Labisan® proved successful: Starting with the Austrian Caucasus expedition in 1931 Labisan® has accompanied innumerable expeditions to mountain tops and even the Sahara desert. The large number of Himalayan reports are especially impressive. For the first ascent of the Everest in 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary was equipped with Labisan® by an English Labisan® representative named Lawrie. Since this time Labisan® has been  on the Mount Everest several times; it was also a part of Hermann Buhl’s equipment during the first ascent of the Nanga Parbat.

Alpin-Challenges & Triathlons


Trail running, mountain biking and touring skiing are three disciplines of a popular triathlon event of a special kind. The combination of several sports is  attractive in summer and in winter. This is also demonstrated by newly created "Alpine Challenge".

Athletes cover 21.5 kilometres and 1,600 metres in altitude by fair means - alone or as part of a team.

Nepal / Tibet - Makalu 1998


The Vorarlberg expedition to the Makalu led by Theo Fritsche had bad luck – due to bad weather the expedition was unable to reach the peak.

[1] On the way to the camp – at 6600m [2] Labisan® and the 8463-meter high Makalu

Nepal - Dhaulagiri 1995


Successful ascent of the Dhaulagiri, equipped with Labisan®!

[1] Theo Fritsche and Roland Mattle on the Dhaulagiri peak, 8167m [2] Labisan® was always a part of the equipment.

Nepal - Annapurna 1985


First ascent of the 4000-meter-high north-western wall of the Annapurna (8091) with Reinhold Messner.

[1] Reinhold Messner with his team, [2] Luggi Rieser with Labisan®


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