Cerro Kishtwar - An Ice Cold Story
Switzerland / 2018 / 33' / Italian premiere
The Kashmir mountains were then barred to foreign alpinists for several years. The ban was lifted early in 2010 and Stephan Siegrist, Denis Burdet, and David Lama made the first expedition into the region the following year to climb Cerro Kishtwar alpine style. They reached the summit via the north-west side. Siegrist had spotted a new line on the face, however, and returned in 2017 with Huber and Zanker, but the difficulties were harder than expected and they encountered difficult technical climbing.
Born in the Swiss region of Engadine, he has always been passionate about sports and the mountains. He started climbing at 13 and ever since, climbing and mountaineering became his life. At 19, he completed his skydiving license and progressed to wing suit flying. On the 24th of Februray 2019 he tragically died in a mountaineering accident on the Eiger’s north face.