The charismatic Slovenian climber who became one of the world's leading mountaineers, remembered by British journalist Ed Douglas.
This morning at 05.25 European time the dead body of Slovenian alpinist Tomasz Humar was recovered from 5600m on the South Face of Langtang Lirung (7230m, Nepal) by a helicopter with a rescue team comprised of Swissmen Robert Andenmatten and Simon Anthmatten (Air Zermatt) and the Italians Oskar Piazza and Angelo Giovanetti. Tomasz Humar, 40, was considered to be one of the strongest alpinists in the world. He leaves behind his wife and two children.
A rescue team belonging to the Swiss Mountain Rescue Station Air Zermatt is on its way to Nepal to try to help Slovenian mountaineer Tomaz Humar. Humar is injured and stranded at about 6300 meters on Langtang Lirung’s north face since earlier this week and Air Zermatt is appealing for help to deal with the Nepalese military bureaucracy.
Interview with Tomaz Humar after his solo ascent on 28 October of the South Face of Annapurna.
Tomaz Humar reveals details of his solo adventure to the East Summit of Annapurna (8047m) via a new line up the South Face.
On 28 October Tomasz Humar from Slovenia reportedly carried out a solo ascent of the south Face of Annapurna reaching the South Summit at 8026m, located to the east of the 8091m high main summit.
At the end of December 2003 the Slovenians Tomaz Humar and Ales Kozelj climbed the south face of Aconcagua (6930 m) via a new route "Mobitel's Swallow - Johan's route" VI+(A2).
On 16 June Tomaz Humar departs for the immense Rupal Face, Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
Slovenian alpinist Tomaz Humar has made a remarkable solo ascent up the South Face of Dhaulagiri
On the 26th of October 1998, after fifteen days on El Capitan, the 29 year-old Slovenian Tomaz Humar completed Reticent Wall (VI, 5.9, A5 850m). Humar is well-known for his successes in the Himalayas, where in 1997 he ascended Nuptse in alpine style together with Janiz Jeglic, and Ama Dablam in the same style in 1996 with Vanja Furlan (winner of the trophy Piolet d'Or). Interview by Erik Svab photographs by Matej Mejovsek