Gietl, Feistl Open New Route in South Tyrol

On Dec. 11, Simon Gietl and Martin Feistl opened a new route in South Tyrol, right in Gietl’s backyard. The climbers called the 150m line Affogato (M6, WI 7) .

The new route in South Tyrol.

‘Affogato,’ the new route in the South Tyrol. Photo: Simon Gietl/Martin Feistl


According to the climbers, Affogato is a veil of ice barely thick enough for 10cm ice screws and includes a key section over an icy roof.

Kris Annapurna

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Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.