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INTERVIEW: Markus Pucher on Patagonian Winter Soloing

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 UKC News 07 Oct 2016
Markus in Patagonia in 2015, 4 kbAustrian alpinist Markus Pucher recently caught our attention with two unsuccessful but nonetheless remarkable winter solo attempts on Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia, as well as making the first winter solo ascent of Cerro Pollone.

To find out more about this enigmatic figure of Patagonian mountaineering, we sent Markus some questions...



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 BrainoverBrawn 09 Oct 2016
In reply to UKC News:

I can't even read all this without jumping out of my skin every glimpse of the next picture. The dream to be alone on top in Winter there! All those exposures alone! You can't do some mountaineering without amazing good fortune to always be confident and competent at the same time I suppose and there is a level of that here. It looks non-stop terrifying for the rewards however wowever.

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