Slovenians Open Route on Chobutse’s West Face

The top Slovenian team of Luka Strazar, Nejc Marcic, Marko Prezelj, and Matija Volontar have succeeded on Chobutse (6,663m), in Nepal’s Rolwaling. Strazar and Marcic climbed the peak’s West Face on an alpine-style push from October 28 to 30, Planinka zveza Slovenije reported.

Progress did not happen as quickly as the team had hoped when they arrived in mid-October. Like all other teams in Nepal, they had to wait out a long, intense spell of bad weather. Luckily, they had a good place to shelter: They were guests at Mingma G’s house in the village of Na.

The team did manage to complete their acclimatization. As soon as the weather improved, they set off toward Chobutse.

The climbers split into two roped teams: Strazar and Marcic went for the West Face, while Prezelj and Volontar gave the South Face a try, with less luck: Strong winds eventually forced them back.

Yesterday, all four left for Lukla.

Angela Benavides is a journalist specialised on high-altitude mountaineer and expedition news working with

Angela Benavides has been writing about climbing and mountaineering, adventure and outdoor sports for 20+ years.

Prior to that, Angela Benavides spent time at/worked at a number of national and international media. She is also experienced in outdoor-sport consultancy for sponsoring corporates, press manager and communication executive, radio reporter and anchorwoman, etc. Experience in Education: Researcher at Spain’s National University for Distance Learning on the European Commission-funded ECO Learning Project; experience in teaching ELE (Spanish as a Second Language) and transcultural training for expats living in Spain.

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Tomaz Bercic
Tomaz Bercic
7 months ago

Planinska zveza Slovenije not Planinka sveza Slovenije 

Last edited 7 months ago by Tomaz Bercic