Mountaineering and Doping

The term doping is widely used by organizations that regulate sporting competitions to explain the use of drugs or methods to enhance performance and/or is harmful to the athlete’s health and is considered unethical, and therefore prohibited, by most international sports organizations. PED’s (performance-enhancing drugs) are substances that are used to improve any form of activity performance…

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Risk, Consequence, Exposure and Compromise.

“That’s super risky!” is what you will probably think watching Alex Honold free soloing El Capitan. But Alex disagrees. In this interview for National Geographic Alex says that what he does “is very high consequence, but I don’t think it’s particularly risky. The odds of me actually falling are very low.” We often put ourselves…

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24h of elevation in ski

It is 4 kind of activities we can do in the mountains; training, social, activities and tests. Yesterday was one of the last. If an activity is when you include different variables a test is when you isolate one of them to explore-it and push-it at your best. Here the variable was elevation and endurance.…

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Training, Activities, Test and Social Activities

We all love to go out to the mountains, and all for different reasons and goals; to get fit, to find peace, to exercise, to win a race, to climb a summit, to spend time with friends, to have unspected adventures or achieve a technical route. So what do we do when we go out…

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Alpinerunning Playbook

Life is a game of renounces. I renounce clothes,I renounce technology,I renounce the safety rope,I renounce rules and inertia…To be naked. Naked to reborn,without mindets,without playbooks I Renounce life? Never.I renounce death? Not either. I go fast, not to be first,  not to win nor compete but because I can,  because I like-it  and because…

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Acclimatization for Kilian’s Everest 2017

I want to share how I approached my Cho Oyu and Everest preparations and acclimatization programs during my expedition in 2017. Most of what I did was what many alpinists have been doing for years, and I have been trying and adjusting the last 5 years in Himalaya. We placed a strong emphasis on traveling…

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the most important word of “freeclimbing” is free

“Free climbing is a specific rock climbing term that was created in contrast with aid climbing. It refers to climbs in which climbing protection such as ropes, tri-cams, nuts, and other aid-climbing equipment, may be used to protect against injury during falls, but cannot be used in ascending the climb. The term free climbing originally meant “free from aid”. The White House post…

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