Climbing Packs

How to choose the BEST climbing backpack

Do you want to know how to pick the best climbing backpack for you? Then watch this climbing vlog episode, where I will talk about exactly that! What features do your climbing backpack need? Based on my experience with rock climbing and alpine climbing with a backpack, I will give you the advice needed for you to pick up the right and best pack! Choosing the right climbing backpack can

Le Tour Glacier Alpinism

Glacier du Tour (Le Tour Glacier) Alpinisme

The Glacier du Tour (Le Tour Glacier) on the Mont Blanc massif near Chamonix is by far one of the most beautiful and spectacular glaciers I have ever seen – this is alpinisme near Chamonix when it is at its best! The glacier is absolutely massive with colossal crevasses everywhere. Watch this alpine climbing vlog episode to find out what you can climb around the Glacier du Tour (Le Tour

Best Technical Ice Axes

How to choose the RIGHT and best crampons

How to choose the right and best crampons for you? That is one question that many ice climbers, mountaineers and alpine climbers ask themselves. Especially if you are a beginner to ice climbing or alpine climbing and don’t really know what features to be looking for. So, I have tried to answer that question and in this climbing vlog episode I will talk about what I believe make out the

Crampons

How to choose the RIGHT and best crampons

How to choose the right and best crampons for you? That is one question that many ice climbers, mountaineers and alpine climbers ask themselves. Especially if you are a beginner to ice climbing or alpine climbing and don’t really know what features to be looking for. So, I have tried to answer that question and in this climbing vlog episode I will talk about what I believe make out the

Dent du Geant/Dente del Gigante

Climbing Dent du Géant (Dente del Gigante)

If you are into alpinisme and want to know how to climb Dent du Géant also known as Dente del Gigante on the Mont Blanc massif? Then watch this alpine climbing vlog episode! Also, watch the video to get insights, help and beta on the topo of the normal route on Dent du Géant (Dente del Gigante) and how to climb this fantastic gendarme. Dent du Géant is one of

Sport Climbing Ith

Is Ith one of the BEST sport climbing areas in Northern Europe?

No doubt that sport climbing in Ith in Northern Germany is great. Here you will be rock climbing overhangs and pockets on limestone rock. But is it the BEST sport climbing area in Northern Europe? Watch the video and find out! Ith is both sport climbing and traditional climbing. The area features crags that are usually lesser bolted meaning that they are more mixed trad climbing than actual sport climbing.

Ice Axes

Ice climbing axe or mountaineering axe? What is the DIFFERENCE?

Choosing the right ice climbing axe or mountaineering axe for you can be really hard! In this alpine climbing vlog episode I will touch the differences between the two major types of ice axes – the mountaineering axe and the technical ice climbing axe. And besides that, Petzl has released the Petzl Quark 2018 version, which now contains some pretty cool features making it a contender for the best allround

Chere Couloir

Chere Couloir near Aiguille du Midi in bad conditions!

Alpine climbing Chere Couloir on Triangle du Tacul near Aiguille du Midi in good conditions is one thing – climbing this magnificent and spectacular alpine climbing route in bad conditions is a different thing. During an alpine climbing trip to Chamonix in late August 2018 we gave the Chere Couloir near Aiguille du Midi a shot – a real alpinisme classique in Chamonix! A classic alpine climb! Boy, where we

Aiguille L'Index

Climbing Aiguille L’Index via Brunat-Perroux

Rock climbing the Aiguille L’Index via Brunat-Perroux in Aiguille Rouges near Chamonix is a great half-day outing. Watch climbing climbing vlog episode, where I explain how to climb Aiguille L’Index via Brunat-Perroux in Aiguille Rouge. This is a classic alpine rock climbing multi-pitch near Chamonix of seven great pitches and a total length of 180 meters. The route follows several off-width cracks and dihedrals, but still offers plenty of slab

Sport Climbing Chamonix

Sport climbing Chamonix, how GOOD is Les Gaillands and Le Brevent?

Sport climbing around Chamonix is a treat! There are loads of great sport climbing crags just outside town as well as in the mountains above. But how good are the different sport climbing crags actually compared to each other? I visited Les Gaillands in Chamonix and Le Brevent to do some sport climbing there. And my experiences were quite different! Watch this climbing vlog episode and find what sport climbing