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Alpinetrek-Expert Wiebke

"For me, it doesn’t have to be mountains at all. What counts the most are nice little holds on a slightly-overhanging rock."

Alpinetrek-ExpertSince:
April 2011 (until May 2015. Since then occasional author for Alpinetrek)
Favourite mountain activity:
For me, it doesn't have to be mountains at all. What counts the most are nice little holds on a slightly-overhanging rock.
Favourite peak:
I don’t have any. But my favourite climbing and bouldering areas are: Fontainebleau in France and Leonidio in Greece.
Favourite mountain hut food:
Kaiserschmarrn (an Austrian dessert)!!! with an elderberry spritzer after a strenuous mountaineering tour. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Favourite product:
Women's AR 385a Climbing Harness Arc'teryx
Winter or summer:
Sommer
A sunny day (not too hot, not too cold), at a nice climbing rock that’s not too crowded, yet not too empty, with awesome friends and my dog. There’s nothing better than that (except maybe Kaiserschmarrn).

Articles byWiebke

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Wiebke

Watching the sunset from the summit is a wonderful thing – romantic, dreamlike and sometimes breath-taking. But as the daylight slowly fades, you face a problem: without additional lighting, the descent can be difficult and even dangerous. And because you might need to use your hands for other things than holding a torch, a head […]

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Wiebke

Good news for heavier climbers and lighter belayers: Thanks to Edelrid’s spectacular new device – the OHM – you can go climbing together! But before you do, we thought we’d put the OHM to the test and let you know what it can and can’t do, who it’s suitable for and most importantly what we […]

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Wiebke

The climbing centres and bouldering hubs of the world are full of good boulderers, but how did they get that good and how long did it take them? Well, as with any other sport, practice makes perfect, but there are a few other things you can do to improve more quickly as well. Let’s start […]

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Wiebke

They may not be as comfortable as a knit hat or as flattering as well-fitting shirt, but they’re a staple in the world of climbing, and an important one at that. As unpopular and often detested as the climbing helmet might be, it does one thing that nothing else can, namely protect the most important […]

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Wiebke

Far removed from the city of Prague, you’ll find a stunning area of rolling hills full of the finest granite boulders you’ll ever set eyes on. It’s called Petrohrad, a place one of our customer services reps Daniel has declared his favourite bouldering spot. In other words, I guess it’s safe to assume it has […]

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Wiebke

A quickdraw is an indispensable piece of gear, as it allows us climbers to connect our rope to protection, but have you ever wondered what the difference was between the various options? I mean, there’s tons of different quickdraws to choose from! How are we supposed to keep track of them all? Fortunately, we’re here […]

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Wiebke

A pair of climbing shoes, a chalk bag and some swim briefs – that’s about all you need to climb a wall. At least, that’s all Alex Honnold needs. Unfortunately, the kind of climbing (free soloing) Honnold wows us with on a regular basis is very dangerous, forcing the less audacious among us to leave […]

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Wiebke

As unfortunate as it is and ironic as it may seem to lovers of the great outdoors, outdoor products are not very environmentally friendly. In fact, many of them have been proofed with waterproofing agents containing chemicals, whilst others contain down feathers plucked from live birds or merino wool acquired from farmers who practice mulesing. […]

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Wiebke

Layering is something we’ve all heard of at some point or another and probably even something we’ve done in our daily lives, be it consciously or unconsciously. However, despite our previous experience, many important aspects and even benefits of layering may not be known to many of us. For this reason, we’re going discuss not […]
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