24 October 2010
Spanish climber Silvia Vidal, a great expert in artificial and solo on big walls, opened on Kailash Parbat - Kinnaur valley - Himachal Pradesh - India, a new route of 1050m with difficulties A4 / 6a.
Having the informations of the wall by only one image - and immediately in love with - found on the website of the American John Middendorf, and with the description of access, the 40-year old hero of many solo ascents found how sink her teeth into or tricky rock for her sky-hooks, completing a stunning vertical adventure.
Her holiday in solitude and in complete autonomy has in fact lasted for 25 days, from 15 Aug. to 8 Sept, during which Silvia stretched out her spider web on the repulsive wall, waging a hard struggle against the bad weather furiously opposing to her climbing.
She reported about continuous rain and low temperatures, and that she run the risk of freezing - the route is developed between the 4,200 and 5,250 meters. In addition, the Vidal said, quite honestly, she had to give up her ethical principles, digging a few holes in the rock to hold the hooks in a particular section of the monolithic plate. Overall, however, the difficulties are higher in the natural sections
Once out of the wall, Sivia Vidal has not reached the top of Kailash Parbat, that could not even see as immersed in the fog: The name? …of course Shipwrecks.
Source: Desnivel – Kairn