The aim: 

Be the best climbing school and inject a true passion for climbing!

Tatra Climbing School was opened in 2014 as I wanted to give a branded presence to the services I had been providing for many years. In 2016 I have asked, due to rapid development, Janek and Łukasz to join me. Now together we are able to provide excellent and professional courses for a very affordable price in stunning locations of the Tatra Mountains, Sudety Mountains and Jura Uplands. We don’t limit yourself only to fantastic Polish landscape we run multi-pitch climbing in Spain or Italy and the expedition to Alps and Georgia. Our suitable climbing and mountaineering qualifications, professional insurance and years of experience will ensure your peace of mind. Our customers loved and enjoyed our climbing courses or mountaineering courses and gave us superb feedback.

  • We run climbing courses and mountaineering activities with great care on well-established routes in pre-checked locations.
  • We use only professional certified equipment to apply high standards of learning and above all applying the highest standards of safety.
  • After an exciting outdoor time, you will still learn skills undertaking workshops and listening to lectures in the hut/hotel.
  • Your satisfaction is our top priority. We will support you before, during the course and after to ensure that you can follow your passion.
  • We set prices very fairly and our climbing courses are excellent value for money.


climbing coursesMARCIN PIELA

Rock Climbing Instructor and Tatra Mountain Guide

I am actively climbing and mountaineering for nearly 20 years. I studied physical education at university which introduced me to Maciej Kurek – a climber, a mountaineer, the president of an Alpine Club and an active promoter of mountain adventures in Opole (my home town). After intense training on my homemade wall, I took my first climbing trip to the limestone of Jura and them following a mountaineering trip to the Tatra Mountains in the summer of ’98. These trips changed my life and convinced me that I wanted to do this forever. Perhaps it was the clear mountain air or the sense of freedom or the great company that decided it, but it was an amazing sense of euphoria that I still feel today.

I moved to London in 2004 and after settling in, I decided to take professional courses. I have become a member of the British Mountain Training Association and have followed their structured system to become an instructor and a guide. I quickly improved and developed my skills on the excellent and accessible rocks around the country.

Since then I have climbed in many places around Europe and beyond and had worked in many climbing walls and outdoor crags teaching climbing and mountaineering. I’m privileged to be able to share my knowledge and passion with you.

climbing instructorŁUKASZ DEPTA

Polish Instructor of Alpinism

I was born in Krakow and sometimes even visible from the city, the Tatra Mountains attracted and fascinated me from an early age. Luckily, my adventure with mountains and climbing has started in high school.

After the first solo trips to the Tatra Mountains in summer and winter and climbs at rocks around Krakow there was a need to acquire basic knowledge and technical skills necessary to move safely in the mountains. I had acquired them under the watchful eye of instructors from a Polish Association of Alpinism PZA on rock climbing course and shortly thereafter a mountaineering course.

In the following years, I developed those skills in various mountains of the world. From my homeland Tatra Mountains to the Alps. From the Caucasus Mountains to the Great Ranges of Asia – Himalayas and Karakoram, Hindu Kush, Pamir and Pamir-Alay. I had the opportunity to establish many new routes in these mountain high walls and ascend a few unclimbed 6000m peaks.

Currently, I share my passion and experience as a climbing instructor on summer and winter courses and I voluntarily work as Mountain Rescuer.

climbing instructorJAN KUCZERA

Polish Instructor of Alpinism

Climbing for me is a great passion. Freedom and adventure are what most draws me in climbing. I like to climb, both in the sun-warmed rocks and in cold winter mountains. But without a doubt, I’m most satisfied with committing climbing and mountaineering in summer or winter on long routes, where the degree of involvement of both body and mind reaches an absolute maximum.

I know that without the help of people who helped me in the early years of my climbing adventures, I wouldn’t go too far in climbing. As a climbing instructor of Polish Association of Alpinism PZA , I would like for you to be who my more experienced colleagues were to me earlier – a teacher, not just an instructor.

So far, I have instructed and trained many Youth Groups from PZA, participants of Polish Winter Himalayan Mountaineering Expeditions and Polish Himalayan Alpine climbers, Mountain Rescue members and many other groups and individual enthusiasts and mountain climbing lovers. I have climbed many new routes and made fast repeats of many difficult routes in the Tatra Mountains, Scotland, Norway, the Dolomites, the Julian Alps and the French Alps, Greenland, Kirgijskim-Alajuela Pamir and the Karakoram in Pakistan.

We’ll welcome you to Poland with open arms!