Goran (pronounced YOU'REon) Kropp never lived his life in mediocrity.
He was Swedish adventure addict who started at the of 6 and stopped only at the day of his death (which too was at the hands of a mountain).
At the tender age of 6 when most of us are busy practicing cursive writing, Goran climbed Galdhøppigen, the highest peak in Norway with his father.
After school Goran joined Swedish parachute rangers, which will introduce a self imposed rigorous regime.
"He would set his alarm clock for random hours of the early morning. If he woke up at 3am, he would march 30km in full gear, if it was 6am, then 60km. This, he said, was his training for getting used to living with the unexpected."
Carving for himself a body of steel, Goran began conquering mountains alone!
At 22 he successfully did the summit of Lenin Peak (23,405 ft) alone.
With the dream of climbing Cho Oyu, Goran began summiting everything that came in between him and his cycle.
Cotopaxi (19347 ft)
Huayana Potosi ( 20,000 ft approx)