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Topic - ARTICLE: Eternal Flame - Trango Tower by Alex & Thomas Huber

UKC Articles - on 15 Oct 2009
[The West Face of Nameless Tower. Eternal Flame runs up the right skyline of the tower, which is actually its south buttress., 2 kb]Making the best of a stretch of good weather, between August 11th and 14th 2009, the well known German climbing super-stars Alexander and Thomas Huber successfully completed the first redpoint ascent of Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower (Trango Tower) in the Karakoram.

Eternal Flame is one of the most famous and classic rock climbs in the world. First climbed in 1989 by the legendary German team of Wolfgang Güllich and Kurt Albert, it has become one of the 'ultimate ticks' in world climbing.

This is the story of the first free ascent, told by Thomas and Alexander and accompanied by superb photographs.

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