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“Svalbard – jagged peaks of Spitzbergen”

Boštjan Mašera 50 min

Friday, 14. Nov. 2008 from 13:00 in Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

All three Slovenian expeditions (in 2005, 2006, and 2007) had to face logistical difficulties. Violent storms and temperatures in the region of minus 50 degree Celsius are not uncommon in the Polar Circle. The steep walls of the largest island of Svalbard - Spitzbergen - call for a completely different climbing approach from that required in the Alps, the Andes, or other mountain ranges around the world. And don't forget to watch out for polar bears!