The accident was work-related. Karnicar was cutting down a tree with a chainsaw when it fell on him.
1995, summit-ski from northern side of eight-thousand meter Annapurna in Nepal
2000, a 5-hour long summit-to-base camp ski from Mount Everest’s highest point
Skied northern wall of the Eiger and eastern wall of the Matterhorn.
1993 & 2017, attempts to summit-ski K2 (turned back to weather and injury)
1st to complete ski descents from the Seven Summits–the highest mountains of all continents
Karnicar was still chasing his unfinished business of summit-skiing the world’s second highest peak, K2. The Pole, Andrzej Bargiel finally succeeded last year.
Karnicar was 56 yrs-old, is survived by seven children and remembered fondly by millions.
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