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8. february 2019

Salto is the King

At the begining of 2018 I spent some time in the Amazonia jungles with the friend of mine - Becko Ondrejovič. By hiking through the jungle we have decided to abseil the Angel Falls. Venezuela is in crises and we didin´t want to miss the chance.  more

9. october 2018

How a tribe works

Due to the healthy and rich jungle forest Indians don´t care so much about the future. They rely on the sources from the forest available every day. More important is to enjoy they families, friends and every moment instead of planning the future. They don´t invest minimum effort to reach basic everyday life of the whole tribe.

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2. september 2016

Slováci by mali cestovať, aby zistili, v akom zázraku sa narodili

Naše hory sú také originálne, že v nich nutne museli vyrásť výnimoční ľudia s jedinečnými profesiami. Film o nosičoch vo Vysokých Tatrách Sloboda pod nákladom zvíťazila na 33. ročníku českého Medzinárodného horolezeckého filmového festivalu v Tepliciach nad Metují. more


6. august 2016

Freedom under Load - genesis

During my study at university I have worked as sherpa in the High Tatras. I couldn´t wait for summer to be come to the mountains, pack the load and hike to the valley. Back then I didn´t know why this craft is so attractive for me. When I started to make documentaries, I still had this theme in my head. more

22. february 2016

Simple sinusoid

June 1980. I work as a sherpa my third summer season in the High Tatras. I love this time, because there is still snow in the valley so I can ski, and there are almost no tourists in the mountain hut where I work. And there is enough sun to climb on the warm granite walls. There is no better place to study for exams at university. more

25. february 2015

Suri

Vnímajúc náš svet sa mi zdá, že vlády sa ho snažia mať pod stále väčšou kontrolou. No je zrejmé, že sa kontrole vymyká a že im uniká. Pokrok vedy a technológie, ktorý by mal do nášho života vnášať istotu, má úplne opačný účinok. Globálne otepľovanie je len jedna z neistôt, ktoré nám rozpínavý a agresívny takzvaný pokrok prináša. more


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25. february 2015

Nakrúcanie s vášňou

Wieslaw Stanislawski - Stanislawského cesta. S týmto slovným spojením sa stretol snáď každý horolezec, ktorý liezol v Tatrách. Jeho stopy nájdeme v každej významnej tatranskej stene. S menom Stanislawski sme sa stretávali pomerne často aj pri tvorbe šesťdielneho seriálu Príbehy tatranských štítov... more

12. may 2012

Even the shit is not what it used to be

I visited a friend of mine living in the mountain hut. I haven't seen him for ages. The fire from the kerosene lamp illuminated our glasses filled with red wine and created a wonderful play of lights and shadows that awoke old stories. We commemorated our old common trips to the dark valleys, spring skiing, evening joggings. At midnight our conversation turned into much more serious themes: from windy calamities and visions of the new Tatras to the changes in human behaviors. more

9. may 2012

1979 - Zbojnícka chata - Robber's cottage

At the end of June 1979, I came again to Robber's Cottage to work as a mountaineering porter. At that time, the atmosphere in the entire area of the High Tatra Mountains was very subdued. The reason for this was the crash t the edge of the Mlynicka valley of a rescue helicopter that was on its way to help a German tourist. Five members of the mountain rescue service died. The accident was the subject of every discussion. It was a really mournful time for all of us. more


27. october 2010

It's blessing when one knows where he belongs

As late as after longer wandering throughout the world, one realizes the most what values one has at home. Beautiful forests, pure mountain springs, rocky mountains inwrought with perfect tourist markings are not such a certainty in the third world. I always considered mountains to be my asylum. more

14. october 2010

Advertisement is like a poison

Bhutan is the only country of the world, where cigarettes are prohibited. The King prohibited the plastic bags that cause environmental problems. There cannot be an advertisement to make people happier. The advertisement is false and provoke people to desire. In controversy to the Budha´s philosophy. more

22. march 2010

First encounter with a lynx

My father Jaro has two scars on the back of his neck. Once, when I was still a little boy, I asked him what happened to him and he told me this short story: "In 1953, I was sent to Eastern Slovakia to help with the construction of the Vihorlat factory. more


30. april 2009

Is the spiritual growth a brake for economy?

In the eternal universe is our planet with all its unique systems that enable life controlled with not understandable energies which are life-giving, resurgent and enriching. The beauties of our Earth are for many of us a source of power, music chorus of the Nature, giving us faith in something wonderful and pleasant. It has the capability to listen to us, so that we realize that we pay a too high price for what we call technological progress. more

18. february 2008

Unforgotten story

The life of the mountains is affected by people. Their stories are noted down in each valley, saddleback or hill. One needs to learn to read from this mountain book, to be able to make connections, to remember messages ... Rudo Žuffa from the Roháče Mountain Rescue Service called me to a commemorative crossing from the Chocholowska valley to Zverovka, through Lúčna. The event is annually supported by Polish and Slovak rescuers who take the journey dressed in the same clothes as in an old story from the end of the Second World War that I was told by Rudo: more

11. february 2007

Return from the Carstensz pyramid

When we descended the highest peak of New Guinea after a march taking several hours through the undamaged jungle, we were a bit shocked. In front of us we saw images looking like Mars. A giant surface of a gold and copper mine occupying several kilometers. It is believed to be the biggest on our planet. Huge cableways, railways and the most modern giant dredgers on Earth dig in the precious ecosystem of the mountain primeval forest full of peculiar animals. more