10 March 2014
Young Nejc Marcic and Martin Zumer are two of the most talented Slovenian alpinists: suffice it to say that Nejc won the Piolet d'Or 2012 for his amazing new route on K7 West in Karakorum. In the last weeks these two C.A.M.P. athletes participated at the BMC Winter International Meet that took place at Glenmore Lodge in Scotland.
The British Mountaineering Council explains that «44 guests from 26 countries teamed up with a similar number of UK hosts to experience the “delights” of a full Scottish winter adventure». Marcic and Zumer climbed 8 challenging routes, testing severely their X-Dream ice axes and Blade Runner crampons. Among other things they completed the third ascent of “Hydroponicum” (VIII, 8) and the probably second ascent of “The Sting” (VII, 7) on Beinn Eighe.
«Scottish alpinism is world renowned for its ethics, poor weather conditions and short but demanding climbs – Nejc and Martin says –. Although the routes are around 100 meters long, they are very difficult and protected with trad gear only. For these reasons and furthermore for long approaches and bad conditions, it was possible to climb just a route per day. This was a great experience for us: it was our first time in Scotland and provided us with new perspective on alpine climbing. It is always fun to travel and climb with the amazing CASSIN ice tools!».
More about Nejc Marčič is now available on his new website www.marcic.si