Rope Solo First Ascent by Fabian Buhl

Ganesha – alpinist Fabian Buhl solo redpoints his route at the Sonnwendwand

After being the first to repeat Alexander Huber’s route “Nirwana” at Loferer Steinplatte, Fabian Buhl was hooked. The 26-year old wanted to establish his own first ascent in the same style. Right next to the old route he manages to solo redpoint “Ganesha” (8c), a 7-pitch route named after his mojo: an elephant-headed Hindu god that is widely revered as the remover of obstacles and the God of New Beginnings. A great image for overcoming many hurdles and risking big falls while developing his very own self-belay rope management system, which has given him the confidence to tackle many more solo projects in the future.

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