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    Margo Hayes / the La Rambla Siurana climbing interview
    27.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Margo Hayes / the La Rambla Siurana climbing interview

    Interview with American climber Margo Hayes who on 26 February 2017 became the first woman to climb 9a+ with her ascent of La Rambla at the crag Siurana in Catalonia, Spain.

    Two new sport climbing crags in Sardinia
    26.03.2017 di Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    Two new sport climbing crags in Sardinia

    Two beautiful new sport crags have been developed at Samugheo in the center of Sardinia: Tana delle Volpi and Apotheosis, according to Maurizio Oviglia one of the most beautiful on the Italian island.

     Mina Leslie-Wujastyk in This is Why
    24.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Mina Leslie-Wujastyk in This is Why

    The video portrait of British rock climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk.

    Jacopo Larcher climbs La Rambla at Siurana / Interview
    23.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jacopo Larcher climbs La Rambla at Siurana / Interview

    Interview with Italian climber Jacopo Larcher after his repeat of the legendary sport climb La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana in Spain.

    Mélissa Le Nevé becomes first woman to boulder 8B+ at Fontainebleau
    23.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Mélissa Le Nevé becomes first woman to boulder 8B+ at Fontainebleau

    With her recent ascent of Mécanique élémentaire, French climber Mélissa Le Nevé has become the first woman to climb an 8B+ boulder problem at Fontainebleau in France.

    Heinz Zak & Separate Reality - the film of his Yosemite free solo
    22.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Heinz Zak & Separate Reality - the film of his Yosemite free solo

    12 years ago Austrian climber and photographer Heinz Zak made the second free solo of Separate Reality, one of the most famous rock climbs in Yosemite Valley, USA. The film of this audacious ascent, which followed that of Wolfgang Güllich in 1986, is called 'Träume sterben nie', Dreams never die.

    Via MammaSandra, new rock climb in Val Zemola, Dolomites
    22.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Via MammaSandra, new rock climb in Val Zemola, Dolomites

    On Monte Porgeit in Val Zemola (Dolomites) Daniele Geremia, Nicolò Cadorin and Maurizio Fontana have made the first ascent of Via MammaSandra (7b+, 7a+ obligatory, 250m), a new multi-pitch sport climb.

    Patagonia: Paolo Marazzi & Luca Schiera climb new route up Cerro Mariposa
    21.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Patagonia: Paolo Marazzi & Luca Schiera climb new route up Cerro Mariposa

    On 15 and 16 March 2017 the two Italian Ragni di Lecco alpinists Luca Schiera and Paolo Marazzi established a new route up Cerro Mariposa in Patagonia.

    Stefano Ghisolfi sends Siurana’s La Rambla 4th go
    21.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi sends Siurana’s La Rambla 4th go

    Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated La Rambla, the famous 9a+ sport climb at Siurana in Spain, on his fourth attempt.

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter enchainment by Simon Gietl and Michi Wohlleben
    20.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter enchainment by Simon Gietl and Michi Wohlleben

    Winter mountaineering: on 17/03/2017 the alpinists Simon Gietl and Michi Wohlleben completed the traverse of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Drei Zinnen - in the Dolomites, climbing Cima Ovest, Cima Grande, Cima Piccola, Punta di Frida and Cima Piccolissima in 9 hours 15 minutes. This is certainly the first time the enchainment is carried out in winter.

    Extreme buildering at Montreal in Canada
    18.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Extreme buildering at Montreal in Canada

    The short clip of some crazy bouldering at Montreal in Canada.

    Stefano Ghisolfi & Laura Rogora add difficult new climbs to Arco and Collepardo
    17.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi & Laura Rogora add difficult new climbs to Arco and Collepardo

    At Italy's Padaro crag close to Arco Stefano Ghisolfi has freed Omen Nomen, an 8c+ sports climb, while Laura Rogora has made the first ascent of Ercole 8c/+ at Collepardo.

    Fabian Buhl rope-solo 8c first ascent / Ganesha at Loferer Alm in Austria
    16.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Fabian Buhl rope-solo 8c first ascent / Ganesha at Loferer Alm in Austria

    In summer 2016 German rock climber made the first free ascent of Ganesha, a seven-pitch 8c he had established alone up the Sonnwendwand at Loferer Alm in Austria.

    Royal Robbins, goodbye to America's legendary climber
    15.03.2017 di Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

    Royal Robbins, goodbye to America's legendary climber

    On 14 March 2017 American rock climbing pioneer Royal Robbins passed away. Aged 82, Robbins was one of the best American climbers during the ’60’s and ’70’s, the period known in "Golden Age"" of Yosemite Valley climbing. Robbins was a pioneer and advocate of clean climbing, i.e. without pegs and expansion bolts, and one of the most vocal proponents of the need to protect the rock and environment.

    Vanessa François and her climb up Grand Capucin
    14.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Vanessa François and her climb up Grand Capucin

    The video ‘Ensemble au Grand Cap' of disabled alpinist Vanessa François and her ascent of Grand Capucin (Mont Blanc) up the route 'L’écho des alpages'.

    Pedra Longa in Sardinia / The Spigolo dell'Ospitalità rock climb
    13.03.2017 di Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    Pedra Longa in Sardinia / The Spigolo dell'Ospitalità rock climb

    The multi-pitch rock climb Spigolo dell’Ospitalità was first ascended in 1982 by Umberto Marampon up the beautiful Pedra Longa tower in Sardinia. Maurizio Oviglia and Fabio Erriu recently made a rare, possibly even first, repeat of this climb above the coast of Baunei.

    Torres del Paine, interview with Nicolas Favresse after the first free ascent of El Regalo de Mwono in Patagonia
    10.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Torres del Paine, interview with Nicolas Favresse after the first free ascent of El Regalo de Mwono in Patagonia

    Interview with Nicolas Favresse after the first free ascent, carried out with fellow-Belgians Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll and Siebe Vanhee, of the big wall rock climb El Regalo de Mwono (1200m, 8a) located on the East Face of the Central Tower of Paine, Patagonia.

    Video: Margo Hayes climbing La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana
    09.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Video: Margo Hayes climbing La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana

    The first video of America’s Margo Hayes climbing La Rambla a Siurana in Spain, thanks to which she became the first woman to climb 9a+.

    Malta Azure window collapses after storm
    09.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Environment

    Malta Azure window collapses after storm

    On the island of Gozo, just north of Malta, the famous Azure window landmark arch collapsed in a storm.

    Jernej Kruder climbs 9a sport and 8C boulder in just two days
    09.03.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jernej Kruder climbs 9a sport and 8C boulder in just two days

    In a mere two days Slovenian rock climber Jernej Kruder redpointed a 9a sport climb and an 8C boulder problem, namely 'Bi herri, borokka bat' and 'Catalan witness the fitness' at Cova del ocell in Spain.

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