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Memories of David Lama on the 5th anniversary of his death

5th anniversary of the deaths of David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Rosskelley. In memory of three exceptional phenomena in modern mountaineering.

Huge landslide on Piz Scerscen

At Piz Scerscen in the Engadine, over a million cubic meters of rock and ice came loose early on Sunday morning.

Piolet d'Or veteran plans record on Everest

Record attempt: 59-year-old top alpinist Valeriy Babanov plans to become the oldest person to climb Everest without artificial oxygen.

Glacier death: Alpine Association measures the greatest loss in length at Pasterze since measurements began

The ÖAV's annual glacier report shows: 92 of 93 glaciers in Austria retreated, the Pasterze by 203,5 meters.

Roger Schäli opens new ice cream and mixed line through the northwest face of Piz Güglia

Complete winter adventure: Professional alpinist Roger Schäli with a new ice and mixed line on the northwest face of Piz Güglia.

After helicopter crash: mountain sports community mourns Adam George

A few days ago there was a helicopter crash at Petit Combin in Valais. Three people lost their lives in this tragic accident, including the well-known mountain guide, alpinist and climber Adam George.

Many more foreign people have fatal accidents

Mountain emergency statistics 2023: In the Swiss Alps last year, 3501 people were in distress and 114 people had fatal accidents.

16 peaks, 110 km, 11850 m altitude: Benjamin Védrine's K2 preparation is in full swing

Benjamin Védrines completes the circumnavigation of the Serre-Chevalier valley in the heart of the French Alps within two days.
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Film tip: Cerro Torre Climb & Fly

Airy climbing documentary about the Climb & Fly adventure of Roger Schäli, Mario Heller and Pablo Pontoriero on Cerro Torre.

Anna Wells climbs all 282 Scottish mountains in winter

Massive climbing marathon: Anna Wells climbs all 282 Scottish mountains higher than 914,4 meters in 83 days in winter.

Sean Villanueva with the new monster solo traverse “Doble M” in Patagonia

On February 26, 2024, the Belgian Sean Villanueva managed to climb a new, extraordinarily long traverse in Patagonia. He has the three towers of...

Great cinema: French alpinist trio climbs southeast ridge on Cerro Torre

The three alpinists Maud Vanpoulle, Fanny Schmutz and Lise Billon are the first women's team to climb over the southeast ridge to Cerro Torre.

Historical: First free ascent of Riders on the Storm (1200m, 7c+)

Siebe Vanhee, Sean Villanueve, Nico Favresse and Drew Smith make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm.

Large winter line repeated in the Triglav north face | The Dream Couloir

In January, several rope teams were able to climb one of the big Slovenian winter routes, the Dream Couloir on the north face of Triglav.

Martin Feistl: “The most difficult thing was attaching the fuses or accepting that there are none.”

The two alpinists Simon Gietl and Martin Feistl climb a huge line on the Sassolungo north face with Aura (1200m, M6, AI6).

New route opened on the wild Matterhorn south face

Francois Cazzanelli, Jerome Perruquet, Marco Farina and Stefano Stradelli have opened a new route on the Matterhorn south face.

Benjamin Védrines and Léo Billon succeed in a massive north face trilogy in winter

The two top French alpinists Benjamin Védrines and Léo Billon are making history with their winter north face trilogy.

Banff Mountain Film Festival tours Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Experience the best adventure films from the Banff Center Mountain Film Festival. A must-see for all mountain film fans.

Urubko's winter expedition on Gasherbrum I ends with a fall into a crevasse and frostbite

Out after falling into a crevasse and frostbite: The experienced high-altitude mountaineer Denis Urubko has canceled his winter ascent of Gasherbrum I.

Laura Tiefenthaler successful in Patagonia

High season in Patagonia: Laura Tiefenthaler repeats El Corazón on the Fitz Roy and Potter-Davis on the Poincenot north face.

How electromagnetic interference can disrupt the performance of avalanche transceivers

Electromagnetic interference negatively affects the performance of avalanche transceivers. Why this is the case and what you can do about it.

Watch Reel Rock documentary Burning the Flame for free

Free must-see TV program for all mountain sports fans: Burning the Flame with Babsi Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher.

From the expedition squad to the wintry Badile northwest face

Expedition squad member Filippo Sala secured the 4th winter ascent of the Gran Diedro on Badile with Giacomo Mauri and Federico Martinelli.

Ice screws at the limit: aluminum vs. steel

Aluminum vs. steel: Today you will learn how ice screws behave under load and what difference the material makes.

100 extreme classics aimed for, 40 achieved: Alba Lucia Neder's turbulent climbing year

Alba Lucia Neder set herself the goal of climbing 2023 extreme classics in 100. In the interview, she explains how she fared with her project.

Big winter ascent on the wild north face: Gietl, Hinterberger and Wohlleben climb Ultima Perla ground-up

Simon Gietl, Lukas Hinterberger and Michi Wohlleben make the first ground-up ascent of Ultima Perla on the wild Agnèr north face.

Martin Feistl: “The greater the fears, the greater the experience”

Martin Feistl on clean climbing style, risk assessment on tricky routes and mishaps with prominent climbing partners.

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Jernej Kruder conquers 9a hybrid route with offwidth topout

Despite the external conditions: Jernej Kruder repeats Ignacio Mulero's 9a hybrid route La Bruja in La Pedriza.

Is trail running the perfect training for alpinists?

Trail running as training for alpinists: Today we'll take a closer look at whether and how running has benefits for mountaineering.

Memories of David Lama on the 5th anniversary of his death

5th anniversary of the deaths of David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Rosskelley. In memory of three exceptional phenomena in modern mountaineering.

Huge landslide on Piz Scerscen

At Piz Scerscen in the Engadine, over a million cubic meters of rock and ice came loose early on Sunday morning.

The world's first modular headlamp: Silva Free

Headlamp novelty: Silva Free is the first modular headlamp that can be put together depending on the planned mountain sports activity.