Category: Debts

Update on the safety problem with deflection chain

Update on the safety problem with deflection chain

New information from the manufacturer Fixe Already in the summer of 2015, the DAV safety research was sent a torn FIXE chain link to a FIXE equalization anchorage. At that time, the manufacturer reviewed the problem and published the recommendation that the problem could be solved cost-effectively and without much…

Women on the rise

Mountain sports and mountaineering was for a long time considered a purely male domain. Until the 1970s, there were still individual DAV sections that did not record women. A glance at the statistics shows that these times are long gone. 42% female members – more women in voluntary work At…

Start of the autumn hiking season

Start of the autumn hiking season

The current cold front has ended the beautiful late summer. At present it is snowing down to less than 2000 meters in the Bavarian Alps. The sun will be back in the next few days, and then the perfect time for hiking starts for many. Finally, autumn is clear air,…

Hot Summer in the Alps – Impact on Mountains, People and Huts

Hot Summer in the Alps – Impact on Mountains, People and Huts

The persistent and very hot summer weather period brought many people to the mountains this summer, causing water scarcity on Alpine Club huts and contributing to a formative change in the mountains. Visitor boom at Alpenvereinshütten The hot summer of 2018 has brought most huts of the German Alpine Club…

Behavior during storms in the mountains

Behavior during storms in the mountains

Correct behavior in bad weather in the mountains Thunderstorm – fascinating and threatening. Thunderstorms are one of the most dangerous weather phenomena during a mountain hike. The problem: They are often very local in the mountains and often are not exactly predictable. So even with the most careful tour planning…

Climbing in Germany

Climbing in Germany

The interest in rock climbing and bouldering increased strongly in the past years. This development is also reflected in the figures collected by the German Alpine Association (DAV) in various reader surveys and representative studies. DAV & climbing With its founding in 1869, the DAV can look back on almost…

Disciplines in climbing in germany

Disciplines in climbing in germany

1. The German Alpine Club (DAV) The DAV was founded on May 9, 1869 and is the largest mountain sports association in the world with over one million members. It is made up of 355 independent sections in Germany. The number of DAV members has risen in each of the…

Mountain Accident Statistics

Mountain Accident Statistics

Mountain sports risk as low as ever – with one exception So low was the risk never before, to kill deadly in mountain sports. A total of 71 mountain DAV members died in 2016 and 2017, a decrease of 28% compared to the previous reporting period. Against this background, accident…

Important items on tour

Important items on tour

Alone or in a group, on comfortable mountain trails or as a challenging summit tour, in the low mountain range or in the Alps: mountain hiking is versatile, you can start almost anywhere and choose the tour according to your own ability. The walks lead over paved gravel and gravel…

Excursion destinations – Odenwald

Excursion destinations – Odenwald

What you should have experienced in the Odenwald and on the mountain road. What can we do with the children today? What should you have seen and experienced in the Odenwald and on the mountain road? What do we do when it rains? Together with our partners, the IHK Darmstadt…