Forums: Climbing Information: Accident and Incident Analysis: Re: [sonso45] Kurt Albert seriously injured: Edit Log




Partner robdotcalm


Sep 29, 2010, 1:49 PM

Views: 12622

Registered: Oct 31, 2002
Posts: 1023

Re: [sonso45] Kurt Albert seriously injured
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  

It’s sad news that Kurt Albert died. His definition of red point (Rotpunkt) has had an amazing influence on climbing. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, never in the history of climbing have so many climbers owed so much to so few words. And as Albert emphasized it was a definition not a statement of morality. The brilliance of the definition lay in its simplicity and its ease of understanding and to its cogency to crag climbing as a discipline in its own right as distinct from mountaineering. Of course, Albert went on to extend his concept of “free climbing” to high peaks around the world. There are few who can match the influence he had on the development of the sport.

One can’t help but note the irony of his fatal accident being on a via ferrata, apparently guiding tourists. It will be of interest to learn more of the details of this accident.

Condolences to his family, friends and climbing partners.

Rob.calm


(This post was edited by robdotcalm on Oct 15, 2010, 6:40 AM)



Edit Log:
Post edited by robdotcalm () on Oct 15, 2010, 6:40 AM


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?