Marko Prezelj

Alpine Climbing Ambassador

Hometown

Kamnik, Slovenia

Resides

Kamnik, Slovenia

Within a month, Marko completed his chemical engineering study at the Ljubljana University, married his wife Katja and became a father. That whirlwind of events only confirmed what Marko had learned over the years as an alpine climber – his limits were all in his head. Marko feels drawn to mountains because the outcome of every day is a mystery.

Career Highlights

  • New route on the north face of Cho Oyu, Nepal
  • New route on the south ridge of Kangchejunga, Nepal
  • New route on west face of Kangchungtse, Nepal
  • First ascent of the Main Summit of Menlungtse, Tibet
  • Fifth ascent of El Capitan’s Wyoming Sheep Ranch, Yosemite, California
  • First ascent of Born Under the Wondering Star, East Face of North Tower of Paine, Patagonia
  • First ascent of the north wall of the Gyachung Kang, Nepal
  • First ascent of a new route on the North Face of North Twin, Canada
  • Ascent of The Long Run on Cerro Torre, Patagonia
  • Ascent of Extreme Emotions on Cerro Standhardt, Patagonia
  • First ascent of K7W in Karakoram, Pakistan
  • First ascent of Persian Cat on the Bisotun Wall, Iran
  • First ascent of Light Traveler, Denali, Alaska
  • First ascents on Bhagirathi IV, Bhagirathi III and Bhagirathi II, Indian Himalaya