The shame on K2 | Documentary film

Summiteers left the seriously injured Muhammad Hassan lying on K2 without helping. How could this happen?

Eiger north face – beyond death | Film tip

The world-class alpinists Stephan Siegrist and Thomas and Alexander Huber want to create a memorial to their unfortunate climbing friends with a new route on the north face of the Eiger.

82 x 4000: Route setter swaps drill for crampons and ice ax

From small and large walls: The route setter Erik Heldmann has climbed all 82 four-thousanders in the Alps.

Without a trace: Climbing with mobile safety devices

Securing a route yourself without leaving any traces: That is the high art of "clean climbing", as the British call it. We explain which mobile security devices are needed and show online how to place them.

Will China break Kristin Harila's 8000m record?

The Norwegian Kristin Harila has set herself the goal of climbing all 14 eight-thousanders in the world within one season. She has already climbed eleven peaks, the last three are scheduled for this autumn. If she can complete her plan before November 3rd, she would beat Nirmal Purja's record time.

Patagonia founder donates the company to environmental protection

50 years after founding, founder Yvon Chouinard donated his company to two environmental foundations, the Patagonia Purpose Trust and the Holdfast Collective. Going forward, every dollar not reinvested in Patagonia will be paid out as a dividend to protect the planet.

Depression in Fatal Accidents | Mountain accident statistics 2021

The mountain accident statistics of the German Alpine Association continue a pleasing trend for 2021: Accidents and emergencies among DAV members have fallen by a quarter compared to the previous year and have thus reached a new low. One of the most common causes of accidents was falling while hiking.

Another massive rockfall in the Mont Blanc massif | Video

A heavy rock fall occurred at the Arête des Cosmiques on the Mont Blanc massif earlier this week. Numerous rope teams on the south face of the Aiguille du Midi witnessed the massive rock avalanche. Climber Nick Lozica even captured the event on camera.

Sits well: This is what you need to know about climbing harnesses

The climbing harness is the link between the body and the rope. In addition to being part of the elementary safety equipment, it must also meet ergonomic and functional requirements. These vary depending on the vertical discipline. Therefore, we take a close look at the many facets of harnesses and show which model is suitable for your next climbing adventure.

Alps threaten record meltdown in 2022 | glacial retreat

The heat waves in May and June hit the Swiss glaciers massively. In the Alps it looks like mid-August normally. 

First aid in the mountains | 5 tips for emergency situations

Emergencies in the mountains can affect anyone. We have put together five important first aid tips for you.



The shame on K2 | Documentary film

Summiteers left the seriously injured Muhammad Hassan lying on K2 without helping. How could this happen?

Seb Bouin repeats lapse (9b) and downgrades

Sébastien Bouin succeeds in repeating the Lapsus route (9b). He downgrades the route first climbed by Stefano Ghisolfi to 9a+.

Adam Ondra opens with B je to! (9b) the most difficult route in Croatia

Adam Ondra manages the first free ascent of Route B ever! (9b). It is the most difficult sport climbing route in Croatia.

Film tip: Hard routes, greasy holds, long departures – Kruder & Piccolruaz during deep water soloing

In this video, Lacrux TV accompanies climbing professionals Jernej Kruder and Michael Piccolruaz during deep water soloing. A must see!

Jakob Schubert rates BIG 9c | formerly Project Big

Jakob Schubert communicates the name of the climbing route that has become known as Project Big: It is called BIG. He rates the line 9c.