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29.04.2011

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An instant, and everything changes
18.10.2011 by Planetmountain

An instant, and everything changes

For the first time since the accident, Xenia Minder talks to Le Temps about her drama after falling in the mountains and dragging down her life partner, Erhard Loretan.

Erhard Loretan, good-bye to a great alpinist
29.04.2011 by Vinicio Stefanello

Erhard Loretan, good-bye to a great alpinist

On Thursday 28 April Swiss alpinist and mountain guide Erhard Loretan died in a climbing accident while ascending Grünhorn in the Bernse Alps. Loretan was one of the greatest alpinists of the modern era, the third person to have climbed all fourteen 8000m peaks and the second to do so without supplementary oxygen.

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