Two Slovak flew above the Antarctic

Slovaks from Spišská Nová Ves and Stará Ľubovňa went paragliding above the Antarctic.

(Source: Juraj Koreň)

Two young men decided to climb seven summits where no human has ever stood on seven different continents. However, they did not plan on walking or climbing back down but flying down.

They accomplished the first such adventure, as the commercial broadcaster TV JOJ reported, by climbing a summit where no human foot had stepped before.

“We are first in the world, for sure,” said climber Michal Sabovčík for TV JOJ.

They named the summit Divoká

Michal Sabovčík and Juraj Koreň took a boat to reach the iceberg where the summit is located, then they climbed the virgin summit.

They named it in Slovak, Divoká meaning wild.

Climbing up took about seven hours, but the way back was shorter as they used paragliders.

Of the adventure at the Antarctic lasting almost one month, the longest and most dramatic section was sailing to the continent.

“The wind blew over 50 knots, there were huge waves and strong gusts. I lay ill in the lower deck for 12 days out of 25, I cannot even remember them,” said Juraj Koreň, the Slovak champion in paragliding for TV JOJ.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.