In the early Sunday afternoon, a large part of the Marmolada glacier below Punta Rocca broke off in the Italian Dolomites. At least six climbers died and more than a dozen were injured. The rescue work is still in progress.
Franz Cazzanelli and Pietro Picco probably opened a new route on June 8126, 26 in the legendary Diamirwand of the 2022 meter high Nanga Parbat. The two mountain guides named their route Aosta Valley Express, referring to their origin.
We show the advantages and disadvantages of individual stand construction techniques and the importance of the angle of the compensation anchorage.
On March 4th, Juho Knuuttila and Eivind Jacobsen scaled the 1000 meter high northwest face of Blokktind. The two Scandinavians named their adventurous first ascent Entropi, which means a lack of predictability and at the same time is a foretaste of the challenges of the tour.
At the end of January, Line van den Berg from the Netherlands and Fay Manners from the UK climbed Phantom Direct in a single push in 31 hours. With this undertaking, they not only secure the first women-only ascent of the route, also known as the 'Via in memoria di Gianni Comino'. They are probably only the fourth rope team to have successfully repeated this route from 1985.
41-year-old Italian climber Corrado 'Korra' Pesce has been seriously injured in an accident on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. He was climbing with Argentinian mountaineer Tomás Aguiló when a boulder and ice avalanche hit them both. Aguiló managed to dismount and alert the rescue. So far, however, bad weather has prevented the rescue of the badly injured Corrado Pesce.
The French alpinist has managed a spectacular ascent on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. He is the first to succeed in winter ascent of the demanding mixed route Rolling Stones through the north face of the Grandes Jorasses - single-handedly.
At the age of 13 on Everest, at nine on the Aconcagua: Now and again, children and young people climb the highest mountains in the world. But: Does that really make sense at this age?
The book author, museum curator and retired alpinist Reinhold Messner on wives, fathers and friends as mountain partners, the abuse of the word camaraderie - and envy as a companion.
What security options are there on a high-altitude tour? What are the pros and cons? Florian Hellberg gives an overview.
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.
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.
A summit dispute has broken out in the Graubünden mountains. A Swiss bank has installed billboards on 150 peaks - the nature conservation organization Mountain Wilderness is declaring war on the campaign. We spoke to both sides.
demanding and dangerous to be approached on a large scale by commercial providers. That seems to be changing now.
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.