Babsi Zangerl and Ja­copo Larcher on Eiger

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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.

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