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EverestHistory.com: Stipe Bozic


Stipe Bozic: The most successful Croatian Himalayan climber, second European, after Messner, to climb the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, twice. In 1979 he climbed to the summit of Mount Everest via the, never climbed before, west ridge, and all the way with his camera. The South face of Lhotse was a remarkable Slovenian ascent in 1981, which Stipe has also seen through his lens. He has recorded almost all of his 11 Himalayan expeditions. He stood with camera in hand on top of Everest (twice), on K2, Kangchenjunga and Manaslu. He climbed SEVEN SUMMITS the highest peaks on all 7 continents. With an international expedition he reached the North Pole on the skis. During expeditions he always is filming. In his films he always attempts to introduce all beauties and wilderness of remote mountains. He attempts to tell the people how we must to preserve such value.

 

Stipe Bozic
on
Kangchenjunga's South face

 

 

Stipe Bozic on K2

HIMALAYA

1979. Himalayas - Mount Everest 8848 m. West ridge (new route) summited with Ang Phu and Stane Belak-Srauf. Ang Phu died on the way down.

1981. Himalayas - Lhotse 8516 meters. New route in South face with Slovenian team. Stipe soled from 7500 to 8150 m. doing new route and established camp 6.

1982. Himalayas - Kang Guru 7000 meters. Croatian expedition from west side. Stipe summited wit Branko Separovic and Vladimr Mesaric. Separovic skied from the summit.

 

 

1983. Himalayas - Manaslu 8163 meters. Unsuccessful Croatian expedition in the South face. Ante Bucan and Nejc Zaplotnik have died under ice avalanche.

1984. Himalayas - Manaslu 8613 meters. Croatian 4 member's expedition. Stipe reached summit with Slovenian climber Viki Groselj.

1989. Himalayas - Mount Everest 8848 meters. South East Ridge. On the summit with Viki Groselj, Dimitar Ilijevski, Sherpas Sonam and Agiva. Died: Dimitar Ilijevski from Macedonia.

1991. Himalayas - Kangchenjunga 8586 meters South face with Slovenian International expedition. In the expedition was Wanda Rutkiewicz from Poland. Stipe summited with Viki Groselj. 2 days later a couple of Slovenians Marija Frantar and Joze Rozman died.

1992. Himalayas - Annapurna 8091 meters: Slovenian unsuccessful expedition in South face.

1993. K2 - Karakorum. Abruzzi Ridge. Slovenian International expedition. Stipe, Viki Groselj, Carlos Carsolio and Zvonko Pozgaj reached the summit. Bostjan Kekec died the summit. Bostjan Kekec died of Cerebral Pneumonia.

1995. Himalayas - Annapurna. French route in North face. Stipe and Viki reached 7700 meters. Two days later brothers Davo and Karnicar with Carlos Carsolio reached the summit. The Karnicar brothers skied from the top.

1996. Himalayas - Mount Everest 8848 meters: Slovenian Ski expedition on the North ridge. Stipe reached 7000 meters and filmed Davo Karnicar who wanted to do ski descent from summit. But weather was very bad.

1999. Himalayas - Dhaulagiri 8167 meters: filming the Tomaz Humar on his climbing South Face of Dhaulagiri. Stipe reached 7000 meters.

 

Stipe Bozic, 1979, on the Summit of Everest

after reaching the Summit via the true West ridge.

 
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