Rätikon

Rätikon

Alex Luger redpointing 'The Gift' (8c) in the Rätikon (c) adidas Outdoor

Professional climber Alex Luger made his dream come true: After two years of hard training and preparation he redpointed the route "The Gift" in one day.

Edu Marin climbs 'WoGü (8c) (c) MAMMUT

WoGü is one of the best known multi-pitch routes in Europe: not only for its difficulty but because it also carries a little bit of history with it.

Nalle Hukkataival in "Silbergeier" (8b+) (c) EpicTV

When Beat Kammerlander established the route "Silbergeier" (8b+/5.14a) in 1993, it is unlikely he ever expected it to become the multi-pitch route of choice for climbing's bouldering fraternity. However in recent years, despite its technical, slabby style and sparse bolting, the line has seen numerous ascents from climbers more commonly in the news for their efforts closer to the ground.

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7 x 8.000: Erfolg am Manaslu für Alix von Melle und Luis Stitzinger (c) Archiv von Melle, Stitzinger

Mit dem Manaslu (8.163 m) gelingt dem deutschen Bergsteigerehepaar Alix von Melle (46) und Luis Stitzinger (48) ihr siebter Achttausendergipfel ohne Verwendung von künstlichem Sauerstoff - und das in einem Jahr, in dem die Sperrung Tibets abermals für einen Massenansturm am nepalesischen Berg sorgte.