With an output of 1500 lumens and a total weight of just 145 grams, the Nao RL headlamp is a real headlamp. We took a closer look at the new headlamp from Petzl on a late-evening mountain tour.
Sam Anthamatten is one of the world's best all-rounders. With apparent ease, he plays on the keyboard of alpinism and combines the various mountaineering disciplines to create new challenges. His latest film Nevia provides impressive insights into his very own interpretation of alpinism.
Norway's Kristin Harila came close to beating Nirmal Purja's record time for climbing all 14 eight-thousanders. Only two peaks were missing. However, since the Chinese authorities refused her permits for Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, her record hunt is over at this point.
In his mountaineering career, Silvo Karo has climbed over 2000 routes and made more than 300 first ascents. The Slovenian alpinist was honored with the 14th Piolets d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award for his life's work. The awards ceremony will take place from November 17th to 20th in Briançon, France.
Taiwanese Grace Tseng reached the summit of Manaslu in just 4 hours on October 13th. This makes her the fastest woman to reach the summit of the eight-thousander without oxygen.
Remco Graas loves to be active in the mountains. The bigger the goal, the better. From his workplace he has a direct view of the Innsbruck skyline, the Nordkette. This is how the idea was born to cross the entire skyline in one day.
The Aequilibrium ST GTX by La Sportiva combines the lightness of an approach shoe with the qualities of a mountaineering boot. This makes it the perfect companion on technical excursions, glacier crossings or via ferratas. We have crossed the Altenalp towers with the ultra-light mountain boots and are thrilled.
The current accident on the Marmolada, in which at least seven people were killed by a glacier fracture, confirms in a sad and impressive way what is unfortunately obvious: the alpine dangers of mountaineering are undoubtedly increasing as global warming progresses.
On May 21, the German professional alpinist David Göttler climbed the highest mountain in the world without supplemental oxygen. After Lhotse, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Gasherbrum II and Broad Peak, this is the sixth 8000m peak that the 43-year-old has scaled without the use of bottled oxygen.
Since the Nepalese Nirmal Purja climbed all eight-thousanders in record time, he has been the superstar of alpinism. But there are gross inconsistencies in his descriptions.
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.
Where the midlife crisis begins for others, he draws 8c. A conversation with the Valais boulderer Théo Chappex about his latest feat Ten Criminals, how he deals with long-term projects and his recipe for success, at almost forty he still climbs like a man in his mid-twenties.
In an interview with Claus Lochbihler, Simone Moro talks about the cold, the advantage of short fingers and what draws him to the highest mountains in the world in winter.
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.