The two alpinists and mountain guides Michi Wohlleben and Lukas Hinterberger succeed in their project Salbitschijen winter trilogy in the Uri Alps. Within 45 hours on February 15th and 16th, the two climbed the south, west and east ridges to the 2985 meter high Salbitschijen with its famous summit needle.
After getting a good beating last year, they were able to turn their dream of the Salbitschijen winter trilogy into reality this year. Climbed within 45 hours Michi Wohlleben and Luke Hinterberger In mid-February three times to the 2985 meter high summit - once over the south ridge, once over the west ridge and once over the east ridge.
During their adventure on what is probably the most famous ridge of the Uri Alps, they experienced everything an alpinist's heart desires, says Michi Wohlleben: "Lots of perfect rock, often snow-covered, icy or wet, bad avalanche slopes and numerous meters in challenging terrain."
The three massive ridges that lead to the Salbitschijen are among the most beautiful ridge climbing routes in Switzerland and are accordingly often visited in summer. In winter, on the other hand, there is not much going on at the impressive granite teeth.
To date, there are only two really well-known winter ascents on the west ridge alone, maybe three, says Michi Wohlleben. In February, he and Lukas Hinterberger definitely had the numerous rock towers all to themselves.
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Credits: Cover picture Michi Wohlleben