Keyword: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
With the establishment of mountain tourism on most of the eight-thousanders and all of the Seven Summits plus a few other mountains, the required alpinistic skills have been reduced to almost zero. By alpine skills I mean independent climbing, acting and making decisions on the mountain. Everything that used to be required on these mountains has now largely become superfluous thanks to the technical infrastructure on the mountain. It is enough if you learn to walk with crampons in the base camp and to attach yourself correctly to the fixed rope.
Last year she came close to beating Nirmal Purja's 14x8000 record time. Now Kristin Harila wants to try again - and she goes one better: The Norwegian not only wants to climb all 14 eight-thousanders in the world within a year, she also wants to do it without artificial oxygen.
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With the Method S, Black Diamond has developed a sophisticated climbing shoe that performs well in sport climbing and bouldering.
The Thor 90 from Ogso is a light touring ski for long days in the mountains. We have tested the strong all-rounder for you.
Lacrux TV: Professional climbers have to have a constant online presence. How do they deal with this and how does this pressure influence climbing ethics?
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.