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First ascents in the Val Ferrera

Alex Luger and Hanno Schluge add two new winter routes to Switzerland's Val Ferrera: The Winners Lose it All Some Day (WI5 M6) and Piece of Mind (WI5+ M6). The latter in particular comes recommended.

22 March, 2017


In May this year, Alex Luger added the bold and technical Psychogramm (8b+) to the Bürser Platte (Vorarlberg); in a similar trad style to its famous right-hand neighbour, Prinzip Hoffnung (8b/+, E9/10) - Alex repeated that route at the end of 2009. A video of the lead-up to the route and Alex's first ascent is now online.

02 October, 2014

Psychogramm (8b+) on trad gear

Alex Luger has added his own bold and highly technical trad route to the Bürser Platte, Psychogramm (8b+), having previously made the second ascent of Prinzip Hofnung (8b/+) just over four years ago.

15 May, 2014

Boogie ‘Til You Puke – or an Austrian on his first date with an offwidth

Alex Luger, recently returned from Squamish, recalls his first encounter with an offwidth on his ascent of Boogie 'Til You Puke.

14 November, 2011