The Most Electrifying True, Cold War Era Escape Story. A Unique Triumph of a Human Spirit. Now, after 3 decades of silence, the writer; Daniel Pohl has released an autobiography, Extreme Ziplining; 380000 Volts to Freedom. Detailing his struggles in his quest for freedom.
Daniel Pohl, a 19-year-old science minded railway tech graduate, was looking for answers to life outside the box. In the totalitarian Czechoslovakia regime where he lived and grew up, he dares to start Yoga sessions, religious discussions, and a raw food movement in his hometown of Litomysl.
Within that political environment, such new concepts were viewed as undesirable and contradicting to the leaders of the contemporary forced fed dogma. In the eyes of the Communist establishment, Daniel became a dangerous and rebellious spiritual gangster.
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Pohl’s life is chronicled in great detail, from his childhood witnessing his father imprisoned for striking a Communist Party official, to meeting Mr. Stritecky, a Catholic Priest and a University Professor and learning scriptures, English, Latin and Political Science, to him turning into a divergent spider man, to his harrowing failed attempts at escaping the grip of the Iron Curtain, to his eventual escape to freedom and into the life of a European sensation, which at that time was just as popular as today’s conflict in Ukraine..
“Extreme Zip Lining” goes beyond the backstory, giving readers a glimpse into the origins of what is now a recreational activity for thrill-seekers worldwide.
Readers of zip lining will appreciate the technical challenges Pohl and his friend encountered using 380 kV power line, as well as the insights into what failed and why. Followers of the 1980s era of history will be entranced by the description of life in a Soviet satellite state, and the contrast in life between Eastern and Western Europe during that era. Political enthusiasts will marvel at how Pohl’s decision was influenced not just by his father’s incarceration as a political prisoner, but the lessons of the mysterious Mr. Stritecky, a political dissident who educated Pohl in many areas, including English, Latin, the scriptures and non-approved political theory.
You can get the book on Amazon
ABOUT DANIEL POHL
Daniel Zdenek Pohl, author of “Extreme Zip Lining” continues to pique the interest of thrill seekers worldwide with his knowledge and experience of the sport of Zip Lining. He currently resides in Las Vegas with his wife and family. His zip line pulley remains at the museum at Berlin’s infamous “Checkpoint Charlie,” located along the former footprint of the icon of the Cold War, the Berlin Wall.
Company Name: Extreme Zip Liner
Contact Person: Daniel Zdenek Pohl
Phone: +1(702) 813-1339
Country: United States