The mountaineer slovenian Davo Karnicar , first man to have gone down entirely the Everest to ski, has died at the age of 56 years, knocking down a tree near their house, reported on Tuesday the press of his country.
The exact circumstances of the accident, which took place on Monday in Jezersko, in the region of origin of this specialist in extreme sports, were not spelt out.
In 2000, Davo Karnicar made history in mountaineering is to get a descent full Everest in about four and a half hours.
In the following six years he descended the six other highest peaks of each continent, among them the Kilimanjaro african in 2001, and the Mount Vinson, the highest point of Antarctica, in 2006.
In 1995, was the first athlete to get the descent of Annapurna, in the Himalayan , with his brother Andrej. Before dedicating himself to climbing and descending slopes of a heart attack, he was part of the national team yugoslav ski.
In 2017, he had to give up on the descent of K2, the second top of the world, for back pain and bad weather conditions.
Davo Karnicar lay in the mountainous region of Jezersko, on the border between Austria and Slovenia.Updated Date: 19 September 2019, 17:01