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SIMON TRNKA

Slovakian photographer who says about himself that he is only a tourist carrying 5 kgs extra photo equipment. His biggest passion, besides making photos, is sleeping outside, very often on ice and snow. This is also the reason why we decided to cooperate with Simon. His most favourite mountains are Small Fatra region in Slovakia.

 

Published photos besides others on:

boredpanda.com

500px.com

dailymail.com.uk

natgeo.pl

 

Own presentations:

http://www.simontrnka.com/

https://www.facebook.com/simontrnkaphotoadventures/

https://www.instagram.com/kicklop/

 

Material: Sleeping bag: Sir Joseph Looping II 900 and Sir Joseph Erratic Plus II 1000, jacket Sir Joseph Apron Hooded

MARKÉTA HANÁKOVÁ

Marketa is at first mainly a nature lover but also amateur mountaineer, ski-tourer and cyclist. She like classical hiking, trekking and rafting as well. In 2009 she was implanted a pacemaker. She didnt give up her hobbies and today again making a lot of adventures to mountains and wild nature all over the world. She is frequently writing articles to specialized Czech trekking website and magazine.

Mountains

  • Himalaya – Makalu trek with minimal back up + summiting Mera Peak (6476 m)
  • Pamir – Pik Lenina 7134 (acquired height 6200 m), Pik Razdělnoj (6215 m)
  • Kavkaz – Elbrus (5642 m)
  • Alps - Castore (4228 m), Breithorn (4164), Grand Paradiso (4061 m), Weissmies (4017 m), Alphubel (4206 m), Vincent Pyramide (4215 m), Zumsteinspitze (4563 m), Signalkuppe (4554 m), Bishorn (4153 m)
  • Grossglockner (3798 m), Wildspitze (3774 m), Grossvenediger (3666 m), Similaun (3606 m), Marmolada (3343 m) a Langentaler Weisser Kogel na lyžích (3218 m)…
  • Pyrenees – Pico de Aneto (3404 m)
  • High Tatras, SK – Kežmarský štít, Huncovský štít, Široká veža, Baranie rohy, Predný Kopiniak, Rysy, Jahňačí štít, Kriváň

Trekking

  • Than Shan – trekking the Kjungej Alatau mountains
  • Crossing Low Tatras, SK, Starohor Hills a Great Fatra with full equipment – elevated 8840 mtrs (almost same as Everest)

Cycling

  • Olomouc – Dlouhé Stráně – Olomouc: cca 180 km in one day
  • Olomouc – Praděd – Olomouc: cca 160 km in one day

Climbing

  • Many single and multiple pitch routes in Czech, Austria, Italy, Croatia


Markéta uses jacket Spantik, pants Kjerag, sleeping bag Looping 1200Mitts Down a windproof jacket Onyx.

 

http://marketahanakova.webnode.cz/

http://www.horalezhane.webgarden.cz

MARKÉTA PEGGY MARVANOVÁ

Peggy is an extreme biker with 5 years of experience - worldwide accepted rider in long range self-supported racing, adventurous athlete, amateur mountaineer, ski-tourer and lover of minimalism. Champion and record holder in MTB race 1000miles (1,660 kilometers, which is a very difficult terrain track leading through Czech and Slovak mountains). Successful participant in Tour Divide (North America, 4400 km, MTB), Highland Trail 550 (Scotland, 890 km within stony landscape). Altogether with Adam Záviška the first  successful challenger of never yet finished race Lapland Extreme Challenge (900 km above the Arctic Circle)

 

The most favourites products: Koteka II 290, jacket Koteka II, bivvy sack K6

 

Recent Awards:

2017

Altogether with boyfriend Adam Záviška the first  successful challenger of never yet finished race Lapland Extreme Challenge (900 km above the Arctic Circle)

 

2016

2nd on Highland Trail 550 – 890 km extreme  MTB self-supported Race

Historical best result on Lapland Extreme Challenge – 900 km Artic Winter self-supported Race (nobody finished yet)

 

2015

2nd on Artic Winter Race Rovaniemi 150

4th on Tour Divide Race – 4418 km extreme MTB self-supported Race

 

2014

1st on 1000 MILES Trans Czechoslovakia 2014 self-supported Race

1st and Champion of the Czech Republic on 24 Hours Race MTB Beroun

1st on Rock Point Winter Mountain Challenge (222 km)

 

2013

1st on 1000 MILES Trans Czechoslovakia 2013 self-supported Race

2nd on 24 Hours Race MTB Jihlava

1st on 24 Hours Race MTB Liberec (mix team)

1st on 24 Hours Race MTB Beroun

 

Personal website: http://peggymarvanova.cz/

 

Videos:

Rozhovor o Lapland Extreme Challenge na WEBU CESTOVATELŮ

Všechnopárty

Stream TV

Tedx

Tour Divide 2015

Highland trail 550

JANA HENYCHOVÁ

She was born in Jablonec nad Nisou, Northern Bohemia and lives in Horni Maxov in Jizera Mountains. Jana is a musher, competitor with dog sledge. She as the only Czech competed in all 3 toughest European long races: Finnmarkslopet 1000 and 500, Femundlopet 600km.

When Jana finished Finnmarkslopet, Norwegian nonstop race for 1000km, she became the only foreign woman in the whole history of this race (since 1981) who have finished in 8 days and 16 hours.

Her hobby became her job gradually and taking care of her 32 dogs daily routine, as well as dog races, her HUSKY School, writing articles, photographing.

Jana published here first book for kids from the Husky dog life.

Jana dreams about participating in Alaskan legendary Iditarod race, 1600km long. If everything goes according to the plan, she would like to start in March 2018.

All important could be found on www.huskies.cz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrDz17BpRKg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_wFNKaA3-w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLmXUT2_Yw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8_FjATA0IU

 

Material: sleeping bag Sir Joseph Looping II 1200

JAN ZDANSKY

Zdana, as he calls himself, is a semi professional adventurer. Also a bit of a fool who likes to set demanding goals and destinations, mostly into the farest places of the world.

What else to say? Usually travelling on a bike. No matter what weather it is, no matter what time of the year it is. Two wheels, saddle, and bars are his best friends and together they challenge the world.

 

Biggest projects on bike:

- Sunrise journey (from Czech to Tokyo, Japan - 6 months in saddle, travelled distance 14 500 km)

- Round American trip (during 3 months crossing of America from West to East, travelled 7 000 km)

- Azub Winter Baikal (Trying to cross frozen Baikal lake on a fattrike - 3-wheel bike. Cancelled due to earthquake)

 

Own presentations:

zdana.cz

https://www.facebook.com/ZdanskyJan

 

Material: Sleeping bag Sir Joseph Koteka II 500

LIBOR UHER

Libor Uher is active sportsman, Czech climber specializing for extreme endurance sports. He lives with his family in Beskydy mountains. He was born 27.1.1971 in Frydek-mistek, Czech Republic, is married and has 3 children.

Expeditions

  • 2005 - K2 – Cesen´s Pillars, acquired height 7400m
  • 2007 - K2 – Cesen´s Pillars, Summit K2 8611m
  • 2009 - Annapurna – Mt. Everest, acquired height Annapurna 6000m, Mt. Everest 8350m
  • 2010 - Expedition Double Gasherbrum (Summit G2 8034 m - 17.7.2010, Summit G1 8068 m - 28.7.2010)
  • 2012 – Dhaulagiri 8167m, not summited

All peaks were summited without oxygen masks and without altitude sherpas.Libor is using on his expeditions Jacket 8000, Koteka vest and Looping 1200 sleeping bag.

Website: www.liboruher.cz