In September 2019, Dani Arnold sets a new record time at the Cima Grande. He climbs the 550-meter north face over the Comici-Dimai route in 46 minutes 30 seconds. The 35 years old now holds the speed record on four of Europe’s six major north faces.
It was a case of third time's the charm: In February 2018, the Mammut Pro Team athlete Dani Arnold opened a new ice-climbing route in the world-famous Helmcken Falls in British Columbia, Canada. (If they don't pop up automatically, turn on closed-captioning in the Youtube viewer for English subtitles!)
Dani Arnold sets a new speed record on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. He climbs the Cassin Route in just 2 hours and 4 minutes!
Imagine crawling beneath a glacier, 50 meters of ice directly above you... Or just watch this video.
And he did it onsight. No, thanks. Just no.
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Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold has free-soloed the eight pitch Crack Baby (Grade IV WI 6) on the Breitwangflue, above Kandersteg in Switzerland.