Friday, 24.10.2014

Precautionary expansion of the Recall

Recall of all delta karabiners FD00A

For the safety of all customers AustriAlpin is issuing an immediate voluntary recall of the Austrialpin DELTA carabiner.

Wednesday, 26.11.2014

Marocco 2014

The beauty of Marocco

"We stepped out of the taxi onto the crowded streets of Marrakesch and were greeted by air thick from the smell of meat cooking on the streets, from the heat of a million people living in the desert, and from the pressure, knowing how much we stood out. And so there we stood, in midst of this perceived chaos, trying to find the hotel which the taxi driver assured us was right here..."

Cathy Laflamme, our new team member, writes about her latest trip to Marocco. Read more about that gorgeous climbing area and about her cultural experiences.
Friday, 10.10.2014

the cobra and its new suit

austrialpin presents a new powder-coated color range


after a development period of 8 months, austrialpin is pleased to present its new special powder-coated color range of the patented cobra quick release buckles. the buckle color options of sand, coyote brown, tan 499, foliage green, elephant grey, wolf grey, white and signal orange will all now be finished with a highly innovative and cutting edge powder coating process. buckles in the black, matte black, titanium blue and polished metal will remain anodized and polished.


Friday, 12.09.2014

AustriAlpin Teammeeting 2014

checking out a new spot

our annual austrialpin-teammeeting has been taking place lately at a new spot in tyrol´s valsertal. the rock quality is great up there and together with the high alpine surrounding allowing a view at the mountain tops of Schrammacher and Fußstein it is a quite special place for climbing.

check out our gallery:
Tuesday, 24.06.2014

female quota 100%

ten top female climbers at the 2nd austrialpin "girls rock day"

the second austrialpin girls rock day has taken place on the 10th of may at the well known climbing spot “chinesische mauer” near leutasch in tyrol. we have invited 10 female climbers from germany, austria, switzerland, the us and canada to spend an extraordinary day of climbing, including a photoshoot on the wall and a package full of austrialpin equipement. this year´s bonus was a pair of climbing shoes sponsored by tenaya. due to the great interest the criteria of entry had to be raised since last year. and so the level was very high. the girls were climbing routes like kein ende in sicht (7c) or kanguruh jump (8a), were comparing experiences, and had lots of fun.

Tuesday, 15.04.2014

2nd Turkish Highline Festival

a special event in a special surrounding

the second round of the turkish highline festival successfully welcomed 149 participants from february 24th until march 2nd 2014. slackliners and highliners from 27 different nations all over the world were present bringing together a special vibe to the area of geyikbayiri.
Monday, 17.02.2014

new team members

vom hardmover bis zur alpinistin ist alles dabei

our athletes are testing austrialpin products where ever they are in action: on ice or rock or in the air.
we are regularly exchanging experiences and are getting the best feedback one could imagine. that is why we are constantly expanding our team and are welcoming 5 strong new athletes in the austrialpin team.


Friday, 20.12.2013

merry christmas

and all the best for 2014

Friday, 30.11.2012

Austrialpin Icetestcenter 13/14

where how what why???

winter is moving in. that is why we would like to present our current icetestcenters around europe. because it is just a matter of time until the water will freeeeeeezze....

here is the list of dealers:



Tuesday, 08.10.2013

AustriAlpin TEAMmeeting 2013

on the "sun deck" high above innsbruck

ein gemeinsamer klettertag mit sämtlichen austrialpin athleten hoch über innsbruck hätte es werden sollen und die wettervorhersage hätte besser nicht sein können: ein stabiles herbstliches hoch wurde uns versprochen. am tag des meetings sah die sache dann plötzlich ganz anders aus. und so starteten wir vergangenen freitag mit dezimiertem team und bei nieselregen und nebel auf die seegrube, um uns purner benni´s "sonnendeck" zumindest mal anzusehen. dass wir wider erwarten doch noch etliche klettermeter zusammenbrachten, verdankten wir der allseits bekannten innsbrucker fönwetterlage.

hier ein kleiner bildbericht:

Thursday, 01.08.2013

AustriAlpin climbing ropes and slings

we are expanding our product range ...

.... and offer dynamic climbing ropes and slings Made in Europe.

high quality and durability are guaranteed as the ropes are produced in one of europe´s most established rope factories.
the dyneema slings are soon available in length 60cm, 120cm and 180cm.

Thursday, 01.08.2013

THE CHALKER for bouldering and climbing

purest magnesia Made In Europe

are you a chalker as well? hidden in a small bag, the white powder is our best climbing buddy and helps us to keep the grip - in the climbing hall as well as on the rock. a true joker it is.


Tuesday, 09.07.2013

FIFTY:FIFTY double it!

the new autolock karabiner

we call our new autolock karabiner ‘fifty:fifty’ – for a reason! the newbie has two identical compartments that open and close with a sliding spring-loaded clip. the new mechanism allows the user to open either the lower or the upper compartment. as soon as one loses the hold of the clip it locks automatically.

available end of august 2013


Monday, 08.07.2013

GIRLS ROCKed the DAY

vertical women power at austrialpin’s first 'girls rock day'

one day, one rock, 18 climbers – nothing unusual one could argue, but what if the climbers  are all women, climbing uiaa grade 8+ or harder? on june 14, austrialpin launched it’s first `girls rock day´ and invited 18 girls to tyrol in order to support female climbers. each climber received equipment worth 300 euros and a professional photo shooting on the wall by the well known climbing photographers klaus kranebitter and hansi heckmair.
Tuesday, 30.04.2013

first attempts at alpine rock climbing

climbing legend and austrialpin athlete beat kammerlander provides useful insight

a great adventure in an impressive surrounding – mostly combined with the experience of reaching a true summit at the end of the climb. today, multi pitch sport climbing routes are more popular than ever. however, a lot of things should be considered before entering such a climb. alpine rock climbs cannot be compared to climbing crags or climbing walls. beat kammerlander provides useful insight for “freshmen” on alpine terrain.
Friday, 29.03.2013

the "alpine proofed" collection

austrialpin tshirts now available

boys shirts available in colors blue and green and sizes: small, medium, large and Xlarge
girls shirts available in green and sizes: small, medium and large
Monday, 18.03.2013

1st Turkish Highline Carnival

... highliners from all over the world in Geyikbayiri

Here we are in Geyikbayiri, Turkey, 7-13 February 2013 for the first Turkish Highline Carnival in the country! Over ten nations are represented amongst the "artists" making this event happen and the turkish stand strong for being so unfamiliar to the sport.

A total of 15 lines from 10 to 100 meters were established,11 of which were stretched accross the top of the grey limestone and the orange and red tuffa walls of Geyikbayiri.

Article by Allison Derlot.
Pictures by Mohammad Reza Abaee.


Friday, 15.03.2013

das schwert des damokles

harald bergers erstbegehung im gasteinertal und warum der eisfall diesen namen mehr als verdient

der winter bäumt sich gerade nochmal auf. das letzte mal in diesem frühjar? wohl kaum.
trotzdem starten wir mit harald berger´s erzählung über seine erstbegehung eines freischwebenden wasserfalls im gasteinertal langsam aber sicher den ausklang der heurigen aufregenden eiskletter-saison.

Bericht: Harald Berger

Nachdem Peter und ich im "Supervisor" an 3 osteuropäschen Seilschaften vorbei seilten, geht mir ein Gedanke durch den Kopf, eine Linie die ich schon seit 4 Jahren immer wieder besucht habe, aber jedes Mal entweder zu früh oder schon zu spät dran war.
Als wir aus dem Auto das Objekt meiner Begierde unter die Lupe nahmen, sagte Peter zu mir: Es wundere ihn, dass diese Linie noch nie versucht wurde. Mich eher nicht. Bis Dato habe ich diesen mächtigen über 30m langen, freihängenden Eiszapfen noch nie in so einem guten Zustand gesehen.

Samstag 5.30 Uhr Tagwache: ....
Thursday, 28.02.2013

Via Ferrata „Rope Friction- Issue“ 2013

AustriAlpin Arrangements

To make sure that all sets with rope-friction technology  are withdrawn from circulation, AustriAlpin offers two possibilites for replacement.
As a customer you can choose wether you want to change the set via AustriAlpin directly or via your preferred dealer.
 

Monday, 25.02.2013

important information concerning via ferrata sets using „rope friction technology" 2013

an overview

Due to a weakening of the rope material caused by aging all AustriAlpin Via Ferrata Sets using rope-friction technology as absorbing system (brake made of metal) MUST NOT be used any further.
Production of the affected sets already stopped in 2006 respectively 2007.

AustriAlpin is constantly refining their products and has been using textile shock absorbers in all their via ferrata sets ever since.


AustriAlpin is willing to cooperate with users. for further information on procedures follow the link to "arrangements".
Do not hesitate to contact us for any question via e-mail office@austrialpin.at or on the phone +43 5225 65248.

Tuesday, 19.02.2013

Free Solo all the way through the Cerro Torre Westface

Markus Pucher climbs his masterpiece

Patagonia has become markus´second home. being dogged by bad luck concerning weather conditions during past expeditions he has made it to the top of cerro torre twice in the last two seasons. on the 14th of january he was climbing the ferrari/ragni route all by himself, respectively FREE SOLO.

he did not plan that. on the day before their planned ascend his parnter felt sick and had to stay in the camp. but markus felt great and strong. so he started this adventure all by himself:

"Than, on monday january 14th at 5:15 in the morning I reach the top of Cerro Torre. the sun is slowly rising, a strong wind is blowin in my face and I am perfectly happy and satisfied. I did it, I was able to climb this fascinating mountain free solo. so I stand there, calm and devotional for a couple of minutes and thank the Cerro Torre before I start my descend."
Tuesday, 12.02.2013

Benedikt Purner and Albert Leichtfried in "Senza Piombo"

more than likely the first "clean" M10 in the world

Establishing a new M10 isn’t an everyday occurrence. And it certainly isn’t an everyday occurrence that M10’s are first ascended in a clean style, i.e. without pegs and bolts and using only nuts and friends to protect the pitches and belays. We’re obviously talking about Senza Piombo, the beautiful and difficult new route first climbed by Austrialpin athlete Benedikt Purner and Albert Leichtfried, who have made a step forward with this new climb. Unsurprisingly the route is located in Vallunga, in the heart of the Dolomites which historically has been an important testing ground where to experiment with and raise the bar of alpinism and climbing.

Text: Albert Leichtfried
Fotos: Klaus Kranebitter
starring: AustriAlpin Athlet Benedikt Purner and Albert Leichtfried ....
Friday, 01.02.2013

Canyoning in Mallorca

Schluchtenträume fernab von Ballermann und Co

Als kleinen Vorgeschmack stellt euch Jörg "der schluchtler" Derzbach 2 seiner Lieblingstouren vor:
Wednesday, 09.01.2013

"Schwarzer Engel"

first ascent in the maltatal by markus pucher

astonishing kick off into the ice-season and a great preparation for patagonia! markus pucher, austrialpin athlete and one of the best of his kind has been climbing "schwarzer engel", one of austrias hardest and most demanding iceclimbing routes!

"Schwarzer Engel accompany us on your last ride"
climbed on december 15th by lui krenn and markus pucher
rating: WI7+,M7,E6,/5 Sl.160 meter


Friday, 21.12.2012

merry Xmas everyone

...

Tuesday, 20.11.2012

we proudly present:

stefan haeusl freerider, nature-boy and austrialpin-teammember

to be able to descend from such mountains you have to get up first. but in times like these helicopters are not always the way to go. that´s why there is more and more freeriders that climb mountains by "fair means". its called freeride mountaineering and one of the top protagonists is stefan haeusl. we like the idea of this sports, that´s why we support stefan with austrialpin hardwear. in the future he is hopefully documenting his adventures for us.

in the meanwhile you get a little teaser:
"lost and found"

Thursday, 01.11.2012

Gleistein Ropes RECALLS

safety deficiencies in triple-safety loop detected

ATTENTION: precautionary recall
Gleistein Ropes is recalling the Triple Safety Loop consisting of 3 dyneema loops of different colors (article nr. ZS00S) from the market.The item recently passed all certification tests. In one instance for an as yet unknown reason, the securing splice opened unexpectedly during use and fortunately did not result in personal injury. as well published on the website of the ÖBRD Tirol

please stop using the triple safety loop immediately!
please send your “Triple Safety Loop” self-belay sling along with the inspection card and details of your return address to:

Geo. Gleistein & Sohn GmbH
Keyword: "Triple Safety Loop"
Heidlerchenstrasse 7
28777 Bremen
Germany

Gleistein ropes is going to subject each returned sling a safety inspection and will return it to the customers as soon as possible.

 

 
Tuesday, 06.11.2012

established brand has got new rooms

.... openning of the new austrialpin headquarter and other highlights ...

  • stories, pictures, a lot of "thank you´s" and party all night long - this was the opening of our new headquarter in fulpmes, tyrol
  • have you got everything you need for this fall and winter or do you need some recommendations for future projects? we introduce you our newest innovations.
Tuesday, 21.08.2012

PRECAUTIONARY RECALL

Austrialpin is recalling Via Ferrata Sets COLT and HYDRA (article nr. AS90C and AS93C) as a precautionary measure from the market.

In the course of endurance testing we found out that, in certain cases and after increased use,  the elasticated webbing of the stretch arms may no longer meet the relevant safety standards.

If you own a Colt or Hydra Set as detailed above we ask you to
•    immediately stop using it
•    and send it back to AustriAlpin directly please


further procedures: We will subject each returned Via Ferrata Set a safety inspection, replace the webbing branches and return the set to you as soon as possible.

Information required: To be able to ensure a trouble-free procedure please write your address, e-mail and telephone number on the shipment.

Postage costs will be reimbursed. You have two possibilities to choose from:
1.    you provide us with your account information and the amount of postage costs
2.    once we are returning the sets you get an austrialpin hms karabiner for free

For questions regarding the recall, do not hesitate to give us a call: +43 5225 65248 or write an e-mail to: recall@austrialpin.at
The safety of our customers is of prime importance. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience of this precautionary measure and are kindly asking for your understanding.







The previous generation of Via Ferrata sets and the Ferrata.Bloc are not concerned by this recall:

Tuesday, 24.04.2012

Miyar Valley - India

last part of gerhard´s and ines´ expedition-trilogy

Spending our time in base camp, Ines and I discuss a couple of options. The sound of the rain, that falls on our tent, seems to become a mantra, an endless repetition of the question „What are we going to do?“, „What are we going to do?“....

We spent a lot of time looking at the expedition reports we brought with us, and studying the pictures we have taken. With the days passing by, all of it´s own, a clear plan emerges in our thoughts, as well as in our hearts.

Tuesday, 03.04.2012

Miyar Valley - India

part 2 of Gerhard Schaar´s India Expedition

Already on the first day we embark base camp to climb a new line on the 4800m high Torro Peak. The south side has a nice 350 m wall, and we consider it to be perfect for getting used to the rock and the climbing here, and to further acclimatize.
Leaving base camp at 5 a.m., we still feel a little bit sleepy. But when we have to cross the rumbling stream barefeet, that flows down from the Chhudong Valley, we are soon hyper awake due to the ice cold water that make our feet numb after a few steps.

Thursday, 29.03.2012

the hangls on tour

climbing trip to antalya / turkey with the mundler climbing team

after spending most of the winter climbing in spain benni hangl junior took the chance for another trip down south together with bernhard hangl sen. and friends. this trip to antalya had a different character though...
Tuesday, 06.03.2012

mixed is in - piccos iceclimbing season 2012 - the highlights

mixedclimbing at the valley end of luesens in the sellrain and in the south tyrolean "grand canyon"

Playground for Icechipper and Rockscratcher: at the very end of the luesener valley in the sellrain
from christian "picco" piccolruaz

since the 1990s I come back to luesens whenever possible to satisfy my desire for adventure. it's the fabulous rock cill covered with rags of frozen water that attracts my attention again and again. andi orglers classic routes "easy afternoon" and "haengende gaerten" are still the show pieces, but if you have a closer look you find plenty of new, extreme lines to play with.


Tuesday, 21.02.2012

supervisor - the movie

a stunning iceclimbing movie about austrialpin-teamclimber berger harry

this movie is an impressive documentary about the free solo of a 300m high icefall named "the supervisor". this extremely difficult and dangerous waterfall in the gasteiner valley can only be climbed at special conditions.

dieser film erzählt in eindrucksvoller weise von der free solo begehung des 300 meter hohen, zu eis erstarrten wasserfalls "Supervisor". der extrem schwierige und gefährliche wasserfall im gasteinertal kann nur ganz selten im winter geklettert werden. große lawinengefahr und schwer einschätzbare eisverhältnisse lassen diesen zu einem der gefährlichsten und schwierigsten wasserfälle der welt werden.
Tuesday, 07.02.2012

Gerhard and Ines discover India

Successful expedition in the fascinating Miyar Valley - part 1 - the journey begins

From August until the end of September my girlfriend Ines and I undertook an expedition to the Miyar Valley in Northern India (Himachal Pradesh). Thanks to good weather we succeeded in seven ascents, three of them being first ascents of unclimbed peaks up to 5.900m, two new routes and two first repetitions.
We want to dedicate the highest peak we have climbed, to a great climbing pioneer, and name it “Kurt Albert Peak”.

The expedition has been supported by the „Millet Expedition Project”, “Austrialpin” and “www.rockstore.at”.

Tuesday, 10.01.2012

ovAlock

brandnew and out now

the intuitiv lock allows just two options: open or closed.

the bar is made out of molded reinforced fibre glass fiber plastic and effectively compartmentalizes the karabiner into two distinct sections - thus eliminating the dangers of cross loading.
no screwing, no weird handling: just push and open!

technical details:
very light with just 67 gramm and the well established strength of the ovAlo 25 kN / 10 kN / 8 kN and of course "made in tirol"!
KA65BK, RP: € 19,00

Monday, 31.10.2011

sunline

eisklettern im kaunertal

im januar 2010 gelingt florian schranz zusammen mit seinem langjährigen freund und seilpartner egon netzer die erstbegehung und erste rotpunktbegehung der mixedeistour „sunline“ im  kaunertal. für AustriAlpin hat er seine gedanken über diese tour und ihren begehungsstil aufgeschrieben.
Wednesday, 02.11.2011

koni in patagonien

berichtet über die exocet am torre standhart...


die folgenden auszüge aus dem expeditionstagebuch von aa-teamkletterer koni mathis beschreiben seine erlebnisse in patagonien und seine erfahrungen in der "exocet" am torre standhart.
Tuesday, 22.11.2011

fly away...

with gründi :-)

die coolsten flugvideos von teammitglied markus gründhammer