Keyword: Iceclimbing

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.

Francois Cazzanelli: «We had a great adventure on the west face of the Aiguille Noire»

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).

Before work, a rope solo first ascent in the ice

Budding mountain guide Juho Knuutila is known for his daring ascents in the demanding ice and mixed terrain of the far north. In December he climbed Rånkeipen with Alexander Nordvall Arctic Circus (M6, WI6). A few days ago he returned to the wall near Narvik early in the morning to climb another wild mixed line before work - single-handedly.

Ice climbing pro tips: Assess ice conditions and assess them on site

With falling temperatures, the anticipation of ice and mixed climbing increases. In line with the upcoming start of the season, we are launching an ice cream series with professional tips from Peter von Känel. In the first article, the mountain guide and author explains how to better assess the ice conditions.

Frigo-Combo (450m, M7/6a): Schüpbach and Von Känel's youngest adventure

The north-west face of the Douves Blanches is a largely unknown but impressive face in Val d'Arolla. A week ago, Silvan Schüpbach and Peter Von Känel were able to climb a - at least partially - new route through the approximately 400 meter high wall. The alpinists call their tour Frigo-Combo.

Silvan Schüpbach and Friends are opening two new mixed routes in the Bernese Oberland

The Swiss climber and mountaineer Silvan Schüpbach, known for his preference for trad tours and expeditions by fair means, has struck home. Together with Janluca Kostner, respectively with Michel Kipf and Tizian Tobler, he made the first ascents of two new mixed routes in the Bernese Oberland.

With Entropi, Juho Knuuttila and Eivind Jacobsen open one of Norway's longest mixed lines

On March 4th, Juho Knuuttila and Eivind Jacobsen scaled the 1000 meter high northwest face of Blokktind. The two Scandinavians named their adventurous first ascent Entropi, which means a lack of predictability and at the same time is a foretaste of the challenges of the tour.


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Jakob Schubert rates BIG 9c | formerly Project Big

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