Josune Bereziartu turns to winter Alpinism

by Katrina Mohr On March 14, 2008, Josune Bereziartu and her husband Rikar Otegui ? both known almost exclusively for their sport climbing achievements?put up a seven-pitch alpine scarefest on the north face of Pena Telera (2764m) in the Spanish Pyrenees. Their new line, Frenesi (Frenzy: ED+: III/IV M6/7 R, 450m), they climbed onsight and ground up over seven hours, placing only natural protection. “My alpine experience has been very short because I mostly sport climb, but in the past two years I´ve been gradually seduced by alpinism,” Bereziartu said. “Frenzy was the first alpine route that I opened, so it gave me perspective on what´s mentally and physically difficult for me. This route was hard for me, especially because many of the placements were pretty poor, which didn´t give me much confidence.” Full Report (with action photo) on the Alpinist Website. ( Source: Alpinist )