Habeler climbs the North Face of the Eiger at 74

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Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 9, 2017 - 08:40pm PT
A Leo Dickinson film:

i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Apr 9, 2017 - 09:11pm PT
Breath taking Roy!
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Apr 10, 2017 - 12:52pm PT
Didn't Hermann Buhl climb Nanga Parbat w/o oxygen? First ascent, too. Why's Messner's climb considered more significant?
norm larson

climber
wilson, wyoming
Apr 10, 2017 - 01:41pm PT
Messner went back and soloed it w/o O2
John Mac

Trad climber
Breckenridge, CO
Apr 10, 2017 - 01:44pm PT
I can't remember so could someone please help me out here ...

Why did Messner and Habeler stop climbing together?
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 10, 2017 - 02:29pm PT
Because locker's a dick.

DMT
jstan

climber
Apr 10, 2017 - 02:34pm PT



Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan

Apr 10, 2017 - 02:29pm PT
Because locker's a dick.

DMT

That's why we let Dingus hang out here. Good one!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 11, 2017 - 05:31am PT
LoCker is a dicK and also one of my favorite people on the forum.
His blunt, rumpled pie tin, humorous crust, and tangy insights are the bomb!

Suffice to say, physically he hasn't held pace with Habeler.

Donini has the genetics, but I think he's done it largely by being an irascible old bastard, who, like any good alpinist knows when to go down, and in general doesn't say no to life's obstacles.

It's not just genetic gifts, but an aptitude for self-actualization.

To me, this is Habeler.
It doesn't hurt that the employment climate for a guide in Europe was and remains much more conducive to success.

I read a few of Messner's books a while back, and in one of them there is an excellent account of his ascent of Hidden Peak/Gash 1 with Peter Habeler.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Apr 11, 2017 - 06:36am PT
Haebler can't keep pace wit the dick in the huff tank...
ionlyski

Trad climber
Kalispell, Montana
Apr 11, 2017 - 04:19pm PT
Now let's see if his old competitor Reinhold Messner can still get it up!! Errr I mean still get up it...

Nah, they're friends again.
Peter Habeler & Reinhold Messner celebrating life!
Peter Habeler & Reinhold Messner celebrating life!
Credit: ionlyski

Photo Credit= Ed Webster
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Apr 11, 2017 - 04:47pm PT
That picture is great. The 2 men most responsible for the modern Himilayan technical alpine style.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Apr 11, 2017 - 04:56pm PT
I spent several days with Peter in Chamonix in 2009 when we both were on the Piolet d'Or jury. He was very vibrant and handsome and looked at least a decade younger than his age. His climbing the Eiger at 74 is no surprise to me....I'll bet he does it when he turns 80.
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 11, 2017 - 08:17pm PT
From Wikipedia, about Habeler:
Habeler attempted to climb Everest again in 2000 but failed to do so due to fluid in his lungs.[7]

I saw Christine Boskoff, who perished with Charlie Fowler in China in 2006, give a slideshow in Boulder of Everest 2000, presumably, or maybe even detailing a subsequent trip as late as 2003-2005, as Peter was also there at Everest and I recall she said Habeler was then in his early 60s.

She recounted for the audience that she and Peter Habeler would race one another through the ice fall, timing themselves, and said he was incredibly fit and vivacious. She showed a picture or two of him and he still looked quite the part. Christine was impressed, as were all of us in the audience.

Too cool for school, that guy!
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Apr 11, 2017 - 08:52pm PT
I originally read the title of this thread as "Habeler climbs the North Face of Eiger in '74" and I thought well, duh, doesn't everybody know that?

The dude was a stud back then and still continues to be a stud!
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Apr 12, 2017 - 05:28am PT
Just as Jim Donini said, I'm not surprised either at Habeler's ascent.

If your lucky enough to have minimal health issues, ( arthritis etc), and are already an accomplished alpinist, and in reasonable shape, you can keep climbing to an advanced age.

astrange

Trad climber
Copenhagen, Denmark
May 19, 2017 - 12:54pm PT
UKC have a nice interview with Peter:

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item/71097/interview_peter_habeler_-_the_eiger_nordwand_at_74

Anders
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