Marek Kamiński – When 2 Poles of the Earth in 1 Year Are Just the Beginning

Have you ever heard about the Third Pole? Neither does HTD! Learn about the extraordinary journey of a man who has conquered both poles of the earth within the same year. Marek Kamiński – On The Trail of Values.

(Photo credit: Fundacja Marka Kamińskiego)

More than 4,000 kilometres, about 100 days and the same number of meetings and questions about the most important values in life. On March 13, 2015 Marek Kamiński embarked on a journey from Kaliningrad to Santiago de Compostela – to travel by foot on St. James’s Trail, commonly known as Camino, in order to become an inspiration and to provoke thoughts. Even more important is the fact that you too can create such a journey together with him.

The Poles. Everything began when Marek Kamiński became the first and only person in the world to conquer the both poles of the Earth in the same year, and later on, he repeated this feat with a disabled boy, Jaś Mela, as his guide. Since then he conquers new “poles” and helps others do the same. These experiences served as a basis for the formulation of „10 steps“, composing the motivational „Pole” method. Marek Kamiński writes books, as well as participates in meetings and lectures in Poland and abroad. His advice also for HTD readers? „The most important journey leads inside yourself and anyone can make it – exploring your own potential and strength, overcoming limitations and finding joy in the journey itself.”

(Photo credit: Fundacja Marka Kamińskiego)

Marek Kamiński’s newest project – the Third Pole – will primarily be of spiritual dimension. There was a reason for choosing to begin the expedition at Kaliningrad and end it at Santiago de Compostela — the destination of St. James’s Trail, the most famous pilgrimage route in Europe. – These are another “two poles” to conquer and explore — emphasizes Marek Kamiński — Kaliningrad, a place connected to Immanuel Kant, is a symbolic “pole of reason”, while Santiago de Compostela is the “pole of faith”.

Kamiński embarks on a journey on the “trail of values” – during the travel he will meet with various people and talk about what is the most important in today’s Europe, suffering from spiritual crisis. The people he encounters will be asked about today’s importance of such concepts as: truth, goodness, honesty, spirituality, love, respect and mindfulness. The people to answer these questions will often be decided by fate, but at the same time the traveller will gladly welcome meeting requests and invitations – this way you can create this expedition together with him.

Marek Kamiński also prepared a special lecture, which he plans to deliver at various schools and universities along the way. During the “Europe in Times Of The Crisis Of Values speech, the traveller can not only refer to the purpose of his current expedition, but also tell the story of his journey with Jaś Mela and introduce the original “Pole” method, that is, a way to conquer your own poles and live dreams. The lecture will be dedicated to all those who want to believe again in the sense of living by the key values.

(Photo credit: Fundacja Marka Kamińskiego)

The Pole Zone. The “trail of values” will also be open to the Polish students of primary, as well as lower and upper secondary schools. Even before the beginning of the project, an educational online platform (EduZone) was launched for students and teachers. Apart from knowledge on history and culture, there are lesson plans based on the “Pole” method, a “Pole” method e-learning course for teachers, as well as exercises and discussion topics for finding important values in the context of the entire European society.

Documenting values. The over 100-day long journey will result in a 72-minute documentary written and directed by Jan Czarlewski — a young generation artist of Polish descent living in France, repeatedly awarded at Locarno, Amsterdam and the European Film Awards. The film will show the main results of the project and reinforce the key thoughts on the values found by Marek Kamiński on the way to Santiago de Compostela, values each of us can find in our everyday life. The project is organised by: The Marek Kamiński Foundation.

At present, Marek Kamiński is developing his authorial “Pole Method”, based on self-development, that teaches how to achieve any goal. He is planning to bring this program into effect during his trek to Santiago de Compostela in 2015.

HTD wishes Marek Kamiński the very best for his mission!

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