Stipe Božić


‹ The template Infobox person has been considered for merging. › Stipe Božweć (given birth to 2 January 1951) is a Croatian mountaineer, documentary filmmaker, professional photographer and writer. He’s the most effective Croatian Himalayan climber. Božić finished the Seven Summits and may be the second Western european, after Reinhold Messner, to climb the best top in the globe, Mount Everest, double. He has aimed a lot more than 60 documentary movies, mostly linked to mountains and climbing.

Early life

Božweć was created in the town of Zavojane close to Vrgorac (at that time SR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia). When he completed elementary college, he moved along with his parents and sister to Break up, where his dad, a winegrower, discovered a job like a drivers. In Break up, Božić signed up for a high college, became a member of the scouts, and began with rock climbing. His parents, who have been rather strict, didn't approve, and didn't acknowledge his hobby until very much afterwards, after reading about their son's accomplishments in the papers. After finishing senior high school, Božić proved helpful as an electrician with an sea liner, but give up his job when he saved more than enough money to get climbing gear.

Mountaineering career

Božweć's first well known Himalayan climb was the 1979 ascent to Support Everest as an associate from the Yugoslav expedition which used a previously unclimbed Western world Ridge path, known today seeing that the Slovenian Path. A similar route was chosen with a 1974 French expedition that finished in devastation when six climbers had been killed within an avalanche, but Yugoslav group leader Shade

Filmmaking career and other activities

Božweć continues to be photographing and filming his climbing encounters since his ascent to Noshaq in 1975, converted to a tv documentary Hindukush '75 for RTV Sarajevo. He transported a video camera to Support Everest in 1979, when he refused to jettison it actually in the most challenging circumstances. Božić continued to transport a video camera on almost all of his Himalayan expeditions. He offers directed a lot more than 60 documentary movies, included in this a documentary series Sedam vrhova (Seven Summits), which can be the name of his autobiography released in 2003.For some time, Božić worked like a journalist, and wrote articles for Slobodna Dalmacija, Večernji list, and National Geographic.Through the Croatian Battle of Independence Božić utilized to aid the Croatian Army in mountainous parts of Croatia which were battle zones. In Feb 1992 he was wounded by shrapnel.Besides mountaineering Božweć continues to be also involved with speleology and desert exploration. In 1994 he descended into Lukina jama, the 1,392-meter (4,567 feet) deep pit which really is a area of the Velebit cave organic. His 11-component documentary series Pustinje svijeta (Deserts from the Globe), premiered in early 2010, was made by the Croatian Radiotelevision.For a lot more than 30 years Božić continues to be volunteering for the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service, and happens to be the top of its Split branch. He required part in a huge selection of search and save operations, especially in the helicopter evacuation of thirteen lifeless and hurt firefighters from Kornat isle in August 2007.

Personal life

Stipe Božweć is married to Vera, a civil structure engineer. Both fulfilled in Bormio, Italy in 1980, where Stipe, who's a certified skiing instructor, gave skiing lessons. Jointly they possess two daughters, Maja (delivered c. 1988) and Iva (blessed c. 1990). His wife climbed Kilimanjaro with him in 1996.Stipe had a boy, Joško (given birth to 1975), from his initial relationship. Joško was, like his dad, a hill climber and a rescuer for the Croatian Hill Rescue Assistance. He was wiped out along with his wife Ana within a motorbike incident in June 2007.


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