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Stephan Siegrist

Schweizer Profi-Alpinist

Schweizer Alpinist und Expeditionsbergsteiger unterwegs zwischen Himmel und Erde.
© Thomas Senf
Foto © Thomas Senf

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Had fun putting a very cool and innovative idea from @scottsports to the test! Check it out on IGTV @scottfreeski ... @mammut_swiss1862 @cep_global @medigmbh @mercedesbenz_switzerland @fritschiswiss #skitour #ebike #getoutside #mountains #beinnovative @happy__eve

Fun night hanging out with the upcoming talents at @bosv.official. The future is yours💪... keep up the hard work!! Thanks for the warm welcome! @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global #thefuture #mountainsports #aimhigh @ryanregez #itsyourtime

Great afternoon and audience at KMU event - thank you for the warm welcome, feedback and fantastic moderation! @kmutag @fabianunteregger #greatevent #thankyou #teamwork #riskmanagement #summit

The future of climbing and alpinism is filled with a wealth of potential, but there is equal value to be found in achievements of the past. There are some serious ethical questions that need to be considered by climbers, and in my opinion sooner than later! There is a lot of talk about speed, quantity, difficulty, etc. but style, ethnics and respect seem to have fallen off the deep end. The Wendenstöken and the Eiger are two recent examples… Check out recent posts from @yannick_glatthard and @jonasschild (see below). Disrespect of existing routes, style and a lack of common sense; the problematic for climbers has implications that need to be addressed. Hats-off to Yannick Glatthard and Michal Pitelka for the hard work & for sending out a strong and clear message. Proof that it’s not a question of age or generation, but instead a question of ethics and respect. The future of climbing needs creativity, courage, vision & not short-lived quick-fixes. Repost from @jonasschild using @RepostRegramApp - I’m very happy that last weekend @yannick_glatthard and Michal Pitelka took out the bolts of the new route “Gran Paradiso ” (8c) at the Wendenstöcke 🙏. The team around Jörg Andreas bolted this line in the most coward style possible. They drilled more or less all 50 cm a hole in the rock to cliff and bolting from this position. (See the post of Yannick on Instagram). Further the line is much too close to “Zahir” (8b+), on some places less than five meters, an already existing line and one of the most beautiful alpine climbs in the Alps. Zahir was bolted in a very bold and nice style during six years. The team of “Grand Paradiso” had not even a year, not astonishing when you drill yourself up the wall. Moreover the route ends in the middle of the wall and has not even a real top. That’s a style we should stop tolerate in alpine climbing. Guys these are the mountains and not a climbing gym. So please stop drilling bolts on every virgin square meter. @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa #wendenstöcke #respect #ethics #nottolerated #useyourhead #climbing #mountains #eigernorthface @jonasschild @yannick_glatthard

Change of scenery before heading out on expedition. Pre exped time always gets a bit wild and crazy 😜 Weeks before leaving, my mind is already miles away ... preparing, planning, training, honing in on our project. It’s good to cut off and spend time with my tribe, change the pace and charge up before it all starts to get rolling! #mytribe #waveriding #thankyou #expedition #family #keepitsimple #atlanticocean #changeofscenery @thelifeofnikifly

🤣we’ve shared some good times... but after over 15 years I’ve finally retired the classic Mammutchallenge Velcro wallet I’ve schelpt around with me, lost, found ... lost again! Only worthy of a post because this guy is indestructible; built in a time when things were made to last for an eternity... 😉😂ALMOST vintage! Not to mention impossible to loose- and believe me I’ve tried! @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa #builttolast #mammut #oldybutgoody #allingoodtime #wallet

Repost from @atlense_photography A while back, but still quite remarkable @stephansiegrist and David Fasel taking 360 shots with a special camera backpack on the #hörnligrat of the #matterhorn for Mammuts #project360. What a scenery. @mammut_swiss1862 @cep_global @medigmbh @pamp_sa @ringgarageag @scottsports #ifeelbetter #matterhorn #mountain #alpine #olddognewtricks

Check out what the boys are up to! Nice one! Repost from @scottfreeski SCOTT athlete, @danetudor and @simon.hillis take an introspective look at one’s attraction to the mountains, different types of snow conditions and terrain as they explore the breathtaking valley and mountains of British Columbia. SOUND ON and watch the trailer for “The Mountains Are Calling”! The movie drops on November 15th. 📍: British Columbia #NOSHORTCUTS #SCOTTfreeski #TheMountainsAreCalling 📹: @_shredhousemedia_

Last few presentations and projects around home...then off for some time with my family before heading off on expedition later this fall... @mammut_swiss1862 @cep_global @pamp_sa @ringgarageag @scottsports @wildclimb @wuerthswitzerland @lauterbrunnen #family #mountains #climbing #timewellspent #workhardplayhard #outsideoffice

Great start to the week & great weather for a few pitches in my backyard 😉! Over the years I’ve had the honor of meeting some incredible people who live what I would consider very full and interesting lives. They seek out boundaries and take risks in areas I know very little about... Ironically they often think the same about my life. We swap stories about our different worlds and often realize how many parallels there are amongst our differences! These are some of the moments I appreciate most about my job! Nice one Sevi - next time you take lead 👍 @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @wildclimb @pamp_sa @lauterbrunnen #climber #tbt #leaveyourcomfortzone #workhardplayhard

Winding down & enjoying the view. You don’t need to go far around these parts to find a small piece of paradise! Progress is good... but there are some things that are at their best when left as they are...😉 @medigmbh @cep_global @scottsports @pamp_sa @lauterbrunnen @grindelwald_eiger @mammut_swiss1862 #bellevuedesalpes #bergen #mountains #kleinescheidegg #72waterfalls #ride #eiger @thelifeofnikifly #youandme

On September 9, 1999 we started our ascent in the Heckmair Route on the Eiger north face for What was then SF & SWR. Today, exactly 20 years after our live broadcast, we celebrated the massive achievement it was in those days to pull something like that off successfully! Thank you to everyone involved in organizing the anniversary - it was a pleasure seeing you all happy and healthy after so many years!! @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa @srfglanzundgloria @srfschweizerradioundfernsehen @lauterbrunnen @wengen_maennlichen @maennlichen @grindelwald_eiger #eigerlive #1999 #eiger

Going through these old photos makes me realize how far the alpine world has come over the past two decades! I wouldn’t even know where to start naming all the people who were involved with making the Eiger Live possible! Some have become great friends, & others I haven’t seen in 20 years! Looking forward to catching up with the many friends and faces from the ground crew, to guides and organizers from Grindelwald , to the SRF crew... and so many more who all played their part in making broadcast happen! @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa @ringgarageag @srfschweizerradioundfernsehen @lauterbrunnen @grindelwald_eiger #eigerlive1999 #flashback #eigerextreme

This has been a year of anniversaries for major events, climbs and people who have helped shape my life. In retrospect, 1999 was a wild and bloody busy year! The one event that would ultimately change the course of my career and open doors to making life as a pro climber possible was EIGER LIVE. In 1999 Swiss National TV broadcast a live series of Evelyne Binsack, Hansruedi Gertsch, Ralf Dujmovits and myself climbing the classic Heckmair route through the eiger north face. It was epic and no small task 20 years ago! @mammut_swiss1862 @medi @cep_global @pamp_sa @scottsports @binsackevelyne @ralfdujmovits #hansruedigertsch #srf #eigerlive1999 @grindelwald_eiger #eiger #livetv #1999

Hanging out in the Berner Oberland ... always somewhere to climb and enjoy the view from! @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa @ringgarageag @lauterbrunnen @wildclimb @jungfrauregion #lobhörner #climbing #highplaces #72waterfalls #lauterbrunnen

After our red point ascent on La Vida Es Silbar, the route had very few visitors. Over the last twenty years there have been a few mentionable repeats, and in some cases, some very strange stories! As this summer marks La Vida’s 20th anniversary, there has been a lot of traffic on the route...and all the gear, and tick marks that come with! The one repeat I am most impressed by though belongs to Daniel Anker himself. Daniel turned 60 this year and recently repeated his visionary route La Vida Es Silbar! He’s a guy who doesn’t care much for fame and fortune, he’s a quiet fighter! Congratulations old friend on a brilliant performance!!! @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa @@altimum_sa #eigernorthface #climbing #alpine #legend #repeat #happy60th #wildtimes @lauterbrunnen

Thought I’d enjoy a fun game of chess ♟ with the kids... Ended up getting my butt kicked by a 6 year old🥴! What ever happened to respect for your elders...? @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @scottsports @pamp_sa @lauterbrunnen @murrengimmelwald #sonnenberg #chess #outdoorkids #mountainlife #winnertakesitall

For the film Autoroute by legend Rob Frost (USA), Roger Schäli and I (back in the days when we still had to show ID to buy alcohol 😜)were on the road in the La Vida es Silbar At that time we were flat mates. A busy, wild & carefree and time! Fifteen years ago, our paths slowly went their separate ways, partly due to diverging interests. With the new common route Silverback on the Rotbrett (Jungfrau) our paths came together again... funny how sometime you pick up close to where you left off! @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa @altimum_sa @petzl_official @lauterbrunnen @rogerschaeli #lavidaessilbar #lauterbrunnen #72waterfalls #climbing #eigernorthface #alpine #friendship #wildtimes @robfrostmedia #autoroute #backintheday

Despite the meltwater and the wet rock, we were still able to keep working on the route. We had set up a good hanging home; The Hotel Rote Fluh. From there, we’d often start in the evening, once the late afternoon sun had dried off the rock, then set up a couple more new meters on the face. Dani and I spent a lot of great, relaxed, fun days in the wall. Even though we’re 13 years apart in age , which was a lot back then, we understood each other like old mountain mates. I was deeply impressed with Dani's climbing skills & his relaxed, easygoing demeanor. We didn’t manage to finish the 900 meters needed to open the route that summer, but we were both stoked at the idea of spending the following year together again in the great rock in the north face of the Eiger! @thomasulrichexplorer @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa #eigernordwand #eigerextreme #lavidaessilbar #1998 #climbing #storytelling

Swiss climber Daniel Anker is one of the most humble people I know. There aren’t many photos of him around, but there are a few great stories! In 1998 he asked me to if I’d be keen to join him & open a new route in the Eiger North face. Dani’s idea was a free climbing route through the heart; trying the overhanging Red Fluh in the Eiger North Face was futuristic! So far, there was only one Artif route on the left edge of the Rote Fluh - the Japanese route. Summer weather in the alps does not make it easy to catch the right window to find dry rocks in the central part of the Eiger North Face.... by the end of July 1998 the vertical rock was wet, especially in the morning hours due to run off from melting snow. This was the beginning of what would become a legendary route in the Eiger north face, La Vida Es Silbar... stay tuned, there’s more... @thomasulrichexplorer @mammut_swiss1862 @medigmbh @cep_global @pamp_sa @ringgarageag @altimum_sa @wildclimb #eiger #climbing #klettern #flashback #danielanker #1998 #rotefluh