Outdoor sports are good for your health, but may also require preparation. In our “training and health” category you will find helpful tips on how to keep fit and prepare your body for adventures in the hills or mountains.
About requirements in mountain and climbing sports. Our knee joint does a lot to ensure that jumps in climbing or trail running down the mountain are well guided and cushioned. In mountain sports, knee joints have an important and often underestimated function. They need a lot of training to develop their best effect for our […]
“How on earth are you supposed to hold on there?” This is a question I get asked sometimes, and that I ask myself much more often when I’m faced with routes that are clearly beyond my limits. I now know the answer: Amongst other things, it comes down to a good deal of finger strength […]
Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can strike anyone, from professional to amateur mountaineer, and often hits quickly and unexpectedly. And you don’t have to be climbing an eight-thousander for it to strike. Athletes can be affected even on 3,000m peaks in the Alps or when cycling across mountain passes. In this article, we’ll give you an […]
When people first start climbing, they tend to concentrate primarily on the handholds. They pull themselves up first and then their feet follow. Why? Because our fingers play a very big role in the motor and sensory areas of our brains. As a result, they give us a feeling of security, and people tend to […]