We are happy to share this exciting news and pictures from our EDELRID athlete Simon Gietl! The South Tyrolean mountain guide and alpinist has successfully mastered his solo first ascent of the "Identität". Where? On the west face of the Mittlerer Zwölfer/Croda Antonio Berti in the Sesto and Auronz Dolomites. The difficulty of the 500 m high route is 8 and A1.
“IDENTITÄT is what I call my new solo first ascent on the “Mittlerer Zwölfer” west face! Upon closer inspection, the route reflects my identity as an alpinist. The style I have chosen reflects my values, which in some ways cause great suffering but also great satisfaction. For me, this line is, so to speak, an identity-forming place of fulfillment that seems harmonious and consistent to me. Just as there should be countless self-images, there can also be different interpretations of comfort and satisfaction.”