climbers, the many man and women who have achieved tremendous
elevation heights and overcome technical difficulties the rest
of us remaining mortals could only dream of, are now being
recognized due to the world community communication
Slovenians have historically been great climbers, venturing
into altitude oblivion is and will remain a fact. Records have
been maintained for some of this endeavors, such as Himalayan
triumph of Alez Kunaver in 1960’s who reached Trisul’s
7120 meter summit. That his expedition made it is an
accomplishment, that they were able to even get to Himalayas
in 1960’s is equivalent of strolling on the moon. In the
grip of communist regime and depressed humanism of that era it
took more then physical and athletic ability to do what Alez
did. Steel power, that Slovenians have in abundance.
the 70’s and 80’s more and more teams ventured in the
Himalayas. Such greats as Jernej Zaplotnik, Stane Belak,
Andrej Stemfelj and Stipe Bozik opened west ridge on Everest.
In 1982 Peter Podgornik with team members made a new route up Aconcagua
to the south summit.
saw Tomo Cesen and Borut Bergant scale the north face of
Yalung Kang. New routes were also established by Karo, Knez
a brief historical overview of the Slovenians, one could scientifically
propose that the great discovery of the Ice Man in the
Tyrolean Alps could well have been a Slovenian. That Italians
and Austrians claimed him so unquestioningly as their own is
typical of how Slovenians, being squeezed among the four
countries, seem to get lost in the shuffle. But guess what,
what if …………..
of Note: Andrej Stemfelj and his wife Marija later became the
first married couple to Summit Everest on October 7th, 1990.
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