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Bouldering World Championship 2014: the decisive day
23.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Championship 2014: the decisive day

The Bouldering World Championship 2014 enters the decisive rounds in Munich today. At 11.00am the Semifinals, at 18:30 the finals, all in live streaming.

Shark's Tooth, new climb in Greenland by Della Bordella, Schüpbach and Ledergerber
22.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Shark's Tooth, new climb in Greenland by Della Bordella, Schüpbach and Ledergerber

Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach and Christian Ledergerber have made the first ascent of The Great Shark Hunt, a new route up the Shark's Tooth in Greenland.

Johanna Ernst climbs Wallstreet in the Frankenjura
22.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Johanna Ernst climbs Wallstreet in the Frankenjura

On 11/08/2014 Austrian climber Johanna Ernst repeated Wallstreet 8c in the Frankenjura, Germany.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites
22.08.2014 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites

Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces the walk around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Drei Zinnen - in the Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and famous hikes in the world.

Alex Honnold and the Relativity Of Risk
21.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold and the Relativity Of Risk

The video of Alex Honnold talking about his climbing without a rope and the relativity of risk

Destination Flatanger and the Hanshelleren cave for Silvio Reffo
21.08.2014 by Silvio Reffo in Climbing

Destination Flatanger and the Hanshelleren cave for Silvio Reffo

Italian climber Silvio Reffo talks about his climbing trip to Flatanger and the Hanshelleren cave in Norway, where he managed to repeat Odin's eye, 8c+.

Difficult new trad climb in South Wales by Tom Randall
21.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Difficult new trad climb in South Wales by Tom Randall

British climber Tom Randall has made the first ascent of Dina Crac, E9 7a at Dinas Rock in South Wales.

Bouldering World Championships 2014 kicks off in Munich
20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Championships 2014 kicks off in Munich

The 2014 Bouldering World Championship starts in Munich, Germany tomorrow. The men's Qualification takes place on Thursday, the Women's Qualification on Friday while the Semifinals and Finals take place on Saturday.

Electric Funeral, new route in Canada's Bugaboos by Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz
20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Electric Funeral, new route in Canada's Bugaboos by Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz

Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz have made the first ascent of Electric Funeral (300m, 5.11+) on the Wide Awake Tower, Bugaboos, Canada.

Diretta Consiglio: sun, sky, rock and the Gran Sasso d'Italia. By Ivo Ferrari
20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Diretta Consiglio: sun, sky, rock and the Gran Sasso d'Italia. By Ivo Ferrari

Ivo Ferrari climbs 'La Diretta Consiglio' up the Gran Sasso. A day spent between the rocks and the sky, reliving the beauty of the climb.

Niccolò Ceria and the Red Rocks video
19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria and the Red Rocks video

The video of Niccolò Ceria climbing at Red Rocks, USA.

Climbers rise to the Ice Bucket Challenge
19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbers rise to the Ice Bucket Challenge

Climbers such as Sean McColl, Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, the campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Climbing at Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe in the Dolomites
19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing at Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe in the Dolomites

The sports crag Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe, at the base of the gigantic Peitlerkofel (Sass de Putia) in the Dolomites. Part 5 of the series 'Crags for each season' published together with Vertical-Life.info.

Roger Schäli and the film Loslassen, let go
18.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Roger Schäli and the film Loslassen, let go

The entire version of Loslassen, let go is now online. This film recounts the ascent of Arwa Spire (6193m) in India together with Simon Gietl, but also talks about the human relationships.

Brenta Base Camp #1 - meetings, new climbs and lightening bolts
18.08.2014 by Alessandro Beber in Alpinism

Brenta Base Camp #1 - meetings, new climbs and lightening bolts

The first report of the Brenta Base Camp, the small 'expedition' into the the heart of the Brenta Dolomites during the Discover Brenta Dolomites event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first traverse of this massif. Alessandro Beber reports about Scintilla (450m, VIII), the new climb up the East Face of Brenta Alta first ascended together with Simone Banal, Alessandro Baù and Claudia Mario.

Zlagboard Contest at the Arco Rock Master Festival
18.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Zlagboard Contest at the Arco Rock Master Festival

The fourth Zlagboard Contest takes place from 29 - 31 August, during the Arco Rock Master Festival in Italy, to test your finger strength.

Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino
15.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino

The Ferrino High-lab, located at an altitude of 3585m of the Valle d'Aosta side on Monte Rosa, celebrates 20 years. It is the highest laboratory in Italy. And it is up there that the company from Turin, the market leader for mountain outdoor products (and more), tests its tents and invites all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a unique experience: that of a real Base Camp!

Mont Blanc, six alpinists perish on Aiguille d'Argentiere
14.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mont Blanc, six alpinists perish on Aiguille d'Argentiere

On 13/08/2014 six alpinists were found dead on Aiguille d'Argentiere in the Mont Blanc massif.

Astro Zap on Trident du Tacul by Bassanini and Camurri
14.08.2014 by Lamberto Camurri in Alpinism

Astro Zap on Trident du Tacul by Bassanini and Camurri

On 4/09/2013 Giovani Bassanini and Lamberto Camurri made the first ascent of Astro Zap (7a), a line that climbs the crack avoided by the Via Diretta Bonatti, first climbed by Walter Bonatti and Cosimo Zappelli in 1963 up Le Trident du Tacul in the Mont Blanc massif.

A walk to Plätzwiese in the Dolomites
13.08.2014 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

A walk to Plätzwiese in the Dolomites

Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces Plätzwiese, an easy hike up to the luscious alpine meadows and the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites.

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