Hansjörg Auer

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Auer in Innsbruck, November 2012

Hansjörg Auer (18 February 1984 – 16 April 2019) was an Austrian mountaineer. He is known for his free solo climbs. He is probably best known for his 2007 free solo climb of the fish route (south face) of Marmolada in the Dolomites, northeastern Italy.[1][2] He was born in Zams, Tyrol.

Auer, along with David Lama and Jess Roskelley, died in an avalanche on 16 April 2019. The men were climbing Howse Peak in Banff National Park of the Canadian Rockies.[3][4][5] Their bodies were found on 21 April 2019.[6]

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  1. Lambert, Erik (24 May 2007). "Auer free solos 850-meter 5.12c". Alpinist Online. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  2. "An Avalanche Has Reportedly Killed Three Top Alpinists". Outside Online. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  3. Walters, Joanna (19 April 2019). "Three mountaineers presumed dead after avalanche in Canada". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  4. "David Lama, Hansjorg Auer and Jess Roskelley Presumed Dead". Gripped. 18 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  5. "Canada avalanche: Three professional climbers believed killed in Rockies". BBC News. 19 April 2019. Retrieved 19 April 2019.
  6. "Canada avalanche: bodies of three renowned mountaineers found". The Guardian. Agence France-Presse. 22 April 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2019.

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