On July 12, 2022, the two Swiss alpinists Nicolas Hojac and Adrian Zurbrügg climbed the Swiss Skyline Route from the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Oberland in a new best time of 13 hours and 8 minutes. In the video for their record ascent, the two comment on the fine line between speed and risk.
Set in the summer of 2022 Nicolas Hojac and Adrian Zurbrugg set a new speed record in the Bernese Oberland: in 13 hours and 8 minutes they mastered the Swiss Skyline (Lacrux reported), for which ordinary rope teams need four to five days. They beat the time of the previous record holder Ueli Steck by more than three hours.
In the short documentary "Facing Time", the two professional alpinists share their thoughts on the importance of this record and the risks associated with such speed ascents.
Video: Nicolas Hojac and Adrian Zurbrügg on the risks of speed records
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Credits: Cover picture Mammoth