The rosary blessed by Pope John Paul II that Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy deposited on the summit of Everest in the first ever winter climb of 1980, and that Martin Zabaleta collected as a testimony of the first Basque summit to Everest on 14th May 1980, is today the icon of the Basque-Polish brotherhood in Himalayism. An icon owned by EMMOA (Basque Mountaineering Museum Foundation) and which was shown at the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia mountain film festival to the coordinator of the Polish Institute of Culture in Madrid, Iwona Zielińska-Sąsiada.
Successful edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia festival with the support of cinema and mountain lovers
Eduardo Martínez and Jabier Baraiazarra, President and Director of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao Bizkaia at the closing ceremony of the 13th edition
Bilbao, 14th December 2020. The BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia International Mountain Film Festival has successfully celebrated its 13th edition. A total of 5,578 people have attended the screenings at Euskalduna, at Sala BBK and at the Golem cinemas in Bilbao.