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Mountain Festival 2017 - Climbing Seminar

Last weekend we have been in Kolašin. That weekend was reserved for "Mountain Festival" organized by the Mountaineering Association of Montenegro (PSCG). At the festival, PSCG has celebrated 66 years of foundation. We attended the ceremonial Academy where they among others, awarded our club with Diploma for the development of mountaineering and we want to thank PSCG for the recognition. For participants of the festival accommodation was organized in the premises of the Army of Montenegro (VCG), and we use this opportunity to thank on their hospitality!

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During the festival, our Small Alpine Club (MAK) had been worked on the organization of the Seminar dedicated to climbing activities, for two working days. On the first day, on Saturday, we were with our students of initial alpine course on rock climbing site in Biocinovici, where we had chance to attend demonstration of instructor Matjaž Šerkezi from Slovenia (Kamnik). Matjaž is Slovenian Mountain Rescue (GSS ) instructor and instructor for UIAA training standards. He had many notable climbs in the Alps and the Himalayas. Matjaž presented us experience of Kamnik’s school of mountaineering. The first demonstration was related to making anchors in the traditional and alpine rock climbing. Another demonstration was related to self-rescue.

Matjaž was open to all questions and we had a special opportunity to hear all that we were interested in about climbing rocks. Also, we had a presentation of one of his expeditions into Himalaya and how the Mountaineering Association of Slovenia (PSS) educate, transfer knowledge and latest experiences to their members related to methods, best practices and standards of climbing.

On the second day, with our students (MAK) we conducted an exercise of rope rappelling .

Because of all the practices and knowledge that he presented and told us, MAK is especially grateful to Matjaž for all his time and effort, with best wishes that we will have again opportunity in the future to work, socialize and climb the rock.

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During the weekend at the rock climbing site we met our friends from hiking and climbing clubs from Kolašin and other cities, where we had chance to climb together and talk about climbing and climbing areas.

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