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23.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Albert Leichtfried, Benedikt Purner climb new ice in Iceland

In Iceland the Austrian alpinists Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner have made the first ascent of the new mixed climb Shelter of the gods M10.

16.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner discover new ice climbs in Iceland

Ice climbing: in February 2016 the Austrian alpinists Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner established a flurry of new ice climbs in Iceland, including Tröll leikhus at Austurárdalur, currently the hardest on the island.

26.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Norway new ice climbs for Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner

In February 2014 the Austrians Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner travelled to northern Norway and established a host of new ice climbs, including Tiroler tris (550m, WI 6), Enter sandman (750m, WI7-) and Happy end (600m, M5 WI5).

06.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Zweite Geige, new ice climb in the Dolomites by Leichtfried and Purner

On 28/01/2014 Austrian alpinists Albert Leichtfried and Bendikt Purner made the first ascent of Zweite Geige (WI7/M7, 140m) in Vallunga, Dolomites, Italy.

12.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Albert Leichtfried: three new mixed climbs in Austria's Tirol

Albert Leichtfried has put up three new ice, mixed and drytooling routes in the Tirol, Austria, together with Benedikt Purner and Christian Picco Piccolruaz: Black Denim (WI5/M5) at Ochsengarten, Figure 443 (M13) at Dryland and Bese Hexe (M9+, WI7-, 190m) in the Stubaital.

06.02.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Senza piombo, the interview with Albert Leichtfried

Interview with Albert Leichtfried after the first ascent together with Benedikt Purner of Senza piombo, the new mixed climb established in Vallunga with difficulties up to M10 WI 5 protected only with trad gear and without bolts and pegs.

01.02.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Senza piombo, clean mixed climb in Val Lunga, Dolomites

The Austrians Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner have made the first ascent of Senza piombo in Val Lunga (Dolomites); a difficult mixed route protected only with trad gear and presumably the first M10 in the world established in this clean style.

20.02.2012 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Illuminati repeated by Boswell and Fritzer

Greg Boswell and Charly Fritzer have repeated Illuminati, the difficult mixed route in Val Lunga, Dolomites, established by Albert Leichtfried.

03.02.2012 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Felsige Gärten, new mixed variation to Hängende Gärten in Austria's Tyrol

At the end of January Christian Picco Piccolruaz and Albert Leichtfried carried out the first ascent of Felsige Gärten, a mixed variation to the classic ice climb Hängende Gärten in the Tyrol, Austria.

31.01.2012 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Illuminati in Val Lunga for Ines Papert and Lisi Steurer

On 27/01/2012 Ines Papert and Lisi Steurer carried out the first female ascent of Illuminati, the incredible mixed route established by Albert Leichtfried in 2006 up in Val Lunga, Selva Gardena (Italy).

30.03.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New ice climbs in Norway

Details of the latest ice climbing trip to Norway by Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner who in mid February established a series of new routes together with Gerry Fiegl e Paul Mair.

08.02.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New ice climbs in Austria's Floitental by Leichtfried, Purner & Co

Two new icefalls in the Floitental (Zillertal), Austria: Excalibur (WI6/R, 120m, Albert Leichtfried & Paul Mair 30/01/2011) and Quasimodo (M7 WI7, 90m, Benedikt Purner & Klaus Pietersteiner 03/02/2011).

13.01.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dripping Elegance, new mixed route in Austria's Ötztal

Albert Leichtfried and Gerry Fiegl have established Dripping Elegance (M10/WI5+ 110m) in the Ötztal in Austria.

07.06.2010 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Il volo di Pegasus, new route on Monte Monaco, Sicily

Austrians Albert Leichtfried and Reinhard Ranner have carried out the first ascent of Il volo di Pegasus (260m, 7a) on Monte Monaco, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily.

12.03.2010 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Norway ice climbing trip for Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner

Ice climbing to ice climbing around the Lyngen Fjord in Norway by Albert Leichtfreid from Austria.

18.02.2010 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gorillas im Nebel, new mixed route in the Zillertal, Austria

On 15 February Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner carried out the first free ascent of "Gorillas im Nebel" (120m, M10/WI6) in the Zillertal, Austria.

01.02.2010 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Centercourt repeated twice in the Gasteinertal, Austria

Centercourt, the new extreme testpiece first climbed by Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner at the start of Janauary, has been repeated twice, by the Slovenians Aljaz Anderle and Klemen Premrl and the Austrians Rudolf Hauser and Helmut Holleis.

12.01.2010 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Centercourt WI7+, new extreme ice climb in Austria's Gasteinertal by Leichtfried and Purner

On 07/01/2010 Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner made the first ascent of the 300m "Centercourt" in the Gasteinertal. Graded WI7+, this is the hardest pure iceline in Austria and one of the hardest in the world.

08.12.2009 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Leichtfried and Purner do the Moonwalk, the longest icefall in Austria

Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner have carried out the first ascent Moonwalk WI6/M7, at 1000m the longest icefall in Austria.

25.11.2009 by Planetmountain in Climbing

La lingua pura 7c, new multi-pitch climb on Monte Monaco, Sicily

Austrian Mountain Guide Albert Leichtfried has made the first ascent of La lingua pura (7c, 6c oblig, 200m) on the North Face of Monte Monaco close to San Vito lo Capo in Sicily, Italy, together with Paul Mair.

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