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  • 06.07.2015 Red Bull X-Alps 2015: the start!

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: the start!

    Yesterday in Salzburg, Austria, the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 got underway. 32 athletes from 18 different nations will head towards the Principality of Monaco. Over 1000 km by paraglider on foot, across some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.

  • 03.07.2015 Val di Mello, Simone Pedeferri climbs new route on Scoglio della Metamorfosi

    Val di Mello, Simone Pedeferri climbs new route on Scoglio della Metamorfosi

    In April 2015 Simone Pedeferri made the first ascent of "Io non ho paura" (225m, max 8b+, 7b obligatory) a new rock climb established together with Alberto Marazzi on Scoglio della Metamorfosi in Val di Mello. The route is dedicated to Luciano Barbieri.

  • 02.07.2015 Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents

    Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents

    In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of the Matterhorn, from 10 to 19 July 2015 at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, the Italian Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche invite everyone to take part in 10 days of climbing events, culture, sports, music and entertainment to celebrate the Cervino. The activities are open to all, free or at discount rates, registration obligatory by 3 July.

  • 02.07.2015 Federica Mingolla climbs Digital Crack on Mont Blanc

    Federica Mingolla climbs Digital Crack on Mont Blanc

    21-year-old Italian climber Federica Mingolla has repeated Digital Crack 8a, Mont Blanc.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: the start!
    06.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: the start!

    Yesterday in Salzburg, Austria, the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 got underway. 32 athletes from 18 different nations will head towards the Principality of Monaco. Over 1000 km by paraglider on foot, across some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.

    Val di Mello, Simone Pedeferri climbs new route on Scoglio della Metamorfosi
    03.07.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Val di Mello, Simone Pedeferri climbs new route on Scoglio della Metamorfosi

    In April 2015 Simone Pedeferri made the first ascent of "Io non ho paura" (225m, max 8b+, 7b obligatory) a new rock climb established together with Alberto Marazzi on Scoglio della Metamorfosi in Val di Mello. The route is dedicated to Luciano Barbieri.

    Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents
    02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents

    In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of the Matterhorn, from 10 to 19 July 2015 at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, the Italian Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche invite everyone to take part in 10 days of climbing events, culture, sports, music and entertainment to celebrate the Cervino. The activities are open to all, free or at discount rates, registration obligatory by 3 July.

    Federica Mingolla climbs Digital Crack on Mont Blanc
    02.07.2015 by Edoardo Falletta in Climbing

    Federica Mingolla climbs Digital Crack on Mont Blanc

    21-year-old Italian climber Federica Mingolla has repeated Digital Crack 8a, Mont Blanc.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: prolgue today, the race begins Sunday
    02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: prolgue today, the race begins Sunday

    With today's prologue of the Red Bull X-Alps, the countdown has begun for the world's toughest adventure race. On Sunday 5 July 32 athletes from 18 nations will race for over 1000km, on foot or by paraglider, across Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

    Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek make first repeat of Brento Centro
    01.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek make first repeat of Brento Centro

    On 28 and 29 June 2015 Polish climbers Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek repeated Brento Centro (8b, 600m), the route first climbed by David Lama and Jorg Verhoeven up Monte Brento, Valle del Sarca, Italy

    Jonathan Siegrist climbing Le Cadre Nouvelle at Céüse
    30.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jonathan Siegrist climbing Le Cadre Nouvelle at Céüse

    The video of American climber Jonathan Siegrist redpointing Le Cadre Nouvelle 9a at Ceuse, France.

    Sachi Amma climbing hard at Oliana and Santa Linya, Spain
    30.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Sachi Amma climbing hard at Oliana and Santa Linya, Spain

    The video of Sachi Amma’s successful climbing trip to Oliana and Santa Linya in Spain at the start of the year during which he climbed six routes graded 9a - 9b.

    Action Directe in Frankenjura climbed by Julius Westphal
    29.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Action Directe in Frankenjura climbed by Julius Westphal

    On 25/06/2015 Julius Westphal repeated Action Directe in Frankenjura, Germany.

    Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker tackle the Profilveggen Recovery Drink
    25.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker tackle the Profilveggen Recovery Drink

    The video of British climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker attempting to repeat The recovery drink on the Profilveggen / Profile wall at Jøssingfjord in Norway, freed in 2013 by Nicolas Favresse

    Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration
    25.06.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration

    From 10 to 19 July 2015, the Matterhorn, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta invite everyone to take part in the ten-day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the legendary first two ascents of the mountain. Mountaineering events and outdoor activities, mountain walks, theater, music, dance, cinema, theater and literature events have been organised to celebrate the great mountain , the epic achievements of its cavaliers Jean-Antoine Carrel and Edward Whymper, and all those who followed in their footsteps to make the Matterhorn and alpinism legendary.

    The Nose on El Capitan via Google Street View
    24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    The Nose on El Capitan via Google Street View

    Today Google released a Street View version of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite along with climbers Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill.

    Stefano Ghisolfi climbs Biographie 9a+ at Céüse
    23.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi climbs Biographie 9a+ at Céüse

    At Ceuse in France Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated Biographie 9a+

    The Heart Route on El Capitan climbed free by Mason Earle and Brad Gobright
    22.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    The Heart Route on El Capitan climbed free by Mason Earle and Brad Gobright

    American climbers Mason Earle and Brad Gobright have made the first free ascent of The Heart Route, the big wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, first climbed by Chuck Kroger and Scott Davis in 1970.

    Baffin Island Virgin - Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag big wall climb
    21.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Baffin Island Virgin - Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag big wall climb

    The short film documenting the first ascent of “New Dog, Old Tricks, a big wall climbed in May 2014 by Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc
    20.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc

    From 12 - 14 June 2015 the 4th Arcteryx Alpine Academy took place at Chamonix. 340 participants from 25 countries took part in the event aimed at teaching mountain safety and improving mountain skills on Mont Blanc.

    Nifada, Angela Eiter and Bernie Ruech climb untouched rock in Greece
    18.06.2015 by Angela Eiter in Climbing

    Nifada, Angela Eiter and Bernie Ruech climb untouched rock in Greece

    Austrian climber Angela Eiter reports about her recent trips to Greece where, close to Leonidio, she and her partner Bernie Ruech developed Nifada. The new crag currently hosts 14 routes up to 8c+.

    Iranians climb new Tsaranoro big wall in Madagascar
    17.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Iranians climb new Tsaranoro big wall in Madagascar

    In April 2015 the Iranian climbers Hassan Gerami, Hamid Reza Shafaghi and Farshad Mijoji made the first ascent of The Change Experience (8b, A2 442m), a new multi-pitch rock climb up the Karambony tower (Ecole) located in the Tsaranoro massif, Madagascar.

    Chris Sharma climbs Jumbo Wood on giant Redwood tree
    16.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Chris Sharma climbs Jumbo Wood on giant Redwood tree

    The video of American rock climber Chris Sharma climbing a giant redwood tree in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California, USA.

    Monte Bianco di Presanella and the new rock climb Il Male di Vivere

    Monte Bianco di Presanella and the new rock climb Il Male di Vivere

    From 2 to 3 June 2015 Paolo Baroldi, Francesco Salvaterra and Alessio Tait made the first ascent of a new rock climb up the East Face of Monte Bianco di Presanella. The new route is called Il Male di Vivere (300m , 45° M 7a+ (VIII+) R3), has been described as “a difficult climb in a severe setting”, and crosses Gian Gian, the route put up in 1977 by Urbano Dell'Eva and Ivan Bertinotti.

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