Learning to fly
My senses are tingling with excitement at the thought of the wing and of flying. As soon as I get my hands on it, I head straight out onto the field. I unpack it, clip in and get it up in the air. Well, I try to...
Thomas Friedrich Interview – Project Preparation X-Alps
Tommy Friedrich is having a good year. Despite the lack of racing due to Corona, he’s been working hard and looking to the future. We caught up with him after his impressive joint 3rd place in this year’s Eigertour hike&fly race to ask him a few questions.
My first time climbing a glacier
I had never climbed the high alps when my friends asked me to come with them on a two-day outing on Mount Adamello, accompanied by two alpine guides, Manuel and Emanuele.
Backpack on my shoulders, heart in my throat
It's 3:00 am. Despite the fact that I've been trying to nod off for hours, my mind is having none of it. It keeps wandering, perhaps wanting only to make sure that what I am experiencing is not a dream.
Thomas Friedrich reports his first Eigertour Race
The Eigertour 2020 is over. I ended up in 3rd place together with Hannes Kämpf but I think the most important thing is I had four incredible days in this impressive scenery around Grindelwald.
Mark Oberlechner: About Me
After many years and countless climbing trips, for the more curious among us, there comes a point when we start to wonder what else our local mountains have to offer. What else can we add to the mix? And so, of course, the idea of paragliding comes to mind...
Stop Dreaming, Start Planning
Most things I had planned this spring and summer have either been cancelled or have needed some heavy adaption: I'd hoped to compete in at least two hike and fly races, two Wolrd Cup events, and our US Nationals events. This new reality needed a little change in plans.
Danilo Sartore Bivouac
The forecast for the next few hours is rain. A lot of rain. But we really want to get away and go back to the mountains. What should we do? Head up anyway or sit this one out?
A Trekking Adventure: The Corsican journey
Of course, there are thousands of places where you can experience the wild beauty of nature without going very far from home. Between France and Italy, in the middle of the Mediterranean, there is an island that perfectly embodies this wild splendour: Corsica.
Anna Stöhr: La Résistance
Last week I climbed one of the routes I’ve dreamt about: La Résistance” at Schleier Wasserfall. This route means a lot to me because I was not sure if it would work.