October 6, 1910|
Ljubljana, Austria-Hungary (now in Slovenia)
|Died||February 21, 1984
Ljubljana, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (now in Slovenia)
|Occupation||electrical engineer and mountain safety expert|
Avčin was born in Ljubljana in 1910. He graduated electrical engineering in 1934 at the University of Ljubljana where he also worked for a while before the Second World War. In 1943 he joined the Partisans and returned to the University after the war. He was an active mountaineer and Mountain rescue expert. He wrote numerous papers, articles and books both on electrical engineering and mountain safety. He died in Ljubljana in 1984 and was buried in the Trenta Valley in the Julian Alps.
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