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Fritz Wintersteller

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Nationality  Austrian
Role  Mountaineer
Name  Fritz Wintersteller
Occupation  Mountaineer

Fritz Wintersteller wwwbergfieberdebergebergsteigerpicswinterste
Born  21 October 1927 (age 88) Innsbruck, Austria (1927-10-21)
Known for  Broad Peak first ascent
Similar People  Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, Hermann Buhl

First ascents  Broad Peak, Skil Brum

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.

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.

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.

First ascents

Data from

  • 1943
  • Kleines Fieberhorn, Southeast tower, variant V
  • Grosses Fieberhorn, South traverse, V-
  • Bratschenkopf, direct South face, V
  • 1944
  • Zahringkogel, direct West face, V+
  • Watzmannfrau, Northwest, left traverse, V+
  • 1945
  • Hochkogel, Northwest face tower, V
  • 1946
  • Grosswand, South ridge, 1. descent on skis
  • 1948
  • Wiesspitze, direct West face, V+
  • Lehender Kopf, direct West face, V
  • 1955
  • Falkenstein, Southeast ridge, III
  • Westbyfijell, South face, III and Southeast ridge, II
  • Snökuppelen, North face, IV
  • 1957
  • Broad Peak 8030m, Forepeak on May 29
  • Broad Peak 8047m on June 9
  • Skil Brum 7420m on June 19
  • References

    Fritz Wintersteller Wikipedia