PETER PODGORNIK

Friday21 July – 9 pm – Centro Polifunzionale di Sella Nevea

born 10th March,1958. Up to the age of 27 he lived in his home town Vrtovin, afterwards he spent a few years in Nova Gorica and finally settled down, with his wife Slavica and daughter Sara, in town Šempeter pri Novi Gorici.

His passion for mountains was born in 1975, when he, his brother Pavel and Rudi started exploring the Slovenian mountain trails. In the same year he and his twin brother Pavel started exploring the rocks of Trnovska planota. Things got serious in 1976 when he passed the beginners alpine climbing course with the Alpine Section of Mountaineering Society PD Nova Gorica and the Republic Alpine lesson in the Vrata valley. He continued climbing numerous routes in the Slovenian Alps in summer and winter conditions in the following years. With practice came skill and with that a constant need for finding new routes and challenges at home and all over Europe. In the meantime he also stayed active in the alpine club and for a few years he was also head leader of the club. With Pavel they additionally worked as climbing instructors and couched climbers all over the former republics of Yugoslavia. Despite his great love for European mountains his curiosity eventually led him to explore the beauty of mountains all over the world.

1981

He and his brother Pavel take part in the Yugoslavian expedition to the south face of Lhotse in Himalaya. Due to severe frostbites Peter was, at the height of 7000 m, forced to stay behind, whereares his brother Pavel managed to overcome the 8250 m high giant.

1982
He and his teammates set off to climb the highest mountain of the two Americas – Aconcagua 6959 m. For the new route of over 3000 meters in the south pillar to the south peak, they needed nine days in alpine climbing style.
Shortly after returning from Argentina his brother and friend Tamara Likar were fatally injured in the north wall of the mountain Mali Koritniški Mangart.

1983
He was actively involved in the expedition to east Nepal in the region of Kanchenjunga.

1984

Brought him to the mountains of Greenland in a mixed team of Slovenian, Italian and Eskimo climbers. The expedition pioneered many new approaches onto before untouched mountain tops.

1985

He was part of Yugoslavian climbing expedition to north of Kanchenjunga. Peter and his team were the first to ever successfully execute the climb from Jalung Kang along the north side.

He organized a climbing expedition to North America and Canada. Together with Pavle Kozjek he took two hard aid route alongside the wall of Half Dome and El Capitan.

1985/86

He took part of Slovene alpine expedition to the east side of Cerro Torre in Patagonia, where they conquered a new approach and reached the top of Cerro Torre.

1986
He and his Italian teammates pioneered two new routes to mountains in Greenland.

1989
He conquered and overcame the highest mountain in Africa – Kilimanjaro.

1990
He took part of the expedition to Patagonia, where they climbed a new route in the east side of the mountain Fortaleza.

1991
He took on a solo winter climb in the wall of Cerro Adela in the Argentine Patagonia.

1992
iIn the winter he made an attempt to climb a new route in the south face of Cerro Torre, but due to the avalanche danger he and his co-climber had to retreat.

1996
Peter, his wife Slavica and two members of the climbing club Nova Gorica conquered some of the longest routes in Western Canada and North America.

2004
He was involved in the expedition searching his friend who was lost in the region of Dhaulagiri, Himalaya.

Peter is still very active and climbs the European mountains, most frequently with his wife Slavica and his co-climbers. He organized two of the commencing climbing competitions, most of the time he was doing a referee.
He takes part in different rescue teams, he is engaded in mountain biking, paragliding and backcountry skiing. A lot of his time he devotes to developing and issuing alpine guide manuals, films and gives lectures in Slovenia and for foreign countries as well.

FREECLIMBING

LUCA ZARDINI “CANON”

“Ho iniziato ad arrampicare da ragazzino in compagnia di amici nella falesia di Colfiere nei pressi di Gilardon a Cortina, da quel giorno non ho più smesso! Lo facevamo per gioco ed un gioco e’ rimasto seppur, con l’arruolamento nell’arma dei Carabinieri all’età di diciannove anni, l’arrampicata è diventata anche la mia professione.

E’ per questo che mi sono dedicato anima e corpo a questo sport trascorrendo ore ed ore ad allenarmi, nelle aree d’isolamento delle competizioni ,viaggiando da un posto all’altro per gareggiare , vincendo e perdendo. Tutto ciò sempre spinto dalla stessa passione e voglia di emergere.

Allo stesso modo, ho inteso anche l’arrampicata in falesia, alla ricerca d’emozioni che a differenza della competizione sono molto più personali e intime: vie a vista , vie lavorate sempre alla ricerca della difficoltà ma anche del piacere della scalata all’aria aperta che solo la roccia, quella vera, può darti.

All’arrampicata ho dato tutto me stesso ricevendo in cambio emozioni e gratificazioni alle quali spero di non dover mai rinunciare. Solo chi come me ha vissuto la stessa voglia e la stessa passione per questo sport è in grado di capire!”

Luca Zardini “Canon”

Visita il blog del Canon: http://lucacanon.blogspot.it

ACROYOGA

ERIKA PIEMONTESI

Erika piemontesi si è diplomata presso l’Accademia ANEF di Barcellona come istruttrice di fitness e Acquawelness e il certificato di Functional training presso il centro sportivo educativo nazionale (CSEN). CERTIFICATA TEACHER TRAINING ACROYOGA MOTREAL PRIMO LIVELLO. Sta perfezionando la sua formazione nelle tecniche di tessuto aereo e aeroyoga partecipando costantemente a seminari (kataklo) e corsi di formazione essendo queste attività la parte più rilevante della sua ricerca. Recentemente si è perfezionata presso la sculoa di circo Rogelio Rivel di Barcellona.