I recently stumbled on First Ascent - Kunyang Chhish East Storyteller Labshttp://www.storyteller-labs.com/2014A story of chopped fingers, fun, friendship and the First Ascent of Kunyang Chhish East (7,400m). Following the rules of true alpine style Hansjörg Auer, Matthias Auer and Simon Anthamatten embark on an adventure for the summit and for survival on Kunyang Chhish East.Alessandro Bandinelli; Milena Holzknecht; Matteo VettorelHansjörg Auer; Matthias Auer; Simon AnthamattenAdventure; Documentaryhttps://i.vimeocdn.com/vod_poster/153009_550x814.jpgtt4011424459279, available as First Ascent - Kunyang Chhish East in Vimeo. The topic of the flick is the first ascent of SW faceKunyang Chhish East7400mSW face by Hansjörg Auer, Simon Anthamatten and Amtthias Auer back in 2014.
Until the ascent, the peak was one of highest unclimbed peaks and also one of the most sought after objectives. The peak had send some very strong suitors back empty handed. I had no idea there was a film about the ascent.
- Swiss-Austrian Trio Solves Technical Face in Kunyang Chhish Massif. Swiss alpinist Simon Anthamatten and Austrian brothers Matthias and Hansjoerg Auer topped the unclimbed summit of Kunyang Chhish East (ca. 7400m) in the Karakoran's Hispar Muztagh. Their line of ascent, finally established after three attempts, bisects the 2700m southwest face, compared in size and technical grade to the famously difficult North Face of Jannu by the Polish climber Grzegorz Skorek during his 2003 attempt. By David Crothers at Alpinist on 2013-08-14.
- Piolets d'Or Nominates Five Ascents. The Jury of the 22nd edition of the Piolets d'Or—comprising Catherine Destivelle, Erri de Luca, Karin Steinbach, Sung-Muk Lim, Denis Urubko, together with this year's president George Lowe—had the difficult task of selecting those ascents from 2013 that represent the state of the art in mountaineering today. By Piolets d'Or at Alpinist on 2014-02-27.
- Kunyang Chhish East, Karakoram: first ascent by Simon Anthamatten, Hansjörg Auer and Matthias Auer. On 18 July 2013 Simon Anthamatten from Switzerland and the Austrian brothers Hansjörg Auer and Matthias Auer successfully climbed the hitherto virgin peak Kunyang Chhish East in Pakistan's Karakorum. By PlanetMountain at Planet Mountain on 2013-07-23.
- Khunyang Chhish East. "First ascent of Khunyang Chhish East (7,400m), by the ca 2,700m southwest face, by Simon Anthamatten (Switzerland), Hansjörg Auer, and Matthias Auer (both Austria), July 14–19, 2013." By Hansjörg Auer at American Alpine Journal on 2014.