Tuesday, 22 July 2008

On the footsteps of a legend

Two weeks before expedition departure Pavle Kozjek and Miha Lampreht made the first repetition (second ascent) of Zahodni steber (West buttress, VII/VII+) in the north face of Triglav. The route was opened more than twenty years ago by Slovenian climbing legend FranĨek Knez, beginner and leading force of Slovenian "new wave" of climbing in eighties. Beside technical skills the route requires mental strength: placement of protection is sometimes very difficult.
Some photos from the climb are in the gallery.

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