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Make 3 out of 1: climbing, ski touring and biking with one helmet

Multiple certification, protective function, important standards: five important facts when buying a helmet for mountain sports.

UPDATE: Call for review of the Edelrid Mega Jul

Edelrid is expanding its call to review the Mega Jul security device. All batches of the device must now be checked.

Cracks in finger skin – cause, treatment, prevention | Pulpitis Sicca

Cracks on the fingertips or joints? We'll show you how to effectively treat and prevent cracks - pulpitis sicca.

Gift ideas for climbers, boulderers & outdoor athletes 2023/2024

Whether for a birthday or Christmas: We have put together 17 gift ideas for climbers, boulderers and outdoor athletes.

The climbing shoe for hooking: Black Diamond Method S

With the Method S, Black Diamond has developed a sophisticated climbing shoe that performs well in sport climbing and bouldering.

Climb up easily, descend quickly – touring skis Ogso Thor 90 in the test

The Thor 90 from Ogso is a light touring ski for long days in the mountains. We have tested the strong all-rounder for you.

Ultralight combination of trail running and alpine backpack: Deuter Vertrail 16 | test

The Vertrail 16 combines the best of 2 worlds: the comfort of a trail running vest and the robustness of an alpine backpack.

Simon Gietl: “For me, the Edelrid Rage is currently the coolest ice tool.”

The Rage ice tool from Edelrid comes with a new pick with minimal explosive effect and a new ergonomic handle.

How to find the right sleeping bag | Tips

Which type of sleeping bag are you? Find out and find the sleeping bag that is right for you and your adventures.

Climbing backpack and duffel bag combined: Deuter Gravity Motion

The Gravity Motion climbing backpack from Deuter offers plenty of space for your equipment and quick access to it at the same time.

Raffle: Win 3 climbing guides each: Switzerland Extreme West and Switzerland Plaisir West

In collaboration with Edition Filidor, we are giving away 3 copies each of the popular climbing guides Extrem West and Plaisir West.

Ultralight one-person tent | BACH Piopio Solo in the test

Attention adventurers: We have tested the ultralight one-person tent Piopio Solo from Bach for you.

Probably the most colorful express set for climbing

The Tyrolean mountaineering outfitter Austrialpin produces the popular Eleven quickdraw set and the Fish autotuber set in a limited rainbow edition. For every set sold in the colorful series, five euros go to the children's cancer charity.

Practical training boards for on the go

In addition to the mental and technical aspects, finger strength is also key when climbing. We introduce you to two portable training boards for at home, on the go or for warming up. With these you can easily train for a better climbing performance.

Testing the Ortovox Peak 35 high-altitude touring backpack

High touring backpack Peak 35 from Ortovox tested. We tested the all-rounder for alpinists for you. This is our experience report.

4 alpine climbing tours for every taste | climbing guide

Various new climbing guides were published at the start of the summer, including "Alpine Klettertouren Band 1", a hand-picked selection of 81 alpine climbing tours in western Switzerland. Co-author Daniel Silbernagel has put together four tours for you: From the practice ridge, to the pleasure tour and the lonely insider tip, to the classic.

Robust sandals for your next climbing holiday | Lizard Way Slide

Lizard Footwear stands for light, robust sandals for outdoor sports, travel and everyday life. The new Way Slide model fits snugly and comfortably and has a highly abrasion-resistant sole. This makes the Way Slide sandals the perfect companion for climbing holidays in the warm season.

Ultralight & resistant: high-end tents from Samaya

The French brand Samaya has set itself the task of revolutionizing the 4-season tent. Since it was founded in 2018, it has been pursuing this goal as uncompromisingly as it is successfully. In three product lines, it produces ultra-light and extremely high-performance tents for mountaineering and high-altitude mountaineering.

Bivouac made easy: A set for less than 2,5 kg

Spending the night under the open sky with a mat and sleeping bag is in and of itself a purist thing. If you also make the right choice from the few products available, you can enjoy nature with extremely light luggage. We put it to the test and put together a bivouac set for less than 2,5 kilograms.

Daone: The bouldering paradise not far from Arco | boulder guide

The Val Daone is one of the largest side valleys in Trentino and has been an international hotspot since the first edition of the bouldering guide Daone Boulder. Spread over 14 kilometers in length and 700 meters in altitude, the area offers ten sectors with over 1800 lines in compact granite or verrucano rock.

Gives Clothes a Second Life | Ortovox Second Life Shop

The German mountaineering specialist Ortovox is launching a shop selling refurbished products.

Petzl Spirit: the best quickdraws for sport climbing?

Petzl launches a new edition of its successful Spirit carabiners and probably the best and most famous quickdraws. What's new?

Wild Country Recall of Superlight Rock Nuts

Wild Country is recalling its Superlight Rock chocks in sizes 1 through 6. Details about the recall can be found here.

This is how you take care of your climbing gear and recognize damage

The cold season is slowly saying goodbye, the snow cover is receding. This creates space on the mountain for grippy rock - high time to get the climbing gear out of hibernation and start the first vertical adventures of the season. The moment is extremely favorable, either to bring the equipment into shape or to replace it in the event of damage. It goes without saying that no compromises are made when it comes to safety-related equipment. We look at the care of ropes and the like - for more durability and more safety.

how strong are you really Test yourself

With the Critical Force Test, you can determine your available maximum strength, your long-term muscular endurance and the energy storage in your forearms. Today Philipp Bulling will show you how you can set up your own test station for less than 100 euros and thus optimize your training.

Billi Bierling: There is no way around her for expeditions

Billi Bierling has worked for the Himalayan Database, the archive of legendary Himalayan chronicler Elizabeth Hawley, for almost twenty years. She is known for cruising the busy streets of Kathmandu on her bicycle to interview expedition climbers from around the world. In her book, she tells of the fascination of expedition mountaineering in the Himalayas and her commitment to people in need.

Ultra-light mountaineering boot for ice climbing & high-altitude tours in mixed terrain | La Sportiva G Tech

With the G-Tech, La Sportiva has developed an extremely light mountaineering boot that covers the entire range of technical mountaineering - from ice and mixed climbing to mountaineering in demanding mixed terrain. We took a closer look at the alpine miracle weapon from the Italian shoe specialist.

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Spanish Kinglines repeated

Jorg Verhoeven, Gabriele Moroni and Leo Ketil Bøe repeat classics of the 9th French degree in Siurana, Oliana and Margalef.

5th Petzl Climbing Festival Frankenjura 2024 | Info & program

Save the Date: from May 30th to June 2nd, 2024, the Frankenjura climbing festival is going into its fifth round in idyllic Königstein.

Jernej Kruder repeats Ticino crack test piece Butterfly Circus (8b)

In Val Bavona, the Slovenian climbing professional Jernej...

Make 3 out of 1: climbing, ski touring and biking with one helmet

Multiple certification, protective function, important standards: five important facts when buying a helmet for mountain sports.

Jorge Díaz-Rullo repeats Sleeping Lion (9b)

Sleeping Lion for the third time: The strong Spaniard Jorge Díaz-Rullo repeats Chris Sharma's new kingline in Siurana.