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    Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter trilogy by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
    19.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter trilogy by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini

    Winter mountaineering: on 31/12/2016 at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites the alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed in a singole day Via Comici-Dimai on Cima Grande (in 1:45), the Cassin route up Cima Ovest (2:45) and the Innerkofler route up Cima Piccola (1:15).

    Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer
    18.01.2017 di Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer

    South Tyrolean mountaineer Erich Abram passed away on Monday 16 January 2017 at Bozen aged 95. The talented mountaineer and climber played an important role in the 1954 Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2.

    Vertical Ethiopia, the Ragni di Lecco climbing trip to the Horn of Africa
    15.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Vertical Ethiopia, the Ragni di Lecco climbing trip to the Horn of Africa

    The video of the climbing trip to Ethiopia by Luca Schiera, Matteo Colico, Andrea Migliano and Matteo De Zaiacomo.

    Stefano Ghisolfi and Pietro Biagini climb hard at Margalef and Varazze
    14.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi and Pietro Biagini climb hard at Margalef and Varazze

    Sport climbing: at Margalef in Spain Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated 'First Ley' 9a+, while at Varazze in Italy Pietro Biagini has climbed 'Alphacentauri sit', his first 8B boulder problem.

    Stefano Ghisolfi 8c onsight and Laura Rogora 8c+ redpoint at Oliana
    08.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi 8c onsight and Laura Rogora 8c+ redpoint at Oliana

    Sport climbing: at Oliana in Spain Italy’s Laura Rogora has redpointed Joe Blau 8c+, while Stefano Ghisolfi has onsighted the 8c Fish Eye.

    Adam Ondra vs Martin Stranik New Year Climbing Duel
    07.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra vs Martin Stranik New Year Climbing Duel

    A somewhat different climbing duel between the star Czech climbers Adam Ondra and Martin Stranik.

    Giuseppe Nolasco repeats Riti Tribali 8c/+ at Specchio del Grifone, Lecco
    06.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Giuseppe Nolasco repeats Riti Tribali 8c/+ at Specchio del Grifone, Lecco

    At the crag Specchio del Grifone (Angelone) above Lecco Giuseppe Pippo Nolasco has repeated Riti Tribali, the 8c/+ sports climb freed by Adam Ondra in 2009.

    Jolly Lamberti 8c send at Spiaggia Della Molpa, Palinuro
    03.01.2017 di Jolly Lamberti in Climbing

    Jolly Lamberti 8c send at Spiaggia Della Molpa, Palinuro

    Alessandro Lamberti (52) reports about his recent repeat of the 8c sports climb Egger at Spiaggia Della Molpa at Palinuro, Italy.

    Tom Randall takes huge fall on Crucifx Project at Canyonlands, USA.
    02.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Tom Randall takes huge fall on Crucifx Project at Canyonlands, USA.

    The climbing video by Mike Hutton of Englishman Tom Randall taking a huge lob on the Crucifx project he and Pete Whittaker discovered at the White Rim, Canyonlands, USA

    Forest fires in Chironico and across Southern Switzerland
    02.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Environment

    Forest fires in Chironico and across Southern Switzerland

    During the last few days various forest fires broke out across southern Switzerland, for reasons yet to be determined. Over three dozen people were evacuated, but thankfully no one was injured. Local climber Martin Keller reports from the world-famous bouldering area Chironico, where a fire lit by teenagers got out of control.

    Alex Honnold interview after Dan Osman speed solo tribute on Bear's Reach
    01.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alex Honnold interview after Dan Osman speed solo tribute on Bear's Reach

    American rock climber Alex Honnold teams up with planetmountain.com to talk about his recent reenactment of Dan Osman’s famous speed solo up the climb 'Bear's Reach' at Lover's Leap, California, USA

    President Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument, Indian Creek and Utah climbing protected
    31.12.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    President Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument, Indian Creek and Utah climbing protected

    On 28 December 2016 the President of the United States Barack Obama established the Bears Ears National Monument. This proclamation permanently protects a region which includes Indian Creek, Lockhart Basin, Arch Canyon, Texas Canyon, and many other sandstone climbing areas and is the first bill that specifically acknowledges rock climbing as an appropriate and valued recreation activity.

    Jakob Schubert whisks up Joe Mama 9a+ at Oliana in Spain
    30.12.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jakob Schubert whisks up Joe Mama 9a+ at Oliana in Spain

    At the Spanish crag Oliana Jakob Schubert has repeated Joe Mama, a 9a+ sports climb freed by Klemen Bečan.

    Alex Luger climbing Rätikon's Gift
    29.12.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alex Luger climbing Rätikon's Gift

    Climbing video: Alexander Luger making the first ascent of The Gift (8c, 350m) on the Drusenfluh the Rätikon massif in Austria in 2015.

    Malga Spora: another Brenta Dolomites climbing gem
    29.12.2016 di Alessio Tait in Climbing

    Malga Spora: another Brenta Dolomites climbing gem

    Alessio Tait introduces the stunning crag Malga Spora at Croz of Giovan. Another little sport climbing gem in the Brenta Dolomites.

    A Winter's Tale / Tre Cime di Lavaredo trilogy by Christoph Hainz and Simon Kehrer
    28.12.2016 di Simon Kehrer in Alpinism

    A Winter's Tale / Tre Cime di Lavaredo trilogy by Christoph Hainz and Simon Kehrer

    On 23 December 2016 on the Drei Zinnen / Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Dolomites) Simon Kehrer and Christoph Hainz completed a beautiful winter trilogy by climbing Via Comici-Dimai up Cima Grande (in 2:30), Via Cassin up Cima Ovest (in 3:25), and Spigolo Giallo up Cima Piccola (in 1:28). The South Tyrolean alpinists had set off by bicycle from Lake d'Antorno at 7:00am and returned to their starting point by bike at 20:00. The round-trip lasted 13 hours, while the total for the 3 routes was 7 hours and 30 minutes. The report by Simon Kehrer.

    Ned Feehally mantles Ned Zepplin at the Roaches
    28.12.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Ned Feehally mantles Ned Zepplin at the Roaches

    The video of British rock climber Ned Feehally climbing Ned Zepplin at the Roaches, one of the UK's hardest mantels.

    Jacopo Larcher: interview after climbing Free Zodiac up El Capitan, Yosemite
    26.12.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jacopo Larcher: interview after climbing Free Zodiac up El Capitan, Yosemite

    Big wall climbing: interview with South Tyrol’s Jacopo Larcher who last autumn, together with Barbara Zangerl made the third free ascent of Free Zodiac up the SE Face of El Capitan, Yosemite.

    Gabriele Moroni ambles up Ambrosia highball at Buttermilks, Bishop
    25.12.2016 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Gabriele Moroni ambles up Ambrosia highball at Buttermilks, Bishop

    Italian rock climber Gabriele Moroni has repeated the famous highball boulder problem Ambrosia at Buttermilks, Bishop, USA.

    Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski Titanic video
    24.12.2016 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski Titanic video

    The video of Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski making the first ascent of ‘Titanic' (A3/M5/6b, 2000m), a new climb up the North Face of the Eiger (Switzerland).

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