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Gender MALE
Industry Student
Location Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Introduction Jan Gałek (born in 1988) – I am a student of physical education on the University of Sports, member of KW-Wrocław (Wrocław Alpine Club). I am a precursor of slacklining in Poland. I have visited most popular highline areas and put up many new ones in USA (including places like: Yosemite, Moab, Joshua Tree etc.), Europe (for example Meteora in Greece) and Mexico (Baja). I happened to be the first Pole to send legendary “Lost Arrow Spire” Highline (Yosemite, 2007). On my tick list you can find one of the worlds best highline and longline sends, but also some decent achievements in tricklining. So far I walked around 400 unique highline from which 59 were free-soloes. I was a special guest during multiple slackline festivals, won many slackline contests in Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. I am an editor of the “Slackline Corner” section inside GÓRY climbing magazine. I am sponsored by: Balance Community, Deuter, LEKI, Hippy Tree, Outdoor Research, Tendon, Rock Empire and Ortlieb sponsor me. I am proud to be part of elite highline team Somewhereelseland. To learn more about me download my full BIO:
Interests Climbing, Slacklining, Highlining, Backpacking
Favorite Movies Kill Bill (vol. 1 & 2), Jackie Brown, Pulp Fiction, Death Proof, K-Pax, Pi, Touching A Void, Cerro Torre Scream of Stone, The Boondock Saints, Coffee and Cigarettes, Night on Earth, Mystery Train, Permanent Vacation, The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream Dosage (I-V), Return 2 Sender, Slacklife, Centre of Universe, Autoroute, Sharp End
Favorite Music Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Breakout, Soulfly, Slipknot, Slayer, Sepultura, Metallica, Flaw, Tool, No Longer Music, Mars Volta, A Perfect Circle, Apocalyptica, Calexico, Dezerter, Kult, Pidżama Porno, Icubus, SOAD, Ścianka, RHCP, Radiohead, Stranglers, Joy Division ... Bob Marley, Stephan Marley, Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Vavamuffin, Marika, Izrael, Cut Killer, Manu Chao, Vespa, Indios Bravos, NDK, Mesajah, Masala Soundsystem, Gentleman, Capleton, Buring Spear, Peter Tosh, Tumbao ... Afro Celt Soundsystem, Asian Dub Foundation, DJ Krush, DJ Tonk, Fatboy Slim, Coldcut, Miloopa, Nu:Tone, London Electricity, Phoenix, Prodigy, RJD2, St, Germain, Tosca, Thievery Corporation, Touch & Go, Zero 7, Said Belhaj, K'Naan ... Weather Report, Anna Maria Jopek, Maria Peszek, Buena Vista Social Club, Emiliana Torrini, Jamiroquai, Mr. Scruff, Ray Charles, Smolik, US3, Tab Two, The Cinematic Orchestra ... O.S.T.R., Fisz, Kaliber 44, Abradab, Łona, Jurassic 5, Ice Cube, The Herbaliser, Public Enemy, Eminem, The Streets ... Drum & Bass (Roni Size, Acid, High Contrast, Logistics ...), Dub-Step, Trip-Hop, Downtempo ...
Favorite Books William Wharton, Erich Erich Fromm, Antoni Kępiński, Mark Twight "Kiss or Kill", Martin Pollack, Timothy White - "Biography of Bob Marley", Yann Martel - "Life of Pi", Scott Balcom "The Art of Balance and the Craft of Slackline", John Long "Largo's Planet", Steph Davis "High Infatuation. A Climber's Guide to Love and Gravity", Donigan Merritt "Possessed by Shadows", Peter Boardman "The Shining Mountain", Joe Simpson "Touching the Void" & "Storms of Silence"