Stories of Rock and Ice
Over the past 15 years I have accumulated an extensive list of sport and mountaineering highlights that I am proud of. It is not the name and reputation of a mountain or route that attracts my attention. I am also not interested in “first female ascents” or other over-marketed commercial goals. I’d rather try to go my own way and devote myself to mentally challenging projects, such as ascents of difficult bolt-free trad routes.
Photo: Thomas Senf
Stories of Rock and Ice
Heart of stone
First ascent by Ines Papert & Luka Lindič on Mount Huntington’s West face, Central Denali Range, Alaska in…
Ines Papert + Luka Lindic tackle a new project on the steep walls of Reiteralm
The Sound of Silence
Over a two day push on April 2 – 3rd 2019 the team of Ines Papert, Luka Lindič and Brette Harrington completed the…
New Route/ Variation on the 600m west face of Cima Tosa 3133m in the Brenta
Sharks of Königssee
Ines Papert and Luka Lindič
It was supposed to be our most difficult project together and ended different then expected.
Watzmann Family Traverse
The skyline of Watzmann is such an eye catcher but remained unclimbed in the winter season.
Climbers Ines Papert and Luka Lindič (SLO) were able to climb the difficult southeast face of the 5842m Kyzyl Asker in…
After several failed attempts Ines Papert finally sends the route on 4th September 2016, one of the most technical face…
Riders on the Storm
Over a 15-day period from 16 January to 20 February Ines Papert, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Thomas Senf repeated Riders on…
First Ascent South West Buttress of Mt. Waddington’s NW Summit 4018m by Paul McSorley (Canada), Mayan Smith-Gobat…
Ines Papert returned to Germany after a short trip to Scotland where she pulled off, amongst others, a repeat of The…
Ritter der Kokosnuss
Ines Papert made what is believed to be the first repeat of the extremely difficult mixed winter climb “Ritter der…
Ohne Rauch, stirbst Du auch
Ines Papert and Lisi Steurer (AT) made the first one day ascent of ‘Ohne Rauch stirbst du auch’ 8a in…
Likhu Chuli 1
Ines Papert made the first ascent of Likhu Chuli I (6719m), also referred to as Pig Pherago Shar on 13th November 2013.…
New climb on Tadrarate (Morocco) by Aufdenblatten, Papert and Steurer
A trip to Norway is a must for any self-respecting ice climber. This season Ines Papert decided to travel even further…
New route in my home mountains.
One of the most remote places, I have ever been is Baffin Island, Mount Asgard. Carrying heavy bags while hiking far is…
A german/austrian/southtirolyan team traveled to the Romsdalen region of Norway, where they repeated a series of routes…
Climbing huge buildings made out of Ice, seems wired to me. But I am a very curious and open minded person. Why not?
On 27/01/2012 Ines Papert and Lisi Steurer carried out the first female ascent of Illuminati, the incredible mixed…
Great Walls of China
Together with Wolfgang Russegger (Austria) I completed the first ascent of Quantum of Solace (ABO WI 7+ M7, 600m) on…
The 9 pitch route Super Cirill on Parete di Sonlerto is one of the hardest free climbing multi-pitch routes in Tessin.…
During a Winter-Roadtrip in Schottland, Ines Papert and Charly Fritzer (Austria) climb new routes. „Triple X“ on Ben…
This was my first Expedition to the remote Range of the Kookshal Too in Kyrgystan.
Cirque of the Unclimbables
In August 2009 Ines Papert together with Lisi Steurer from Austria made the first ascent of “Power of…
On 18 January 2009 Ines Papert and Cory Richards from the US reached the summit of Kwangde Shar, a 6093m high mountain…
Ines Papert has made an impressive on-sight ascent of “The Flying Circus” M10, one of the world’s…
Icefall Brook Canyon
Four girls and a photographer in the wilderness! Cut off from the outside world. At nighttime, we are kept awake from…
The expedition to Arwa Tower in India should be a baptism of fire. Would I lick blood on mountaineering in the…
The 500m Camilloto Pellisier’s route runs in a direct line from the bottom to the end of the overhanging left…
Indian Creek Roadtrip
This trip was supposed to be my first lesson in crack climbing and very sadly my last trip with late Hari Berger.
Letzte Ausfahrt Titlis
Only few months after the first ascent of Stefan Glowacz in July 2004 the route is repeated.
Symphonie de Liberté
On 12th August 2003 Ines Papert and Hans Lochner carried out the first one-day redpoint of one of the hardest routes on…
Ice Climbing Comps
Competitive sports shaped my later career enormously.