Sepp Mayerl

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Sepp Mayerl (born April 14, 1937 in Göriach near Dölsach , East Tyrol ; † July 28, 2012 in the Lienz Dolomites near Lavant ) was an Austrian mountaineer .

Sepp Mayerl - known in mountaineering circles as "Blasl-Sepp" after his parents' farm name - was a roofer and church tower restorer.

In the 1960s he made numerous first ascents in the Dolomites and the East Tyrolean mountains. The most famous of his first ascents to this day is the Mayerlrampe on the north-east face of the Großglockner .

  • In 1969 Sepp Mayerl managed to climb the Yerupaja Grande over the difficult southeast pillar.
  • In 1970, together with his friend Rolf Walter, he managed the first ascent of the 8386 m high Lhotse Shar , a secondary peak of the Lhotse .
  • In 1975 Mayerl succeeded in the first ascent of the south face of Yalung Kang in the Himalayas, 8438 m, as part of an expedition of the DÖAV.
  • In 1980 Sepp Mayerl, with Hermann Neumair and Ang Chappal, achieved the first ascent of the Fang (7647 m), an inaccessible peak in the Annapurna massif of the Himalayas.
  • In 1983 he managed the first ascent of the Jichu Drake south summit, 7012 m, in Bhutan.

Sepp Mayerl had an unexplained accident while climbing the north face of the Adlerwand (2391 m) in the Lienz Dolomites.


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