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Topic - NEW ARTICLE: OBITUARY: Tomaž Humar

UKC Articles - on 17 Nov 2009
[Tomaz Humar, 2 kb]Tomaž Humar, who has perished, aged 40, on Langtang Lirung in Nepal, was a climber whose approach to Himalayan alpinism excited strong emotions, by no means all complimentary.

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

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