Not many nations can boast climbing traditions like those of Slovenia: a country so enamoured of mountains that it has placed one, the imposing Triglav, in the centre of its national flag. So Klemen Gricar follows in the wake of an extraordinary history, reaching maturity on his home peaks then going on to the highest and most difficult summits in the world. «I believe that “sharing” and “versatility” – Klemen explains – are the terms that best describe me. I live in the heart of the Alpi Giulie, in an environment that is at the same time extreme and fascinating. Skiing, free climbing, classical routes, ice cascades: I love experiencing all aspects of the mountains, without competing, for the pure pleasure of doing it. But I also love to dare, exploring new ground: in this I have always tried to transfer what the Alpi Giulie taught me, in the name of a direct, clean confrontation with the mountains. However, frequenting the mountains is also sharing and that’s why I love my job as alpine guide so much».