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.
For years, fleece was laid out on the Rhone Glacier to protect an ice grotto. A case has now been opened. That's what the lawyer says.
Anak Verhoeven is unstoppable: In Rodellar, the Belgian manages another 9a+ route with No pain, no gain. The Frenchman Marine Thévenet is also doing well at the moment. She boulders in Fionnay Compass North (8B+).
Sam Anthamatten has mastered several types of alpinism at the highest level. With his Valais colleague Jérémie Heitz, he has climbed six thousand meters in freeride style.
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.
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, two alpinists fell while climbing the north face of the Matterhorn. The two men could only be recovered dead.
On Saturday, April 24, 2021 at around 07:15 a.m., there was a mountain accident in Bourg-St-Pierre. A German mountain guide was killed.
Dylan Chuat only managed the fourth ascent of the Boulders Foundation's Edge (8c). Here is the video of his ascent.
On Saturday, August 15th, a mountain accident occurred at the cathedral in Valais (Switzerland). An alpinist was killed.
Dylan Chuat, a young man from western Switzerland, manages the fourth ascent of the difficult Boulder Foundation's Edge (8c) in Valais, Switzerland.
Swiss climber Samuel Ometz successfully repeats the 9a route Buddha / L'Oeuvre near Fionnay in Valais.
This video shows the French Clément Lechaptois during the ascent of the 8c-Boulders Foundation's Edge, which was first climbed by Dave Graham.
Clément Lechaptois gets the second repetition of the 8c-Boulder Foundation's Edge and climbs a few days later The Never Ending Story (8b +).
Christof Rauch is currently on a bouldering trip in Valais. Already in the first days he scored four heavy boulders, including Scarred For Life (8b +).
On the 11. August 2019, shortly after 10.00 clock, a mountain accident occurred on the Obergabelhorn. A mountaineer lost his life.