: Marko Prezelj
: Dec 31, 1905
: 1241 Kamnik
(b. October 13, 1965, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
in the “old school” of alpinism, made many mistakes and soon learned that the
pursuit is both complex and immeasurable. Curiosity was the impulse that first
brought me to alpinism, and it leads me still.
climbing, style is my first concern. The decision-making process is the
challenge. Doubt and uncertanity are the essence; trying to balance them with
my choices is the passion. No regrets is the rule. When I know the outcome, the
game is different and in the end less fun. The experience is different when I
encounter humanity in any form, be it tracks, slings, or pitons.
tests the limits of my strength, intuition, personality, character, emotion and
creative spirit. Every “test” is different. How will I resolve the logistical
puzzle of a particular climb? Will I be able to figure out the route, the
moves? Will I be able to adapt to the conditions, the weather and above all to
the friends with whom I share the experience? Which compromises will I accept,
and at what cost?
It is considered normal to avoid the
uncertain, the unexpected and the unknown, but these are the catalysts for
human progress and they’re my catalysts as well. At the same time I’m aware of
the constant influence of commercial interests. Money and publicity can destroy
personal ethics in an instant, justifying the means with the end. What is
success? This is the ultimate question, the answer to which I’m still seeking.