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Hybrid jackets: The alternative to the layering principle

The efficient onion principle is more established in mountaineering than in almost any other sporting activity. But even the most skilful combination of several layers has its weaknesses. During the sweaty ascent, the hard shell jacket creates heat build-up and the airy fleece jacket can withstand neither wind nor precipitation. The solution: A hybrid jacket.

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Alpine tour: tips & tricks for beginners

After a first high-altitude tour course you have learned the essential basics about rope team technique, crevasse rescue and material science. Now you are ready for your first 4000. In the multiplication table, we reveal which tips and tricks you can use to get started in the high-alpine world.

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Climbing shoe test Baechli Isleten Climbing

Are you looking for the right climbing shoe? Test the latest models directly on the rock

Isleten is a small lakeside village on Lake Uri - nestled between clear water and imposing rock faces. With two varied climbing sectors right on the shore, the place is the ideal starting point for leisurely days in the vertical. If you are also looking for the right shoe for your future climbing adventure, you might find it on May 21st. Then Bächli Bergsport in Isleten carries out a climbing shoe test with brand new models. 

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These 10 apps support you in mountaineering

There is a solution for almost everything. And each of these solutions comes in the form of an app. Sometimes extremely useful, sometimes just a gimmick, the mobile device in your pocket is the digital pocket knife of our time. So it is only logical that the world of apps also found its way into mountain sports - especially for activities in winter. We present some of them to you.

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Garmin Enduro: The sports watch for trail running

Sports watches have undergone a remarkable development. Once as a simple pulse check on the wrist, they have blossomed into true all-rounders in recent years. The trend is now towards specialization. The watches are designed as perfectly matched measuring devices for individual sports. This also applies to the Garmin Enduro, which is fully tailored to trail running.

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Summer shoes in winter and still warm feet: thanks to heated socks

The cooler the rock, the more grip. Climbing and bouldering in winter is fantastic. The cold is of secondary importance, after all, you are constantly on the move. Warming clothing also helps, but there is still one problem area: the feet. The circulation suffers in the climbing finches, the insulation is also poor, and people climb barefoot. The solution: heated socks.

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These things belong in the freeride backpack

Along with skis, ski boots and poles, the backpack is one of the most important items when freeriding. These are available in all possible designs and should not only adapt to the size, but also to the ambitions of the owner. Whether for a short trip or a multi-day glacier bivouac, the most important thing is ultimately the content. That's why Janic Cathomen, freeride expert from Flims, and Fabian from Bächli Bergsport will show you what they pack for freeriding. 

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The transceiver that speaks to you | Diract Voice from Ortovox mountaineering

The transceiver that speaks to you | Diract Voice from Ortovox

Voice commands can be useful. We talk to our phones to be faster and devices like Alexa talk to us in turn as if we were in a relationship. An electronic device that is symbolic of efficiency and speed in mountain sports is the avalanche transceiver. The question that arises is: Could voice commands speed up the search for buried subjects? Ortovox has an answer: The Diract Voice.

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