Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher on Eiger
Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher climbed three of the hardest routes on the Eiger this summer after spending a few weeks in Canada, where they climbed The Path 5.14R. On the Eiger, they made the second ascent, ground-up in four days, of Odyssee, a 1,400metre 5.13c. After their epic climb, Larcher said, “We almost had to bail, but we kept the motivation and the hope high, and eventually everything went well. After four days we managed to both free climb this outstanding line, living another cool adventure together.” They also climbed the 300- metre Magic Mushroom 5.13a on their f irst push. Larcher said, “We started early to climb this 20 pitch beautiful route, which ends exactly on the famous base jumper’s exit (the Mushroom). We were happy to stand on the top before the storm arrived and after having both free climbed it.” On Deep Blue Sea, Larcher and Zangerl onsighted every 5.12c pitch on the 250- metre route.