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18.01.2011

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© arch. Sivo Karo

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Francek Knez & Silvo Karo

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Francek Knez & Silvo Karo on the summit of Torre Egger, Patagonia

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Francek Knez & Silvo Karo in cima al Torre Egger, Patagonia, arch. Sivo Karo
Francek Knez & Silvo Karo, Francek Knez & Silvo Karo on the summit of Torre Egger, Patagonia - © arch. Sivo Karo

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Goodbye to Franček Knez, Slovenia's silent climber
09.10.2017 by Urban Golob

Goodbye to Franček Knez, Slovenia's silent climber

62-year-old Slovenian mountaineer Franček Knez died on 6 October 2017. Reserved and modest, Knez was considered by many as one of the strongest alpinists of his generation. Published below is a profile written by Slovenian journalist Urban Golob in 2010 when, together with Silvo Karo, Knez was conferred the Order of Merit for his contributions to mountaineering.

Francek Knez and Silvo Karo, Slovenian Order of Merit for alpinism
18.01.2011 by Urban Golob

Francek Knez and Silvo Karo, Slovenian Order of Merit for alpinism

On 22 December 2010 the Slovenian alpinists Francek Knez and Silvo Karo were awarded the Order of Merit by Slovenia's President Dr. Danilo Tuerk. This high state decoration was confirmed on the pair for "their achievements in Slovenian mountain climbing and for their contributions to the reputation of Slovenian mountaineering and greater recognition of Slovenia in the world."

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