Estimated reading time: 2 minutes
Andrzej Duda, the President of Poland, indulged in his love for winter sports by skiing down Kasprowy Wierch in the Podhale region yesterday.
It was not the first time that the President has been seen skiing. He is known for his passion for skiing on slopes and has been spotted skiing in various locations in Poland.
However, on Monday, April 10th, President Duda had other important duties to attend to. He participated in the morning ceremonies in Krakow to commemorate the anniversary of the Smolensk air disaster. He laid a wreath in front of the sarcophagus of Maria and Lech Kaczyński in the crypt at Wawel Castle.
Later, he visited Warsaw and laid flowers at the monuments to the Victims of the Smolensk Tragedy and President Lech Kaczyński, as well as at the plaque dedicated to Lech Kaczyński at the Presidential Palace.
The President’s skiing trip on Tuesday was accompanied by alpine skier Maryna Gąsienica-Daniel. The trip was also covered by the Tygodnik Podhalański.
The President last visited the Tatra Mountains in February
The President’s visit to Zakopane in February was attended by accredited diplomats in Poland. While some ambassadors dared to ski down the slope, others preferred to take their first steps in a skiing school or go for a walk to Gubałówka.
The President was pleased that the trip, which included ambassadors from all countries accredited in Poland, was a success and created a beautiful, wintry atmosphere. He pointed out that some diplomats come from countries where winter is a rarity.