Austrian Robert Schauer is a former expert alpinist having completed some of the world’s most difficult climbs, most notably a winter ascent of the Eiger North Face and five of the world’s 8,000 metre peaks, including the first Austrian ascent of Mount Everest. His most outstanding achievement is the first ascent of the West Face of Gasherbrum IV in alpine style from 1985, and one year later Schauer created the International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival Graz, Austria. The festival, now called Mountainfilm Graz, celebrated its 30th edition in 2016. In his lecture he’ll talk about his approach to mountaineering and his first 8,000 metre peaks Gasherbrum I and Nanga Parbat. He’ll also touch upon his main achievement: Gasherbrum IV with its impressive West face, which is almost 3,000 metres high. It took him and his Polish climbing partner Voytek Kurtyka ten days to climb the Shining Wall in alpine style. Their route from 1985 still hasn’t been repeated.
Robert Schauer: Gasherbrum IV
Cankarjev dom, Kosovel hall, Friday, 24. 2., at 20:00