Katherine Choong climbs Eiger-Route Deep Blue Sea onsight

French-speaking Swiss Katherine Choong will be taking an on-sightseeing tour of the multi-pitch deep-sea route Deep Blue Sea (7b +) on the Eiger's Geneva pillar.

Katherine Choong, a member of the Swiss elite national team, has been at her side since Inspection of Cabane au Canada (9a) known to a wider mass. In the current year, the 27 year-old concentrated not only on competitions but also on multi-pitch climbing.

“When I asked my friends for a route tip, most of them recommended Deep Blue Sea on the Eiger. During the summer, however, due to the competitions, other projects and the weather, I never had the chance to go to Grindelwald. "

Katherine Choong

After the return of their stay in Spain resulted in a perfect weather window that Katherine for the ascent of the route Deep Blue Sea am Eiger wanted to use. With success. She climbed every pitch of the alpine route onsight.

Picture Nicolas Zambetti

“After my trip to the Montserrat climbing area, a perfect weather window suddenly opened up. I called my friend Nicolas Zambetti and asked if he would accompany me on the route. He immediately accepted. I was very lucky, because Nicolas fully supported me and took care of the logistics in the wall so that I could concentrate on the climbing. "

Katherine Choong

The first lengths had climbed fast, because the small bars and the slight wall slope are Katherine's favorite terrain. In the fifth length (7a) had Katherine some effort with a long pull to a wet grip (understandable), but was able to climb this onsight as well. In the last difficult length, which is a bit more boulder-heavy than the other pitches, Katherine had to try a little more. But even after this length, Katherine arrived at the booth without a "hangover".

“Deep Blue Sea is one of the best routes I've ever climbed,” enthuses Katherine in an interview with LACRUX.

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Contrary to all recommendations to enter Deep Blue Sea only in midsummer and in perfect weather conditions, professional mountaineer Dani Arnold joined the route in winter. What came out of it, shows the following trailer and the reportage of Swiss television.

Trailer about Dani Arnold's winter inspection of Deep Blue Sea

Report about Dani Arnold's winter inspection of Deep Blue Sea on Swiss television

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Credits: Artwork Nicolas Zambetti

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