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Exciting mountaineering presentations

Rough mountains, intense experiences, failure and success – expect gripping adventures with fascinating photographs, inspiring stories and informative background knowledge in my lectures.

I am happy passing on my experiences and telling in an authentic way about different motivations, team spirit as well as the small and bigger pitfalls on the way to reaching the goal. In doing so, it is particularly important to me to convey my passion for the mountains to the listeners in order to create space for inspiration and to provoke reflection. I am particularly looking forward to a lively dialogue and will be happy to answer any questions from the audience.

Are you interested in one of my lectures for your next sport event, festival or corporate event? I am looking forward to your inquiry! I am happy sending you my current lecture portfolio on request.



» Livestream lecture at the British Alpine Club
» Interview at Outside Stories


ICE AGE
Ice climbing in the far north

Both the geologically unique Iceland as well as Norway with its breathtaking landscapes far above the Arctic Circle are among the top destinations for ice climbers worldwide. Climbing massive icefalls, discovering new ice climbing areas, long cold nights and waiting for the northern lights – the far north offers many fascinating facets.
In this presentation, Micha Rinn talks about spectacular icefalls and the allure of discovering new areas in remote regions that freeze into ice every winter. A ramble through some of the best ice climbing areas in northern Europe.

Duration: 45 minutes

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THE UNKNOWN
First ascents on the big mountains of the Alps and Canada

In recent years, the international mountaineering team Micha Rinn and Simon Richardson have achieved a number of remarkable first ascents on the big walls of the Alps and Canada. This fact makes them to one of the few alpinists who are currently succeeding in opening new long routes at great heights in the Alps.
In this presentation Micha reports about their first ascents on Mont Blanc, Grandes Jorasses and Monarch Mountain in Canada. Two of those first ascents made it on the shortlist for the Piolet d’Or – the most important international award for exceptionally innovative achievements in modern alpinism.

Duration: 110 minutes (2 x 45 minutes lecture, 20 minutes break)

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PERFECT STORM
The forgotten side of Mont Blanc

After almost 30 years, Perfect Storm is a new route on the massive Miage side of Mont Blanc. In this presentation Micha Rinn describes the first ascent of this line in one of the most remote areas of the entire mountain range.
A lecture about discovering new routes, team spirit and real partnership on the mountain. Perfect Storm made it on the shortlist for the Piolet d’Or – the most important international award for exceptionally innovative achievements in modern alpinism.

Duration: 45 minutes

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MONARCH
First ascents in the Coast Mountains of Western Canada

Micha Rinn and Simon Richardson from Scotland made the first ascent of one of the highest unclimbed walls in the Canadian Coast Mountains – the 1250m-long route Game of Thrones on Monarch Mountain. The route is similar in scale and difficulty to the Walker Spur on the Grandes Jorasses.
In this lecture, Micha will describe the fortunate series of events that led to this successful ascent. Game of Thrones made it on the shortlist for the Piolet d’Or – the most important international award for exceptionally innovative achievements in modern alpinism.

Duration: 60 minutes


HARDANGERVIDDA
Europe’s largest mountain plateau in winter

The Hardangervidda with its arctic conditions is considered as Europe’s winter chamber. As early as 1896, Roald Amundsen trained here for his upcoming polar expedition to the Arctic.

Part 1: Traversing the Norwegian mountain plateau in winter
The challenges of a winter crossing of the Hardangervidda are finding your way through persistent snowstorms, dealing with cold temperatures down to –35°C and the large amounts of snow.

Part 2: Ice climbing in the realm of frozen waterfalls
A Mecca for ice climbers: Thanks to its special geographical location, the Hardangervidda is home to countless icefalls every winter, fantastically embedded in a wild environment. The lecture gives an insight into the world of ice climbing at the most spectacular icefalls in Norway.

Part 3: Rjukan, a place with an exciting past
Rjukan, with the Vemork hydroelectric power station, lies deep in the Måna valley and was the scene of one of the most daring sabotage operations during the Second World War.

Duration: 110 minutes (2 x 45 minutes lecture, 20 minutes break)

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ICE WORLDS IN PATAGONIA
An expedition to Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre

“Enjoying at good weather – surviving at bad weather” – this is the motto for the circumnavigation of the entire Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre massifs as well as the Marconi and Adela ranges across the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, the Campo de Hielo Sur at the Patagonian border region between Argentina and Chile.
The lecture is a fantastic journey to one of the most remote places on earth – the glacier worlds of the wild Patagonia.

Duration: 60 minutes

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ARCTIC TREKS
The Ultimate Winter Wilderness Trips

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Endless expanses, unspoilt wilderness and difficult terrain in harsh winter conditions – these are the ingredients for an adventurous winter wilderness trip.

Part 1: Traversing the Sarek National Park in Swedish Lapland
The Sarek above the Arctic Circle is one of Europe‘s last wilderness regions. In winter, this unique snowy landscape is unrivalled in its solitude and beauty.

Part 2: Hardangervidda with Hardangerjøkulen on the Norwegian plateau
In the footsteps of the Norwegian polar explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen on Europe‘s largest plateau. The harsh weather on the plateau makes crossing this snowy desert a real adventure.

Part 3: Campo de Hielo Sur in Patagonia
The 350 km long Campo de Hielo Sur on the Chilean-Argentinean border is the largest glacier area in the southern hemisphere next to Antarctica. Travelling in this wild natural area is an extreme challenge where experience and good equipment are essential for survival.

Duration: 110 minutes (2 x 45 minutes lecture, 20 minutes break)

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Client feedback

» Micha Rinn’s presentation about his mountaineering experiences on Monarch Mountain in Canada was very impressive. The felicitous photographs documented the beauty and challenges of mountaineering in western Canada. His presentation style was particularly appealing – as an experienced and level-headed mountaineer, he combined technical aspects of climbing with personal anecdotes from his summit ascent with passion and expertise. The very good structuring of the lecture, together with the visual impressions and information presented, created a pleasant lecture atmosphere. Many thanks for the great presentation – our audience was thrilled! «

Dr. Ansgar Dorenkamp
MGG board, Philipps-Universität Marburg
(Live presentation at the Marburger Geographische Gesellschaft 2023)


» This lecture has inspired us all. With his authentic and sympathetic manner and beautiful pictures, Micha gave us an understanding of the fascination of the mountain world. He did a great job of highlighting what is important in a rope team in order to successfully reach the goal. «

Claudia Weiß
Key Account Manager, ibo Akademie GmbH
(Live presentation at the ibo exchange 2022)


» The lecture went down very well with us – great pictures, sympathetically presented and the optimal length for our format. We received a lot of positive feedback from our customers and the desire for the coming winter and for ice climbing has clearly increased. «

Katharina Baumgartner
Owner Riap Sport
(Live presentation at the Winter Film Opening in Bad Reichenhall 2021)


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