Instructors

Our Story

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Tatra climbing school was established in 2014  by Marcin and in 2016 Janek and Łukasz joined in. We wanted to give a branded presence to the services we had been providing for may years individually. Now together we are able to provide excellent and professional courses and private guiding for a very affordable price in stunning locations of the Tatra Mountains and Jura Uplands. 

We have suitable climbing and mountaineering qualifications, professional insurance and years of experience, this will ensure your peace of mind.

 


Our passion is a commitment to helping each individual develop their technical skills and knowledge within a safe, structured and enjoyable environment. Your experience will be memorable and long-lasting, forming a platform for future personal climbing development.

We run our climbing and mountaineering activities with great care on well-established routes in pre-checked locations. We provide and apply the highest standards of safety. Your satisfaction is our top priority. We set prices very fairly and all our customers have said that our courses are excellent value for money. 

We are proud to have never cancelled any of them! Therefore your safety and pleasure in exploring the Tatra Mountains are guaranteed!

Strong Team

Meet our professional instructors and guides – passionate climbers ensuring your safety and thrills! Come climb with us and experience the mountains like never before!

“I don’t just guide on the rocks, I teach how to climb them!”

Łukasz Depta

Instructor of Alpinism – Polish Climbing and Mountaineering Award

Member of PZA – Polish Mountaineering Association

Climbing School Owner

Member of TOPR – Polish Mountain Rescue Team

I was born in Krakow and sometimes even visible from the city, the Tatra Mountains attracted and fascinated me from an early age. For good, my adventure with mountains and climbing 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 the basic knowledge and technical skills necessary to move safely in the mountains. I acquired them under the watchful eye of instructors from PZA on a rock climbing course and shortly thereafter 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 this mountain’s high walls and ascent a few unclimbed 6000m peaks.

Currently, I share my passion and experience as an instructor on summer and winter courses in my climbing school and I volunteer work as Mountain Rescuer.

Janek Kuczera

Instructor of Alpinism – Polish Climbing and Mountaineering Award

Member of PZA – Polish Mountaineering Association

Climbing School Owner

Member of TOPR – Polish Mountain Rescue Team

Climbing for me is a great passion. Freedom and adventure are what most draw me to 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 are reaching 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 an instructor of 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. Currently, I run my climbing School – Hard Rock Climbing (Wspinanie).



Marcin Piela

Instructor of Rock Climbing and Mountain Leader – UK Award

Tatra Mountain Guide

Climbing School Owner

I have been actively climbing and mountaineering for nearly 20 years. I moved to the UK in 2004 and after settling in, I decided to take professional courses to become a rock climbing instructor and mountain leader. Since then I have climbed myself at many places in Europe and beyond and have worked in many climbing walls, outdoor crags and mountains. Now I live back in Poland and run my own business. 

What does climbing mean for me? Climbing and mountaineering mean freedom. It means a journey into the mountains and yourself. It is a great way to live. Climbing is a way to overcome weakness. You can discover how tough you can be in extreme situations, how much you can trust in and rely on a partner and how close you can be to complete happiness. I have found that anyone can conquer their Everest, whatever it might be. It’s not the height or the subjective difficulty that counts; it’s the commitment and effort that is more important, it’s about what that experience means to the individual. These experiences, a connection to what’s real, are rare in our rat race world. By climbing I’m trying to rediscover these moments. I’m privileged to be able to share those moments and my knowledge and passion with you.