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By Bernadette McDonald

ISBN-10: 1771601094

ISBN-13: 9781771601092

From across the world popular mountain historian Bernadette McDonald comes a hugely readable, extreme and fascinating examine the explosion of Slovenian alpinism within the context of that country’s turbulent political history.

After the second one global battle a interval of relative calm all started in Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia. through the subsequent thirty years voters may go back and forth freely in the event that they had the cash. such a lot didn't, yet alpinists did.

Through difficult education régimes and state-supported expeditions in a foreign country, Yugoslavian alpinists started making outstanding climbs within the Himalaya as early as 1960. via the ’70s, they have been ascending the 8000ers. those groups have been ruled by way of Slovenian climbers, considering their sector contains the Julian Alps, a fiercely steep diversity of limestone peaks that supplied the right education ground.

After Tito died in 1980, besides the fact that, the calm ended. Interethnic clash and financial decline ripped Yugoslavia aside. yet Serbian strongman Slobodan Milošević misinterpret the braveness and personality of numerous Yugoslavian states, together with Slovenia, and by way of 1991 Slovenia was once independent.

The new nation persisted its help for climbers, and luck bred good fortune. by means of 1995, the entire 8000ers were climbed by way of Slovenian groups. And within the subsequent ten years, essentially the most dramatic and futuristic climbs have been made through those ferocious alpinists. except a couple of superstars, almost all these striking athletes stay unknown within the West.

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