Keyword: Alpine

Basic knowledge of pimples: types, standards and sizes

Pimples serve as a belay device and as a walking aid. But not all ice pimples are the same - completely different equipment is used at light full speed than for ice climbing. We take a closer look at the most important differences.

Alpinist fatally injured on the Aletschhorn

On Saturday morning, August 14, 2021, a French alpinist fell while descending from the Aletschhorn over the south face. The rescue workers could only rescue the man dead.

Speed ​​records in alpinism: why, why, why?

In the intoxication of speed at record times. Why do you do that? How high are the risks - and how can they be limited? Christian Penning spoke to four mountaineers about the subject of speed.

Thunderstorms on the mountain: 5 tips to minimize risk

Thunderstorms are one of the greatest dangers on the mountain. What should you do if you are caught by thunder and lightning on the mountain? Five tips.

Details on the accident of David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley

On April 16, 2019, Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley died on Howse Peak in Canada. John Roskelley, Jess's father, reconstructed the accident in detail using photos and GPS data from their cell phones and cameras.

Fatal accident on Broad Peak: Kim Hong-bin

The South Korean high-altitude climber Kim Hong-bin, known as the man without a finger, had a fatal accident while descending from Broad Peak.

Accident: Two alpinists froze to death on Monte Rosa

Two alpinists got into trouble this weekend in the Monte Rosa area. The two women froze to death, while the man was hypothermic and saved with frostbite.

K2 committed in winter for the first time: Sherpa team makes alpine history

After numerous unsuccessful attempts, K2 was first committed in winter. A pure Sherpa team managed this.

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Training despite an annular ligament injury

Ring ligament injury: In this video, Dave MacLeod explains what an adapted training session on the bouldering wall can look like.

Ondra during the 9a onsight attempt: final stop for grip breakout

This video shows Adam Ondra making a solid 9a onsight attempt. But when the handle breaks, it comes to an abrupt end.

Spanish Kinglines repeated

Jorg Verhoeven, Gabriele Moroni and Leo Ketil Bøe repeat classics of the 9th French degree in Siurana, Oliana and Margalef.

5th Petzl Climbing Festival Frankenjura 2024 | Info & program

Save the Date: from May 30th to June 2nd, 2024, the Frankenjura climbing festival is going into its fifth round in idyllic Königstein.

Jernej Kruder repeats Ticino crack test piece Butterfly Circus (8b)

In Val Bavona, the Slovenian climbing professional Jernej...