Re: Pope John Paul II (1920-2005): avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking and skiing in the AlpsApril 3 2005 at 9:00 PM
Mark S (Login MarkStyczynski)
Response to Pope John Paul II (1920-2005): avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hiking and skiing in the Alps
I'm glad to see this posted here as the Pope was indeed a mountain lover. One of the events of my early life that helped shape my interest in the mountains was a visit to Poland when I was 15 during which time I was awed by the Tatras and the mountain town of Zakopane. It's easy to see how a man from Krakow could have been so drawn to these beautiful hills. There will never be another like him.