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“This route is one of the most important achievements of our mountaineering career”

The brothers Pou and Micher Quito open a tough route in alpine style on the southeast face of the Copa (6190m): Puro Floro (M7/95°/A2/1,000m). The strong trio...

5 reasons to make a pilgrimage to the Alpine Mecca of Chamonix next year

Find out all about the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix: a superlative event for alpine enthusiasts from over 30 countries.

New 8000m speed record: Vadim Druelle climbs Nanga Parbat in 15h 15 min

The young Frenchman Vadim Druelle climbs Nanga Parbat in 15 hours 15 minutes, beating the previous Fastest Known Time by 5 hours.

Highest unclimbed mountain in the world climbed: Summit success on Muchu Chhish (7453m)

The Czech extreme mountaineers Zdenek Hak, Radoslav Groh and Jaroslav Bansky succeed in the first ascent of Muchu Chhish.

Gabriel Jungo with new speed adventure

Gabriel Jungo with a new speed ascent: The Fribourg mountaineer climbs the Mönch from Bern in just 9 hours and 20 minutes.

Pou brothers and Micher Quito open new route in the Andes: Pisco Sour (640m, 85° M6)

Continuous 20-hour push: Brothers Pou and Micher Quito open a new route in the Andes in alpine style: Pisco Sour (640m, 85°, M6).

Crevasse rescue on the high tour – how did that go again?

How do I react if I fall into a crevasse? Today there is a refresher on this important and often under-practiced aspect of mountaineering.

Professional indignant: Stefan Glowacz criticizes first climber for setting up from above

Setting up alpine routes from above: Not possible at all, says Stefan Glowacz, but possible in exceptional cases, say Dörte Pietron and Daniel Gebel.

Historical: Expedition team reaches Cho Oyu from the Nepalese side

A 7-person team led by Gelje Sherpa climbed Cho Oyu via a new route on the extremely difficult Nepalese side.
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Sexual harassment and abuse of power: Serious allegations against Nirmal Purja

Serious allegations against Nepal's mountaineering shooting star Nirmal Purja. Two women accuse him of sexual harassment.

Learn from the best alpinists and climbers in the world | Arc'teryx Academy Chamonix 2024

Learn from the best: You can do this in one of over 80 courses at the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy from July 4th to 7th, 2024 in Chamonix.

Alpine style: New route through the west face of Hungchi (7029m)

The two alpinists Charles Dubouloz and Symon Welfringer made an impressive first ascent in alpine style on the 7000m Hungchi.

Piotr Krzyzowski climbs Lhotse and Everest without artificial oxygen

8000 meter double climb in style: The Pole Piotr Krzyzowski climbs Lhotse and Everest without bottled oxygen in under 48 hours.

Black Diamond recalls Neve Strap crampons

Black Diamond Equipment is recalling the Neve Strap crampons (green version 2024) and the corresponding accessories/spare parts. 

Martin Feistl had a fatal accident

The top German alpinist Martin Feistl had a fatal accident on the south face of the Scharnitzspitze last Saturday.

Record on Everest: Kami Rita Sherpa climbs the roof of the world for the 29th time

Everest ascent No. 29: Nepalese mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa will reach the roof of the world for the 12th time on May 2024, 29.

Memories of David Lama on the 5th anniversary of his death

5th anniversary of the deaths of David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Rosskelley. In memory of three exceptional phenomena in modern mountaineering.

Huge landslide on Piz Scerscen

At Piz Scerscen in the Engadine, over a million cubic meters of rock and ice came loose early on Sunday morning.

Piolet d'Or veteran plans record on Everest

Record attempt: 59-year-old top alpinist Valeriy Babanov plans to become the oldest person to climb Everest without artificial oxygen.

Glacier death: Alpine Association measures the greatest loss in length at Pasterze since measurements began

The ÖAV's annual glacier report shows: 92 of 93 glaciers in Austria retreated, the Pasterze by 203,5 meters.

Roger Schäli opens new ice cream and mixed line through the northwest face of Piz Güglia

Complete winter adventure: Professional alpinist Roger Schäli with a new ice and mixed line on the northwest face of Piz Güglia.

After helicopter crash: mountain sports community mourns Adam George

A few days ago there was a helicopter crash at Petit Combin in Valais. Three people lost their lives in this tragic accident, including the well-known mountain guide, alpinist and climber Adam George.

Many more foreign people have fatal accidents

Mountain emergency statistics 2023: In the Swiss Alps last year, 3501 people were in distress and 114 people had fatal accidents.

16 peaks, 110 km, 11850 m altitude: Benjamin Védrine's K2 preparation is in full swing

Benjamin Védrines completes the circumnavigation of the Serre-Chevalier valley in the heart of the French Alps within two days.
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Film tip: Cerro Torre Climb & Fly

Airy climbing documentary about the Climb & Fly adventure of Roger Schäli, Mario Heller and Pablo Pontoriero on Cerro Torre.

Anna Wells climbs all 282 Scottish mountains in winter

Massive climbing marathon: Anna Wells climbs all 282 Scottish mountains higher than 914,4 meters in 83 days in winter.

Sean Villanueva with the new monster solo traverse “Doble M” in Patagonia

On February 26, 2024, the Belgian Sean Villanueva managed to climb a new, extraordinarily long traverse in Patagonia. He has the three towers of...

Great cinema: French alpinist trio climbs southeast ridge on Cerro Torre

The three alpinists Maud Vanpoulle, Fanny Schmutz and Lise Billon are the first women's team to climb over the southeast ridge to Cerro Torre.

Historical: First free ascent of Riders on the Storm (1200m, 7c+)

Siebe Vanhee, Sean Villanueve, Nico Favresse and Drew Smith make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm.

Large winter line repeated in the Triglav north face | The Dream Couloir

In January, several rope teams were able to climb one of the big Slovenian winter routes, the Dream Couloir on the north face of Triglav.

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Sascha Lehmann: “I want to make it to the final at the Olympics”

Interview with Swiss professional climber Sascha Lehmann: Successful Olympic qualification, feelings of happiness and expectations.

When eyesight fades and climbing provides comfort

Onsight features blind athlete and Black Diamond product developer Seneida...

IFSC Lead and Speed ​​World Cup Briançon | Info & Livestream

The last World Cup before the Olympics will take place in Briançon from July 17 to 19, 2024. Here you can find all the important information and live streams.

5 reasons to make a pilgrimage to the Alpine Mecca of Chamonix next year

Find out all about the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix: a superlative event for alpine enthusiasts from over 30 countries.