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The degree examination was a success, so I finally gave free rein to my imagination. This year, too, I could not give a miss to a trip closest to my heart, to France, to Chamonix, for the third consecutive year. So far, every year I managed to make a new mountain highline first ascent there, or at least the first repetition. Two years ago on the Aiguilles du Diable, last year between Ravanel and Murmmery, and this year a totally dreamy line on the Aiguille de la République (“Republic”) succeeded.
Another serac rips from the summit ice cliffs of neighbouring Mount Dickey, and the familiar roar of avalanche thunders through the valley. My calves shake on crumbling footholds, the infamous “Cracker Jack Gravel” of the Ruth Gorge. I’m balanced on an arete well above my last piece. I reach for a pecker piton and weld it into a thin crack with my free hand, tightening my crimp on the other. I launch into the corner above, loaded with tottering loose flakes. The world disintegrates below as I fire in two hand jams, choss exploding hundreds of metres down the sheer East Face of Mount Barrill, swallowed up by the glacier below. Chemicals flood my brain: relief. Another piece of the puzzle unlocked.
Three years have passed since that I stood at this well-known place the last time. Wooden sign of the Hem Herhu Hostel, a lawn, a few tents, a crumbling boulder and laughing Hugo smoking in front of a red brick house. I can feel the wind in my face. The wind that is only here and nowhere else in the world! The wind that can change from a pleasant breeze to a total crazy hell in a moment. I close my eyes and shout Viento Patagonico with a smile ...
When I started climbing, I was 11 years old. I completely got hooked on climbing. When I set out to attain a goal, I do anything to accomplish it finally. Sometimes it was really hard and sometimes I was in a state of shock for how easy it was. Not always you can succeed just at the first attempt. It is important to believe in yourself and go for it.
What do I recall when I remember "our" Yosemite? El Cap, Half Dome, sleeping in the wall high above the ground, morning cold and hunger in Camp 4, free coffee in fast food, evening campfires, endless cracks, huge granite walls, annoying rangers, tourists, traffic jams, thieving raccoons, bears... And of course well-known names, such as Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, Jim Bridwell, John Bachar, Ron Kauk, Lynn Hill, Tommy Caldwell, and others. All this is inseparably linked to the Yosemite Valley. I was fortunate enough to spend some autumn weeks with my friends there in 2018.
Our Ambassador Ondra Beneš returned last year after a long trip to Yosemite to make some of his climbing dreams come true. For instance, it was the extremely difficult "El Nino" route on El Cap or "The Phoenix" which was said to be the first in the world to meet the 5.13 classification in the American rating, corresponding to 7c+. Ondra continues now...