Robert Jasper, extreme mountaineer from the German Black Forest, scores another first ascent, solo, on the north face of the Eiger.
The Meltdown on The Quarryman wall in north Wales' Dinorwig Slate Quarry was equipped by Johnny Dawes—who appears in this short film. But turning his attention away from the line in 1990, it became known as "Johnny's great unfinished project."
Ten years. That’s how long Meltdown stood unrepeated...
After several years of effort, Traversi bagged the highly coveted second ascent of the famously difficult crack.