Hansjörg Auer@hansjoergauer

▲ Professional Climber and Alpinist
△ @TheNorthFace athlete
▲ Based in Oetztal 🇦🇹
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▲ Expedition ▲
This place. The impressive landscape of Nepal
#neverstopexploring
🏔️: Gimmigela East
🌍: Nepal 🇳🇵
📸: Elias Holzknecht


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▲ Expedition ▲
Expeditions are not only about climbing but also about amazing souls met on the way.
#neverstopexploring
🏔️: Gimmigela East
🌍: Nepal 🇳🇵
📸: Elias Holzknecht


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▲ Expedition ▲
The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and people.
#neverstopexploring
🏔️: Gimmigela East
🌍: Nepal 🇳🇵
📸: Elias Holzknecht


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▲ Expedition ▲
On the way to Gimmigela Expedition two years ago.
#neverstopexploring
🏔️: Gimmigela East
🌍: Nepal 🇳🇵
📸: Elias Holzknecht


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Work in progress for a great new climbing spot here in Ötztal. Two projects [~ 8a/+ ish] already done. More lines to free and bolt over the next weeks.
Make sure you follow @oetztal_climbing, because the guys will publish all the info about this area when it’s finished.
#climbing #oetztal #ötztal #neverstopexploring
@thenorthface @thenorthface_climb @oetztal.official @lasportivagram @team_edelrid
Photos: @wilhelmheiko


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My brother Matthias and I on the ledge half way up on »Via del Pesce« [The Fish] on Marmolada Southface, a week after I did the route in free solo. That day we came back with @wilhelmheiko to take some pictures, which was definitely a bit nerve-wracking for both of them. As I did the »Fish Free Solo« 11 years ago and @lasportivagram already posted a nice story for the anniversary last Sunday I want to follow with a further insight about that pretty tough time, based on a chapter out of my book »Südwand«:
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My character was still very introverted but the people around me pushed me to open my personality. But I wanted to stay and be the same. Climb, enjoy and follow my dreams and personal projects without thinking too much of other things. But this seemed to be harder than before.
Even the time was filled with a great climbing shape, mentally and physically, it was also filled with so much pressure, self-doubt, depressions and the wish to have my ‘old life‘ back. I could already see the end of that spiral, which led into a giant, dark hole without an end and a no longer working body.
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My closest friends and my brother were the people who helped me to find slowly a way out. And I remember that day like it was yesterday when tears streamed down my face and I felt relieved that the chance was finally here to escape from that hole out into a place with much more light.


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Born in 1986 and racking up adventures ever since. My orange longtime companion of a Base Camp Duffel doing its work during the Masherbrum Expedition back in summer 2014 in style.
#basecampduffel #neverstopexploring #karakorum #expedition
@thenorthface @thenorthfaceuk @thenorthfacede
Photo: @manuel_ferrigato


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Early season action back in 2010 on »Pan Aroma« [~8c], one of the few routes in the Dolomites where you need to jug back up when you take a whipper.
I spent two days with @benlepesant and one with my brother Vitus on the route before I asked @babsizangerl if she would be happy to belay me during my first try to send the line. It was her first real alpine route ever which was pretty cool!
Simply such an amazing spot to climb and hang out, especially in spring when the sun hits the wall in late evening!
#neverstopexploring #climbing #dolomites
@thenorthface @thenorthface_climb @thenorthfacede @oetztal.official @lasportivagram @team_edelrid @totemcams @smithoptics


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After nearly 7 hours of xc flying I’m enjoying great evening light while I’m trying to gain altitude in weakening thermals to reach my final goal.
It will still take a few more seasons to be ready for another pretty cool climb&fly project which I would have in my mind.
But I‘m definitely on the right path for that one.
#neverstopexploring #flyozone #climbandfly
@thenorthface @oetztal.official @lasportivagram @team_edelrid @ozoneparagliders


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Climbing in the afternoon with the face we’ve skied this morning in the back. Both times top conditions. Ötztal delivers!!
#skimountaineering #climbing #neverstopexploring
@thenorthface @oetztal.official @lasportivagram @team_edelrid @smithoptics
Photo: @wilhelmheiko


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