• Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
  •  Ralf Dumjovits

extreme mountaineer, The first Slovenian to ski the hightst mountains on all 7 continents – Mount Everest, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Mt. Kosciusko, Mt. Mc Kinley, Mt. Winson.

date of birth: 26 Oct.1962
place of birth: Zgornje Jezersko
domicile: Slovenia
profession: Ski Instructor
family status: married

general history:
•between 1975 and 1982 Davo was professional ski racer and member of the Slovenian National Alpine Ski Team
•he was the first having ascended on skis as well as descended on skis the highest elevations of all seven continents
• he is also the first person to ski down 3.400 m from the summit of the Mount Everest to the base camp without stopping
•he founded the first ski school for Nepalese children at the Khumbu-Glacier.

Davo has skied the following summits:

•Mount Everest (8848m) in Asia on 7th Oct. 2000
•Kilimanjaro (5895 m) in Africa in Nov. 2001
•Elbrus (5642 m) in Europe May 2002
•Aconcagua (6960 m) in South America in Jan. 2003
•Mount Kosciuszko (2228 m) in Australia in Aug. 2003
•Mount McKinley (6194 m) in North America in June 2006

•Kibo 5895 m
•Mount Vinson 4892 m
•Mount Everest 8848 m
•Carstensz-Pyramide 4884 m
•Mount Kosciuszko 2228 m
•Mont Blanc 4810 m
•Elbrus 5642 m
•Mount McKinley 6195 m
•Aconcagua 6.962 m

There was some talking of Davo planning to descend K2 on skis. As he told us, he and his friend and longtime companionFranz O. had trained and prepared themselves for this adventure. In 2009, an ice-avalanche initiated a fatal accident and his friend died on the second day after the accident in 6500m.This traumatic incidence prompted Davo to abandon this project. As father of 7 chldren he wants to lead a life with less risks and dangers. No more projects of extreme danger and risk are planned, as he does not want to push his luck.

Really worth seeing: “Davo Karnicar’s ski arcs in the high Tatras”, a great and much successful extreme skiing video project showing Davo Karnicar as central character. It is possible to watch the trailer in the “videos” section!