4 March 2002: I started at 9 am. The Berlin camp was reached after 1h 58 min and the ridge between the Northern and the Southern summit after 4h 5 min. I ran towards the summit and nearly fell upon the small cross when I checked the chronometer that stopped after 4h 25min. The descent turned out to be a rather dry matter: an environmental friendly fellow climber disposed of my water supply I left at the Berlin camp…..
With this the existing record of the French was broken by 9 min and Christian was back in Base camp after 6 hours. Remains the question: what the heck are we going to do with the rest of the day? The answer was given when the Skyrunner cashed in four 6.000+ within 24 hours…..