Reinhard Fichtinger
 

Extreme test

Showdown in the North Face Arena

Not for fair-weather mountaineers: the exciting Testevent for the new Mammut Eiger Extreme top range. Experienced and proven mountaineers from all over the world were invited to test the new collection. Their goal: to put the collection through its paces during an ascent in icy cold conditions and, in the ice fi eld at the peak of the North Face of the Eiger, to form a large "X". The sign for Extreme...

The storybook

Find out how the X was formed on the Eiger.

At 5 a.m. sharp, top mountaineers from Slovenia, the USA, Austria, Germany and Switzerland set out for the Eiger. The ice and snow conditions were fantastic and they made rapid progress over the western fl ank up to the ice fi eld at the peak of the North Face of the Eiger. Unsurprisingly, skyrunner Josh Wharton was fi rst to the top (and back down again). Johann Kaufmann had already outlined the planned “X” using fi xed ropes. Everyone quickly took up their positions and photographer Röbi Bösch photographed the new key visual at least 1,000 times from the helicopter. An event for X-treme fun all round.

MakingOf movie of the extreme test on the North Face of the Eiger

MakingOf pictures of the extreme test on the North Face of the Eiger