Nives Meroi and Roman Benet: Three Makalus
Country: Italy
Director: Nives Meroi & Roman Benet
Category: Lectures

This climbing couple with thirty years of history between them is one of the best in Italy and worldwide, especially when you think about all of the eight-thousanders they climbed in impeccable style. All their ascents were carried out without supplemental oxygen and altitude porters, and often they climbed new routes or less known faces. Due to their pure style, some of the summits required more than one expedition, such as K2, which they climbed on their third attempt. But the most difficult and the most important achievement of their lives was the battle with their 15th eight-thousander: Roman’s illness. It took them five years and two marrow transplantations to reach the top and continue on their path. On 17 May 2014 they stood atop Kangchenjunga, and on 12 May 2016 they were again together on the summit of Makalu. The couple will also talk about Nives’ book Non ti farò aspettare, which was published in 2015.

KD Nova Gorica, Wednesday, 22. 2., at 19:00