An elite Czech team lead by
Josef Simunek would like to attempt the SW Face of Everest!
Josef Simunek Born in Jicin
in northeastern part of the Czech republic better known as Bohemian
Paradise, now live in Prague. In 1998 graduated in land survey engineering
at the Czech Technical University.
He began climbing when he was 17th on the
famous Czech sandstone rock towers in the Prachov area close to his hometown
Jicin. His mountaineering experiences continued in the Slovakian High Tatras.
In 1990 when Iron curtain has been opened, he went for the first time to
Caucasus in Russia and a year later made an attempt on a 7000-meter peak in
Pamir. In 1992, he founded with his friend Bouda and others a group of
mountaineers team called HIMALAYA 8000. The team has organized nine expedition
to eightthousanders to this time, six of them led by Simunek. Personally
summited Shishapangma in 1995, Makalu 1998 and Lhotse 1999 all tops without
artificial oxygen. In 1993 he began to film the group's expedition and some of
this footage has been shown on the Czech TV. He is currently cooperating with
Czech TV on project called "Czech Himalayan Adventure" which is a chronicle
documentary about Czech mountaineers on the highest summit in the world.
Member of the jury of the Mountain Film Festival in Slovakia and member of
jury of 50īs Film Festival of Mountain and Exploration in Trento Italy in
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