CONQUERING, HIKING, COMMUNITING. THE INTER-WAR-PRESS ON CROSSING BOUNDARIES IN THE EXPLORATION OF MOUNTAINS
The aim of the article is to present views, published in selected periodicals of the inter-war
period, on the exploration of the mountains and, above all, the experiences associated with it. The author uses as her examples articles published in specialist periodicals like Pamiętnik Towarzystwa Tatrzańskiego, Przegląd Turystyczny, Taternik, Wierchy — published by the Polish Tatra Society — and in periodicals dedicated to broadly defined tourism and sightseeing, i.e. Turysta w Polsce — periodical of the Polish Tatra Society, Polish Skiing Society and Polish Kayaking Society; Ziemia — monthly of the Polish Sightseeing Society. She points to the polemic concerning classical Alpine mountaineering and competitive mountaineering as well as elements of transgression present in both kinds of high mountain exploration. She also discusses how the model of mass mountain tourism emerging in the inter-war period was described.