The First Man To Ski A Full Descent On Everest Has Died

Credit: Davorin "Davo" Karničar/FB
It is just shy of 19 years ago that a Slovene alpinist and extreme skier made his way to the top of Mount Everest as part of what would be a successful attempt to make a full ski descent from the summit.

On October 7, 2000, that feat made Davorin "Davo" Karničar the first person to ever ski from the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth down to the base camp, approximately 12,000 feet.

Sadly, this past week, September 16, 2019, Karničar was killed, though not making one of the big ascents or descents that he was known for. The 56-year-old mountaineer and skier died in a tree cutting accident on his property in Jerzersko, Slovenia.

As one of Karničar's sponsors, Elan Skis was one of the first outlets to bring his death to the public. However, there have been no details, including the exact cause of death suffered in the accident, given to the public.


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