FRI NIGHT VID - Hansjörg Auer: The Music of Chance

Tonight's Friday Night Video features Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer making the first ascent of a route on the Kristallwand of Kirchkogel (3280m) in the Ötztal Alps, named “The Music of Chance” (6c/A3/500m). Hansjörg climbed the line in Winter 2012 alongside his brothers Vitus and Matthias.

The route follows up a steep rock face hidden in the Gaisberg valley, characterised by chossy rock, just a few obvious lines and steep, overhanging terrain.

In the video, Hansjörg also pays homage to the two oldest mountain guides in Obergurgl, Anton and Hans - who were two of the most influential alpinists in Ötztal back in the day. 



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