Besides the film program, Echo organizes presentations of domestic and foreign mountain lovers. We are presenting you with some of the presentations:

Anna Figura: The Tatra Mountains, ultra-running and ski mountaineering

The Tatra Mountains

The Polish ski mountaineer and ultra-runner, Anna Figura, will give a presentation about the Polish Tatra mountains and her sport accomplishments.

Anna is a World and European champion in ski mountaineering, multiple medalist of the World Cup, the Polish Cup and four-time participant of Pierra Menta competition in France.
Anna is also a well-known vertical and ultra-runner, Champion of the Bieg Ultra Granią Tatr 2015 in Poland and Sudtirol Ultra Skyrace 2014 in Italy.
In 2015 she set a new woman speed record in extreme running during Elbrus Race - she run to the summit (5642 m) in 4hrs22min and she also made a record ascent on Mont Blanc (4810 m) - 5hrs16min.

Anna was born in Zakopane in 1990 and grew up in a forester’s lodge in the Tatra National Park with her two younger sisters, where her father works as a forester.
She graduated forestry at the Agriculture University in Cracow and now works in State Forests in Szczawnica (60 km far from Zakopane), but she also works as Tatra Mountain Guide and ski instructor.

We will have a chance to enjoy a night being in a company of a young lady who has truly dedicated her life to the mountains and the nature!
For Anna's visit of Skopje, we would like to thank the proven support of the Polish Embassy and Hotel Solun!

(portrait photo:
M. Kowalski, title photo: family and friend archives)



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