World’s Biggest Welcome in Croatia: Day 27 – Paklenica Big Wall Speed Climbing

Daniela Rogulj

All photos by Luka Tambača

April 20, 2019 – Putting Croatian adventure tourism on the map, with the biggest welcome in the world. Day 27 of this incredible 2011 adrenaline trip covering 2,500 km along the Croatian coast. 

The World’s Biggest Welcome, an ambitious adventure tourism project in 2011 in Croatia enters Day 27 of this 2019 appreciation of one of the finest tourism promotion projects ever in Croatia.  

The plan? To showcase the diversity and fabulous offer of adventure tourism in Croatia by following a GPS route the length of the Croatian coast in the shape of the word ‘Welcome’ – thereby creating the biggest welcome in the world from a hospitable tourism country. 


Day 27 continued in NP Paklenica for day two of big wall speed climbing. 

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No significant movements were made on this day as Lacko and his team continued enjoying the Big Wall Speed Climbing competition in the Velika Paklenica canyon. They are currently forming the ‘C’ in ‘Welcome’ on their journey. 

According to NP Paklenica, the “Big Wall Speed Climbing” competition has been going on in the canyon of Velika Paklenica since 2000. There are only a few rules to join the competition, like being over 18 years old and having teams that consist of two male, female, or mixed members. 

This year, the upcoming 20th International Climbers’ Meeting and the “Big Wall Speed Climbing” competition will take place from April 26 to 28, 2019.  

Here’s a look at the competition back in 2011. 


Day 27 continued with the men’s part of the competition. 


Corko the beast. 




Winners Mako Marasovic and Emil Mucko climbed the BWSC route grade 6c+, 160 meters in length for 23 minutes and 36 seconds.



The Slovenian team Matjaz and Nejc.



Kreso Moric and Luka Kivela.




And finally, the awards ceremony. 

A key part of the project was promoting tourism, and the official website has details of the key places visited during the day. 

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NP Paklenica.

You can see the entire project on the Welcome website, as well as much more of Luka Tambaca’s stunning photography on the Welcome Facebook page

Tune in tomorrow for Day 28 as Lacko moves from Starigrad Paklenica to Zadar by kayak and bike.

To follow the whole project from the start, follow the dedicated TCN page


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