Posts Tagged With: Mountain Climbing

HEROES A (Sad) Story Of Glory …

No man ran faster to the summits than Ueli Steck. Now he is dead …He is Swiss, a legendary mountain climber and a unique person in the alpine scene. His aim is to conquer the highest summits in the fastest time – and he indeed holds impressive world records on the Eiger, the Matterhorn and the … Continue reading »

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HEROES Interesting People … (No. 43)

Meet Ed Viesturs, whom I call „Mister Mount Everest“He is from the State of Washington, was born 1959 to Latvian parents (that explains his difficult name Ed Viesturs) and has climbed all 14 Himalayan summit 0ver 8000 m or 24 000 feet without oxygin. Which means: He was the first American to do so, the … Continue reading »

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TOOLS Lost & Found … (No. 48)

The Trekking Pole, a forgotten, but wonderful helpIf you see old pictures of mountain climbers or skiers (around 1900), you will always discover a pole in their hands, as long as the person, sometimes even longer, made of hazelnut and used as a third leg, for the better balance or to check treacherous ground. It … Continue reading »

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