In 1985, ABS launched the first avalanche airbag backpack. Today, the self-rescue system is part of the obligatory emergency equipment for many winter sports enthusiasts. At Bächli-Bergsport, customers can choose between five different airbag systems. How they work and what advantages each system brings: an overview.
You will never be able to eliminate the danger of avalanches. However, you can prepare yourself for emergencies. Avalanche transceivers (LVS), probes and shovels can save lives. Bächli Bergsport offers the three items of basic equipment in a lucrative package.
At the end of January, Italian alpinist Corrado 'Korra' Pesce died in a climbing accident on Cerro Torre. He leaves behind a 13-year-old daughter. Friends have launched a crowdfunding to support Leïa.
Along with skis, ski boots and poles, the backpack is one of the most important items when freeriding. These are available in all possible designs and should not only adapt to the size, but also to the ambitions of the owner. Whether for a short trip or a multi-day glacier bivouac, the most important thing is ultimately the content. That's why Janic Cathomen, freeride expert from Flims, and Fabian from Bächli Bergsport will show you what they pack for freeriding.
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.
Do you go on ski tours regularly and want you to enjoy your equipment for as long as possible? We have valuable tips in store for you. From the right battery for the avalanche transceiver to the impregnation of the skins to the storage of ski boots.
Voice commands can be useful. We talk to our phones to be faster and devices like Alexa talk to us in turn as if we were in a relationship. An electronic device that is symbolic of efficiency and speed in mountain sports is the avalanche transceiver. The question that arises is: Could voice commands speed up the search for buried subjects? Ortovox has an answer: The Diract Voice.
Climate change contributes to the fact that natural hazards occur more frequently in the Alpine region. Peter Bebi is researching these developments at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in Davos. In an interview, he explains to us what dangers will look like in winter in the future and how we, as mountain sports enthusiasts, can take care of the snow.
On Friday morning, several alpinists were hit by a slab on the ascent to Piz Russein in Sumvitg. Two people were killed.
The snowboarder Julie Pomagalski lost her life in an avalanche accident on Gemsstock in the canton of Uri. She was 40 years old.
The Trifthütte will remain closed until mid-June 2021 after massive damage from an avalanche.
As the Bern section of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC writes on its website, the Trifthütte was damaged by an avalanche. Until further notice, no winter room and no shelter are available.
The wintry mountain world is impressive and offers a lot of new things in summer: ski tours, snowshoe hikes or ice climbing, to name just a few sports. Unfortunately, snow-covered peaks also harbor a real risk of an avalanche. Especially with the current snow conditions. Life-saving equipment in an emergency is essential. Above all a reliable avalanche transceiver. We introduce you to the Powder BT from Pieps.
The 27-year-old mountain guide Etienne Bernard from the Fassa Valley, Trentino, was killed in an avalanche on the Sass Pordoi.
About a week ago, a huge avalanche fell on the Eiger. The Russian tourist Tatyana Yaginskaya filmed the spectacle.