Winter Solo

I prefer to go by myself- to use porters or oxygen is cheating
The Day Everest Shook

At the 25th of April 2015 the earthquake in Nepal changed my life
Far From Civilization

The way to the mountains of this world is also a way into myself
Share The Vision

One of the reasons I climb is to encourage and inspire
Everyday is an adventure and through this
- worth living
Annapurna 8091m Solo Expedition
Only who dares to start

will discover "new land"
Winter Solo
I prefer to go by myself-
to use porters or oxygen is cheating
The Day Everest Shook
At the 25th of April 2015 the earthquake in Nepal changed my life
Far From Civilization
The way to the mountains of this world is also a way into myself
Share The Vision
One of the reasons
I climb is to encourage and inspire
Everyday is an adventure
and through this - worth living
Annapurna 8091m Solo Expedition
Only who dares to start

will discover "new land"
Winter
Solo
I prefer to go by myself- to use porters or oxygen is cheating
The Day Everest Shook
At the 25th of April 2015 the earthquake in Nepal changed my life
Far From
Civilization
The way to the mountains of this world is also a way into myself
Share
The Vision
One of the reasons I climb is to encourage and inspire
Everyday is an adventure
and through this - worth living
Annapurna 8091m Solo Expedition
Only who
dares
to start
will discover "new land"

To be alone on the mountain - that is adventure

I’m pressing more and more desperately on my lighters, but they just won’t light the flame of my cooker. It’s a shitty feeling to learn physics the hard way. As it turns out later the piezoelectric ZÜNDUNG doesn’t work above 4800m. Unfortunately my 5 lighters are all equipped with this mechanism, only my Zippo has a FEUERSTEIN to FUNKENERZEUGUNG but is seems like there is a thin layer of fuel on it. It’s a hopeless situation that doesn’t shake me at first. I start to meld snow with my body heat in my sleeping bag and only as this plan turns out not to be very efficient (nor comfortable) I realize that it won’t be enough to reach the summit. Before the upcoming storm reaches a hurricane level I crawl completely dehydrated up to the 6000m summit of peak Razdelnaya.

 

Winter conditions in advanced basecamp.