Fritz Wintersteller

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Fritz Wintersteller
001-1957-06-08 16 Wintersteller Fritz L III.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Austrian
Born (1927-10-21) 21 October 1927 (age 87)
Innsbruck, Austria
Occupation Mountaineer
Climbing career
Known for Broad Peak first ascent
First ascents

Fritz Wintersteller (born 21 October 1927) is an Austrian mountaineer who made the first ascent of Broad Peak together with Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger, and Marcus Schmuck in 1957.[1]

Although never a professional climber he climbed nearly every 4000m-mountain in the Alps, including first ascents of Hochkogel (north face) and Wiesspitze. Three other side summits over 4000m were apparently considered by him to be "not beautiful enough" to ascend.[2]

In his later years he made several trips to Alaska for long ski tours and rafting several rivers. As of 2010 he was living in Salzburg, Austria. Due to difficulties with his hips he spent most of his time bicycling.[citation needed]

First ascents[edit]

Data from [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadpeak.org Main page. Accessed 4 July 2010
  2. ^ a b Broadpeak.org Team members: Fritz Wintersteller. Accessed 4 July 2010.
  3. ^ summitpost.org Skil Brum. Accessed 5 July 2010

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