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Happy 150th Birthday Bocca di Brenta
28.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Happy 150th Birthday Bocca di Brenta

The video in which the Nicolini family, along with the staff of Rifugio Pedrotti alla Tosa, recall the 150th anniversary of the first traverse of the Bocca di Brenta made by John Ball, with some mountain guides Molveno, in the summer of 1864. A simple and sincere way of remembering and showing gratitude to these great mountain explorers.

Shauna Coxsey video: New Base Line at Magic Wood
26.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Shauna Coxsey video: New Base Line at Magic Wood

The video of English climber Shauna Coxsey sending New Base Line 8B+ at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

Karl Unterkircher Award won by Simon Anthamatten, Matthias Auer and Hansjörg Auer
25.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Karl Unterkircher Award won by Simon Anthamatten, Matthias Auer and Hansjörg Auer

On Wednesday, July 23 at Selva di Val Gardena, Dolomites, the 3rd Karl Unterkircher Award 2014 was given to Simon Anthamatten, Matthias Auer and Hansjörg Auer for their first ascent of the East Face of Kunyang Chhish, Karakorum / Pakistan.

DoloMitiche 2.0: Brenta Base Camp time
25.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

DoloMitiche 2.0: Brenta Base Camp time

The Brenta Base Camp kicks off from 29 July to 7 August in the Italian Brenta Dolomites, an event that aims to climb three new multi-pitch routes close to the Pedrotti alla Tosa mountain hut. A short interview with the alpinist and man behind the initiative, Alessandro Beber.

Giorgio Bendazzoli sends first 8c at Covolo
24.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giorgio Bendazzoli sends first 8c at Covolo

On 15 July 2014 Italian climber Giorgio Bendazzoli has climbed his first 8c, Nagay at the Italian crag Covolo.

Ivan Peri Across the Alps: an 80 day dream
24.07.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Trekking

Ivan Peri Across the Alps: an 80 day dream

Ivan Peri isn't a fictional character, nor did he start his walk for a bet. He simply wants to fulfill his dream of walking across the Alps in 80 days. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

Greenland 2014: updates from Nicolas Favresse & Co
23.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Greenland 2014: updates from Nicolas Favresse & Co

Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva report about their first climbs and the start to their Greenland & Baffin Island expedition.

ISO 20121 certification for Rock Master
23.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

ISO 20121 certification for Rock Master

The Arco Rock Master is working to achieve the ISO 20121 certification regarding sustainable events management.

Sonnie Trotter discovers 1975, a new free climb in the Canadian Rockies
23.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sonnie Trotter discovers 1975, a new free climb in the Canadian Rockies

Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter has made the first free ascent of the rock climb '1975' on Little Goat Mountain, Bow Valley, Canadian Rockies

Michel Piola interview: climbing on Mont Blanc, the search and the story that continues
22.07.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia in Interviews

Michel Piola interview: climbing on Mont Blanc, the search and the story that continues

The fabulous world of Babette, or rather Mont Blanc's marvelous granite climbing, starting from Envers des Aiguilles. Interview with Michel Piola, one of the most prolific alpinists in the world who, in more than 30 years of activity, has left an indelible mark on climbing. His routes are considered priceless, thanks to their intrinsic beauty and the style of their first ascent, above all in the Mont Blanc massif where even today the climbs are considered an important test for all generations of alpinists. In this rare interview with Maurizio Oviglia, Piola talks about his climbing and his continuous search for unclimbed lines.

Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, Portugal
21.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, Portugal

The video of Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost tip of Portugal

Lead World Cup 2014: Jain Kim and Sachi Amma claim gold in Briançon
21.07.2014 by Franz Schiassi in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2014: Jain Kim and Sachi Amma claim gold in Briançon

Jain Kim from South Korea and Sachi Amma from Japan won the 25th edition of the ex Serre Chevalier Masters (now the Briançon World Cup), that came to a close with the beautiful semi-finals on Saturday evening, pushed forward to by a day in order to avoid Sunday's bad weather.

Massi della Luna, bouldering in Alta Valle Gesso

Massi della Luna, bouldering in Alta Valle Gesso

Claudia Colonia and Alessandro Penna introduce the bouldering area I Massi della Luna, Alta Valle Gesso (Cuneese Alps) within Italy's beautiful Maritime Alps Nature Park.

Lead World Cup 2014 - Sachi Amma and Jain Kim win in Chamonix
19.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lead World Cup 2014 - Sachi Amma and Jain Kim win in Chamonix

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2014 was won at Chamonix on 12 July by Sachi Amma and Jain Kim. The third stage begins in Briançon today.

Rocklands trad climbing for James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini
18.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rocklands trad climbing for James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

From 19 June to 9 July James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini travelled to South Africa to check out the trad climbing at Rocklands.

Monte Gallo: new rock climb in Sicily by Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel
18.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Monte Gallo: new rock climb in Sicily by Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel

In December 2013 German climbers Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel made the first ascent of Freedom of Movement (7c, 200m), a new multi-pitch climb up Monte Gallo, Sicily

Volx and Ceüse updates: Adam Ondra, Alexander Megos and Gabriele Moroni
17.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Volx and Ceüse updates: Adam Ondra, Alexander Megos and Gabriele Moroni

At Ceuse in France Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Et dieu créa la Flemme 9a, while Gabriele Moroni has repeated Mr. Hyde 8c+. At Volx Adam Ondra has onsighted the classic Jean-Baptiste Tribout testpiece Superplafond 8c+

Campo Solagna, climbing on the slopes of Monte Grappa
17.07.2014 by Mauro Dell'Antonia in Climbing

Campo Solagna, climbing on the slopes of Monte Grappa

The beautiful crag Campo Solagna located on the slopes of Monte Grappa in the Venetian Alps, introduced by Mauro Dell'Antonia.

Alexander Megos, interview after his ascent of Biographie at Ceüse
16.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alexander Megos, interview after his ascent of Biographie at Ceüse

Interview with German climber Alexander Megos after his recent one-day redpoint of Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse in France.

Cycling and climbing the Dolomites - video
16.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cycling and climbing the Dolomites - video

The video of Ernesto Benfari & Christian Sega that documents their 2012 cycling and climbing journey through the Dolomites.

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