Alex Honnold is fascinating and polarizing. He climbed the 1,000-meter face of the El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without any ropes or safeguarding. And yet, in his view, it was a safe undertaking.
Swelling, blisters and wounds on the feet make things often difficult for athletes. The Irish startup Qilta promises the perfect recovery for the feet with its innovative recovery socks and calf sleeves. The ISPO Open Innovation community can exclusively convince itself of this in a free test.
Freestyle star Bene Mayr now focuses completely on freeriding. In an interview with ISPO.com at ISPO Munich 2018, the extreme sports athlete explains why the dangers even include risking your life and why even the best plan is no use once you’re up on the mountain - and why, as a former participant, he’s worried about the Olympics.
She was the first woman to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without oxygen: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. In 2016, she is awarded the ISPO Trophy for her life’s work. The extreme mountain climber is also in Munich at ISPO Munich 2018. In an interview with ISPO.com, the Austrian athlete talks about her most emotional moment on an eight-thousander and the dangers on the mountain.
For the tenth time in a row the kayak elite met for the Adidas Sickline Extreme Kayak World Championship in the Ötztal. The New Zealander Sam Sutton once again showed his top class. The event was also a complete success for the region.