After a quiet summer, Bernhard Schwaiger has shown that he´s by no means out of shape. During a weekend in the Sustenpass in mid August, where the conditions went from wet to warm, he made a record fast (1h) ascent of Sputnik, an 8B Dave Graham called the hardest 8B in the world back in the day. Three weeks later he made the FA of Returning temptation, 8B/+, in the Austrian Käfertal. Bernie is currently 4th in the world ranking.