Tibet first ascents
In January, 9 Sherpas from Tibet and China visited us. It was the most powerful Sherpa group, working every day at Everest as a load carrier and fixing ropes to the summit of the highest mountain on Earth. Each of them has been to Mount Everest several times. Thomas Bubendorfer made the contact to get a two-year project with them.
1st part: January 2011
2 weeks Ice climbing training: Günter Göberl and Heli Putz accompanied the group as a Cameraman into the Maltatal and the icefalls around the Rudolfshütte. Already during the first trip very good film material was created.
2nd part: September 2011
4 weeks of Tibet
Günter and Heli accompany the group under the direction of Thomas Bubendorfer to Tibet.
2 still unbestiegene, climbing technically very difficult 6000er were the goal of the expedition.
This was for me (Heli Putz) a unique opportunity to make a first ascent, still as a Kameramann. This has been successfully achieved.
3rd part: Mont Blanc massif February 2012
10 days was climbed from Courmayeur in the Mont Blanc massif, mountains ascended and trained. Günter Göberl and Heli Putz watched every detail with their cameras.
4th part: A previously unrestricted 7000-er
Once again it went to Tibet in another valley, more difficult 6000er erstzubesteigen, 7000-er were not feasible due to the difficult weather conditions.