Introducing Horst and Gernot

Horst and Gernot were born in Graz, Austria where they still reside today in a suburb called Raaba. Born on April 16, 1970, Gernot was born three minutes earlier than his "little" brother Horst. In their earlier years they enjoyed tennis and football (soccer). They began to ride in 1983 and their interest took them to Scandinavia, Death Valley and the Pyrennees. In the last ten years they have conquered 30 4,000 meter peaks such as Mount Blanc in France, Dom, Monte Rosa as well as the highest Andean peaks and Kilimanjaro in Africa.

The twins are extreme bicyclists and mountain climbers whose goal is to bike and climb the highest peaks of every continent from sea level to summit nonstop in one attempt.

Monday, July 27, 2009

September 24, 2009 for Death Valley to Mt. Whitney

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Horst and Gernot will visit the States and ride Death Valley to Mt. Whitney on September 24, 2009. (4,418 meters) Sept-Oct, 2009 First ever attempt to scale Mt. Whitney from Death Valley nonstop in 24 hours! They will start from -86 meters in the lowest and hottest location of the western hemisphere over Furnace Creek-Lone Pine-Whitney Portal (230 km) followed by trail to the ascent to the top (4,418 meters.)



Goals for 2010:


From the Pacific nonstop to the summit of Aconcagua (6959 meters) in the Andes (Argentina) The first attempt ever made nonstop to the ascent of the highest peak in the Americas. By bike from sea level to 2800 meters and the ascent by foot to 4200 meters in 50 hours.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aconcagua

3 comments:

Nasrin Tavakoli said...

Dear Horst and Gernot,

Will you pls advise an e.mail add?How can I contact with you for some questions.

Thanks
Nasrin Tavakoli
Ntavakoli79@gmail.com

Nasrin Tavakoli said...

Dear Horst and Gernot,

Will you pls advise an e.mail add?How can I contact with you for some questions.

Thanks
Nasrin Tavakoli
Ntavakoli79@gmail.com

Nasrin Tavakoli said...

Dear Horst and Gernot,

Will you pls advise an e.mail add?How can I contact with you for some questions.

Thanks
Nasrin Tavakoli
Ntavakoli79@gmail.com