The ÖAV will be touring from November 23.11rd. with the Avalanche Update lecture series through Austria, there will be a free live stream on December 13th.
In 2022, 3668 people got into an emergency in the Swiss Alps and in the Jura and had to be rescued or recovered by the mountain rescue service - that's slightly less than in the previous year. 109 people died in classic mountain sports - that is significantly fewer than in 2021. At 70 people, the number of falls from crevasses on glaciers was almost twice as high as the average for the last 10 years (38).
Eight avalanche deaths within a weekend is the tragic balance sheet at the beginning of February. According to the Austrian Alpine Association, the winters have one thing in common every year: people are drawn to the mountains, despite alarming forecasts from the avalanche warning services. "Man" can learn above all from how women deal with natural hazards. The statistics of avalanche victims show that it hits men far more often!
In some regions, the long-awaited flakes have already fallen, and more snowfall is imminent this weekend. The weather conditions consisting of wind, fluctuating temperature ranges and, depending on the region, plenty of fresh snow promise an increased risk potential.
With the imposing suspension bridge on the Scex Rouge - the only one in the world that connects two mountain peaks - Les Diablerets in the canton of Vaud has blossomed into a tourism highlight. However, not only artificial structures, but also mighty glacier ice and inviting powder slopes attract ski tour and freeride enthusiasts to the area. The perfect location to put the latest ski models through their paces with Bächli Bergsport.
The Swiss professional climber Cédric Lachat scores Chilam Balam (9a+/b), his 50th route in the ninth grade.