In the Moravian Karst region of the Czech Republic, there is a 140-meter-deep collapse depression that forms a huge cave. There are climbing routes there, but climbing is only allowed on five days a year. Adam Ondra did not miss this opportunity.
The climber, theologian and filmmaker Christoph Klein died in a mountaineering accident in Patagonia. High salvage costs and other obligations from a project of the 48-year-old put an existential burden on his family. In order to avert a financial emergency, Panico Alpinverlag has launched a fundraising campaign.
We were on the road again, namely at the Red Bull Dual Ascent. As part of this superlative event, we have launched our own competition. We wanted to find out which climbing team works best off the face. Find out more in the latest video on Actiontalk TV.
If you want to escape the cold weather in northern regions, a pleasantly warm climate awaits you in Valchiavenna. With more than 70 climbing crags, the Valchiavenna Rock climbing guide covers an extensive area with immense climbing opportunities - for every taste, every level of difficulty and every season.
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.
After the legendary bungee jump by 220 agent Pierce Brosnan, the 007 meter high Contra dam in the Verzasca Valley will once again be the venue for a spectacular event: 16 of the world's best climbers will compete in teams of two in the first head-to-head on the Red Bull Dual Ascent. Head multi-pitch climbing competition.
The French Solène Amoros and the Swiss Katherine Choong manage the red point ascent of the difficult multi-pitch tour Alibaba (240m, 8a +) in Aiglun, France. Both athletes lead climbed all eight pitches in the correct order. They spent a total of three and a half days on the wall.
The Swiss professional alpinist Roger Schäli opens the trad route Tierra del Fuego (A2+, 6c) on the Roda Val della Neve in Bergell alone over five days. The demanding line – only equipped with bolts at the belay – follows a system of cracks in the right part of the wall.
Michi Wohlleben climbed one of the most difficult multi-pitch routes in Switzerland: Bodhicitta on the Dreifaltigkeit in the Alpstein.
At the small tower at the Bockmattli there is a well-secured classic with the west wall. We present the multi-pitch route.
These are the advantages of the Petzl Dual Connect Adjust self-belay sling on multi-rope tours or via ferratas.
Edu Marin free climbs Eternal Flame at Nameless Tower. It is only the second free ascent of the legendary Big Wall Tour.
After La Ramirole in the Verdon Gorge, Katherine Choong manages another difficult multi-pitch route: Hattori Hanzo. The line with difficulties up to 8b+ runs through the north face of the Titlis in seven pitches.
At the beginning of the month, the Austrian Philipp Geisler managed an onsight ascent of the famous Dolomites route "Weg durch den Fisch" (8+/9-, 37SL) on the Marmolada south face. In an interview he talks about the ascent of the alpine classic.
We show the advantages and disadvantages of individual stand construction techniques and the importance of the angle of the compensation anchorage.