Mountain Projects

HIKE-FLY-INDIA

Beyond Comparison

“Hey, Tamara, how do you say “Have you got any paneer?” “Don’t worry Aaron… we’ll be able to make people understand us.” Aaron Durogati and Tamara Lunger are looking for paneer, a typical cheese found in India and Pakistan. It’s made by curdling fresh milk with vinegar, lemon juice, or yoghurt and is one of the best sources of protein...

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Aaron Durogati

HERITAGE

Heritage of our Fathers

It’s quiet. Midweek at the end of June. Perfect for a visit to the Tre Cime. It’s the kind of day you see only choughs and beams of bright sunlight that reveal the Dolomites for what they really are. From the north face of the Cima Grande, a distant sound of clinking can be heard. Then the sound of a hammer. Just a few precise, effective strikes.

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Simon Gietl

DOLOMITI-SPEEDFLYING

Dolomiti Speedflying

If Autumn in itself is a beautiful season, in the Dolomites it simply becomes exceptional. It’s as if from September onwards somebody turns a knob a couple of shades at a time to change the landscape’s tonality. The beech trees lower down are quick to turn. Going from green they turn yellow, from yellow to red...

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Aaron Durogati

ALASKA

Alaska

The sky is blue, with no clouds. The sun lies low on the horizon, and lightens the primordial landscape. There is no sign of human presence. The last frontier’s meadows are still partially covered in ice and the majestic rivers meander snake like, woods of white birch trees like old bones sticking out into the sky, and further north, thousands...

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Paul Guschlbauer

OBLIVION

Oblivion

Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher establish impressive new route on previously unclimbed Dolomite face. May 2017: Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher are on a mission. They’ve come to the Piz d’Ander (La Dorada ) in the beautiful Edelweiß Valley above Kolfuschg/Colfosco, Alta Badia in the Dolomites. Simon first came to the...

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Simon Gietl

CHAUKI

THE CHAUKI DOLOMITES

Imagine someone told you that there was somewhere in the world with mountains similar to your local mountains, only a bit different? Maybe you’d ask them what they meant by “similar”, and what they meant by “a bit different”. Maybe you’d be curious to go there, to see those similarities and differences yourself. You’d probably be just as curious...

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Aaron Durogati

STIGMATA

Stigmata

Val Badia: you’ll never forget the first time you see it. It’s one of those landscapes that when you talk about it to someone who’s never been there they’ll think you’re making it up. If you’ve never been, you’ll be amazed by the meadows that are so green, the farmhouses that are so well looked after, and the row of spruce trees that seem to hide...

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Simon Gietl

SHIVA-ICE

Shiva’s Ice

Climbing up snow and ice has its own sound, its own rhythm. You swing your tool, feeling the pick bite into the ice, swing again, and breathe. Kick in your first crampon, points scrape against rock, kick in your second crampon, breathe. And repeat. Climbing up snow and ice has a mantra all of its own. You climb a mountain, while your mind....

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Simon Gietl

RESILIENCE

Resilience

Imagine having a dream. A great, big, amazing dream. Imagine working hard to chase that dream, but without skipping any of the hard work. Imagine that feeling and hold it there for a moment. Night has not yet fallen, but with the clouds and rain in the woods south of Salzburg it is practically dark. Aaron is still walking, at a steady pace...

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Aaron Durogati

GIRLS-STORY

What we do here

The alarm clock rings in three different rooms. It is six am. The noise that usually shakes you up from your dreams and reminds you that you are about to start another work day, today is something different though it is Saturday, the weekend is here. Today there are no excuses to put off waking up to turn over in bed, stealing a few more...

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