A last solo before the spring
Before the summer more or less suddenly began in April, I sampled the winter conditions one last time on 24 March. I managed a first ascent in the Vals valley – the north buttress of the Hohe Kirche – this time alone.
A few thoughts on: Exploratory spirit
What is left to discover, at a time where every last corner can be surveyed and looked at via Google Earth, and where even rock climbs can be climbed in front of your screen by means of Virtual Reality. Is exploration even still interesting?
Not to be underestimated!
Early this year, at the beginning of January, I finally - on my fourth attempt - did the first ascent of the "Sagzahn-Verschneidung" ("Sagzahn Corner"). On my first attempt five years ago, I already thought that I wouldn't lead those pitches again, now I've done it four times in total.
An unexpected turn
David Lama on Ama Dablam and an unexpected turn in his 2017 expedition.