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  • 28.07.2016 Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic score Slovenian double at Briançon

    Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic score Slovenian double at Briançon

    The third stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 was won on 23 July at Briançon in France by the Slovenians Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic.

  • 28.07.2016 Alexander Megos climbing Hubble

    Alexander Megos climbing Hubble

    The video of Germany’s Alexander Megos climbing Hubble at Raven Tor, UK, narrated by British climber Jerry Moffat.

  • 27.07.2016 Cima Busazza, Manrico Dell'Agnola and Maurizio Giordani climb new Dolomites route

    Cima Busazza, Manrico Dell'Agnola and Maurizio Giordani climb new Dolomites route

    On 17 and 18 July 2016 Manrico Dell'Agnola and Maurizio Giordani climbed a new route up the immense SW Face of Cima Busazza (Civetta group, Dolomites). The 800m climb breaches difficulties up to VII/VII+, includes a short section of A2 aid, and is protected by trad gear and few pegs.

  • 27.07.2016 Arco Rock Legends 2016: the sport climbing Oscars nominees

    Arco Rock Legends 2016: the sport climbing Oscars nominees

    On Friday 26 August 2016 the annual sport climbing Oscars return to celebrate the 11th Arco Rock Legends awards during the historic 30th Rock Master climbing competition. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Dani Andrada (Esp), Jakob Schubert (Aut) and Laura Rogora (Ita), while Janja Garnbret (Slo), Mina Markovič (Slo) and Adam Ondra (Cze) are in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award. The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador prize, going to who has contributed significantly to promoting climbing worldwide, will be revealed during the awards ceremony.

    Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic score Slovenian double at Briançon
    28.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic score Slovenian double at Briançon

    The third stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 was won on 23 July at Briançon in France by the Slovenians Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic.

    Alexander Megos climbing Hubble
    28.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alexander Megos climbing Hubble

    The video of Germany’s Alexander Megos climbing Hubble at Raven Tor, UK, narrated by British climber Jerry Moffat.

    Cima Busazza, Manrico Dell'Agnola and Maurizio Giordani climb new Dolomites route
    27.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cima Busazza, Manrico Dell'Agnola and Maurizio Giordani climb new Dolomites route

    On 17 and 18 July 2016 Manrico Dell'Agnola and Maurizio Giordani climbed a new route up the immense SW Face of Cima Busazza (Civetta group, Dolomites). The 800m climb breaches difficulties up to VII/VII+, includes a short section of A2 aid, and is protected by trad gear and few pegs.

    Arco Rock Legends 2016: the sport climbing Oscars nominees
    27.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends 2016: the sport climbing Oscars nominees

    On Friday 26 August 2016 the annual sport climbing Oscars return to celebrate the 11th Arco Rock Legends awards during the historic 30th Rock Master climbing competition. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Dani Andrada (Esp), Jakob Schubert (Aut) and Laura Rogora (Ita), while Janja Garnbret (Slo), Mina Markovič (Slo) and Adam Ondra (Cze) are in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award. The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador prize, going to who has contributed significantly to promoting climbing worldwide, will be revealed during the awards ceremony.

    We're The Superhumans - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
    26.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Events

    We're The Superhumans - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

    The 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, produced by the British television broadcaster Channel 4. Fames British alpinist Paul Pritchard shares his thoughts.

    Staunies historic cable car closes above Cortina
    26.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Trekking

    Staunies historic cable car closes above Cortina

    The Staunies lift that leads to Monte Cristallo in the Dolomites was closed on Sunday, July 24 2016 until further notice due to 'technical and administrative problems.'

    Baffin Island, Ragni return after new routes
    26.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Baffin Island, Ragni return after new routes

    More news from the Italian-Belgian team comprised of Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Luca Schiera, Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva currently climbing on Baffin Island. The climbers have forged a further two new routes in Stewart valley and the Ragni di Lecco alpinists are now returning.

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Last week Mario Dalmaviva left us after loosing his long battle against illness. In 2000, as director of Vivalda Editori, he played a vital role in the birth of PlanetMountain.

    Urko Carmona Barandiaran climbs Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites
    24.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Urko Carmona Barandiaran climbs Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites

    Spanish paraclimber Urko Carmona Barandiaran has recently made two ascents up Cima Grande, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites. Climbing together with Juan Antonio Ramos Bellido, he repeated Via Dülfer and then Via Comici - Dimai.

    Lead World Cup 2016 - Briançon Live
    23.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Lead World Cup 2016 - Briançon Live

    The third stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 is currently taking place in Briancon, France. The finals take place this evening at 19:30 and will be transmitted in live streaming.

    Dolomites rockfall between III & IV Bastione de Mondeval
    22.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dolomites rockfall between III & IV Bastione de Mondeval

    Francesco Leardi warns of recent rockfall that has affected the area between the Third and Fourth Bastione di Mondeval in the Lastoni di Formin group, Dolomites.

    Classic climbs n. 1: Pisciadù NW Arête. By Ivo Ferrari
    22.07.2016 di Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Classic climbs n. 1: Pisciadù NW Arête. By Ivo Ferrari

    Ivo Ferrari climbs the North-West Arête, also known as Via W.H. on the West face of the Pisciadù (Sella, Dolomites). This classic outing was first climbed on 09/05/1971 by Heini Holzer and Sieglinde Walzl.

    Roberto Iannilli and Luca D'Andrea have left us
    21.07.2016 di Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Roberto Iannilli and Luca D'Andrea have left us

    The bodies of Italian alpinists Roberto Iannilli and Luca D’Andrea were retrieved today from the North Face of Mt. Camicia (Gran Sasso massif), Italy. Iannilli, from Ladispoli, was 62 years old, while D’Andrea came from Sulmona and was 51 years old. Both were expert alpinists. Iannilli was definitely one of the most well-known climbers from the Gran Sasso area.

    Federica Mingolla climbs the Marmolada Fish route: interview after the first female all-lead ascent
    19.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Federica Mingolla climbs the Marmolada Fish route: interview after the first female all-lead ascent

    On Sunday, July 17, 2016 Italy’s Federica Mingolla made a free ascent of the famous Fish Route (Via Attraverso il Pesce) on the south face of Marmolada, Dolomites. She is probably the first women to lead the entire route free. The ascent was carried out, together with Roberto Conti, in 18 hours and 27 minutes.

    Col Nudo, Tito Arosio and Luca Vallata score first repeat of Miotto-Saviane-Corona
    19.07.2016 di Luca Vallata in Alpinism

    Col Nudo, Tito Arosio and Luca Vallata score first repeat of Miotto-Saviane-Corona

    On 7 July 7 2016 Tito Arosio and Luca Vallata carried out the first repeat of Via Miotto-Saviane-Corona up the north face of Col Nudo (Col Brie), first climbed from 5 - 7 June 1982 by Franco Miotto, Benito Saviane and Mauro Corona.

    Lead World Cup 2016: Janja Garnbret and Sean McColl victorious in Villars
    18.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Lead World Cup 2016: Janja Garnbret and Sean McColl victorious in Villars

    The second stage of IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Villars, Switzerland last weekend and was won by Janja Garnbret and Sean McColl. The fourth stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Marcin Dzienski of Poland and Anouck Jaubert of France.

    Chris Sharma, Klemen Bečan climbing the Mont-Rebei project
    17.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Chris Sharma, Klemen Bečan climbing the Mont-Rebei project

    The third video of Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan on what is destined to become one of the hardest multi-pitch sport climbs in the world (250m, 9a) at Congost de Mont-Rebei in Spain.

    Lead World Cup 2016: live streaming from Villars in Switzerland
    16.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    Lead World Cup 2016: live streaming from Villars in Switzerland

    The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 is currently taking place at Villars in Switzerland and will be broadcast in live streaming. The fourth stage of the Speed World Cup was won last night by Marcin Dzienski of Poland and Anouck Jaubert of France.

    Jonathan Siegrist’s Swiss sending spree
    15.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jonathan Siegrist’s Swiss sending spree

    American sports climber Jonathan Siegrist has made the first ascent of Hyper Finale 9a at Rawyl in Switzerland.

    Marmolada South Face climbing ban extended until 22 July 2016
    15.07.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Marmolada South Face climbing ban extended until 22 July 2016

    On 14/07/2016 the Italian municipality of Rocca Pietore (Bl) issued Ordinance 31 extending the climbing ban on the South Face of the Marmolada from 16 - 22 July 2016 due to works being carried out on the cable car station. The ban includes the face perpendicular to the top station of the section Serauta-Punta Rocca, Via Dell’Ideale and its variants, including 200m to the left and right of the base of the climb.

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