Keyword: ice climbing
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.
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.
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.
From February 12th to 13th, the Italian alpinists Francois Cazzanelli, Emrik Favre and Stefano Stradelli opened a new route on the west face of the Aiguille Noire du Peuterey (3.773 m) in the Mont Blanc massif: Couloir Isaïe (600m, M8, 7a/ 7a+, AI5).
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.
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.
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.
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