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…

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…

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…