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Watch Auer Free-Solo Three Dolomite Big Walls in a Day

Hansjorg Auer has soloed three Dolomite big walls in a day with nothing more than a small paraglider, climbing shoes and a chalk bag.

In August 2016, Auer free-soloed The Vinatzer/Messner VI+ 800m on Marmolada, the Abramkante VII 500m on Piz Ciavazes and Gro├če Mauer VII 300m on Sass dla Crusc in only 12 hours. He covered over 30 kilometres and gained 3,600 vertical metres.

South wall of Marmaloda

He left his bivouac at 6:15 in the morning, climbed the first peak by 8:30, second by noon and third by 6 p.m.

Auer has free-soloed many big routes, including the 37-pitch The Fish Route 5.12c in the Dolomites in 2007. Other big free-solos include Tempi Moderni 5.11 800m, Locker vom Hocker 5.12 350m) and Mephisto 5.11 400m.

In 2016, he made the first ascent of a big alpine route on Gimmigela East 7,005m in India. Watch Auer free-solo three big walls in a day below.

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