.: Walter Karlen :.: outdoors

climbing and mountaineering

I am passionate about  mountaineering, free climbing and bouldering. My home region, the valley, is a ideal place for doing all kind of mountain sports and I strongly recommend a visit for it's nature and panoramic sights. I have also spent a lot of time climbing in Vancouver, BC/Squamish, with it's famous Chief, and the Western Cape in South Africa. Both  are great places for  practicing my favorite sport.

I was involved in organizing different climbing events. My latest coup was the Swiss Climbing Boulder Cup '08 in Brig, where the best climbers of Switzerland met in the historic palace of Stockalper.

Another project of mine is the Raglu.ch webpage that is an information platform for the climbers of the valley region. It features maps, a forum, a shop, and many other useful information about climbing in the Oberwallis.

climbing links

www.raglu.ch -- climbing in the Valley (Wallis); maps, topos, forum and latest news

www.climbingcup.ch -- Swiss climbing cup boulder contest in Brig

www.wiwanni.ch -- mountain hut with excellent rock around in the UNESCO world heritage of Aletsch-Bietschhorn

www.aletschspirit.ch -- Egon Zuber, mountain guide in the Valley, Switzerland

www.alpinschule.ch -- mountain guides from Ausserberg offering great ascents in the UNESCO world heritage of Aletsch-Bietschhorn region


© Walter Karlen, 2008-2012
last update:22.07.2012