The pair of climbers Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher succeed the first repetition of the Eiger-Route Odyssey under massively difficult conditions.

The difficult and overhanging climbing route Odyssey in the Eiger North Face was first started by Roger Schäli, Robert Jasper and Simon Gietl in the year 2015. "High five for Roger Schäli, Robert Jasper and Simon Gietl for this amazing route they put up and team-free-climbed in 2015 as the hardest free climb on the Eiger," writes Babsi after their redpoint ascent.

Soaking wet 7c pitches: No problem for Babsi and Jacopo

Quite apart from the fact that the pure ascent is already an achievement in itself, it must be added that the two have scored the route in the worst possible conditions: "Some wet pitches scared us like hell (including 7c cable lengths - editorial note) and we were close to giving up at some point. 4 days for both of us. Super happy, "says Babsi.

Cuddly sleeping place in the middle of the climbing route Odyssey

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Information about the route Odyssee in the Eiger north face

Road Cycling: "Odyssey"
Preparation: 2009 to 2013 Robert Jasper and Roger Schäli
First ascent: Robert Jasper, Roger Schäli and Simon Gietl - August 2015 - Team Rotpunkt Style
Character: Very serious high alpine bigwall route in the Eiger north face
wall height: 1400 meters
difficulty: 8a +
Itineraries History: Entry from the Eiger Glacier 2320 meters to the Wandfuß and over the classic north face (Heckmair route, 1938) to the Stollenloch. Continue over the overhanging Rote Fluh and the Czar pier until you get to about 3700 meters (see topo!)
Fuse: sporty with stainless M10 drills and partly in the "Trad Style" with hooks. It will be used to further hedge 2 sets Camlots. For emergencies, it is recommended to use a hammer, 2-3 knife hook and 2 Pecker. (Expo to E5!)

The Topo of the Route Odyssey can be found here.

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Credits: Cover picture Paolo Sartori, Information about the route from Simon Gietl


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