Scarpa

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9b at 1800m: Pirmin Bertle in 'La Cène du (Roi) Lézard' (c) Pirmin Bertle

The name of the route is another dedication to the oeuvre of Jim Morrison – the climbing is a present for anyone who joins this game of weird scenes (or moves) inside the gold mine (referring to one of the most impressive landscape, flora and fauna settings among climbing spots in the Alps).

Scarpa Stories - Dirk Uhlig (c) SCARPA SCHUHE

Dirk Uhlig ist schon sehr lange mit Scarpa unterwegs. Was den bekannten Erstbegeher und Routenbauer bewegt seht ihr in der vierten Scarpa Story von diesem Jahr.

Triple 11 - Three times 9a in Kochel (c) Pirmin Bertle

After one decade of absence from Bavaria I am proudly presenting some first sends from the place I really learned climbing at: Kochel. Before leaving to Switzerland in 2006 the routes we climbed here where up to 20m long, mainly of resistance or bouldery style. Meanwhile Kochel has grown big.

Jernej Kruder on 'Catalan Witness the Fitness' (FB 8C) (c) Jernej Kruder

Jernej Kruder sends Chris Sharma's test piece "Catalan witness the fitness" 8c in Cova del ocell, Spain.

Wild Lines: Fontainebleau (c) EpicTV

Three of the strongest climbers in the U.K, Dave Barrans, Matt Cousins and Nathan Phillips head to the magical bouldering forest of Fontainebleau in France. Their mission? Take on some of the hardest boulders in the forest, push each other to the limits and eat lots of cheese. Simple.

Scarpa Story Firnenburgbrothers (c) SCARPA SCHUHE

In dieser Story will Scarpa euch David und Ruben Firnenburg vorstellen und euch einen kurzen Einblick in deren Alltag geben.

Thomas Lindninger in 'Zerberus' (8B) (c) 45degrees

20 years ago Werner Thon made a remarkable first ascent of "Zerberus". Back then he graded it fb 8B+ and reached a new level of bouldering in Germany. Although it got downgraded to fb 8B later, it's still a testpiece for most and for sure one of the best boulder problems in the Frankenjura.

Scarpa Stories: Sebastian Halenke (c) Scarpa Schuhe

Sebastian Halenke ist bekannt für seine verrückte Frisur, aber muss man nicht etwas verrückt sein um beim Klettern in der Weltspitze mitmischen zu können. Macht euch selbst ein Bild von unserem Athleten mit dem roten Irokesenschnitt.

Pirmin Bertle in 'Murcielago' (8B), Argentinien (c) Pirmin Bertle

At the foot of the Altiplano in northern Argentina lies the wide and sandstone covered valley of Brealito at 2500m of altitude. The place is as calm and beautiful as it can be and there are some thousands of boulders to open (and to brush).

Pirmin Bertle on 'Ruta de Cobre' (9a) in Chile (c) Archiv Bertle

People call it the Mal de la Puna, the illness of the Altiplano, that is due to the lack of oxygen on this as vast as beautiful as lifeless plateau on 4000m, that spreads over thousands of kilometres in between Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru.

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DAV Bergunfallstatistik 2016/17 (c) DAV/Wolfgang Ehn

So gering war das Risiko noch nie, beim Bergsport tödlich zu verunglücken. In den Jahren 2016 und 2017 sind insgesamt 71 DAV-Mitglieder in den Bergen ums Leben gekommen, das entspricht einem Rückgang um 28% im Vergleich zum Berichtszeitraum davor.