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Kurt Astner

Kurt Astner
Bio

Rocks or ice: there’s no difference for Kurt Astner. The star from South Tyrol (Brunico, 1970), who was a blacksmith (“preparing” his arms) before making his living full time in the mountains, is equally at home with both elements. It doesn’t matter if the limestone of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo is not exactly reliable: it appears that those yellow precipices bring out the best in bashful Kurt, who free climbed the mythical Jean Couzy (Cima Ovest, 8a+) and established new routes Das Phantom der Zinne (Cima Grande, 7c+, 1995), Iso 2000 (Cima Grande, 7a+, 1998), Alpenliebe (Cima Ovest, 7c, 1998), Ötzi trifft Yeti (Cima Piccola, 7a+, 2000), Akut (Cima Ovest, 8a, 2000) and Pressknödel (Cima Ovest, 7c, 2010). As far as ice is concerned, Kurt unhesitatingly rates Canada the best, thinking back to certain incredible adventures based on technique and nerves (no falling off...) on fantastic ice falls that cannot be found anywhere else.

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