At the end of last year, American Shawn Raboutou visited Switzerland and rode around the Valais together with Swiss Giuliano Cameroni. The result of the two-week trip are tours of the 9a Buddha Route and the Boulder Foundation Edge (8c), Pied de Biche (8b +), Manhatten Reine Cantonale (8b +) and Acarres for Life (8b +).
He saw came and conquered. Lasse von Freie from Hanover climbs the Bavona classic Off the Wagon in just two sessions - at the age of 16.
The Italian Marco Zanone succeeds in the famous Val-Bavona route Coup de Grâce (9a) in Switzerland.
In 2018, 3211 people found themselves in an emergency in the Swiss Alps and the Jura and had to be rescued or rescued by mountain rescue - almost 20% more than in the previous year. 135 people died in classic mountain sports.
Michi Wohlleben, the professional alpinist resident in Switzerland, manages the famous Route Beat Kammerlander: Prinzip Hoffnung (8b / +, E9 / 10) on the Bürser Platte.
A few days after the commemoration of one of the heaviest Trad routes in Switzerland, Hanuman im Brigerbad, by Fabian Borter, Patrik Aufdenblatten also manages the ascent.
He is a well-regarded guest of the Swiss bouldering areas: Jernej Kruder. In early March, the various areas paid a visit and filled its ticklist despite some adverse conditions.
On February 27 and 28, 2019, Simon Chatelan and Silvan Schüpbach opened a challenging mixed route at the Aiguille de l'Amône.
The Fred Nicole classic Dreamtime in Cresciano receives another ascent. This time around, it's the Italian Elias Iagnemma, who will be joining the 8c Boulder in just three sessions.
The Valais mountain guide Fabian Borter manages the first repeat of the Hanuman Trad route in Brigerbad, which is rated 8b +.
Giuliano Cameroni succeeds again in a first ascent of a heavy boulder. This time it's REM (8c +) at Boulder Dreamtime in Cresciano.
The Austrian Guntram Jörg announces the commission of the 8c boulder Arzak in the boulder area Murgtal in the east of Switzerland.
Nils Favre drove to the Rocklands to design Livin Large (8c +). Due to the bad conditions he had to switch to simpler classics.
The Zurich non-profit organization Climbaid has been involved for two and a half years in enabling climbing sessions on a mobile boulder wall for young Syrian refugees in Lebanon under the motto "Climbing instead of war". Also in Switzerland, events were initiated with asylum seekers, which are now offered in six climbing gyms. At the Zurich Club Kaufleuten takes place at 21. March 2019 held a charity event.
A mountaineer had fallen into the rope during the ascent of the Eiger north face and could only be recovered dead by the rescue workers.