Another Huber's free-solo
For me, free soloing is a way to live fervently, to discover another part of the diverse terrain of emotions, of mental and phisical capabilities, that forms the landscape of human experience.
On July 29 Alex Huber free-soloed South Face on Dent Du Géant (4013m). This 160m classic with 7 pitches of not always very solid granite has the maximum difficulties of VII+. Alex had climbed the route two times before the final attempt. He onsighted South Face with Marius Wiest and after one week came back to work on it with the Tyrolean climber Guido Unterwurzacher.
The first ascent of the South Face of Dent Du Géant made by M. Burgasser and R. Leitz in 1935 was a milestone in the history of rock-climbing in the Mont Blanc massif. On this route pitons, already popular in the Eastern Alps, were first used systematically.
Best Alex’s free-solo ascents
2002 Cool Yur Foot Man 8a+, Schleier Wasserfall
2003 Opportunist 8b, Schleier Wasserfall
2004 Kommunist 8b+, Schleier Wasserfall
2002 Cima Grande, Hasse-Brandler VIII+, 500 m
Sources: www.huberbuam.de , www.climbing.de