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German FlagJürgen Zapp

Ortler North Face (Ertl route) 3900 m (pictured)
After several training ice climbs I felt the time was ripe to attempt the challenging Ortler North Face. The mental strain the eve before was tremendous but eventually we found the highest ice wall in the East Alps (3500 ft) in the best condition and climbed most of it without the rope.

Motion Picture (E1 5b), Shorn Cliff,
After a 10 year climbing break (and significantly less hair on my head), I lead again what had used to be my limit.

Headstone Wall, Joshua Tree
The best VS in the world? Yes.


Lone Tree Grove (VS 4c), Black Rocks

Ortler North Face