Reinhold Messner made himself immortal in 1978 as the first mountaineer to ascend Mount Everest without artificial oxygen. ISPO.com spoke with Messner about his feelings at the summit, the climbing of today, and the ambitions of his son on the mountain.
The freeriding legend sees snowboarding on the upswing again. As the founder and owner of Jones Snowboards, the American athlete also explains why he’s disappointed by large parts of the winter sports industry.
Peter Schröcksnadel, President of the Austrian Ski Association (ÖSV) talks about the Olympics in Asia, the development of skiing in Europe, and his idea of organizing slalom and giant slalom races on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in the future.
At the ISPO Munich 2018 trade visitors and sports stars were able to see innovations. Many stars, the new ISPO Digitize Area - and for the first time the world's largest sports business fair came to the city! The highlights in pictures.