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    Kilian Jornet Burgada above Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc
    02.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Kilian Jornet Burgada above Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc

    The short clip of Kilian Jornet Burgada enjoying the magnificent view from Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc massif.

    Mountaineering: new Austrian climbs in Kyrgyzstan
    02.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mountaineering: new Austrian climbs in Kyrgyzstan

    Last summer an Austrian expedition comprised of Alex Blümel, Max Reiss, Manuel Steiger, Lisi Steurer, Roman Weilguny and Michael Zwölfer made the first ascent of three new climbs in Kyrgyzstan.

    Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive
    29.11.2016 by Thomas Huber in Alpinism

    Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive

    German alpinist Thomas Huber recounts the last three months that, in his words, 'have left a profound mark on my life.' Starting with a 16m ground fall, followed by the dream of climbing Latok I in the Karakorum and the nightmare rescue operation for American mountaineers Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster on nearby Ogre II.

    Alpinism on Pizzo Badile: interview with Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl after Amore di Vetro
    23.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Alpinism on Pizzo Badile: interview with Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl after Amore di Vetro

    Interview with Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl after the first ascent of 'Amore di Vetro' (800m, M5, R) a new ice and mixed climb up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile (3303m) Alps.

    New Catalan climbs in Nepal
    22.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    New Catalan climbs in Nepal

    Catalan mountaineers Oriol Baró, Roger Cararach and Santi Padrós have climbed two new routes on Nepal’s 6000m peaks: 'Pilar Dudh Khunda' up the SSW arete of Karyolung (6511m) and 'Nepali Sun' which terminates at 6900m on the South Face of Numbur (6959m).

    Amore di Vetro, new mixed climb on Pizzo Badile by Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl
    19.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Amore di Vetro, new mixed climb on Pizzo Badile by Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl

    On 16/11/2016 Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl made the first ascent of 'Amore di Vetro' (800m, M5, R) a new ice and mixed climb up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile.

    Via RoMa, new climb on Grandes Jorasses
    17.11.2016 by Maxim Foygel in Alpinism

    Via RoMa, new climb on Grandes Jorasses

    From 26 - 28 August 2016 the Russian mountaineers Maxim Foygel and Roman Gorodischenskiy made the first ascent of 'Via RoMa' (ED 1350m 6a A2), a new route on the East Face of Pointe Walker (4208m), Grandes Jorasses (Alps). The new route shares the start of Pilastro Rosso and finishes up the Tronchey Ridge.

    Annapurna III and the attempt by David Lama, Hansjörg Auer & Alex Blümel
    16.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Annapurna III and the attempt by David Lama, Hansjörg Auer & Alex Blümel

    Video footage of the attempt to climb the Southeast Ridge of Annapurna III (7555m), carried out last spring by David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel.

    Russian direttissima up Thalay Sagar North Face
    11.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Russian direttissima up Thalay Sagar North Face

    In September 2016 Russian mountaineers Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev and Sergey Nilov made the first ascent of Moveable Feast (1400m), a difficult new climb the North Face of Thalay Sagar (6904m) in the Indian Himalayas.

    Tibet's Jang Tsang Go climbed by Domen Kastelic, Olov Isaksson & Marcus Palm
    10.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tibet's Jang Tsang Go climbed by Domen Kastelic, Olov Isaksson & Marcus Palm

    On 20 September 2016 Domen Kastelic, Olov Isaksson and Marcus Palm made what is likely to be the first ascent of Jang Tsang Go (6300m) in Tibet.

    Denis Urubko - my alpinism #2
    08.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Denis Urubko - my alpinism #2

    The second video portrait of Denis Urubko, one of the strongest Himalayan mountaineers of the new millennium.

    Mt. Hutsa & Peak 5912m, new international climbs in Genyen massif, Sichuan
    01.11.2016 by Robert Partridge in Alpinism

    Mt. Hutsa & Peak 5912m, new international climbs in Genyen massif, Sichuan

    New Zealand mountaineer Robert Partridge reports about the international expedition comprised of Peter Linney (EIRE), Luca Vallata & Tito Arosio (IT), James Monypenny, Tom Nichols & Heather Swift (UK) that established various new routes in the Genyen massif of China's Sichuan province including the first ascents of Mt. Hutsa (5863m) and Peak 5912m.

    Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders / Sersank Himalaya details and photos
    30.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders / Sersank Himalaya details and photos

    The details and photos of the first ascent of Sersank Peak (6100m) in the Indian Himalaya, carried out by British alpinists Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders in alpine style over eight days.

    Denis Urubko - my alpinism
    28.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Denis Urubko - my alpinism

    The video portrait of Denis Urubko, one of the strongest Himalayan mountaineers of all times.

    Aiguille d'Entrèves and the climb Cocktail entr'Eve et Salluard. By Enrico Bonino
    27.10.2016 by Enrico Bonino in Alpinism

    Aiguille d'Entrèves and the climb Cocktail entr'Eve et Salluard. By Enrico Bonino

    Enrico Bonino talks about a modern interpretation of the Salluard climbs (plus variations) up the West Face of Aguille d'Entrèves in the Mont Blanc massif. The route was climbed in two stages, on 20/10/2016 by Enrico Bonino and Andrea Racchelli, and completed on 22/10/2016 by Bonino together with Ilaria Sonatore and Marco Ghisio.

    Kyzyl Asker success for Ines Papert and Luka Lindič
    26.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Kyzyl Asker success for Ines Papert and Luka Lindič

    Alpinists Luka Lindič and Ines Papert have made the first ascent of 'Lost in China' (ED, WI 5+, M6, 1200m) up the SE Face of Kyzyl Asker (5842m), Kyrgyzstan.

    Renan Ozturk: Obsessed or Devoted
    26.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Renan Ozturk: Obsessed or Devoted

    The video portrait of American alpinist and artist Renan Ozturk.

    British first ascents in Miyar Valley and Temasa Valley, Indian Himalaya
    25.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    British first ascents in Miyar Valley and Temasa Valley, Indian Himalaya

    British mountaineers Dave Sharpe and John Crook have made the first ascent of Raja Peak via their new ‘Transcendence’ up the mountain’s North Face above the Temasa Valley. In the Miyar valley the duo made the first ascent of ‘Last Chance Saloon’(1300m, Scottish 4, TD-) up James Peak (5780m), while Martin Moran and Ian Dring made the first ascent of peak Marakula Killa via their ‘Crocodile Rock’ (1300m, ED2, VI+)

    Valery Rozov BASE jumps from 7700m off Cho Oyu
    25.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Valery Rozov BASE jumps from 7700m off Cho Oyu

    On 5 October 2016 Russia’s Valery Rozov leapt from a record-breaking altitude of 7700m off Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world.

    British first ascents in South Georgia
    24.10.2016 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

    British first ascents in South Georgia

    On the remote island of South Georgia (Southern Atlantic Ocean) Stephen Venables, Skip Novak, Crag Jones, Henry Chaplin, David Lund and Simon Richardson climbed 8 mountains, including the first ascent of the spectacular Starbuck peak and the remote and difficult Mount Baume, one of the highest unclimbed peaks on the island.

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