Location: Grandes Jorasses, Italy
Photo: Simon Richardson
Mostly it’s the experiences that count and the knowledge gained out of it – real values that persist in life. Interesting encounters, snapshots and great discoveries are exciting, they inspire and make you want more. They fuel the urge for future adventures. Hopefully they will motivate you to go out climbing and inspire your dreams.
New release: Secret Places
New publication of “Secret Places” at the Frankfurt Book Fair – now available in well-assorted book shops.
Tour Noir South-West Ridge
New Topo download of our first ascent of the forgotten South-West Ridge on Tour Noir at the Argentière glacier.
Excerpts of the hr television program “Hallo Hessen” about our first ascent on Monarch Mountain in Canada.
Press releases in AAJ, Desnivel, Explorersweb, Gripped, planet mountain, UPclimbing, UKClimbing and others.
New route on Mont Blanc
“Perfect Storm” leads in a direct line over the previously unclimbed central pillar to the top of Pointe Louis Amédée.
First ascent on Monarch
Climbing a new line at the South-West Pillar on Monarch Mountain in one of the remotest parts of the world.
Trad climbing in Squamish
Stawamus Chief and Shannon Falls in the Canadian epicenter of rock climbing are magical places with the finest granite.
New Grandes Jorasses route
First ascent of the Diamond Ridge at the tremendous Tronchey Wall of Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc Range.
Mixed climbing in Scotland
Adventurous climbing in the Scottish Highlands in the course of the BMC International Winter Climbing Meet.
Hardangervidda in winter
An entire crossing under arctic conditions from the southern to the northern tip of the largest mountain plateau in Europe.
Loop of the Fitz Roy- and Cerro Torre-massif and the Marconi- and Adela-mountain range over the Southern Patagonian Icecap.
Climbing in Namibia’s deserts
Claustrophobic chimneys, perfect cracks and freaky slab climbs at Spitzkoppe, Erongo Massif and Tiras Mountains.
Trad climbing in the Picos
Great routes on the legendary Picu Urriellu/ Naranjo de Bulnes, Spains most exposed Monolith at the Picos de Europa.
Icefall climbing in Iceland
The most spectacular icefalls of the island, exploring new unknown climbing areas and many beautiful first ascents.
Rock climbing in Jordan
Fantastic climbing in endless cracks on the tremendous rock formations of Jebel Um Ischrin and Jebel Rum.
Icefall climbing in Norway
In search of the lonely icefalls at Gol, Hemsedal and Lærdal, north of the Hardangervidda plateau.
Sport climbing in Thailand
The bays of Ton Sai Bay and Ko Phi Phi offer creative climbing routes, exotic protection and hot curries.
Cremé de la cremé in Italian: discovering the best ice climbing areas of the Dolomites in a single week.
Volcano climbing in Bolivia
Ascent of the 6004 m Licancabur in the Atacama desert – one of the driest deserts in the world.
Trad climbing on Malta
Wild climbing on the steep and crumbling Trozz walls at the sea cave of Fomm ir-Rih at Bahrija.