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Kurt Albert farewell in the Frankenjura next Saturday

04.10.2010 by Martin Joisten

Climbers worldwide are invited to take part in the farewell ceremony organised for Saturday 9 October in Steiberg, Frankenjura, in honour of German climbing legend Kurt Albert.

On September 28th 2010 the worldwide climbing community lost one of its pioneers, and role models of free climbing as well as one of the most passionate adventurers throughout all global crags, mountains, and big walls – the “father” of ‘Rotpunkt Climbing’ Kurt Albert.

In order to say goodbye forever to this renowned climbing personality, we would like to celebrate the official ‘Kurt Albert Farewell‘ with a special ceremony on October 9th 2010, in a style which Kurt for sure would have appreciated.

The official ‘Kurt Albert Farewell‘ ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 9th 2010 starting at 3:00pm at one of his favorite places in the Frankenjura, the Muschelquelle right by the crag ‘Glatte Wand‘ in Streitberg (Community Ebermannstadt). We invite all friends and fans of this climbing legend as well as all passionate climbers to pay their last respect, giving tribute and saying goodbye to Kurt Albert in the heart of the Frankenjura.

After the official ceremony in Streitberg all friends and fans will get together in a huge tent-venue located in the neighbour village of Muggendorf for a further gathering, including an audio-visual review of the milestones and the climbing life of Kurt Albert.

For further information regarding the event, location/access etc. please check out the homepage www.kurt-albert.de. On that page there is also the possibility to post and address personal wishes, goodbyes and messages via a virtual guestbook to that climbing legend.

His brother, Horst Albert, and some of his closest friends would appreciate not to bring flowers or other arrangements. Instead, people are invited to donate to a fund, which will soon support several projects to be announced, giving back to the community in the will of Kurt. For anyone wishing to donate, the information is as follows:

V.Rochow & Partner
Castellbank Nürnberg
Kurt Albert
IBAN: DE 947 605 010 100 019 041 98
SWIFT: SS KN DE 77 XXX

Looking forward, seeing you this Saturday…
Best regards

The Org-Team
Horst Albert, Matthias Bäuerle, Thomas Düll, Ari Clols, Michaela Karrasch, Mariusz Hoffmann, Norbert Sandner, Stefan Glowacz, Stefan Koch, Martin Joisten

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