The rumor mill was seething at the beginning of the year. Alexander Megos parted with numerous sponsors. Where is he going Why is he leaving his longstanding sponsors? Today it is clear where the journey was going: To Petzl. We talked to Alexander about his motivations and life as a professional climber.
Shortly before Christmas or during the year on a birthday, the question always comes up: What do you give a climber? We have compiled numerous products for you that will delight every climber.
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.
The two Brits manage to climb the steepest and probably longest crack route in the world: The Great Rift (7b + to 8a +, 60-70 pitches). The special thing about it: It is an artificial crack structure of a motorway bridge.
The mountain film festival Mountains on Stage is back with a brand new program and tour in over 130 cities in 18 European countries. The German-speaking tour starts on November 29, 2021 in Zurich and stops in 13 cities in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. As the official media partner, LACRUX is giving away tickets for a demonstration of your choice.
The German professional climber Alexander Megos succeeds in the first repetition of the 9b + route King Capella in Siurana, one of the most difficult routes in the world. He only vaguely commented on the level of difficulty.
More and more climbing equipment suppliers rely on social and ecological production of their products. But is that important to consumers? Michael Fuchs from the University of Leipzig gets to the bottom of this question with his study. For each completed questionnaire, 1 euro will be donated to the Protect Our Winters Europe organization.
It is a truism that the tent always has to be open while cooking - and one that is often ignored. When it is too cold or windy, mountaineers pull the zipper of the tent completely closed. They ignore the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. We show what you should pay attention to.
In the past forty years, the level of difficulty in sport climbing has developed rapidly, but is now flattening out. Where is the limit? Adam Ondra and Magnus Midtbo talk about this during a meeting.
The 24-year-old climber from Bern opens two difficult routes in the Bernese Oberland and Jura. Both routes, duds and La Danse de Résistance, are in area 9a.
The French mountain sports outfitter Petzl is recalling its Scorpio Eashook via ferrata set. The reason for the recall is a malfunction of the carabiners. The affected products may no longer be used.
About two weeks ago, Janja Garnbret wrote climbing history with the onsight ascent of the 8c route Fish Eye. A few days later she doubled up with American Hustle. This video shows the inspection of American Hustle.
The 10-year-old Bayes Wilder climbs the 8c + route Southern Smoke in Red River Gorge, Kentucky USA, making climbing history. No one of this age has ever climbed such a difficult route.
David Firnenburg manages to climb a difficult line again: He climbs Finite Infinity (9a) in the Lehn sport climbing area.
Adam Ondra announces the red point ascent of the most difficult route in Italy, Erebor. Adam Ondra gives a rating of 9b, thus classifying the route compared to the first ascent Stefano Ghisolfi.