Before packing the ropes for a trip to the mountains you should be clear what you are about to do, where you will walk and climb, what the terrain is like and how you would descend.
How many meters of a polyamide fibre can possibly be in, let’s say, a 60-meter rope? Hundreds? It could even be kilometres, I was thinking when I was walking (with my back hunched so that I wouldn’t get too entangled in the manufacturing process) under the stream of thin, almost see-through veins lit by fluorescent lamps which were running above my head.
Two years ago, Jáchym was the first person to show me a photo of the Western face of Silberhorn. Back then, the mighty duo Schali and Siegrist made the first ascent of Silberrucken. Jáchym told me he would like to place some pro in the Alps, too, and he also said that apart from one classical route there is nothing else done in this wall. I waited until August 2021 to get the answer to a question why.