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Luka Lindič and Ines Papert Free Big Alpine Routes

German climber Ines Papert and Slovenian Luka Lindič have accomplished some big climbs recently. In China, they made a successful climb of the difficult southeast face of the Kyzyl Asker 5,842m up their new route Lost in China WI5+ M6 1,200m. To acclimatize, they made the second ascent and first free ascent of Border Control WI5 M7 650m on Great Wall of China 5,000m.

“We decided to only climb with one pack with everything we would need for a bivy in it,” said Papert. “The person following the lead carried the pack. We continued while a thunderstorm hit the mountain.” Read the full story here.

They then teamed up for the second ascent of Nordest Supercombo M7R 800m on Piz Badille. The route was first climbed in December of 2016 by David Hefti and Marcel Schenk of Switzerland. Papert wrote on PlanetMountain.com, “We reached the top at 17:00 with the last rays of light, below us the Alps unfolded glowing deep red.

“These are moments that help us understand why we continue to take to the mountains, again and again. There is no better place on earth to share plans for the upcoming year.” Read the full story here.