Who doesn't know the dilemma: Gloves are often forgotten when you need them later. And if you think about packing some, they turn out to be the wrong ones afterwards. Reason enough for some practical tips for climbers, mountaineers and ski tourers.
The north of Italy offers a wealth of climbing areas. We present the climbing guide Ossola Rock with areas like Cadarese or Croveo.
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.
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.
The climbing harness is the link between the body and the rope. In addition to being part of the elementary safety equipment, it must also meet ergonomic and functional requirements. These vary depending on the vertical discipline. Therefore, we take a close look at the many facets of harnesses and show which model is suitable for your next climbing adventure.
These are the advantages of the Petzl Dual Connect Adjust self-belay sling on multi-rope tours or via ferratas.
The sunny days on the mountain are the best - logically. With high-quality sunscreen we protect our skin from dangerous UV rays - also logical. And the eyes? We like to put the next best pair of glasses on our noses. There are not only protective, but also sophisticated models, especially for mountain sports.
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.
Along with shoes, a crash pad and a chalk bag, a brush is part of the standard equipment for bouldering. A grip, bristles and good is. You don't need it anymore for cleaning rocks. If you still want to bring some color and natural creativity into play, you are in good hands with the brushes from Faza Brushes.
Ski touring is great, but requires a lot of knowledge. But not only that. Clever planning is not only important for safety reasons, but also increases the experience many times over. We will show you some essential preparation points and give you tips & tricks for the perfect day in the snow.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.