THE BIANCO RIDGE in winter

08/14/2013

USA

Toni Moßhammer and David Kreiner, Bianco Ridge
HARDER THAN YOU THINK THE BIANCO RIDGE IN WINTER<BR><BR> The challenge was doing the Bianco Ridge in winter. Real winter, not the meteorological one." To have one of the most awe-inspiring routes in the Alps all to yourself is something that many dream of but only few manage to experience. And yet the strategy for the Bianco Ridge would be so straightforward: go when nobody else is there. And that's exactly what Toni Moßhammer and David Kreiner did.

CRUX OF THE SUPERLATIVE<BR>Cornices are a standard feature of ridge walks in the high Alps. On the Bianco Ridge it is no different. In contrast to many other far less popular ridges, the Bianco maintains its physical shape from snow and ice alone. And in the imagination its appearance takes shape using every superlative you can think of. Just like the cornices, they get more spectacular as you go along.

"The most aesthetic route in the Alps!" "A sculpture of snow and rock!" "A magic picture book line!" "A ridge made by the hand of God!" "A must for every tour book!" "Stairway to heaven in white!" "The most spectacular mountain marathon!"

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