Long-time elite squad athletes Katherine Choong and Benjamin Blaser announced their retirement from the national team at the end of the 2021 season. With Ilia Wieland, Fabrice Rohner and Leon Niederberger, three athletes from the junior squad also say goodbye to competitive sport.
At the Swiss Bouldering Championships last weekend in Pratteln, the two elite athletes Petra Klingler and Dimitri Vogt prevailed and climbed to the top of the podium. In the U18 category, the 2021 Swiss bouldering champions are Lena Schenkel and Louis Guignard.
Ticino is one of the most popular climbing areas in Switzerland. The fourth edition of the SAC climbing guide is now available.
In 2020, 3471 people in the Swiss Alps and the Jura were in an emergency and had to be rescued or rescued by mountain rescue - more than in any previous year. 112 people had fatal accidents in classic mountain sports.
It was to be expected: The Covid-19 pandemic left clear marks on the SAC huts. The lockdown in mid-March 2020, just in the high season for ski touring, forced the huts to cease operations. The number of overnight stays for the winter season plummeted by over 66%. But there was one ray of hope: the summer season developed better than feared.
The Trifthütte will remain closed until mid-June 2021 after massive damage from an avalanche.
Sascha Lehmann wins the gold medal in the lead discipline at the European Sport Climbing Championships 2020. Viktoriia Meshkova won gold among women.
The climbing and paraclimbing world championships will be held in Bern in 2023. The IFSC decided this a few days ago.
The European Championships will take place in Moscow at the end of November. Swiss Climbing has selected two female and four female athletes.
The Bächli Swiss Climbing Cup took place last weekend. Anne-Sophie Koller and Dylan Chuat climbed to the lead championship.
There is a new SAC climbing guide for one of the oldest and most important climbing areas in Switzerland, the Basler Jura.
The IFSC and SAC have decided to cancel the World Cup competitions in Meiringen and Villars that have been postponed until the autumn.
Due to the current situation, SAC Swiss Climbing decided on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 not to hold any national competitions.
The IFSC has decided to postpone the IFSC competitions scheduled for July. The competition in Villars, Chamonix and Briançon are affected.
Are you allowed to boulder and climb in the middle of the Corona crisis? We spoke to the Swiss Alpine Club about climbing and bouldering.