|Davorin "Davo" Karničar|
October 26, 1962 |
Zgornje Jezersko, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
|Occupation||Alpinist, Extreme skier|
As an active mountain skier, Davo was a member of the Yugoslavian national mountain ski team between 1975 and 1982. An alpinist since 1980, he climbed in 1989 to Nanga Parbat in Pakistan and in 1993 to K2, which borders Pakistan and China. In 1995 he made his first ski descend from Anapurna in Nepal. In 1996 he descended from Shishapangma in Tibet, China. Until the year 2010 he has accomplished over 1.500 mountain climbs and ski descends. He was the first person that made a complete descend from the Seven Summits.[dead link] Then 38-year old Davo was also the first man that skied down from the summit of the highest mountain Mount Everest on October 7, 2000.
His Seven Summits descends were:
- Mount Everest (8848 m) in Asia on October 7, 2000
- Kilimanjaro (5895 m) in Africa in November 2001
- Mount Elbrus (5642 m) in Europe in May 2002
- Aconcagua (6960 m) in South America in January 2003
- Mount Kosciuszko (2228 m) in Australia in August 2003
- Mount McKinley (6194 m) in North America in June 2004
- Vinson Massif (4897 m) in Antarctica on November 11, 2006
The other significant peaks he skied from include north-east face of Eiger and east face of Matterhorn in Switzerland and Mont Blanc the highest mountain in Europe on the border between Italy and France. In February 2001, he guided the first ski school for Nepalese children on the Khumbu glacier in Nepal .
- "Everest, the ultimate ride". Planet Mountain.
- "Statistics of 7 summits climber Davo Karnicar".
- "Video - Skiing from 7 summits" (in Slovene). April 6, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2010.
- "The Greatest Moments on Everest: 9. The Mountain Gets Skied". April 24, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- "'Insane' daredevil skis down Everest". The Guardian. October 8, 2000. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
- "Intervju: Davo Karničar" (in Slovene). March 24, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2010.