Photo: Stefan Wiebel

90-minute live multi-media presentation by Ines Papert & Luka Lindič

Alpinism on the Edge of Dreams

Alpinists are special types of athletes. They're strong-minded with clear opinions and intense decision-making skills. They seek joy in constant challenges on big faces and will gladly leave behind the comforts of a warm house and fresh meals to achieve their goals in rough, barren places.

When two people with these characteristics find each other the result is a fierce drive to dream on the edge together, push limits and grow. When world-renowned alpinists Ines Papert and Luka Lindič got to know each other while getting "Lost in China" failure and success challenged them. They also got closer as a team. Now they step up the challenge of being a couple as well as climbing partners every day. This isn't always easy when ideas and expectations of two strong minds meet.

World-class alpinists Ines Papert and Luka Lindič take their audience with them on new adventures as a pro-athlete couple. They let their viewers in on how they live their dreams of climbing big, hard walls while keeping their strong characters in harmony. Together they discover how seeing something from another perspective can lead to new directions. Ines and Luka experience how they have to deal when dreams begin to fade away when they can't take on challenges or when these challenges become too risky.

Their journey begins in the historical "Cop Pillar" on the north face of Triglav, where they first climbed together. They continue to China where they opened the route "Lost in China" on Kyzyl Asker after Ines had failed on the mountain twice before. This is where their story as a couple begins. They continue to repeat a new line on the north face of Piz Badile in winter, climb the north face of Grande Jorasses the same season and open a new route on one of the biggest rock faces in South Africa using only mobile protection. Ines and Luka also talk about failing together.

They spent two months in Patagonia and failed at climbing Fitz Roy due to adverse conditions. Still they made the best of the heavy snow by climbing up and skiing down Cerro Solo in the company of her then 16-year -old son. Their most challenging destination so far was an attempt of a new route on the south face of Shishapangma (8027m) in Tibet. After a long waiting game due to bad weather conditions they had to abort their final go after getting caught in an avalanche.

Alpinism on the Edge of Dreams is a live lecture with high-quality, breathtaking photos and videos that will take you on the unique journey of pro-alpinists Ines Papert and Luka Lindič as they climb some of the hardest and remote routes on the planet while mastering the unusual life of an intercultural family.


Ines Papert is a multiple world champion ice climber. She is one of the most accomplished alpinists and was the first woman to climb the mixed grade M11. Ines is 44 years old and mother of an 18-year-old son. She was born in the Saxon town of Bad Düben, Germany. She has been living in Berchtesgaden since 1993.

Luka Lindič is one of the most successful young alpinists of our time. He was awarded the Piolet d' Or in 2014 for his ascent of the north face of Hagshu in India. He has since established a number of hard routes in China, India, Canada, and Europe, several of them first ascents and first free ascents. Luka is 30 years old. He was born in Celje, Slovenia, where he grew up.

Papert will be available for questions after her presentation and will of course sign posters and books.