Mountainering

Annapurna – a mountain of ordeal

Cankarjev dom, Kosovel Hall

23 February 2015, 16:00

Božo Grlj, 2013/Slovenija/50'

The world’s first 8,000-metre peak was climbed in 1950, when French alpinists stood atop Annapurna. Slovenians had to wait another 25 years before our first eight-thousander, Makalu, was ascended. A goal was then set: to conquer all fourteen 8,000-metre peaks. It took us 20 years, and the last giant to be tamed was Annapurna, which resisted the greatest names of Slovenian alpinism for three decades.