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…

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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…

The art of high altitude sickness

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-er to experience this. It is common among skiers, travelers, hikers, and climbers and should be taken very seriously. I have had my…

Experience Meteora: magic in the middle of the sky

Perched on fairy-tale-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 “middle of the sky”, “suspended in the…

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…