/ NEW ARTICLE: OBITUARY: Tomaž Humar
While routes such as his solo of the 4,000-metre south face of Dhaulagiri made him a national hero in his native Slovenia, Humar's more sober contemporaries in high-end alpinism balked at the way he played the showman.
Here Stephen Goodwin looks back at a complex life lived both in the high mountains and in the media spotlight.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=2267
One of the purists forms imho of alpine climbing, what a legend !
You should check out The Scotsman's obituary by Chris Mair (I think that's who it is anyway). RIP Tomaz.
Yet another very fine obituary from Stephen Goodwin.
I'll have a read through it
A very well written piece. Thanks for hosting it and thanks to Stephen for the content.
Agreed, one of the best bits of climbing journalism I've read on here; factual, objective, yet repectful.
Just returned from Nepal and very sad to hear this news. I was trekking in Langtang and was at Kyangyn Gompa (directly below Langtang Lirung) on the nights of the 9th and 10th. Reports came through on the afternoon of the 10th that a solo climber had fallen high on the mountain and was badly injured. Local speculation was wild and varied and our observations with binoculars and long tele-photo len's proved inconclusive (the locals claimed to have spotted the stranded climber).
Before leaving Nepal I'd been assured that local press had reported a positive outcome so very sad to hear the news.
Condolences to family and friends.
Elsewhere on the site
The B.D.V. — short for Black Diamond Vertical — jacket and pants are Black Diamond’s most versatile climbing... Read more
In tonight's Friday Night Video, we see Alex Honnold soloing Heaven 5.12d in Yosemite Valley. The route starts 3000ft above the... Read more
Last year, Finn McCann wrote an article about climbing El Capitan with his terminally ill father Seamus, who had been... Read more
October 21, 2014 – Textile Exchange, a global nonprofit dedicated to sustainability in the apparel and textile industry,... Read more
This streamlined, midweight thermal layer has an incredibly speedy moisture wicking ability and dries ultra fast if it gets... Read more