From 25 - 29 November 2015 Bansko in Bulgaria hosts the Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015. More than 100 films from 5 continenti, special guests including Hansjörg Auer, Tom Ballard, Patrick Gabarrou, Tamara Lunger and Jean Troillet. Chris Bonington - Life and Climbs has been selected as one of the finalists of this prestigious festival.
On 12 and 13 August 2015 Alessandro Rudatis and Massimo Torricelli made the second ascent of the beautiful and difficult Bruderliebe (800m, 19 pitches, max 8b/8b+) the difficult multi-pitch climb established and freed, in 2011, by Hansjörg Auer and his brother Vitus on the South Face of Marmolada (Dolomites).
On 25 October Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Blümel and Gerhard Fiegl reached the summit of Nilgiri South, the difficult 6839m mountain in the Annapurna massif (Nepal), having climbed the virgin South Face. The day after summiting the Austrian expedition transformed into tragedy as 27-year-old Fiegl fell to his death while descending the SW Ridge.
In July 2015 Hansjörg Auer, Jacopo Larcher, Eneko Pou, Iker Pou and Siebe Vanhee climbed 8 new routes up the granite big walls close to Bilibino in Russia.
On 26 August 2015 the Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer made a free solo climb of Mephisto, the route established in 1979 by Reinhard Schiestl and Luggi Rieser on Sass de Crusc in the Dolomites
On 17/05/2015 Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr made the first ascent of the hitherto unclimbed Mt. Reaper in Alaska via their North Face route Sugar Man (M7, 85°, A1, 750m).
Austrian climbers Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr have made the first ascent of Le Petit Prince (8a, 400m) up the West Face of Capu Cascioni in Corsica
In early March 2015 Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl made the first ascent of Elfenbein, a new mixed climb in the Ötztal.
The video of the first ascent of The Music of Chance, established in winter 2012 on the Kristallwand face, Kirchkogel in Austria.
Video protrait of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer.
On 9/09/2014 Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl made the first ascent of The Music of Hope (7a, A1, 500m), a new route up the Kristallwand, Kirchkogel, Ötztal Alps, Austria.
On Wednesday, July 23 at Selva di Val Gardena, Dolomites, the 3rd Karl Unterkircher Award 2014 was given to Simon Anthamatten, Matthias Auer and Hansjörg Auer for their first ascent of the East Face of Kunyang Chhish, Karakorum / Pakistan.
Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Peter Ortner are currently in the Karakorum in Pakistan attempting to scale the unclimbed NE Face of Masherbrum (7821m).
The video of Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr making the first ascent of the Mayr/Auer route up the Kastenwand, Pinnistal, Austria.
On 12 -13 February 2014 Hansjörg Auer traversed the ridge line that leads from Gamskogel to Wilde Leck high above the Ötztal in Austria. A long traverse, first carried out many moons ago by the talented Austrian alpinist Reinhard Schiestl.
Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer talks about the snow cornice that collapsed beneath his feet during a recent climb in the Ötztaler Alps.
The complete list of all 2013 ascents taken into consideration by the Piolets d'Or, from which the choice of nominees for the Piolets d'Or 2014 will be made.
On 23/12/2013 Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr made the possible first winter ascent of the N Face of Hahlkogel (2655m) in the Ötztal Alps.
From 20:50 tune in to this "channel" to watch the live streaming of Storyteller, the special The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival evening with this year's protagonists Hansjörg Auer from Austria and Iker Pou and Eneko Pou from Spain. The adventure to be experienced together, directly from the warm and magical Greek night, is their "cold" but exciting Baffin Island expedition 2012.
Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr have made the first ascent of the Mayr/Auer route up the Kastenwand, Pinnistal, Austria.