NIVES MEROI - ROMANO BENET
Saturday December 14 – 19:30 Sala BBK
Alpinists Nives Meroi and Romano Benet will receive the WOP Award during the 12th edition of the BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia. The couple has climbed all fourteen eight-thousanders without porters or oxygen bottles. Overcoming adversity ─including serious illnesses─ these mountaineers have been able to be firm and true to their values. They are following the path of previous WOP Award winners, such as Josep Manuel Anglada, Sir Chris Bonington, Peter Habeler or Kurt Diemberger. The award granted by the WOP-The Walk On Project Foundation rewards the defence and transmission of mountaineering values.