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Peak Pioneers!

Styrian Expeditions to the Roof of the World

13.04.-31.10.2019


Curated by: Robert Schauer

Press tour: 13.04.2019, 10 am
Opening: 13.04.2019, 11 am
Duration: 13.04.–31.10.2019

 

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About the exhibition

Austria is a nation of mountaineers – yet many of the most thrilling alpine stories do not necessarily come from the alpine region. In the last 200 years the mountain summits of the world have been conquered and Styrian mountaineers were actively involved in this history of expeditions. One high point in Styria’s alpine history was written 40 years ago: the first Austrians stood on the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest! Robert Schauer from Graz, along with Wolfgang Nairz and Horst Bergmann from Innsbruck, were among the first Austrians to climb the ‘roof of the world’ on May 3rd, 1978. Trips to far-off destinations was not only to do with sports. An ‘expedition’ always meant generating knowledge as well, and documenting the same. The exhibition shows the expeditions made by Styrians who tackled Asia’s highest peaks. The adventurous tales of climbing come to life through a multimedial presentation of historical and present-day documentaries, combined with original objects on display.

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Sujet "Gipfelstürmen!", quer,
Sujet "Gipfelstürmen!", quer,

Everest Südostgrat auf 8600 Metern. IMAX-Film-Expedition 1996. Foto: Robert Schauer


Sujet-quer-Robert-Schauer.jpg (4.13 MB)

Sujet "Gipfelstürmen!", hoch,
Sujet "Gipfelstürmen!", hoch,

Die erste steirische 8000er-Besteigung des "Gasherbrum I" (auch "Hidden Peak" genannt), 8080 Meter: 11. August 1975. Im Bild: Hanns Schell, vom Gipfel fotografiert von Herbert Zefferer. Robert Schauer filmt den Moment von unten. Foto: Herbert Zefferer


Sujet-hoch-Herbert-Zefferer.jpg (2.6 MB)

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Überquerung des Khumbu Eisbruchs auf 12 Meter langer Leiterkonstruktion, 1978
Überquerung des Khumbu Eisbruchs auf 12 Meter langer Leiterkonstruktion, 1978

mitgebracht, verlegt und fixiert von der österreichischen Expedition, Foto: Robert Schauer


Khumbu-Eisbruch-1978-Robert-Schauer.jpg (6.74 MB)

Die erste österreichische Expeditionsmannschaft am Gipfel des Mount Everest (8848m) am 3. Mai 1978,
Die erste österreichische Expeditionsmannschaft am Gipfel des Mount Everest (8848m) am 3. Mai 1978,

V.l.n.r.:Kameramann Horst Bergmann, Sirdar/Sherpa-Führer Ang Phu, Expeditionsleiter Wolfgang Nairz, Foto: Robert Schauer


Wolfgang-Nairz-Horst-Bergmann-Ang-Phu-1978-Robert-Schauer.jpg (8.91 MB)

Everest Südostgrat auf 8600 Metern, IMAX-Film-Expedition 1996,
Everest Südostgrat auf 8600 Metern, IMAX-Film-Expedition 1996,

Foto: Robert Schauer


Everest-Suedostgrat-1996-Robert-Schauer.jpg (10.03 MB)

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Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,
Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Gipfelstuermen-01.jpg (1.09 MB)

Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,
Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Gipfelstuermen-02.jpg (1.07 MB)

Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,
Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Gipfelstuermen-03.jpg (1.09 MB)

Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,
Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Gipfelstuermen-04.jpg (1.14 MB)

Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,
Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Gipfelstuermen-05.jpg (1.22 MB)

Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,
Installation view "Peak Pioneers!", 2019,

Photo: Universalmuseum Joanneum/J.J. Kucek


Ausstellungsansicht-Gipfelstuermen-06.jpg (1.11 MB)

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