David Lama

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David lebte für die Berge und seine Leidenschaft für das Klettern und Bergsteigen hat uns als Familie geprägt und begleitet. Er folgte stets seinem Weg und lebte seinen Traum. Das nun Geschehene werden wir als Teil davon akzeptieren.⁣⠀
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Wir bedanken uns für die zahlreichen positiven Worte und Gedanken von nah und fern, und bitten um Verständnis, dass es keine weitere Stellungnahme von uns geben wird. Vielmehr bitten wir David mit seiner Lebensfreude, seiner Tatkräftigkeit und mit Blick Richtung seiner geliebten Berge in Erinnerung zu behalten. ⁣⠀
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Die Familien von Hansjörg und Jess schließen wir in unsere Gedanken ein⁣⠀
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Claudia & Rinzi Lama⁣⠀ ____________________________________⁣⠀
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David dedicated his life to the mountains and his passion for climbing and alpinism shaped and accompanied our family. He always followed his own path and lived his dream. We will accept what now happened as a part of that.⁣⠀
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We appreciate the numerous positive words and thoughts from near and far. Please understand that there will be no further comments from our side. We ask you to remember David for his zest for life, his enthusiasm and with a view towards his beloved mountains. ⁣⠀
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Our thoughts are with Hansjörg’s and Jess‘ family⁣⠀
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Claudia & Rinzi Lama
When you’re living in a place you often end up doing the same thing over and over again. Sometimes it takes a fresh view to break you out of the routine. In this case it was @jimwmorrison and @mikeyarno spotting a line I had almost forgotten about. We got out the next day to hit it and it turned out to be one of the better days of this winter. @thenorthface Photo by @christianpondella
Ended last week with a quick ice climb on the classic Stanley Headwall. No other humans around, but the bears seem to wake up now – saw some fresh tracks while skinning up in the morning. Pretty wild place...
This pic was taken last year in January when @petemhl and I headed up to the base of Sagwand to finish a line that I had tried to climb three times before. In the summer this face is avoided by climbers because of rock fall, while in winter it's the low temps that keep most people from climbing there, even though the rock is well glued together and makes for good mixed climbing and safe conditions. ⁣⠀
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This past winter I went there with only skis as the climbing conditions weren’t great due to all the snow we got, but maybe the temps in the coming weeks will be low enough to sneak in one or two climbs in that area…⁣⠀
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Video of the climb in my bio link.⁣⠀
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@redbull @thenorthface
Got an early start and saw a beautiful sunrise on the way up the Andromeda Strain route with @hansjoergauer and @jessroskelley this week. Awesome alpine climbing and we were down before it got dark again. What a great intro to the Canadian Rockies.
Good day out with my buddies @jimwmorrision and @christianpondella (photo credit). We found perfect conditions in this couloir that I had never skied before. This area is known for sharks, but after hiking up the backside we found that this year’s winter had filled it in nicely and we were able to easily float down with some speed.
Here's a peek at a line we skied the other day that was as much a big hike as a ski. We needed 5 hours of trail breaking to get to the summit from the backside after an early morning rise. Even though we had a good feeling about conditions after scoping the day before, I wasn't absolutely certain until I took my first turn.⁣⠀
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The line itself is a big, steep face that usually requires two rappels – or so it did when I first skied it a couple years back. This season we didn't need to rappel as the prime conditions allowed us to navigate around. It's definitely no fall from top to bottom, as at the end of the line there is a 200 meter overhanging cliff.⁣⠀
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Look for a longer edit of this adventure in the near future!
@rogerschaeli and I saw our fair share of summits on this two-day trip last year on the Peuterey ridge. His last-minute invitation to join him on his bucket-list adventure turned into a nice training opportunity prior to my attempt at Lunag Ri later in the Fall.
I recently read @TommyCaldwell's book and I got pretty hooked as it took me back to many of the places I had climbed myself as well. Here's a picture of the valley in Kyrgyzstan where Tommy got kidnapped. I experienced this place a little differently, of course. We had heard about his story but reading his account in the book gave a whole new perspective to this place. ⁣⠀
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Photo by @rainer_eder
Climbing around the Cosmique Arete in Chamonix with my friend @CoreyRichProductions (photo credit). Super fun day in the high alpine. Time to get out there again...
Great to get out and explore the bigger and more remote mountains of Aspen in between the #futurelight events. The Y-couloir delivered! @thenorthface
A string of prayer flags flap in the incessant wind as Lunag Ri looms in the background. Wind and the weather were a major factor during the solo attempt at the summit this past Fall, with -30 Celsius and winds as high as 80km/hour predicted. On more than one occasion during the climb I contemplated turning around for fear that I was going to lose some toes to frostbite. Thankfully it didn't come to that. @redbull @thenorthface