Hello from Kathmandu: Tunc Findik “the future is now, and must be lived out fully”

Favorites: War stories, Annapurna, and a bottle of red. Findik is fresh off the plane.
(Tina Sjogren) He was born in the shadow of a biblical mountain; lives near a war zone, and climbs killer mountains for work and pleasure. He loves to read the history of war and aviation; his favorite book is Conquistadors of the Useless and his best movie is Cross Of Iron by Sam Peckinpah.

He landed in Kathmandu last week and on the plane out ExWeb caught up with Turkish Tunc Findik enroute to climb the dreaded peak of Annapurna.

He’ll blast rock and heavy metal on the slopes but there’s a softer side to Tunc: hanging in Istanbul with his wife or rock climbing in Antalya by the Mediterranean sea, enjoying warm evenings with a favorite meal of fresh vegetables, olive oil, pasta with pesto and a bottle of red.

Findik’s 43 years on Earth (his birthday is this month) have been passionate. His climbs have taken him to the ten highest mountain tops of the world and he has “only” 4 left: Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, Gasherbrum 1 and Broad Peak. Read more from Tunc: