Peter Ressmann – A Dedication

(Servus TV, 2013)

“…calm, unassuming – someone who said what he thought, did what he said, using neither too many nor too few words.”

This is what I wrote in 2007 about Peter “Resl” Ressmann from Kitzbühel after sharing with him an expedition to Broad Peak in the Karakoram. Three years later, in May 2010, Resl was killed during a routine rappelling exercise near Salzburg, Austria.

For Resl’s 50th birthday and the 5th anniversary of his death, Gerald Salmina produced a touching portrait, drawing on recollections from relatives, friends and climbing partners – for whom Resl will always remain a “quiet great”.