Three walls, three extreme sports
one day at Ortler- South Tyrol’s King of Mountains
Ortler – this is a playground for those who push their limits to the extreme. South Tyrolean mountain guide and professional mountaineer Christoph Hainz, Kitzbühel extreme skier Axel Naglich and the Val Gardena (Gröden) speed riding pilots Armin Senoner and Guido Senoner set off for the north wall of the Ortler at the start of the film. While Hainz and Naglich climb through the shimmering blue ice wall, which to this day has lost little of its wild ambience and threatening appearance, the two speed riders fly down with skis and paragliders for the first time through the funnel of the wall bristling with ice and complete the speed riding trilogy through the north walls of the mountain triumvirate Königspitze-Monte Zebrù-Ortler. But that’s not all: after reaching the summit, Naglich and Heinz ski down the vertigo-inducing Minnigerode-Rinne couloir in the south wall of the Ortler. Three walls, three extreme sports – one day!
All photos: 8Artproduction/ Oskar Verant
Photoproduction for the documentary film for Servus TV “Der Ortler – Südtirols König der Berge” (“The Ortler – South Tyrol’s King of Mountains”), the film by Gerald Salmina (producer) and Jochen Hemmleb (director).