just the next step: now Jacek’s second home are the Dolomites, where he made his toughest ascents.

Recently he also started paragliding. It’s a dream coming true: you stand on the top of a mountain, then you wish you could fly… and then you fly for real.

Long story short, Jacek is a concentrate of different experiences. The story begins now.

Activities practiced:
Everything started when his parents took him to the mountains, when he was a kid. He saw these giant vertical walls of rock, and he got in love with climbing. Mountains have now become a playground, a mirror where to reflect your body and mind. The means to do it are climbing and flying.

Hobbies:
In free time Jacek loves to cook, to spend time with his family, and to prepare new projects.

Favorite place:
Rodellar, Spain – one of the best places to spend good time climbing.

Favorite book:
Jacek studied polish literature, reading over 3000 books in 3 years. It’s kind of tough to pick a single favorite one.

Biggest fear:
Wasting time.

PROJECTS


  
2018 

First Ascent - Premiere 7b, 450m, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites

2017  

3rd ascent of Project Fear 8c, 550m Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites

2016  

First repetition Spanish Route 8b+/c 550m, Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites

2015  

Silbergeier 8b+, 200m, Ratikon, team ascent Alpinewalltour

First repetition - Brento Centro 8b, 900m Sarca Valley

First polish ascent Bellavista 8b+, 550m, Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites

2014  

Des Kaisers Neue Kleider 8b+, 350m, Wilderkaiser, First polish ascent, team ascent Alpinewalltour

2013  

End of Silence 8b+, 350m, Feuerhondl, team ascent Alpinewalltour

"I BELONG TO THE DOLOMITES, AND I PLAY MY GAME ON THE MOUNTAINS OF THE ENTIRE WORLD. THE DOLOMITES ARE MY HERITAGE, MY BACKYARD, BUT MOST OF ALL THE PLACE WHERE I SHAPE MY VISION FOR THE FUTURE OF MOUNTAINEERING."

Simon Gietl