What do you give a climber or boulderer for a birthday or for Christmas? We have collected 9 gift ideas.
In January 2021, a mountain guide died in an avalanche in the Siviez/Nendaz region. The public prosecutor of the canton of Valais subsequently commissioned a judicial report and is now warning of used Mammut Airbag 3.0 Light Protection 2017 avalanche backpacks. The manufacturer, Mammut, considers the test results to be misleading and has issued a statement.
In October, the Swiss professional alpinists Stephan Siegrist and Jonas Schild, together with Andy Schnarf, made the first ascent of the "Kiti Nose" (4950 m above sea level) in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The three alpinists christened the 350 meter long route with a difficulty level of 7b Between two parties.
The mammoth athletes Amruta Wyssmann and Lucia Capovilla were both born without a left forearm. A fact that doesn't stop them from climbing, nor from overcoming their own limits over and over again. A conversation about creativity in climbing, competitions and inspiration.
MIPS stands for Multi Directional Impact Protection System and is a helmet safety system that reduces rotational forces acting on the head in the event of an oblique impact. Mammut relies on this protective system, which is important for the brain, for the Wall Rider and the Nordwand helmet.
The Czech Adam Ondra is currently probably the strongest climber in the world. He opened the world's first 9c with Silence, flashed with Super Crackinette 9a+, onsight climbed with Solitary Souls 8c+, pulled various boulders up to 8C+ and repeated the most difficult multi-pitch route in the world with the Dawn Wall. Today the mammoth athlete reveals what he packs in his backpack for a day of climbing.
Nicolas Hojac and Adrian Zurbrügg set a new speed record on the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. They beat Ueli Steck's time.
Do not miss
34-year-old Slovakian Miška Izakovičová free climbs the Huberbuam big wall route Golden Gate on El Capitan
The Vertrail 16 combines the best of 2 worlds: the comfort of a trail running vest and the robustness of an alpine backpack.
Get ahead where most advanced beginners stop: This is how you can make the jump to the 7th level of difficulty.
On El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, Babsi Zangerl and Lara Neumeier manage a free ascent of the Muir Blast/El Corazon big wall linkup.