"...one day I woke up to misty and rainy morning. I looked out the window and questioned whether the route was dry. My other sister, Kathi, encouraged me to have a go and the all so familiar nerves set in. We walked through the damp forest up the overhanging granite wall and I made a really good attempt, falling on the tricky moves after the crux. I was pleased with my effort and had already accepted defeat for that day but I had a feeling deep down that I should give it just one more attempt. After a serial moment I climbed the 'Schwarzer Schwan' and the feeling of relief and happiness were indescribable."
There is also a report and more photos on the excellent Otztal Website.
The video below shows off the excellent climbing in Ötztal and features the Bachar sisters as well as David Lama and some other local climbing stars.
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