When exactly I climbed it, I don't remember, but it probably was in July 2006, on the afternoon of a warm day. I left my pack at the Dürrenstein hut and went up taking only a bottle of water with me. The clouds to the south looked rather iffy, but it stayed dry.
"As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls."