Alpinist and extreme skier Davo Karničar has given up the second highest peak in the world, K2. The reason for giving up is the back injury.
According to the news sent by POP TV, Davo Karničar skied from Camp 1 from 6,000 meters to the base camp. It was a test skiing in which he injured his back. The injury is not tough but it does not allow it to be actively relieved in curves on a steep slopes. So he returns home.
This mountain has a terrifying reputation – so far, les than 400 people climbed to its top and 77 died. At the same time, Polish climber Andrzej Bargiel also intends to become the first man to ski from the top of K2 and he is advancing toward the top.
Otherwise, this year, a pretty crowd at K2. There have been many commercial expeditions. A total of 85 climbers are trying this summer’s to reach highest mountain in Pakistan, many of which are not well-prepared. Some are so poorly equipped that they have come to the base without a single meter of rope. Guides of commercial expeditions are angry at them and threaten them if they do not pay the use of their ropes back to the valley. The time of classic mountaineering seems to pass slowly. Nepalese agencies dominate the market, and Sherpas lead the way, though the Poles make their mark. The season of ascensions of this summer in the Karakórum pakistaní advances to its rhythm. A pace marked by the whims of challenging weather and demanding conditions that can become extreme in a short time. In this context, some testimony comes from the base camp of K2 (8,611 m), the highest peak in Pakistan and second on the planet, showing signs of everestization.
Davo Karnicar was celebrated as the first man who skied from the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest. In 1995, I watched when he an his brother Andrej skied from the top of another Himalayan peak, Annapurna. Yesterday 14 June, he went to Pakistan aproach to second highest world mountain. He wants to become the first who skied K2.
I wish you a lot of luck my friend.
Lecture Hindukush 75. On the 16 february 2017. In the Croatian Hall (Čitovnica) in Stari Grad on island of Hvar.
Winner of the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival award for Mountaineering History Continue reading “Croatian edition ALPINE WARRIORS”
With multimedia show we will return to the glory days of the Split mountaineering. Climb to the highest peak in Afghanistan Noshaq. It was one of the four best alpine successes in Yugoslavia, and ticket for later Himalayan adventures.
Alpine expedition “Hindukush 75” started from Split on 10th may 1975.
The task of the expedition was to climb Noshaq (7492 m) in Afghanistan. 10 members of expedition : Boris Siriščević, Mario Ivanisevic, Srdjan Vrsalović, Stipe Bozic – cameraman expeditions, Ivo Kaliterna technical leader, Goran Gabric, Vedran Deletis – doctor, Josip Ganza, Damir Filipovic and Vinko Maroević – expedition leader.
The climb, along with many difficulties, successfully ended on 30 June 1975 at 10 am local time when the Stipe Bozic and Boris Siriščević lunched green rocket from the summit of Noshaq and sent a sign that the goal was achieved. It was at that moment represented the altitude record for Croatian climbers.
Photography – in a frozen frame you have to have the whole story in an instant replacing hundreds of words. Continue reading “For those who like photography”
His friends, and especially me, we will remember him as the best television cameramen who was with the camera on his shoulder, on the highest peaks of all seven continents.
Farewell to a great man and a friend. We will be remembered him by the heat of the principal desert of the World, steep slopes of the highest mountains on all seven continents and colds of the Arctic and Antarctic!
Subaru Italia has partnered with Stipe Božić, famous Croatian himalayan climber, writer and journalist. Continue reading “Stipe Bozic becomes “Subaru face in Croatia””
Exhibition, HIMALAJA after Split, Zagreb and Varazdin NOW in Dubrovnik . Opening: September 22 , 2015 at 19:00 . the Ethnographic Museum , Rupe