Hansjörg Auer Solos Lupghar Sar West

Mountain
Hansjörg Auer on the summit of Lupghar Sar West. Photo: Hansjörg Auer

Leading Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer has soloed the 7000er Lupghar Sar West in the Karakorum. By completing this climb safely, Auer has succeeded in transferring his formidable alpine skills to the greater ranges.

When Auer began the climb at the end of June, unstable weather and high winds buffeted the Lupghar Sar summits. A clear weather window opened up only recently, and Auer hurried up the west face, topping out yesterday, July 8.

Auer took a line to the left of the face itself and finished up on the steep northwest ridge, which was awash with loose rock to the summit.

About the Author

Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash Routen is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK specialising in adventurous travel and expeditions, such as mountaineering, polar travel, and ocean crossings. Ash juggles a day job as a public health scientist with this second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in national newspapers, national and international outdoor and adventure magazines, and various websites. Bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

Alongside writing, Ash also spends some time undertaking his own adventures, and completed a 640 km foot crossing of a frozen Lake Baikal in 2018. His next arctic journey is a 700 km trek along the coast of Baffin Island in Canada.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com

Leave a Reply

1 Comment on "Hansjörg Auer Solos Lupghar Sar West"

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
ELISABETH
Guest

Bravo 👏👏👏greetings from Austria 🇦🇹