We turn ideas into reality to allow free movement in a vertical world.

We are creators, makers, developers, testers, producers: Our goal is to realize ideas that enable free and carefree movement in the vertical world - free from weight, free from worries about safety, free from some physical limitations, free from wear and tear, free...

What means “Vertical Freedom”?

We have dealt intensively with this question. But we also asked our athletes and partners what it means to them personally. Here are a few impressions and answers:

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We "produce" our very own moments of "Vertical Freedom" every day. When climbing is easy and fluid, the correct use of equipment comes naturally, challenges in everyday life are mastered, then we are in the flow... Our athletes have to work a lot and hard to live as self-determined professionals in climbing. In the end, it is the joy of climbing that motivates and drives them. The athletes inspire us, through their skills and style, they push boundaries, they always remain curious, and enjoy "the beauty of the vertical world" with all its facets.


 

Challenging yourself

In climbing projects, the process itself is the most important thing and is what makes you grow and become stronger. This is also reported by Mélissa Le Nevé from the EDELRID athlete team. In the beginning, there is a dream that keeps her motivated for a long time. Until she makes it to the top, there are still many attempts, advances, and setbacks ahead... a path that is physically but also mentally demanding. All the more fulfilling is the moment when everything falls into place when she wins the battle. It is not a fight against something, but for herself, for the rock, for the route.


 

Big walls, big dreams

Following your passion can mean so much: For Tommy Caldwell, being out in the mountains and climbing big walls means fun, inspiration, creativity, challenge, fear. To fail sometimes is painful and can set you back, but is part of it, motivates him, shows him weaknesses and strengths, lets him grow and develop. To be complete with himself, he must be able to rely on his equipment without doubt, because only then can he concentrate fully on his passion and climb carefree.



 

Sharing vertical moments

Via ferratas exert a fascination all their own. Wind around the ears, steep rock scrambling, from pleasure to sporty demanding. It's all about experiencing and sharing moments. Being out in nature and feeling it, mastering the challenge of an exposed passage, and enjoying fascinating views without having to worry about the safety of the equipment.



 

Passion for trees

You only choose this profession if you have a passion for climbing and working with trees. Whether the desire to become an arborist came about through formative experiences in childhood or sometime later in life, for everyone it is probably more of a calling than a profession. For arborist Max Soballa, climbing trees quickly and efficiently and being able to move freely and flexibly in the treetop is pure joy. This freedom of movement is what allows him to work in the tree without restrictions - which is ultimately also a question of safety. The equipment must be optimally aligned and easy to operate.



 

Moving light and fast

No matter how harsh and demanding the conditions are, on tours in (high) alpine terrain, the equipment must function perfectly. It is not uncommon for such tours to involve several hundred or even a thousand meters of altitude and tens of kilometers in ice, snow, and rock - so the equipment must be as light as possible because every gram saved also saves energy. David Göttler, EDELRID athlete, alpinist, and high-altitude mountaineer, embodies the "light and fast" philosophy in mountaineering like no other. For his ambitious undertakings, he relies on meticulous preparation, routine training, his experience, and the lightest possible equipment. When all this comes together and the weather conditions are right, he can get into a flow and move freely even in challenging alpine terrain.



 

Vertical Freedom is not just a single instant or experience for us. After all, our athletes, partners and you experience the moments in the vertical in very different and unique ways. On this page, we want to collect and show what Vertical Freedom can mean. Here you will discover new videos from time to time, so it's worth checking back every now and then...