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    Paine Towers, Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll and Siebe Vanhee free another big climb in Patagonia
    23.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Paine Towers, Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll and Siebe Vanhee free another big climb in Patagonia

    After spending 19 days climbing the East Face of Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia, Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll and Siebe Vanhee completed the first free ascent of 'El Regalo de Mwono'. This 1200m big wall rock climb was established between 1991/1992 by Paul Pritchard, Simon Yates, Sean Smith and Noel Craine with difficulties up to 5b, VI, 5.10, A4.

    Hansjörg Auer remembers the Marmolada Fish route free solo
    22.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer remembers the Marmolada Fish route free solo

    The video profile of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer after his free solo climb of the Fish route - Via Attraverso il Pesce (Weg durch den Fisch) - carried out on 29/04/2007 up the South Face of Marmolada, Dolomites

    Federica Mingolla climbing Fisch - Attraverso il Pesce - up Marmolada, Dolomites
    21.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Federica Mingolla climbing Fisch - Attraverso il Pesce - up Marmolada, Dolomites

    Climbing video: the documentary Fish that follows Italian climber Federica Mingolla up the famous rock climb via Attraverso il Pesce (Weg durch den Fisch), first ascended in 1981 by Igor Koller and Jindric Šustr on the South Face of Marmolada, Dolomites.

    Torres del Paine in Patagonia: Riders on the Storm too stormy for Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington
    21.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Torres del Paine in Patagonia: Riders on the Storm too stormy for Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington

    Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington have abandoned their attempt at make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm, the famous big wall up the Central Paine Tower in Patagonia, due to terrible weather.

    For Adriano Trombetta
    20.02.2017 di Elio Bonfanti in Alpinism

    For Adriano Trombetta

    In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

    Cerro Murallón, Patagonia, alpinism and a story of former times: the East Face first ascent by Bacci, Bernasconi and Della Bordella
    16.02.2017 di Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Cerro Murallón, Patagonia, alpinism and a story of former times: the East Face first ascent by Bacci, Bernasconi and Della Bordella

    The alpinism and adventure up 'El Valor del Miedo’ (1000m, 90°, M6+, A2), the new mixed route established by the Ragni di Lecco climbers David Bacci, Matteo Bernasconi and Matteo Della Bordella who finally resolved the long-standing problem of the East Face of Cerro Murallon in Patagonia. The first ascent was carried out in a day and a half in pure alpine style on a remote Patagonian mountain that was first ascended in1984 by the Ragni Casimiro Ferrari, Carlo Aldè and Paolo Vitali.

    Melloblocco 2017 - online registration open
    15.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Melloblocco 2017 - online registration open

    Pre-registration is now online for the 14th edition of Melloblocco, the biggest bouldering and climbing meeting in the world that will be held in Italy’s Val di Mello - Val Masino from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2017.

    Laura Rogora / Climbing into the future
    15.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Laura Rogora / Climbing into the future

    Interview with Italian climber Laura Rogora who, aged a mere 15, made the first ascent of a route at Collepardo on the outskirts of Rome which could be one of the hardest sport climbs ever freed by a woman.

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum
    14.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

    In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

    Adam Ondra frees Mamichula at Oliana, new 9b sports climb
    09.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra frees Mamichula at Oliana, new 9b sports climb

    On 08/02/2017 Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Mamichula at Oliana in Spain, a route the 24-year-old climber from the Czech Republic has graded 9b.

    San Vito lo Capo climbing: Christoph Hainz and Andrea De Martin Polo ascend November Sun
    08.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    San Vito lo Capo climbing: Christoph Hainz and Andrea De Martin Polo ascend November Sun

    In November 2016 Christoph Hainz and Andrea De Martin Polo established 'November Sun' (7b, obligatory 7a, 270m), a new multi-pitch rock climb on Monte Monaco, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.

    Patagonia Cerro Murallón, new East Face climb by Ragni di Lecco
    07.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Patagonia Cerro Murallón, new East Face climb by Ragni di Lecco

    Mountaineering: Italian alpinists Matteo Bernasconi, Matteo Della Bordella and David Bacci have made the first ascent of the East Face of Cerro Murallon (Patagonia). This is the second Ragni di Lecco success after the historic first ascent, carried out by Casimiro Ferrari, Carlo Aldè and Paolo Vitali.

    Adam Ondra climbs Pachamama 9a+ and attempts new difficult project at Oliana
    04.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra climbs Pachamama 9a+ and attempts new difficult project at Oliana

    Czech climber Adam Ondra has repeated Pachamama 9a+ at Oliana in Spain and is currently attempting a difficult new linkup at this top Spanish crag.

    Melloblocco 2017 date change: from 11 to 14 May
    03.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Melloblocco 2017 date change: from 11 to 14 May

    For organisational reasons, the date for Melloblocco 2017 has been changed. The most important climbing and bouldering meeting in the world, which has been taking place ever since 2004 in Val Masino - Val di Mello (Italy) will take place from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2017.

    Earthquake in Central Italy, climbing and solidarity: Rebuild Boulder raises 11,000 euro
    03.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Earthquake in Central Italy, climbing and solidarity: Rebuild Boulder raises 11,000 euro

    During the first 12 stages of Rebuild Boulder, the series of informal bouldering competitions currently taking place at climbing walls throughout Italy, over 11,000 euro have been raised to help those affected by the earthquakes that rocked central Italy in August and October 2016.

    Troll Wall, first solo winter ascent by Marek Raganowicz in Norway
    02.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Troll Wall, first solo winter ascent by Marek Raganowicz in Norway

    Interview with Polish alpinist Marek Raganowicz who, from 11 - 26 January 2017, made the first solo winter ascent of Troll Wall (Trollveggen) in Norway by repeating the climb Suser gjennom Harryland (6/A3).

    Ortler Pleishornwasserfall ice climb first ascent video
    02.02.2017 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ortler Pleishornwasserfall ice climb first ascent video

    Alpinism: the video documenting the first ascent of Pleishornwasserfall, the new ice and mixed climb established on 13/12/2016 by Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer up the NE Face of Ortler (3905m).

    Melloblocco is forever, 2017 to go ahead as usual
    02.02.2017 di Planetmountain.com in Climbing

    Melloblocco is forever, 2017 to go ahead as usual

    From Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2017 Italy’s Val Masino - Val di Mello will host the 14th edition of Melloblocco, the world’s biggest international climbing and bouldering meeting. Just like every year the event will be organised by Associazione Operatori Val Masino.

    Stefano Ghisolfi & First Round First Minute / First interview and video of this Margalef 9b testpiece
    31.01.2017 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi & First Round First Minute / First interview and video of this Margalef 9b testpiece

    Video and interview with Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi who yesterday, on 30/01/2017, repeated 'First Round, First Minute' at Margalef in Spain. This 9b sport climb was freed by Chris Sharma in 2011 and had been repeated previously by Adam Ondra and Alexander Megos.

    Stefano Ghisolfi: Italian repeat of First Round First Minute at Margalef
    30.01.2017 di Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi: Italian repeat of First Round First Minute at Margalef

    On 30/01/2017 Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi repeated 'First Round First Minute', the famous 9b sports route at Margalef, Spain. Freed in 2011 by America’s Chris Sharma, so far the line had only been repeated by Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic and Alexander Megos from Germany

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