I was an avid mountain climber and here I am pictured on Vodno Mountain in Skopje in 1965. I started climbing when I was seven, in Bitola. I have been on all the mountains in Macedonia, Slovenia, and most of the mountains in Serbia and Bosnia. Only the Croatian mountains eluded me. In Bitola, before the war, Hashomer Hatzair was almost a mountain climbing club. We were always going on hikes and outings.