Since mountaineering is mountaineering the speed has been linked to him. The lightness and the less impact in the mountains made the rules of alpine style.
Pierre de Coubertin had already said “The most important of the Games is not to win but to take part, and the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well. “
Be as light as you can accept, as your capacities and confidence say possible. Move fast to enjoy the mouvement, to enjoy the mountain in all his amplitude. Light means fast, fast means longer. Alpinrunning is a form to go to the mountains in a light way, fast to keep in movement and long to discover more.
Is it really a new discipline ? Sure than no (history) , there is a recalibration of human capabilities to perform climbs in the most clean , fast and light way.
Social networks start showing pictures that break with the logic of any mountain safety. Sports evolution, social and technical elite sport should be understood in its context . We must take the specific context of these images the technical load – ethics and safety .
The freedom to choose a particular form of climbing is linked to the responsibility to know exactly the risk of doing it that way.