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Kurt Albert 1954 - 2010 (confirmed)
devlin66
28/09/2010
8:09:56 PM
I just read over on www.8a.nu that German Kurt Albert died from injuries sustained in a fall. He was a huge early developer of modern sport climbing and I am sure the European community will miss him.
SteveH
28/09/2010
10:26:46 PM
On 28/09/2010 devlin66 wrote:
>I just read over on www.8a.nu that German Kurt Albert died from injuries
>sustained in a fall. He was a huge early developer of modern sport climbing
>and I am sure the European community will miss him.

Turns out, Kurt is still on life-support. Still chances for a recovery...

http://www.bergleben.de/klettern/207-widerruf-kurt-albert-wird-noch-beatmet.html

Translated via http://webtranslation.paralink.com/

By the announcement from frankenjura.com that Kurt Albert has died after his heavy fall in the heights luck steep path in Upper Palatinate we brought, the Alpine Club, reflecting-on-line and many other web main entrances like zB klettern.de this announcement in circulation. However, now turned out that Kurt Albert is still given artificial respiration and is not dead.

No official information
Official information about the state Alberts gave neither the police in Regensburg nor the hospital in Erlangen to us. The fact that he still lives, Norbert Sandner, employee of company Patagonia explained to us distribution and the Outdoor agency the Ltd for which also Kurt Albert is active.

We would like to apologize for the publication of the apparently wrong announcement to our readers and above all to the affected persons, the family and members.
Damo666
28/09/2010
10:27:57 PM
More at: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=427158
j.d
29/09/2010
12:05:19 AM
eh?
does any of this make sense or am i the only idiot that can't get my head around this??
widewetandslippery
29/09/2010
1:01:47 AM
j.d kurt is a genuine master of rockclimbing and from friends experiences a great bloke. Yes; rotpunkt/redpoint was his idea.

ajfclark
29/09/2010
9:59:53 AM
From Rock and Ice #55: http://www.rockandice.com/news/1152-kurt-albert-the-interview-and-origin-of-the-redpoint
Godless
29/09/2010
1:57:34 PM
Can you change the f---in heading.

ajfclark
30/09/2010
8:18:35 AM
From Rock and Ice's facebook feed 7 hours ago:

Update: Climbing pioneer and icon Kurt Albert, 56, died yesterday from injuries he sustained in a via feratta fall in Bavaria on Sunday, September 26.
Detais of the accident are pending an investigation.

And some more:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http://news.climbing.de/kurt-albert-erlag-seinen-schweren-verletzungen/
godless
30/09/2010
9:19:24 AM
If that's true then the heading will have to be changed back.

Very sad.

Kurt was one of the most remarkable climbers in the world. Hs strength was only superseded by his sense of humour and generosity. He was an ambassador for climbing and travelled the world, including to Australia. He and Wolfgang made a formidable pair.

The first day I climbed in the Frankenjura with Kurt, we retired to a bar and sitting out in the open he exclaimed, 'there's a bee in your beer', and when I looked down, he blew the froth of the wheat beer in my face. A huge, laughing friendly guy.




ajfclark
6/10/2010
4:29:16 PM
Best obituary picture ever?



Article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/sport-obituaries/8040002/Kurt-Albert.html
Godless
7/10/2010
12:46:57 AM
thanks for that ajfclark

it's how I'd like to remember him
jono_1
7/10/2010
9:25:04 PM
I forgot about that photo classic.

Kurt was a legend and such a friendly guy.

Hanging out at Mt Fitzroy base camp for a couple of weeks with Kurt was an awesome experience. this was Mr Redpoint himself ! At such an impressionable young age of 22 my climbing partner and I took his encouraging words to heart on our near summit attempt of Fitzroy - " You start at the bottom. You climb to the top and then you come down again. Easy".

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