Prof. Dr. Volker Schöffl is a force of nature and a leading specialist on sports medicine, with particular emphasis on climbing. Having written more than a hundred papers on climbing and outdoor medicine, his book “One move too many“ is a must-read for every climber out
High altitude sickness, also referred to acute mountain sickness (AMS), is the effect of the environment at higher elevations (above 2440 meters) on the body. You don't have to be attempting an 8000 meter peak to experience it. Common among skiers, travellers, hikers, and climbers, it
Perched on fairytale-like sandstone peaks, the ancient monasteries of Meteora have turned into one of Greece’s top attractions. The windswept monoliths that rise above the town of Kalabaka are a magnet to both curious tourists and adventurous thrill-seekers. History The word Meteora derives from meteorology and translates into
Simone Moro is like a noble knight sworn to the axe and the highest altitudes the human inhabits. Spending his childhood in the outdoors, unlike most teenagers (and some adults), by the age of thirteen Simone knew well what he wanted. He went to his dad
The Nightmare My consciousness is sliding down the blurry edge between awake and dreamy state. An eerie breathing interrupts my passage to the land of dreams. It also gives me the chills. What is it? Surely not Sasho, having troubles breathing at 4474 meters. We are, by
They say a story is only worth writing about when there has been a gone wrong situation in the plot. When two girls go on an adventurous holiday, one would expect a lot of twists and turns, especially when they rope up for the first time.
"Beep!" —the familiar sound of the klaxon indicates danger. I turn—nothing. "Beep!" —again and again, a symphony of horns orchestrates the streets of Huaraz. The beep around here absorbs a vast amount of meanings. Some of them seem logical. For example, allowing other drivers to know you
Spring 2017 Winter was all about skiing and mountaineering, so when spring blossomed and it was time for rocks, I got served a cocktail of adrenaline, enthusiasm and pain. It served something else, as well—a line which was about to invade the centre stage of my mind.