News & Weblog
6. Mai 2013
Azazar, new climb on Tadrarate in Morocco’s Taghia Gorge by Aufdenblatten, Papert and Steurer
Inspired by spectacular photos of the late Kurt Albert and Toni Arbones on their 2007 route Antro.po.cene, at the start of April a strong international team comprised of Germany’s Ines Papert, Austria’s Lisi Steurer and Switzerland’s Patrik Aufdenblatten travelled to Morocco’s Taghia valley in the Central Atlas Mountains with their sights set on a striking line up the SW Face of Tadrarate.
Trailer: The Black Madonna
Achim Joos (Flugschule Freiraum) & Ines Papert
Iceclimbing beyond the Polar Circle – Ines Papert realizes trad first ascents in Senja, Norway
During the last two weeks Ines Papert enjoyed the beauty of Norway far north.
Together with Thomas Senf, local Bent Vidar Eilertsen, Nina and Christian Schlesener she ventured new lines on the Senja Island, 350 km north of the Polar Circle.
Senja lies next to the Lofoten islands and offers a lot of untouched rock and ice. Ines and friends climbed and opened their routes ‘traditional Norwegian style’ which means without bolts.
Vertical – Life on the steepest faces
‘Vertical’: a book from Delius Klasing Publishers offers breathtaking pictures and awe- inspiring text from the steepest rock and ice faces in the world.
Within its pages, you’ll discover the world of extreme mountaineer, Ines Papert. As daring as her climbing expeditions are, she is no reckless daredevil, but rather a woman who has the measure of her limits. She has an innate ability to assess what she can and can’t conquer. It is dizzying to see her climb, at the same time being able to admire the incomparable views of the unyielding rocks and majestic glaciers of the formidable high mountains she scales. This book is not about the peace and tranquillity of mountains, but about pure adventure.
Photography: Thomas Senf | visualimpact.ch
Ice Climbing Norway 2012
A team comprised of Ines Papert, Rudi Hauser, Lukas Seiwald, Kurt Astner, Emanuele Ciullo, Thomas Senf and Scott Milton has just returned from the Romsdalen region of Norway where they repeated a series of routes and made the first ascents of a number of new ice climbs.
In 2010 Austrian climber Rudi Hauser travelled to the west coast of Norway, just a few hours from Trondheim and discovered steep valleys and gigantic rock faces which although wel known amongst base jumpers, are less renowned for their ice and mixed potential. Acting on this information Hauser returned this February along with Ines Papert, Lukas Seiwald, Kurt Astner, Emanuele Ciullo, Thomas Senf and Scott Milton and the team, based in the Sunndalenfjord, scoped the climbing in the Sunndalen, Amotan, Eikesdal, Eresfjord and Trollveggen areas. Unsurprisingly, they came away with a series of important first ascents and repeats.