Jump to content

Fritz Wintersteller

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fritz Wintersteller
Personal information
Born(1927-10-21)21 October 1927
Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
Died15 September 2018(2018-09-15) (aged 90)
Climbing career
Known forBroad Peak first ascent
First ascents

Fritz Wintersteller (21 October 1927 – 15 September 2018) was an Austrian climber 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 almost 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 climb.[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]


  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

External links[edit]