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Karnicar checking his skis' edges before the summit push (click to enlarge). Image courtesy of Urban Golob.
Climbing with skis on his back during the ascent (click to enlarge). Image courtesy of Urban Golob.
In the latest report, Sherpas said Kit was putting on her skis. Kit DesLauriers is the reigning womens world freeskiing champion, winning the title for two consecutive years. In the image, former Everest skier Davo Karnicar dealing with the Khumbu Icefall in 2000. (Click to enlarge). Image courtesy of Urban Golob.
Davo Karnicar skiing the Lhotse Wall just below Camp III - 7300m (click to enlarge). Image courtesy of Urban Golob.
Watching tonight? On October 7, 2000 Slovenian extreme skier Davo Karnicar achieved the first (and only) complete descent on skis from the summit of Everest. Image by Urban Golob, check link section for his website (click to enlarge).
Skiing without ropes or rappels in the Khumbu Icefall (click to enlarge). Image courtesy of Urban Golob.
Safe and sound back in BC (click to enlarge). Image courtesy of Urban Golob.

Everest only complete ski descent flashback: Davo Karnicars non-stop ride

Posted: Jun 28, 2006 02:30 pm EDT

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(MountEverest.net) Before his Cho Oyu climb 2 years back, Tomas Olsson told ExWeb: "Ill try to stick to the motto of the grand old man of extreme skiing, Pierre Tardivel from France. He said: 'climb what you aim to ski'. But two years later, on Everest, something went wrong. Tomas mentioned long waiting lines on the normal route and feeling very tired on the summit. Entering the Great couloir Thomas reported the hardest skiing conditions he had ever faced. Shortly after, he died when rapelling down a section of the...

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