National Geographic – Talisker Adventure | Behind the Scenes

Here’s a selection of BTS images from the National Geographic Talisker Adventure on the Isle of Skye with Al Humphreys and the crew!
Shooting sea kayaking, road cycling, hiking, sailing, rowing, mountain biking and scrambling plus underwater during a 5 days point to point trip around the Isle of Skye was a challenging task involving a skilful assistant (thank you Joel) and a whole ton of gear. Updating National Geographic website with images and videos on a daily basis via satellite phone was a necessary evil on this assignment.
Thank you to ClikElite, Mountain Equipment, Calumet and Lyon Outdoors for supplying everything necessary.

You can find out more about the adventure here –

All images © Joel Stephenson.

Read more.. Friday, August 15th, 2014

CHRIS BONINGTON – 80th birthday

‘Sir Chris Bonington started climbing in 1951, at the age of 16, and it has been his passion ever since. During over 60 years of adventure, Bonington has undertaken and led 19 Himalayan expeditions, including four to Everest. He has made numerous first ascents around the world, while also continuing to indulge his love of hillwalking and rock climbing when back at home in the Lake District or exploring other parts of the UK and Ireland.’ [read more at...]

Back in 2009, I had a pleasure to document part of the Bonington’s Archives at the Mountain Heritage Trust and also shoot some portraits of the man himself. I can’t think of a better day to share those images than today.
It’s personal and unique… Enjoy.

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All Rights Reserved – Mountain Heritage Trust/Lukasz Warzecha

Read more.. Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Black Diamond Catalogue – Ticino Valleys

Last September together with Wojtek Kozakiewicz (Polished Project) I had a great pleasure to shoot still images for the Black Diamond’s Bouldering / Sport Climbing 2014 catalogue.
Click below to view the entire online catalogue.


Polished Project crew:
Photography: Lukasz Warzecha
Cinematography: Wojtek Kozakiewicz
Production Manager: Ruth Taylor
Assistant: Jake Thompson

Black Diamond crew:
Art Director: Matt Law
Photo Editor: Sandra Salvas
Video Editor: Ben Woodworth
Production Team: Saskia Stock and Christian Lehmann

Read more.. Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Shauna Coxsey – 2nd in the #IFSC World Cup – [Portfolio Work]

Well done to Shauna Coxsey for her fantastic season…
2nd overall in the #IFSC Bouldering World Cup at the age of 21 with two gold medals along the way.
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© Lukasz Warzecha 2014 – All Rights Reserved

Read more.. Sunday, June 29th, 2014

National Geographic – Talisker Storm Adventure campaign

I’m very pleased to share the National Geographic Talisker Storm Adventure campaign.
More on the National Geographic website.
National Geographic  -Talisker Storm Adventure

Read more.. Monday, June 16th, 2014

Climb Magazine cover with Adam Ondra

Climb Magazine

Read more.. Monday, June 9th, 2014

‘Wild Women’ – EpicTV Video Series | Teaser

Wild Women is our new documentary series for EpicTV following the lives and passions of eight incredible female athletes: Hannah Barnes, Ellen Brennan, Shauna Coxsey, Martina Cufar, Karen Darke, Faith Dickey, Caroline George and Sarah Ridgway. From Paralympians to wingsuit pilots, mountain guides to future bouldering world champions these eight ladies are pushing the boundaries of what’s humanly possible.
How Do Ordinary Women Do Extraordinary Things?
Wild Women
Visit PolishedProject website for all the latest!

Read more.. Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Adam Ondra visits the Peak District – VIDEO

One of the World’s best climbers Adam Ondra visits The Peak as part of the La Sportiva weekend. Onsighting Masters Edge, Balance It Is, The Knock and Messiah.

Read more.. Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

LaSportiva Weekend – Adam Ondra visits the Peak District

I had a great time following Adam Ondra during his UK visit. It was a very ‘run and gun‘ style assignment… after all the purpose of Adam’s visit was to climb not to do a photoshoot!
There’s more to read about the weekend over at Lyon’s Outdoor website.
Look out for the next issue of Climb Magazine with more exclusive images.
Thank you to Lyon Outdoor and Outside Shop in the Peak District for the opportunity and an awesome weekend.

Short video to follow soon.Adam Ondra discusses moves at Raven Tor with Neil Gresham - All Rights Reserved - Copyright Lukasz Warzecha/Lyon OutdoorGearing up... - All Rights Reserved - Copyright Lukasz Warzecha/Lyon OutdoorAdam Ondra onsighting 'Balance it is' E7 - All Rights Reserved - Copyright Lukasz Warzecha/Lyon OutdoorAdam Ondra with Neil Gresham at Burbage South - All Rights Reserved - Copyright Lukasz Warzecha/Lyon OutdoorAdam Ondra topping out on 'Messiah' E7 - All Rights Reserved - Copyright Lukasz Warzecha/Lyon OutdoorAdam Ondra during his lecture at Outside shop - All Rights Reserved - Copyright Lukasz Warzecha/Lyon Outdoor
All Rights Reserved – Copyright Lukasz Warzecha/Lyon Outdoor

Read more.. Friday, May 2nd, 2014

‘Sub-Zero’ – new EpicTV series

I spent most of December in Canada filming and producing for EpicTV and Polished Project a video series called Sub-Zero’. Chasing the best athletes and best ice conditions requires a lot of time and I had a blast following Raphael Slawinski, Will Gadd, Gordon McArthur and John Freeman and finding out why ice climbing has become so special for them… it’s been an eye opening experience as well!
3 out 4 episodes have been released already reaching over 300k 460k 500k 560k 600k 700k 900k views!
(last updated: 19th of March)

Check out our awesome trailer…

Sub-Zero by PolishedProject

Camera: Lukasz Warzecha/PolishedProject
Edit: Wojtek Kozakiewicz/PolishedProject

I would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped with carrying gear, belaying or by lending me their spare bedroom, I couldn’t do it without you: Gordon, Travis, Becky, Aaron, Jen, Ian, Will, Sarah, Raphael, Wiktor, Scott, Kim, Malcolm, Kat, John and Katy!
And last but not least special thank you to my Becca… x

Read more.. Thursday, March 6th, 2014