Reinhold Messner (c) Klaus Dell’Orto

Climbing Oscars to Messner, Ondra and Desgranges at the Arco Rock Legends 2018

On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafi was awarded to Reinhold Messner during the 13th Arco Rock Legends awards.
Jakob Schubert auf dem Weg zu seinem ersten Weltcup-Sieg 2017 (c) KVÖ/Heiko Wilhelm

Rot-weiß-roter Triumph beim Leadweltcup 2017 in Arco

In der Wiege des Wettkampfkletterns schlugen die österreichischen Kletter-Asse im Leadweltcup zu: Jakob Schubert eroberte vor dem tschechischen Spitzenkletterer Adam Ondra in Arco seinen ersten Weltcupsieg in dieser Saison.
Adam Ondra (c) Petr Piechowicz

Arco Rock Legends 2017: The 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar

The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master.
Sportklettern in Arco (c) Vertical-Life

Buchvorstellung: Sportklettern in Arco

Arco ist und bleibt eine der beliebtesten Kletterdestinationen in Europa. Hier sind sowohl weltbekannte Klassiker als auch neue, beinahe unbekannte Felswände zu finden.
Yoga & Klettern: Zentriert & geerdet in luftigen Höhen (c) Eleonora Raggi

Yoga & Klettern: Zentriert & geerdet in luftigen Höhen

Im Rhythmus des Atems auf der Matte und im Einklang mit der Natur im Fels - auf den ersten Blick ist vielleicht nicht gleich klar, wie Klettern und Yoga zusammen passen.

Leadweltcup 2016 in Arco: Starkes rot-weiß-rotes Wochenende

Österreichs Kletterasse präsentieren sich 18 Tage vor Beginn der Kletter-WM in Paris beim Rockmaster Festival im italienischen Klettermekka Arco mannschaftlich stark.
Adam Ondra (c) Heiko Wilhelm

Arco Rock Legends 2016: The sport climbing Oscars nominees

On Friday 26 August 2016 the annual sport climbing Oscars return to celebrate the 11th Arco Rock Legends awards during the historic 30th Rock Master climbing competition.
Adam Ondra at the Rock Master 2015 (c) Giulio Malfer / Planetmountain.com

Adam Ondra and Hélène Janicot win the Duel and Rock Master 2015

The marathon Youth World Championships in Arco ended with a special edition of its famous Rock Master. A single event involving the best 8 + 8 athletes in the climbing competition circuit. The competition couldn’t have been anything other than the Lead Duel.
Arco Rock Legends 2015 winners (c) Nicola Tremolada / planetmountain.com

Arco Rock Legends 2015 winners

On Friday 04/09/2015 during the 10th Arco Rock Legends celebration in Arco, Italy, Alexander Megos received the Salewa Rock Award while Adam Ondra won the La Sportiva Competition Award. The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil prize was handed to John Ellison, founder of CAC - Climbers Against Cancer.
IFSC World Youth Championships 2015 in Arco: Ashima Shiraishi (c) Giulio Malfer / planetmountain.com

IFSC World Youth Championships 2015 in Arco: Report Female Boulder Finals

At 9:30 sharp the starting whistle blows. It’s an important moment. The first ever Boulder Finals in the history of the World Youth Championships, kicked off by the girls in the Female Youth B (Under 16) and Youth A (Under 18) categories.
IFSC World Youth Championships 2015 in Arco: Jongwon Chon (c) Giulio Malfer / planetmountain.com

IFSC World Youth Championships 2015 in Arco: Report Male Boulder Finals

There’s no point denying it. We’re in Arco. And so two Italians in the running for the Youth B World Champion title cannot leave the home crowd indifferent. Also because the first, Filip Schenk, dominated the first two heats.
Ashima Shiraishi (c) Petzl / Parker Alec Cross

Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 Years Of Simply The Best

On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Arco Rock Legends will celebrate its 10th edition and assign the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award during the Rock Master Festival and the World Youth Climbing Championships 2015.
[VIDEO] Angela Eiter climbs "Zauberfee" (8c+) in Italy (Extended Version)

[VIDEO] Angela Eiter climbs „Zauberfee“ (8c+) in Italy (Extended Version)

Angela Eiter attempts her chance at being the first woman to climb the route "Zauberfee", an 8c+ and one of the most technical sportclimbs in Italy. Take a look at the life and times the competition climber as she sets out to break records in the climbing world.
Jugend-EM 2014 Bouldern: ÖWK-Nachwuchs bouldert zum Sieg in der Nationenwertung

Jugend-EM 2014 Bouldern: ÖWK-Nachwuchs bouldert zum Sieg in der Nationenwertung

Österreichs Kletternachwuchs darf sich einmal mehr über ein höchst erfolgreiches Abschneiden bei Jugend- & Junioreneuropameisterschaften freuen. Das italienische Klettermekka Arco war am vergangenen Wochenende (06./07.09.2014) Austragungsort der diesjährigen Boulder-Europameisterschaften der Kategorien U16 bis U20.
Muriel Sarkany and Urko Carmona Barandiaran win the Arco Rock Legends 2014

Muriel Sarkany and Urko Carmona Barandiaran win the Arco Rock Legends 2014

On Friday 29/08/2014, during the 9th edition of Arco Rock Legends, the Salewa Rock Award was won by Muriel Sarkany while Urko Carmona Barandiaran won the La Sportiva Competition Award. The Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil award was assigned to the Italian writer, sculptor, alpinist and rock climber Mauro Corona.
Arco Rock Legends 2014: The Sport Climbing Oscars

Arco Rock Legends 2014: The Sport Climbing Oscars

Arco Rock Legends celebrates its ninth edition by assigning, during the Rock Master Festival, the two prestigious sport climbing Oscars entitled Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award. Those nominated for the Salewa Rock Award are Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra and Muriel Sarkany, while Sachi Amma, Urko Carmona Barandiaran and Dimitri Sharafudtinov have been nominated for the La Sportiva Competition Award. The Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil award will be assigned to the Italian writer, sculptor, alpinist and rock climber Mauro Corona.
La Sportiva eröffnet ersten Flagship Store in Arco

La Sportiva eröffnet ersten Flagship Store in Arco

Soeben hat der italienische Mountainware Hersteller La Sportiva die Türen seines ersten Flagship Stores eröffnet. Die Wahl für den eigenen Shop fiel auf das Städtchen Arco nördlich des Gardasees, das bereits seit Jahrzehnten eng mit La Sportiva verbunden ist.
Neu im Shop: Best of Arco

Neu im Shop: Best of Arco

Das europäische Klettermekka am Gardasee hat einen neuen Kletterführer: "Best of Arco" bündelt in einem Farbband die 70 besten Klettergärten um Arco, im Sarcatal, in den Judikarien, um Trient und Rovereto.
Neu im Shop: Arco Summer Spots

Neu im Shop: Arco Summer Spots

Mit "Arco Summer Spots" bringt Vertical-Life einen neuen Kletterführer eigens für die warme Jahreszeit heraus. Wer den Sommerurlaub am Gardasee verbringt, kann spätestens ab jetzt die Klettersachen gleich mit einpacken.
[VIDEO] Paraclimbers: Arco Rock Legends Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil 2013

[VIDEO] Paraclimbers: Arco Rock Legends Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil 2013

The presentation of the Paraclimbers and the Paraclimbing movement that received the Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil 2013 award during the Arco Rock Legends ceremony on 6/09/2013 at the Casinò di Arco, Italy.
Rock Master Festival 2013: Rustam Gelmanov wins Rock Master Boulder Men

Rock Master Festival 2013: Rustam Gelmanov wins Rock Master Boulder Men

Sunday's great Bouldering feast starts with the men's comeptition. 12 athletes duel on 4 problems using the K.O. formula... every problem is an obstacle that needs to be overcome to avoid being eliminated: the worst performers stop playing the bouldering game.
Rock Master Festival 2013: Alex Puccio wins the women's Sint Roc Boulder Contest

Rock Master Festival 2013: Alex Puccio wins the women's Sint Roc Boulder Contest

America's Alex Puccio wins the Rock Master Sint Roc Boulder Contest for the second year running. Aya Onoe places second after having fought all the way from the Open, while Russia's Yulia Abramchuk finishes third.
Rock Master Festival 2013: Ramón Julian Puigblanque and Mina Markovic win Lead

Rock Master Festival 2013: Ramón Julian Puigblanque and Mina Markovic win Lead

21:00. It's time for the Lead final. And the view onto the Climbing Stadium shows that it's packed to the brim. One might say this is Rock Master, pure beauty. Or, perhaps even, this is the pure beauty of Rock Master. Which might come down to the same thing. But there's no time to think about this as things immediately begin to get exciting.
Arco Rock Legends 2013: The Winners

Arco Rock Legends 2013: The Winners

On Friday 7/09/2013 during the 8th edition of Arco Rock Legends the Salewa Rock Award was won by Adam Ondra while Mina Markovic won the La Sportiva Competition Award. Paraclimbing and all Paraclimbers received the prestigious prize Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil.
Rock Master 2013 in Arco: Report Open Boulder

Rock Master 2013 in Arco: Report Open Boulder

Today's Open was a real battle, the first phase of the Rock Master men's boulder proved fiercer than ever before as the climbers fought to ensure a place in Sunday's final. 24 athletes had travelled all the way from Australia, Mexico, China, Japan, Russia, Italy... in short, this was an international competition that went down to the wire, to the last attempt.

TIPP DER REDAKTION

Dani Arnold mit neuem Speed Rekord an der Großen Zinne Nordwand (c) Mammut

Dani Arnold mit neuem Speed Rekord an der Großen Zinne Nordwand

Dani Arnold stellt im September 2019 an der Grossen Zinne eine neue Rekordzeit auf. Der Mammut Pro Team Athlet besteigt die Nordwand über die Comici-Dimai-Route in 46 Minuten und 30 Sekunden. Damit hält der 35-Jährige an vier der sechs grossen Nordwände Europas den Speed Rekord.

PRODUKTE

'Alles Klettern ist Problemlösen' von Angela Eiter (c) Tyrolia Verlag

Buchvorstellung: „Alles Klettern ist Problemlösen“ von Angela Eiter

Sportkletterer wissen: Klettern heißt Bewegungsprobleme knacken, die einem die Wand stellt. Diesem fesselnden, Geist und Körper gleichermaßen fordernden Spiel in der Vertikalen ist „Angy“ seit ihrer Kindheit verfallen.

PANORAMA

JDAV-Gruppen sammeln 2,6 Tonnen gebrauchte Daunenprodukte (c) Mountain Equipment

JDAV-Gruppen sammeln 2,6 Tonnen gebrauchte Daunenprodukte

Das Jubiläumsprojekt "DownUpCycling" von der Jugend des Deutschen Alpenvereins (JDAV) und Mountain Equipment endete am 30. Juni 2019 nach 100 Tagen Sammelzeit.