Bouldering in the mountains
Even if people like me, who enjoy bouldering at home, visit these places, the main goal of the expedition kills any sort of ambition on the boulders.
Conrad Anker, my partner on that trip, was constantly putting cream on his hands so they wouldn’t crack in the dry high mountain air. If Conrad, who has seen just about anything there is to see in expedition climbing, thinks good skin is important to avoid frostbite, then it probably is.
By the way, Stefan Voitl took this photo near my tent below Lunag Ri in 2016. This weekend, Stefan has an exhibition of his best photographs from Nepal, including a few more from that expedition. If you are around, have a look at the Alpinmesse Innsbruck!