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.
The Swiss mountain guide and climber Jonas Schild starts the new year by repeating the difficult trad route Le Voyage (E10, 7a). His personal journey did not go as planned. But as the saying goes: the unexpected often happens.
The Swiss mountain guide and climber Yannick Glatthard repeats this in the French Annot Le Voyage (E10, 7a). The line, first climbed by James Pearson in 2017, is considered one of the most difficult pure trad routes in France.
The French Solène Amoros and the Swiss Katherine Choong manage the red point ascent of the difficult multi-pitch tour Alibaba (240m, 8a +) in Aiglun, France. Both athletes lead climbed all eight pitches in the correct order. They spent a total of three and a half days on the wall.
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