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Alpine emergency situations

Subchapter: Alpine emergency situations Alpine emergency situations - acting correctly In contrast to areas with well-established infrastructure, factors specific to alpine terrain make rescues more...

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LAB ROCK CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS ORTOVOX LAB ROCK CONTEST TERMS & CONDITIONS ORGANIZER The ORTOVOX LAB ROCK CONTEST will be organized by ORTOVOX Sportartikel GmbH (hereinafter referred to as...

Contest

Contest WIN 1 of 3 ORTOVOX CLIMBING PACKAGES GET READY FOR SUMMER IN THE MOUNTAINS HOW IT’S DONE 1. Select your outfit size 2. Answer the quiz question correctly [Hint: you can find the answer in...

Descent

Video Rappelling Subchapter: Descent and rappelling Descent and rappelling VARIANT 1: RAPELLING One third of all fatal climbing accidents occur when abseiling due to carelessness and inattentiveness....

Types of rock

Video Types of rock in the Alps Subchapter: Rock knowledge Rock knowledge A CLIMBER'S RAW MATERIAL There are a vast number of rock types in the Alps. Some, such as limestone or prehistoric rock in...

Broken arm

Broken arm Broken arm Broken arm Rock fall or a high-impact landing following an unexpected tumble can result in a broken arm when climbing. Although not generally life-threatening, a broken arm can...

Asthma

Asthma Asthma Asthma During an asthma attack the airways get narrower, in particular in the bronchia. Because the muscles around the airways cramp up and the mucous membrane in the airways gets...

Climbing equipment for alpine climbing

Subcapter: Equipment Equipment STAYING SAFE WITH THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT You can’t climb without equipment. And if you go alpine climbing, you’ll need even more equipment. Alongside your personal...

Contusions

Contusions Contusions Contusions Impact with a rock face while climbing can cause muscle injuries which result in internal bleeding. Such injuries are called contusions or muscle bruising. Step 1:...

Spinal injury

Spinal injury Spinal injury Spinal injury A fall involving a heavy impact on the spine or one that is absorbed by the legs can cause injuries to the spine. STEP 1: RECOGNIZE SYMPTOMS Approximately...

Belay stations

Video Belaying using bolts Video Belaying to multiple questionable or mobile anchors Belaying to two removable (cam devices or nuts) anchors: Distribution of load Video Belaying to multiple...

Cuts to the head

Cuts to the head Cuts to the head Cuts to the head In the case of a strong, high-impact collision, a climber can get a cut on the head in spite of a helmet. The helmet has still done an important...

Packing a backpack

Video Packing a backpack correctly Subchapter: Pack a backpack Packing a backpack correctly Alpine climbers need to pack light. Whether for the approach or on the rock face: To ensure maximum freedom...

Ankle injury

Ankle injury Ankle injury Ankle injury Sprains, ligament and joint injuries caused by twisting, stumbling or tripping are among the most common injuries when mountaineering, or during approach and...

Stroke

Stroke Stroke Stroke Strokes are a rare occurrence in the mountains. In addition to the classic at-risk group of people with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol levels and smokers, the...

Topographic map

Subchapter: Topographic map Climber's topographic map HOW TO READ AND INTERPRET IT If you are going to climb alpine rock faces, you will need the most detailed information possible about the rock and...

Cardiovascular problems

Cardiovascular problems Cardiovascular problems Cardiovascular problems Cardiovascular problems may have many causes and are as likely to occur in the mountains as they are in an urban environment....

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Snake bite

Snake bite Snake bite Snake bite Snakes like to lie in warm, sunny spots out of the wind, on warm rocks and underneath old wood. So it is not unusual to come across snakes on a climbing trip, for...

Blunt abdominal trauma

Blunt abdominal trauma Blunt abdominal trauma Blunt abdominal trauma A tumble from a great height or a fall on to a root or trekking pole can lead to significant injuries and internal bleeding in the...

Training Courses

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Concussion

Concussion Concussion Concussion Concussion can occur even with a helmet. While a helmet may protect against fatal injury, a severe impact or falling rocks can still cause cuts to the head or brain...

Arm wound

Arm wound Arm wound Arm wound It is easy to suffer superficial skin injuries when climbing, such as grazes, cuts or lacerations. Step 1: Assess bleeding The best way to handle a cut or laceration...

03 - On the rock face

Video Rope team procedures: moving on alpine rock faces on the rock face The rules of the game on vertical rock faces The conditions are right, you’ve planned your climb, and you’re ready to go!...

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Practice: Alpine climbing courses

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Rescue techniques on the rock face

Video Rescue techniques white alpine climbing: Express pulley Subchapter: Rescue techniques on the rock face Rescue techniques on the rock face You should be able to avoid accidents in alpine terrain...

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First aid in the mountains

SUBCHAPTER: First aid in the mountains First aid techniques in alpine terrain If an accident occurs in alpine terrain, injuries can range from small scrapes to heavy bleeding, broken bones or loss of...

First aid parcour

SUBCHAPTER: FIRST AID PARCOUR Alpine emergency situation – acting correctly Cut, broken arm, spinal injury ... How to act correctly? In emergency situations you must act quickly, effectively and...

Sunstroke

Sunstroke Sunstroke Sunstroke Sunstroke can become a life-threatening situation very quickly. It is therefore vital to ensure adequate sun protection for the head and neck. A helmet generally...

Knee injury

Knee injury Knee injury Knee injury A fall or collision against the rockface can cause injury to the knee, resulting in pain and the inability to bear weight. STEP 1: RECOGNIZE SYMPTOMS The affected...

Fractured pelvis

Fractured pelvis Fractured pelvis Fractured pelvis A fractured pelvis can result from a high-impact fall involving the pelvis, e.g. a collision or crash landing, or impact from falling rock. This is...

Useful Tipps

All Videos All Climbing Quizzes Downloads Useful Tipps Media + Downloads USEFUL TIPPS SAFETY ACADEMY GUIDE BOOK ROCK The safety initiative from the SAFETY ACADEMY and the VDBS: This short handbook...

02 - Tour planning

Video Tour planning for alpine climbing Tour planning Be prepared! A perfect route on a mighty rock face will stay with you forever: the most daring climb on a fantastic slope aspect with solid rock....

Rib injury

Rib injury Rib injury Rib injury A fall on the rib cage can result in injury to the ribs. Injuries can range from minor bruising to multiple rib fractures. Step 1: Assess accident circumstances In...

Amputations

Amputations Amputations Amputations Although there is a higher risk of amputation injury in climbing than in other alpine sports, it nevertheless remains a rare occurrence. Step 1: Assess accident...

Heat exhaustion

Heat exhaustion Heat exhaustion Heat exhaustion People often forget to drink enough fluids when climbing. Many climbers may carry only a small bottle or no liquids at all to keep weight to a minimum....

Heart attack

Heart attack Heart attack Heart attack Sudden cardiac death is the most common cause of death in Germany – and the second most common in the mountains. Alpine climbers do not generally belong to...

04 - Rescue methods

Video What to do in an alpine emergency Rescue methods First aid and rescue methods A sunny day, compact rock and only a few more pitches to the summit. Everything is going as planned. But the...

Anaphylactic shock

Anaphylactic shock Anaphylactic shock Anaphylactic shock Anaphylactic shock is quite uncommon in alpine regions because allergenic substances are not frequently to be found here in nature. If...

Shoulder injury

Shoulder injury Shoulder injury Shoulder injury Falls when climbing often result shoulder injuries. These are mostly a matter of bruising and pulled muscles. In the case of a harder impact or fall,...

01 - Alpine Basics

Video Alpine Basics Alpine Basics From the climbing park to large alpine rock faces Impressive and imposing, almost endless rock faces tower up into the sky. Climbing them requires determination,...

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia Hypoglycemia Without sufficient energy intake, the body can experience hypoglycemia. People often forget to eat or bring enough food on long or difficult routes, or they...

Wrist fracture

Wrist fracture Wrist fracture Wrist fracture While climbing, ascending or descending, any fall that is broken by the hands can lead to a fracture of the wrists. Step 1: Check for discoloration...

Leg wound

Leg wound Leg wound Leg wound It is easy to suffer superficial skin injuries when climbing, such as grazes, cuts or lacerations. Step 1: Assess bleeding The best way to handle a cut or laceration...

Cervical spine injuries

Cervical spine injuries Cervical spine injuries Cervical spine injuries A fall involving an awkward landing can cause cervical spine injuries. Cervical spine injuries should always be ranked as...

Hypothermia

Hypothermia Hypothermia Hypothermia Even in summer, it is possible for climbers to become so severely chilled when climbing that the situation becomes dangerous. At the first sign of feeling cold, it...

Knot techniques

Subchapter: knot techniques Knot techniques Climbers use various knots depending upon the situation and their area of application. Sport climbers tend to use fewer and different knots compared to...

Broken leg

Broken leg Broken leg Broken leg Leg fractures usually occur through heavy impact, caused by a collision or fall. A fatigue break after intensive continuous load happens much less frequently. Leg...

Alpine dangers

Subchapter: Alpine dangers Alpine dangers SUBJECTIVE AND OBJECTIVE DANGERS IN ALPINE TERRRAIN Navigating high rock faces across several pitches – often far away from civilization – involves...

Planning alpine climbs

Subchapter: Planning alpine climbs Risk management CONDITIONS AND TERRAIN Various aspects are taken into account when selecting and planning a route destination. Your own climbing abilities and those...

All Videos

All Videos All Climbing Quizzes Downloads Useful Tipps Trailer play video Digital training platform for alpine climbers Safety Academy Lab Rock 01 - Alpine climbing basics and material play all...

Alpine climbing knowledge

Subchapter: Alpine climbing knowledge Alpine climbing knowledge Tactics: On the rock face You and your rope partner are about to start your climb. You now need to set some ground rules for before and...

All Climbing Quizzes

All Videos All Climbing Quizzes Downloads Useful Tipps Quizzes 01 - Alpine climbing basics and material QUIZ: STORMS IN THE MOUNTAINS Quiz To the quiz MATERIAL QUIZ Quiz To the quiz 02 - Preparation...

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