Davo Karničar

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Davorin "Davo" Karničar
Born (1962-10-26) October 26, 1962 (age 52)
Zgornje Jezersko, SR Slovenia, SFR Yugoslavia
Nationality Slovene
Occupation Alpinist, Extreme skier

Davorin "Davo" Karničar (born October 26, 1962) is a Slovene alpinist and 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 descent from Anapurna in Nepal and in 1996 he made a ski descent from Shishapangma in Tibet, China.[1] As of 2010 he has accomplished over 1,500 mountain climbs and ski descents. He was the first man to make a complete ski descent from the Seven Summits,[2][3] less than one month after the first person (a woman) to do so, Kit DesLauriers. Davo was only 38 years old when he became the person to ski down from the summit of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, on October 7, 2000.[4][5]

His Seven Summits descents were:

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[6] .


  1. ^ "Everest, the ultimate ride". Planet Mountain. 
  2. ^ "Statistics of 7 summits climber Davo Karnicar". [dead link]
  3. ^ "Video - Skiing from 7 summits" (in Slovenian). April 6, 2009. Retrieved August 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Greatest Moments on Everest: 9. The Mountain Gets Skied". April 24, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "'Insane' daredevil skis down Everest". The Guardian. October 8, 2000. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Intervju: Davo Karničar" (in Slovenian). March 24, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2010.