Klimmek is a Nord trader who resides at his house in the town of Ivarstead.

He resides with Bassianus Axius, who is currently searching for a job and a permanent residence in Ivarstead. He and Bassianus work together as fishermen.


Klimmek is a trader who makes deliveries from Ivarstead to High Hrothgar. He can be found on the road out of Ivarstead to High Hrothgar on various occasions. Klimmek and Fastred were romantically involved at one time, until she became more interested in Bassianus. It is revealed that Klimmek likes to fish; this is heard in a conversation between him and Fastred, if they are reunited during the quest "The Book of Love."


Climb The StepsEdit

Klimmek usually delivers supplies to the Greybeards at High Hrothgar, but at the time of the quest, he is unable to take the trip up the mountain. The Dragonborn may receive the supplies from him and make the trip for Klimmek. The supplies are to be placed in a chest in between the two stairways leading up to High Hrothgar's entrance.

The Book of LoveEdit

Klimmek can be persuaded to express his feelings towards Fastred and make her change her mind on leaving Ivarstead with Bassianus Axius.


High HrothgarEdit

Gwilin "On your way up the 7,000 Steps again, Klimmek?"
Klimmek "Not today. I'm just not ready to make the climb to High Hrothgar. The path isn't safe."
Gwilin "Aren't the Greybeards expecting some supplies?"
Klimmek "Honestly, I'm not certain. I've yet to be allowed into the monastery. Perhaps one day."


  • His name may be referring to the German verb "erklimmen," which means "to climb up in something," or the Dutch verb "Klimmen," which means "to climb."
  • It is shown in a conversation between Fastred and Klimmek that she left him for Bassianus because she thought that Klimmek only loved fishing.
  • If told to rejoin with Fastred, Klimmek expresses his feelings for her by saying, "What good are fish if you have to eat them alone?"
  • If the Dragonborn has helped Klimmek, he will leave them 100 GoldIcon should he pass away.


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  • Bassianus Axius, or Klimmek?

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    • B-ass-I-anus comes across as the prototypical bad boy that makes smart women do stupid things.  And although Fastred/Klimmek is certainl...
    • Bassinanus is not even angry about it after the quest when you find him in Riften. Another proof he doesn't care (or that devs are lazy).