• Dörte Pietron
  • Dörte Pietron

Dörte Pietron

Rock Climbing Ambassador


Heidelberg, Germany


El Chaltén, Argentina, and Dolomites, Italy

Dörte grew up far from the mountains, but during her last year in high school she discovered climbing, and she hasn’t looked back since. With a master’s degree in physics and mountain guide certification from the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA), the aspect of climbing she enjoys most is putting up new routes. Together with the German Alpine Club, she created a team of young female alpinists who she has been training since 2011. These days she splits her time between the town of El Chaltén in Argentina and the Dolomites in Italy.
Career Highlights
  • First female ascent of Cerro Torre’s west face, Patagonia
  • First team female ascent of the Affanassieff route on Cerro Fitz Roy, which was the second team female ascent of the mountain, Patagonia
  • Third ascent of the lengthy Ensueño on Cerro Fitz Roy’s west face, Patagonia
  • Participated in expeditions to India, Pakistan, Peru and Tajikistan
  • Redpoint ascents of multi-pitch climbs to 8a (5.13b) and sport climbs to 8b+ (5.14a)
  • Put up over 150 new pitches
  • Co-author of 2013 Banff Festival award-winner Patagonia Vertical—Chaltén Massif, the first complete guidebook to Patagonia’s Cerro Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre range