ice climbing

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.

Yes to the climate protection law: Give the mountains your voice

The effects of global warming are clearly noticeable and visible in the Alpine regions. The mountains are changing rapidly. To protect what we love, we must reduce our carbon emissions to zero. The climate protection law, which Switzerland will vote on on June 2, creates the basis for this.

Ultra-light mountaineering boot for ice climbing & high-altitude tours in mixed terrain | La Sportiva G Tech

With the G-Tech, La Sportiva has developed an extremely light mountaineering boot that covers the entire range of technical mountaineering - from ice and mixed climbing to mountaineering in demanding mixed terrain. We took a closer look at the alpine miracle weapon from the Italian shoe specialist.

Extremely difficult mixed route first climbed: Yannick Glatthard climbs Hall of Fame (400m, M13, WI6+)

The Swiss professional alpinist Yannick Glatthard manages the first ascent of the Hall of Fame (400m, M13, WI6) in Kandersteg. The mega route with its 30 meter long horizontal roof and the gigantic freely hanging ice candle is probably one of the most challenging mixed lines in this style.

Two climbing films that will take your breath away

For the weekend we have two visually stunning films for you, both of which are about ice climbing: Stefan Siegrist repeats the legendary ice route Crack Baby near Kandersteg together with Michael Gruber, who was the first to climb it. Dani Arnold went in search of crazy ice lines in Iceland and struck gold.

This is how you get started with dry tooling

Dry tooling is a highly effective strength and technique training for difficult ice and mixed climbing. Alpinists who want to be better and safer in mixed, alpine terrain also benefit enormously. More and more people practice dry tooling as an independent sport. This article provides a compact insight into the basics of this fascinating discipline.

8 facts about the cold

Those who know nothing must believe everything. From myths about heat loss through the head to the question of whether women get colder than men. Eight facts on the subject.

Stand construction in the ice - Here's how | Ice Climbing Pro Tips

Where and how to set up belays in multi-pitch ice climbing is highly safety-relevant. Building on the previous articles on assessing ice conditions and setting ice screws, ice climber, mountain guide and author Peter von Känel explains what is important when building belay stands in the ice.

Swiss ice climbing team in Champagny in a rush to win medals

The Swiss ice climbers made a strong showing at the UIAA World Cup and the European Championships taking place at the same time in Champagny-en-Vanoise: Vivien Labarile won two gold medals in the speed discipline, Petra Klingler won gold and silver and Benjamin Bosshard secured a silver medal. and a bronze medal.

Setting ice screws: how it works | Ice Climbing Pro Tips

When climbing ice falls you have the freedom and privilege to choose your own climbing line and belay it as you see fit. For the latter, ice screws play a central role. In this article, the ice climber, mountain guide and author Peter von Känel explains what is important when it comes to ice screws.

Petra Klingler wins the Ice Climbing World Cup in Cheongsong

The Swiss ice climbers have a strong start in the Ice Climbing World Cup. At the first tour stop of the season in Cheongsong, South Korea, two Swiss women made it onto the podium. Reigning world champion Petra Klingler wins gold, teammate Sina Götz bronze.

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Building snow anchors: How it works

Today the specialists at the Black Diamond QC Lab will show you what you should pay attention to when building a snow anchor.

Andy Steindl with new record of the Spaghetti Tour

Andy Steindl conquers the Spaghetti Tour solo in an incredible 7 hours, 45 minutes and 44 seconds, setting a new record.
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Nina Caprez: That was the biggest challenge in my life | Interview

At the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy in early July, we had the opportunity to have an in-depth conversation with Swiss professional climber Nina Caprez. What influence did the birth of her daughter Lia have on her life as a professional? Which moments were particularly challenging, which were particularly enriching?

Climbing at the Olympics: How the competition format works in Paris

In less than a month, the fight for medals will begin at the Olympic Games in Paris: this is how the competition format works.
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Technique tips from 5 climbing professionals

Aidan Roberts, Jen Wood and other professionals give you tips in this video on how to improve your climbing technique.