Interview with Matthias Mayr: “Do it again!”

Extreme Sports videos and movies have been taking over the internet and stealing our attention. Millions of people throughout the world look at the incredible things extreme athletes come up with and aspire to, one day, experience something similar. There are many authors of such videos out there – from home made gone wild action…

Bouldering

Interview with Prof. Dr. Volker Schöffl: “The game is still on!”

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 there. Dr. Schöffl has been the physician of the National…

Interview: Simone Moro- the knight of winter ascents

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), at thirteen Simone knew well what he wanted. He went to his dad and declared he would like to become a real climber. And so…

Teppei Kamitani: What is common between sushi and mountains?

The land of the rising sun is home not only to tales of Samurai, picturesque cherry blossoms and mouth melting sushi, it is also home to polite, hard-working and respectful people. My friend Teppei Kamitani is a true Japanese representative. For him, the balance between daily life and that in the vast wilderness of the…

Tamara Lunger – a warm-beating heart among fields of ice

Cold. Freezing cold, which crawls up the fluffy down suit and penetrates your existence. A bitter cold which paralyzes not only your words but your thoughts, as well. Some -50°C high up into the thin air, where mountaineers pull together strength, endurance, and courage beyond imagination. An ascent of the mountain set in stone, yes, but mostly…