The interest group of the Swiss climbing halls (IG Kletteranlagen) is calling for the climbing halls to be opened as soon as possible, as well as transparent rules and fair compensation for the closed businesses. Opening in March is essential for many businesses to survive
After weeks of uncertainty, it is now clear - in mid-April, Meiringen will be climbing again at the highest level. If the epidemiological situation allows, the world's best athletes will meet on April 16 and 17, 2021 for the first World Cup of the 2021 season in Haslital.
In this video, Brit Tom Randall climbs what is arguably the longest man-made crack in the UK.
Softshell jackets combine the advantages of a waterproof weatherproof jacket with those of an air-permeable fleece jacket. They are made of robust, elastic fabrics with a water-repellent impregnation against moisture and can be the perfect all-rounder in mountain sports - if you are willing to compromise. What you need to know about softshell jackets.
It was to be expected: The Covid-19 pandemic left clear marks on the SAC huts. The lockdown in mid-March 2020, just in the high season for ski touring, forced the huts to cease operations. The number of overnight stays for the winter season plummeted by over 66%. But there was one ray of hope: the summer season developed better than feared.
Iker Pou manages the first ascent of a heavily overhanging and long roof route on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The route called Gran Guggenheim is rated 9a + by Iker.
The three missing K2 climbers John Snorri, Juan Pablo Mohr and Muhammad Ali Sadpara were officially declared dead by their families. There is no longer any hope that the three are still alive.
Nils Favre from western Switzerland successfully climbs the Ticino ultra-classic Off the Wagon (8b +). A long-term dream for the Swiss elite climber.
Beal has received a lot of feedback about broken handles on the Birdie belay device. For this reason, Beal calls for a review of the device.
Shawn Raboutou climbs one of the most difficult highballs in the world: Livin 'Large (8c / 8c +). This video shows his ascent.
Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll announces an almost unimaginable ascent: the Belgian single-handedly succeeds in crossing the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia. He crossed the numerous peaks between February 5 and 10, 2021 and calls the crossing The Moon Walk Traverse.
In the following video, Frenchman Sébastien Bouin climbs three mystical routes that his compatriot Fred Rouhling first climbed around 25 years ago.
Go from the highest to the lowest point - without detours. As simple as it sounds, it is varied and challenging.
In the following video, climbing greats Adam Ondra and Tommy Caldwell talk about Olympia, The Dawn Wall, the connection between sport climbing and multi-pitch climbing, and their personal plans for the future.
Danny MacAskill is riding a plate climbing route on his bike. The result of the hair-raising action can be seen in the film The Slabs.