Alpine Climbing
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HERITAGE 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

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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

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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

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North3 Story

Sometimes it happens that exceptional things start in a simple, almost trivial way. With a question that you could listen to at the playground, for example.

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Simon Gietl

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Orca

SIMON AND MANUEL GIETL’S TRAD PROJECT ON DURRERSPITZE: THE STORY OF A BROTHERLY RELATIONSHIP, WHICH HAS GROWN ON THE ROCKS.

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Simon Gietl

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Breathing the cold - Simon Messner

The first step is always the hardest. Especially if it is the first step taken toward an ice waterfall. You know how it is from the beginning. When you go ice climbing, it is always going to be a difficult day. One of those days that stays long in the memory.

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Simon Messner-old

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Coming to the Dolomites - Eline Le Menestrel

I feel at home when I can just be myself: when I’m climbing, when I’m playing music, with family and friends, when I’m in nature, when I’m in the mountains.

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Eline Le Menestrel OLD

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CLOSING A CHAPTER

Simon Gietl climbed the 21 pitches of “Can you hear me?” with his partner Andrea Oberbacher on the west face of Cima Scotoni on 15 August 2020. He had been thinking about the redpoint ever since his initial rope solo ascent of the route in 2018. In climbing it, he was keeping a promise to a friend. The route brought out many different emotions, both happy and sad.

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Simon Gietl