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Bohumil Hanc’s House

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Bohumil Hanc’s House
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Masarykovo náměstí 140, 514 01 Jilemnice
Email: info@jilemnice.cz
Phone: +420 481 541 008
Web: http://www.mestojilemnice.cz
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Bohumil Hanc, one of the most renowned Czech skiers, used to live with his wife in a house at Hrabacov no. 771 before World War One. From there he travelled to Labska chalet on 23 March 1913, unaware of the sad fate that awaited him. The next day he joined a 50 km ski contest across the Krkonose ridges, where he died from exhaustion and hypothermia after fighting extreme weather. One of his supporters, his friend Vaclav Vrbata, courageously went to help him in the storm, but unfortunately died, too. In memory of this tragic event, a monument to Hanc and Vrbata was built on Zlate navrsi hill, not far from Vrbatova chalet.