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.
Anyone who climbs usually relies on first-class equipment: perfectly fitting shoes, safety equipment with the highest standards and practical clothing. It seems as if only our bare hands can withstand the climbing purism. But even this last bastion falls if the climbing trips are in the direction of ice and mixed - because nothing works without gloves.
We'll show you where to put the measuring tape for the optimal ski length for ski touring, freeride and Co. We show you where to put the measuring tape for the optimal ski length for ski touring, freeride and the like.
The dream of your own bouldering hall. What began in summer 2020 with a simple text message has become reality a year and a half later: Bouba - short for bouldering hall Baden - is about to open. We talked to the two founders Kevin Huser and Dimitri Canonica about visions, the climbing community and holey sewer pipes.
Looking up while belaying causes neck tension for many. This can be remedied by using safety glasses - for example from YY Vertical.
The summer season is drawing to a close. Climbing finches, ropes and carabiners wander into the cellar during the days. So that there are no nasty surprises next year, we'll show you how to properly clean and store your equipment - with practical tips from professionals Katherine Choong and Roger Schäli.
The lightweight thermal jacket Atom LT Hoody by Arc'teryx keeps you cozy and warm on autumn days when climbing rocks.
A clever pimple not only offers comfort in icy passages, but can also save lives in an emergency. One that comes up with a lot of details is the Bluebird from Blue Ice.
Pimples serve as a belay device and as a walking aid. But not all ice pimples are the same - completely different equipment is used at light full speed than for ice climbing. We take a closer look at the most important differences.
The Climbing Shoe Solution Comp by La Sportiva is fully geared towards indoor climbing and competition style.
Accessory cords are true all-rounders and are used in a wide variety of situations on the mountain. We will show you what you can use accessory cords for and which diameters are suitable for which purpose.
If you want to optimize your finger strength for climbing, you can hardly avoid a hangboard in the long term. These training devices are available in all possible forms and materials - now also fully digitized. We'll show you what to look out for when buying.
A climbing harness for all mountain sports? The Petzl Adjama and Luna W models come close. We introduce them.
In the past, it was at most runners who did their laps with a heart rate monitor. In the meantime, however, the helpers have found their way into all kinds of sports - including mountain sports. The functions go far beyond the heart rate monitor. The sports watch jungle is dense and confusing. We try to get an overview.
Climate change contributes to the fact that natural hazards occur more frequently in the Alpine region. Peter Bebi is researching these developments at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in Davos. In an interview, he explains to us what dangers will look like in winter in the future and how we, as mountain sports enthusiasts, can take care of the snow.