The 5 Biggest Stories In Climbing This Week - 22-28/08/2015
4. The Eiger North Face got a little crowded
Over the past few weeks, US climbers Sasha Digiulian and Carlo Traversi have been attempting to climb the North face of the Eiger by the Siegrist/Steck route 'Paciencia' (8a/5.13b). Having been thwarted by persistently bad weather the pair have switched their focus to another Siegrist route on the face, 'Magic Mushroom' (7c+/5.13a) which appears to have avoided the worst of the conditions. The pair are hoping to finally summit the mountain within the next 48 hours.
Meanwhile, Scottish climber Robbie Phillips who had previously been attempting 'Paciencia' at the same time as Traversi and DiGiulian has returned to the mountain in the hopes of finding success on the route. We wish both teams the best of luck!