The Swiss professional climber Roger Schäli manages the first free ascent of the difficult multi-pitch route Merci la Vie on the Eiger north face.
Babsi Zangerl gets the first repetition of the combat zone route in the Rätikon. The following Sunday, Jacopo also made short work of it.
The Bernese climber Dimi Vogt manages a one-day red point ascent of the route Zahir (8b +, 300m) on the Wendenstöcken in the Bernese Oberland.
Jean-Marie Porcellana and Michel Piola have set up a new multi-pitch route in the climbing area Sanetsch (Valais) with Utopia (8 SL, 7a +). There is information, pictures and topos in this article.
Siebe Vanhee climbs the multi-pitch route Orbayu (8c, 500m, 13 SL) at Naranjo De Bulnes in the Picos de Europa National Park, Spain.
Climbing expeditions also work with babies. Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson provide the evidence with the first ascent of Excalibur in Ethiopia.
Which climbing rope is needed for which application? You can find information about rope types, standards and their intended use when climbing in this article.
In an interview, Cédric Lachat explains why he wanted to climb the Wogü route and why he chose Nina Caprez as a partner in the rope team.
Cédric Lachat manages the red dot ascent of the multi-pitch tour Wogü (8c, 9 SL) in the Rätikon climbing area in Graubünden.
The Swift Protect Pro Dry climbing rope from Edelrid has a very high cut resistance thanks to aramid fibers in the rope sheath and is still dynamic.
The northern German climber, alpinist and mountain sports photographer Ralf Gantzhorn has had a fatal accident on the Cheselenflue.
The Deuter Guide Lite 30+ is a feather-light alpine backpack that does not compromise on comfort and functionality.
The El Cap Feelings route was awakened by Yannick Glatthard and Niklaus Kohler from a deep sleep and climbed red dot for the first time.
The Verdon Gorge in the south of France is one of the most impressive climbing areas in the world. Top climber Seb Bouin introduces the area.
Around a year ago, Edu Marin successfully climbed the longest roof route in the world. Now he needs support with film production.