Jerzy Kukuczka (24 March 1948 – 24 October 1989), born in Katowice, Poland, was a Polish alpine and high-altitude climber. On 18 September 1987, he became the second man, after Reinhold Messner, to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders in the world.
Kukuczka died attempting an alpine style climb of the unclimbed South Face of Lhotse in Nepal on 24 October 1989.
Poland 1988, Jerzy Kukuczka.
Mt. Everest in the background.
Poland 2009, 20th anniversary of the death of Jerzy Kukuczka.