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We are deeply saddened for the loss of one of the greatest alpinists and people of all time, Zangrilli commented Pavle's death from Nanga Parbat.


Chinese officers in ABC with captured tibetan childen, looking at Nangpa La. Image courtesy of Pavle Kozjek (click to enlarge).

ExplorersWeb interview with Pavle Kozjek, final: "A climb without humanity is not a climb anymore"

Posted: Feb 27, 2007 04:01 pm EST

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For his solo, express new route on Cho Oyu, Pavle Kozjek was chosen as the best climber of the year by the crowds attending the Piolet dâOr awards. But the climb was only one part of his popularity: Where most climbers whisper about the fate of Tibet, few will risk their permits to speak up. When China denied the incident, Pavle made international news as the first to submit images of Chinese soldiers killing refugees at Nangpa La. A nation of Tibetans expressed their gratitude.ExplorersWeb selected Pavle's action, combined...

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