Luka Lindič

About Luka Lindič

Luka Lindič is a Slovenian climber and alpinist. He has been fascinated by mountains since he was a child. When he started climbing he knew he wanted to go far and go hard. Ambitious from the beginning he trained meticulously and systematically, gaining speed and efficiency on a large number of less demanding routes. This has allowed him to build a solid foundation to take on some of the hardest walls on this planet.

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Luka Lindič's efforts have been fully recognized in 2008 for the first time when he was awarded the title of the Most Promising Alpine Climber for 2008 by the Mountaineering Association of Slovenia. In 2009, 2014 and 2016 he was recognised as the Most successful Slovenian Alpinist by the Alpine Association of Slovenia. Luka Lindič has since established a number of hard routes in China, India, Canada, and Europe. He has been able to score several first ascents and first free ascents like the Lindič-Leclerc Route on Mt. Tuzo, Canada, Psychological Effect on Mt. Neptuak, Canada and Rolling Stones on Grandes Jorasses.

Lindič has summited Broad Peak in the Karakorum and two weeks later he climbed the Northwest Ridge of Gasherbrum IV, reaching its North Summit. He also scored a solo ascent of the Intégrale de Peuterey Ridge on Mont Blanc in 15.5 hours. The prolific alpinist Lindič was awarded the Piolet d’Or in 2014 for the first ascent of Hagshu on the north face in India. Luka Lindič holds a masters degree in logistics and is a member the Sport Unit of the Slovenian police.

"In the last years I sensed the need of becoming more responsible to environment and the modern problems of our society. Picking up quality, surrounding friendly projects and trying to travel less are becoming my priority. Again and again it surprises me what lays in hills just around the corner, if one opens his/her eyes.

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In July 2015 photographer and filmmaker Jacob Slot filmed and edited a short film about myself: Determination. In Jacobs's words: Mountains are an unpredictable world full of secrets. Inspired by Marko Prezelj and Silvo Karo, Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindič created his own bond with the mountains and forged a life exploring them. In this in-depth profile of an amazing athlete Luka discusses his thoughts.

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Climbing Achievements

K7 West (6858m)
Anderson-House-Prezelj route (ED 6c, M6, 2200m, first repeat), Pakistan
Bhagirathi IV (6150m)
New route (D+, WI3+ M 50°-70°, 1000m), India
Bhagirathi III (6454m)
New route (ED, M5 WI5 6b, 1300m), India
Bhagirathi II (6512m)
ABO- (M8 WI6+ 6b+ 1300m), India
Makalu (attempt, reached 8.200m)
Tibet, China
Mera Peak (6476m)
Acclimatisation for Makalu, Nepal
Ice Tooth (6200m)
New route (TD+, V+, 900m), China
Phola Gangchen (attempt, reached 6.800m)
Tibet, China
Lagan (5750m)
New route (TD-, max M5, 700m), India
Hanas Men North Summit (6300m)
New route (TD, max IV, 1100m), India
Hagshu (6657m)
New route in north face (ED 70°-90°
Biacherahi North (6050m)
New route (max 6b/c, 800m)
Baintha Kabata (6250m
Latok I North Ridge (attempt)
Broad Peak (8051m)
Austrian Route
G4 (7900m)
North Summit via NW Ridge
Kyzyl Asker
Lost in China (M6 WI5, 1200m, First Ascent), China
Great Walls of China
Border Control (M7 WI5+, 700m, First Free Ascent), China
Ice and Mixed Climbing
The sound of silence
Mt Fay, Canadian Rockies, M8 WI5, 1100m (first ascent)
Watzmann Family Traverse
First winter traverse of all Watzmann summits, Germany
Piz Badile, Switzerland, M7 R, 800m
Mt. Tuzo, Canada, M7+ WI6+ R, 1100m (first ascent)
Psychological effect
Mt. Neptuak, Canada, M7 WI5+, 700m (first ascent)
Rolling Stones
Grandes Jorasses, France, M8, 6a, 1100m (1. free ascent, on-sight)
Cerro Torre
Adela traverse+Ragni, Argentina, AI5 M4, 2200m
Peutery Integrale
Mont Blanc, Italy, 5c, M, 4500m (solo in 15,5h)
Peklenska cedevita
Rzenik, Slovenia, M9, 400m, (first free winter ascent)
Swiss route
Rakova Špica, Slovenia, V, M7 500m
Štajerska Rinka, Slovenia, M8 AI6 600m
Skalaška route & Couloir of Dreams (V+/5 M6+, 1.100m)
Triglav, Slovenia
Rock Climbing
End of Silence
Reiteralm, Germany, 8b+, 350m
Divine Providence
Mont Blanc, Italy, 7b+, M, 1500m (on-sight/flash)
Vražji Robert
Osp, Slovenia, 8b+, 110m
Križevnik, Slovenia, 8a, 250m, (first ascent)
Last minute
Vežica, Slovenia, 8a+, 220m
Camilotto Pelissier
Cima Grande, Italy, 8a 550m
Route of fools
Šite, Slovenia, 8a, 350m
Forest Gump
Rochetta Alta, Italy, VIII+, 650m (first ascent)
Nero su bianco
Punta Brendler, Italy, 7b, 950m (on-sight)
Viki krema
Tofana di Rozes, Italy, VIII+/IX-, 850m (first ascent)
Persian cat
Bisotoon, Iran, 7a, 1000m (first ascent)
Ruby Supernova
Slanghoek, South Africa, 7b+, 500m, (first ascent ascent, no bolts)
Sharks of Königssee
Alpltalkopf, Germany, 8a, 220m
Awards & Recognition
Piolet d’Or (2014)
Piolet d’Or for the First Ascent of Hagshu north face in India
Most successful Slovenian alpinist (2020)
Award by Alpine association of Slovenia
Most successful Slovenian alpinist (2019)
Award by Alpine Association of Slovenia
Most successful Slovenian alpinist (2016)
Award by Alpine Association of Slovenia
Most successful Slovenian alpinist (2014)
Award by Alpine Association of Slovenia
Most successful Slovenian alpinist (2009)
Award by Alpine Association of Slovenia
Most promising Slovenian alpinist (2008)
Award by Alpine Association of Slovenia