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Many more foreign people have fatal accidents

Mountain emergency statistics 2023: In the Swiss Alps last year, 3501 people were in distress and 114 people had fatal accidents.

These athletes start in the combined format

The semi-finals of the combined format start tomorrow. The following athletes are there and are fighting for the first Olympic tickets.

Five resignations from the SAC Swiss Climbing squad

Long-time elite squad athletes Katherine Choong and Benjamin Blaser announced their retirement from the national team at the end of the 2021 season. With Ilia Wieland, Fabrice Rohner and Leon Niederberger, three athletes from the junior squad also say goodbye to competitive sport.

Petra Klingler and Dimitri Vogt secure bouldering championship title 2021

At the Swiss Bouldering Championships last weekend in Pratteln, the two elite athletes Petra Klingler and Dimitri Vogt prevailed and climbed to the top of the podium. In the U18 category, the 2021 Swiss bouldering champions are Lena Schenkel and Louis Guignard.

Climbing guide Tessin / Ticino: edition published in 2021

Ticino is one of the most popular climbing areas in Switzerland. The fourth edition of the SAC climbing guide is now available.

Mountain emergency statistics 2020: Corona affects emergencies

In 2020, 3471 people in the Swiss Alps and the Jura were in an emergency and had to be rescued or rescued by mountain rescue - more than in any previous year. 112 people had fatal accidents in classic mountain sports.

SAC huts: overnight stays for the winter season plummeted by over 66%

It was to be expected: The Covid-19 pandemic left clear marks on the SAC huts. The lockdown in mid-March 2020, just in the high season for ski touring, forced the huts to cease operations. The number of overnight stays for the winter season plummeted by over 66%. But there was one ray of hope: the summer season developed better than feared.

Trifthütte badly damaged - operation from June 2021 at the earliest

The Trifthütte will remain closed until mid-June 2021 after massive damage from an avalanche.

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