Ines Papert

Alpinism on the Edge of Dreams

90-minute live multimedia presentation by Ines Papert & Luka Lindič

Stefan Wiebel
Photo: Stefan Wiebel

Mountaineers are special types of athletes. They're strong-minded with clear opinions and intense decision-making skills. They seek joy in constant challenges on big faces and will gladly leave behind the comforts of a warm house and fresh meals to achieve their goals in rough, barren places.

Full house in Ladek/Poland
Photo: Archiv Ines Papert

When two people with these characteristics find love the result is a fierce drive to dream on the edge together, push limits and grow. When world-renowned alpinists Ines Papert and Luka Lindič found each other while getting "Lost in China" failure and success challenged them as a rope team and brought them together as partners. In everyday life as well as in alpinism they step up to being a couple as well as climbing partners. This isn't always easy when ideas and expectations of two strong minds meet.

Join world-class alpinists Ines Papert and Luka Lindič as they explore new terrain as a pro-athlete couple that continues to live their dream of climbing big, hard walls while keeping their strong characters in harmony. Find out how seeing something from another perspective can lead to new directions. Discover how they deal with the struggle when the edges of their dream become tangible when they can't take on challenges or when challenges become too risky.

Their journey begins in the historical "Cop Pillar" on the north face of Triglav, where they first climbed together. They continue to China where they opened the route "Lost in China" on Kyzyl Asker in 2016 after Ines had failed on the mountain twice before. This is where their story as a couple begins.

Warm up in China.
Photo: Archiv Ines Papert

They continue to repeat a new line on the north face of Piz Badile in winter, climb the north face of Grande Jorasses the same season and open a new route on one of the biggest faces in South Africa using only mobile protection.

Ines and Luka also talk about failing together. They spent two months in Patagonia and failed at climbing Fitz Roy due to adverse conditions. Still they made the best of the heavy snow by climbing up and skiing down Cerro Solo in the company of her then 16-year -old son.

Their most challenging destination so far was an attempt of a new route on the south face of Shishapangma 8027m in Tibet. After a long waiting game due to weather conditions they had to abort their final go after getting caught in an avalanche.

Biwak high on Kyzyl Asker/China.
Photo: Archiv Ines Papert

After a needed brake from the high risk of alpine climbing they started again, dreaming about it.

Their next stop was Canada.

Over a two day push they managed to completed the first route to climb the entire East Face of Mt. Fay (3234m) in the Alberta Rockies with their friend Brette Harrington from the US. They named and dedicated it to their lost friend Marc Andre Leclerc.

The Sound of Silence.

Luka is fighting through the crux on Mount Fay.
Photo: Archiv Ines Papert

Alpinism on the Edge of Dreams is a live lecture with high-quality, breathtaking photos and videos that will take you on the unique journey of pro-alpinists Ines Papert and Luka Lindič as they climb some of the hardest and remote routes on the planet while mastering the unusual life of an intercultural family.

Ines Papert
Photo: Rocker

Ines Papert

…is a world champion ice and mixed climber. She is one of the most accomplished alpinists and was the first woman to climb the mixed grade M11. Ines is 46 years old and mother of a 19-year-old son. Her home is in Germany/Berchtesgaden.

Luka Lindič
Photo: Rocker

Luka Lindič

…is one of the most successful young alpinists of our time. He was awarded the Piolet d' Or in 2014 of his ascent of the north face of Hagshu in India. He has since established a number of hard routes in China, India, Canada, and Europe, several of them first ascents and first free ascents. Luka is 32 years old. He was born in Celje, Slovenia and lives in Berchtesgaden together with Ines and Manu.