Watch the countdown as alpinists Andy Steindl and Martin Anthamatten race across the Alps in an attempt to break the previous record.
Andy Steindl and Martin Anthamatten, made a valiant effort to set a new record on a well-known traverse.
Their goal was to climb 18 peaks over 13,000 feet while beating the existing record of 9 hours, 19 minutes. For many people, the Spaghetti Tour takes 4-5 days to complete.
Steindl and Anthamatten started at Monte Rosa Hut at 9,459 feet and pushed themselves as fast as they could to finish at KIein Matterhorn at 12,740 feet.
Steindl said, “The snow was just too soft to be faster. But we gave everything today; more was not possible. That’s the condition, that’s the mountain.”
Even though they finished just a few minutes short of the record time (9 hours, 28 minutes), it was nevertheless a tremendous effort and unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
“Having a good time in the mountains with a friend — that’s the main goal.” Steindl adds.
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