How Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic climbed up Europe’s highest chimney in Slovenia?

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Again, the Slovenian sports spirit has been brought to the spotlight. This time by two world-class Slovenian climbers, Domen Škofic and Janja Garnbret, who successfully climbed up the highest chimney in Europe, located in Trbovlje, Slovenia.

World-class climbers Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic tackle the tallest artificial multi-pitch route in the world when they scale the highest chimney in Europe at Slovenia’s Trbovlje Power Station. By climbing up the highest chimney in Europe at Slovenia’s Trbovlje Power Station (360 meters or 1,181 feet high), world-class climbers Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic tackled the tallest artificial multi-pitch route in the world. Red Bull, known for supporting adrenaline-filled sports projects, has entitled the project “Tower of strength: a climb up Europe’s tallest chimney”. The video of their ascent amazed a number of spectators. You can see it here, along with other interesting facts that will take your breath away. “The chimney at Trbovlje Power Station soars 360m into the sky above Slovenia. Often piercing the low-level cloud, it stands as the highest chimney in Europe, and for Domen Škofic and Janja Garnbret, it’s been the ultimate homeland climbing goal. The idea to climb it was born in 2015 and five years on the dream becomes a reality. On October 9, 2020, with barely half the chimney visible due to fog, they begin to scale it for the first time. Four days later on October 13, fully rested and with the route fresh in their minds, they’ll return and enjoy a successful free climb, sending every pitch on the route.”

The segment of active outdoor holidays, together with mountain holidays, is one of the most competitive tourism products in Europe. It has a significant impact on the image of Slovenia as a sustainable destination, and connect well with the sports tourism product. It, furthermore, ensures safe, sustainable, and attractive experiences for the visitors.

The product is thus one of the main tourism products for which the STB has provided many promotional and marketing activities. The development of the active leisure offer in Slovenia will continue to be based on boutiqueness, uniqueness, authenticity, and the unspoiled nature, which allows a non-mass development of the product. Projects like Red Bull’s “Tower of strenght: a climb up Europe’s tallest chimney” with two Slovenians in the main role, showcase the country’s sports soul and additionally boost the image of Slovenia as a sports destination.

Cover photo: Red Bull.