Named after the world-famous alpinist


Named after the world-famous alpinist

Hermann Buhl

Hermann Buhl is a well-known and illustrious name among mountaineers and alpinists. The Innsbruck-born alpinist was the first person ever to climb Nanga Parbat in 1953 and four years later was one of the first climbers of Broad Peak. He is one of the pioneers of the alpine style, a special type of high-altitude mountaineering in which even the highest mountains are climbed as a small rope team and in one go - from base camp to the summit and back. The forecourt of the Hungerburgbahn is dedicated to this extraordinary "mountain man".

Hermann Buhl Square

However, Hermann Buhl's "career" did not start in the distant Himalayas and the Karakoram, but in the Tux Alps and the Karwendel, which also includes the Nordkette. The alpinist from Innsbruck opened a large number of difficult routes in the Alps. However, his dedicated "home territory" was always the Innsbruck Nordkette.

On June 27, 1957, Hermann Buhl crashed during an attempt to climb the Chogolisa (7654 m) and has been missing ever since.

Due to his sensational first ascents, Buhl is still regarded by experts as one of the most important rock climbers and high-altitude mountaineers of all time. In 1953, he was voted Austrian Sportsman of the Year. The forecourt of the Hungerburgbahn has borne his name since 2012.