Vertical Archaeology

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Hard Step Etrier

Commonly called Stirrups, ladders, aid slings, steps… The word “etrier” (A-tree-A) is French for “stirrup” and reflects the origin of the concept. Etriers have evolved now to feature more steps, all webbing construction, and...

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Salewa Hiebler Ascender

In 1961 Toni Hiebeler, Toni Kinshofer, Anderl Mannhardt, and Walter Almberger completed the first winter ascent of the North Face of the Eiger. They spent 6 cold March days trusting their lives to their...