Serious accident to Kurt Albert - Up-Climbing

Serious accident to Kurt Albert

Kurt Albert, one of the most representative German climbers of the 80s and 90s, yesterday, September 26, had a serious accident on a via ferrata in  Hirschbach (40 km from Nurberg). For reasons not yet known, Kurt Albert  fall down from a height of 18 meters causing severe fractures.
His conditions are considered very serious, and even today, unfortunately, are not improved.
Kurt Albert, 56, has been a  protagonist, with Wolfgang Güllich of the evolution of modern free climbing , and the “inventor” of the “redpoint “or the practice of marking with a dot of red paint the routes that had been free climbed.
He led on the most spectacular walls of the planet is skill and style by signing unsurpassed masterpieces. Who has had the opportunity to attend its conference has witnessed not only the level of his achievements, but above all, his way of being light-hearted and unconventional.

Source: Klettern
ph Martin Schepers  Klettern