Alaska

Alaska

Dani Arnold and David Lama on Moose's Tooth in Alaska (c) Mammut

In 2013 Dani Arnold and David Lama teamed up for an expedition to Alaska and were able to realize a spectacular first ascent right away. With their route new route "Bird of Prey" Arnold and Lama manage to pull off the first line through the central headwall of the 1500-meter east face of Moose's Tooth.

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr in "Ice like Sugar", Mt. Reaper, Alaska 2015 (c) Hansjörg Auer

In May 2015, Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr made the first ascent of the previous unclimbed Mt. Reaper in Alaska via their North Face route "Sugar Man" (M7, 85°, A1, 750m). A steep wall with intense and straightforward climbing. The ice couldn’t have been any thinner, otherwise their alpine style attempt would have ground to a halt.

Roger Schäli und Simon Gietl am Devils Paw Northtower

Roger Schäli und Simon Gietl gelingt vom 18. auf den 19. Mai 2015 die Erstbegehung der Route "Black Roses" am Devils Paw Northtower in Alaska, USA. Der Aufstieg erfolgte dabei innerhalb von 19 Stunden, der Abstieg innerhalb von fünf Stunden.

[VIDEO] Conrad Anker in Denali: National Parks Epic Challenge

World-renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker returns to Alaska's Denali National Park to climb Denali (Mount McKinley), the highest peak in North America. The rugged majesty and danger of the Great North is captured in this stunning video of mountain climbers and wildlife in this vast National Park, which covers over six million acres. Conrad's specialty is climbing the most challenging terrain in the world, a quest that has taken him from the mountains of Alaska and Antarctica to the big walls of Patagonia to multiple ascents of Mount Everest. In this video, Conrad shares highlights from his many expeditions to Alaska to climb and ski Denali and the Alaska Range. He also shares memories of camping trips to America's National Parks with his family, where they experienced the joy and beauty of nature together.

Alex Bluemel und Gerry Fiegl in Alaska erfolgreich

Die beiden Tiroler verließen Talkeetna am 19. Mai 2013 nach dem letzten großen Wintersturm, der sogar in Anchorage nochmal für ein paar Zentimeter Neuschnee sorgte und landeten in einer tief verschneiten Ruth Gorge. Die Locals hatten von einer guten Eissaison gesprochen und so war für Alex und Gerry klar, dass sie in den ersten Tagen wohl Ausschau nach guten Eislinien halten sollten.

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Erstbegehung am Cerro Kishtwar: Erfolg für Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist und Julian Zanker (c) Timeline Productions

Am 14. Oktober standen Stephan Siegrist (SUI), Julian Zanker (SUI) und Thomas Huber (GER) am Gipfel des Granitgiganten in Kaschmir. Sie sind das vierte Team, welches diesen Berg über eine spektakuläre Linie besteigen durfte. Ihr Ziel war die bisher noch undurchstiegene zentrale Nordwestwand des Cerro Kishtwar.