Karl Blodig

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Karl Blodig
Personal information
Nationality Austrian
Born (1859-10-16)16 October 1859
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Died 7 September 1956(1956-09-07) (aged 96)
Bregenz, Austria
Occupation Mountaineer, optician, writer
Climbing career
Known for First to climb all Alpine four-thousanders
First ascents Mont Brouillard

Karl Blodig (16 October 1859 – 7 September 1956) was an Austrian mountaineer, optician, and writer. Blodig was the first to successfully climb all Alpine peaks of over 4000 meters, completing his final summit in around 1900.[1] He wrote about these climbs in his book Die Viertausender der Alpen (The Four-Thousanders of the Alps), first published in 1923.

Works[edit]

  • Die Viertausender der Alpen. München: Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, 1923.
  • Bilder aus Vorarlberg und Liechtenstein. s. l., s. a.
  • Durch's Montafon. Mit Karte aus Gerster’s Handkarte von Vorarlberg 1:175.000, J. N. Teutsch, Bregenz s. a.
  • Vorarlberg das österreichische Rheinland. Ein Führer durch die Sommerfrischen Wintersportplätze, Berge und Täler des Landes. Bregenz 1928
  • Die Viertausender der Alpen, 2. Auflage, Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, München o. J., ISBN 3-7633-7429-9 (with Helmut Dumler)
  • Die Viertausender der Alpen, 5. Auflage, Bergverlag Rudolf Rother, München 1968 (with Helmut Dumler)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rawlinson, A. K. The Climbers Club Journal, 1957, pp. 108-10.