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Alpine style refers to mountaineering in a self-sufficient manner, thereby carrying all of one's food, shelter, equipment etc. as one climbs, as opposed to expedition style (or siege style) mountaineering which involves setting up a fixed line of stocked camps on the mountain which can be accessed at ones leisure. Many consider Alpine style to be the purest form of mountaineering, setting a standard to which all mountaineers should aspire. This style became well-known and popular with Reinhold Messner, when he climbed Mount Everest without oxygen equipment in 1978, together with Peter Habeler. It was Marcus Schmucks achievement to demonstrate Alpine style in the Karakoram at the successful Austrian Broad Peak expedition in 1957; in pure Alpine style the members of this expedition later climbed Skil Brum (Marcus Schmuck and Fritz Wintersteller) and approached Chogolisa (Hermann Buhl and Kurt Diemberger). This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Autonomy is the condition of something that does not depend on anything else. ... Reinhold Messner in 2004 Reinhold Messner (September 17, 1944, Villnöss-Funes, South Tyrol, Italy) is often cited [1]as the greatest mountain climber of all time, noted for making the first (and likely only) solo ascent of Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen and for being the first climber to... Everest redirects here. ... Peter Habeler (born July 22nd 1942 in Mayrhofen, Austria) is an Austrian mountaineer. ... Marcus Schmuck (born April 18, 1925) is an Austrian mountaineer. ... Located in the mountainous regions of Gilgit, Ladakh & Baltistan, Gilgit and Baltistan are in Pakistan, the Karakoram is one of the great Himalayan mountain ranges, with many of the highest and most daunting peaks of the world. ... Broad Peak (originally named K3) is the 12th highest mountain on Earth and 4th highest in Pakistan. ... Skil Brum is a mountain in the Karakoram region of Pakistan. ... Marcus Schmuck (born April 18, 1925) is an Austrian mountaineer. ... Fritz Wintersteller (born October 21, 1927) is an Austrian mountaineer who made the first ascent of Broad Peak together with Hermann Buhl, Kurt Diemberger and Marcus Schmuck (Expedition Leader) in 1957. ... Chogolisa (or Bride Peak) is a mountain in the Karakoram region of Pakistan. ... Hermann Buhl (September 21, 1924 - June 27, 1957) is considered one of the best post-war Austrian climbers and one of the best climbers of all time. ... Kurt Diemberger Kurt Diemberger (born 1932 in Austria), is the only remaining person alive that has made the first ascents on two mountains over 8,000 metres. ...

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Alpine style is a term derived from mountaineering.
Climbing alpine style contrasts with the traditional 'expedition style' approach which involves sieging a mountain with plenty of back-up resources in the form of large numbers of climbers stocking intermediate camps and installing kilometres of fixed ropes for retreat in case of bad weather or accident.
Our trip was not alpine style in the pure sense because our strategy relied upon an initial dive to the Rockfall Chamber to set up gear for the big push, and afterwards, a clean-up dive.
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