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  • 04.08.2015 Gerovraxo, new crag at Leonidio in Greece

    Gerovraxo, new crag at Leonidio in Greece

    French climbers Simon Montmory and Vincent Lauzon have developed Gerovraxo, an excellent new climbing venue close to Leonidio in Greece

  • 03.08.2015 New climbing area at Bec de Roces

    New climbing area at Bec de Roces

    The Bec de Roces are a group of towers located at the bottom of the Sella group, in a panoramic position between the valley of Arabba and the Alta Badia, above the Campolongo Pass (Dolomiti).

  • 01.08.2015 Lead World Cup 2015 - Imst live

    Lead World Cup 2015 - Imst live

    On Saturday 1 August at 19:30 in Imst, Austria, the finals of the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2015.

  • 31.07.2015 Gran Sasso Ultimatum alla Terra, probable first repeat

    Gran Sasso Ultimatum alla Terra, probable first repeat

    On Sunday, July 19, 2015 Cristiano Iurisci, Stefano Supplizi and Luca Gasparini carried out the probable first repeat of the difficult rock climb route 'Ultimatum alla Terra' on the North West Face Vetta Orientale, in the Gran Sasso massif. A 360m grade VI climb first ascended by Piero Ledda and Roberto Iannill in 1999. Iannill looks back on that ascent.

    Gerovraxo, new crag at Leonidio in Greece
    04.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Gerovraxo, new crag at Leonidio in Greece

    French climbers Simon Montmory and Vincent Lauzon have developed Gerovraxo, an excellent new climbing venue close to Leonidio in Greece

    New climbing area at Bec de Roces
    03.08.2015 by Francesco Tremolada in Climbing

    New climbing area at Bec de Roces

    The Bec de Roces are a group of towers located at the bottom of the Sella group, in a panoramic position between the valley of Arabba and the Alta Badia, above the Campolongo Pass (Dolomiti).

    Lead World Cup 2015 - Imst live
    01.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Lead World Cup 2015 - Imst live

    On Saturday 1 August at 19:30 in Imst, Austria, the finals of the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2015.

    Gran Sasso Ultimatum alla Terra, probable first repeat
    31.07.2015 by Roberto Iannill in Alpinism

    Gran Sasso Ultimatum alla Terra, probable first repeat

    On Sunday, July 19, 2015 Cristiano Iurisci, Stefano Supplizi and Luca Gasparini carried out the probable first repeat of the difficult rock climb route 'Ultimatum alla Terra' on the North West Face Vetta Orientale, in the Gran Sasso massif. A 360m grade VI climb first ascended by Piero Ledda and Roberto Iannill in 1999. Iannill looks back on that ascent.

    Chris Sharma climbing Three Degrees of Separation at Céüse
    30.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Chris Sharma climbing Three Degrees of Separation at Céüse

    Footage of Chris Sharma making the first ascent of Three Degrees of Separation at Ceuse in France in 2007.

    Landscapes of Grigna
    30.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Landscapes of Grigna

    The video filmed by Yuri Palma about the Grigne massif in Northern Italy.

    Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best
    29.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best

    On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Arco Rock Legends will celebrate its 10th edition and assign the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award during the Rock Master Festival and the World Youth Climbing Championships 2015. Those nominated for the sport climbing Oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Ashima Shiraishi, while those in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award are Adam Ondra, Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert. The prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil will be awarded to John Ellison, founder of the initiative Climbers against Cancer.

    Adam Ondra climbs Three Degrees of Separation at Céüse
    28.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra climbs Three Degrees of Separation at Céüse

    At Ceuse in France Adam Ondra has climbed Three Degrees of Separation, the route freed by Chris Sharma in 2007 and, until now, unrepeated.

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos
    28.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

    The photos of the sixth Messner Mountain Museum, inaugurated at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, on 24 July 2015.

    Greenland Mirror Wall success for Leo Houlding & Co
    27.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greenland Mirror Wall success for Leo Houlding & Co

    A team of alpinists comprised of Leo Houlding, Joe Möhle, Matt Pickles, Matt Pycroft and Waldo Etherington have made the first ascent of a new route up the hitherto unclimbed NW Face of the Mirror Wall in the Renland region of Greenland.

    Bernd Zangerl joins 29dots in Val Noasca
    27.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Bernd Zangerl joins 29dots in Val Noasca

    Austrian boulderer Bernd Zangerl​ has made the first ascent of 29 dots, describing the highball in Val Noasca - Valle dell'Oro, Italy, as "the proudest, the hardest piece of rock I climbed in this style."

    The visible gem, on Sass d'Ortiga in the Dolomites
    24.07.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    The visible gem, on Sass d'Ortiga in the Dolomites

    Ivo Ferrari repeats "9 agosto", the climb on Sass d'Ortiga in the Pale di San Martino Dolomites put up by Maurizio Giordani and Nancy Paoletto in 2003. A route to get off the beaten track.

    Cerro Torre and the 1985 first winter ascent
    23.07.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Cerro Torre and the 1985 first winter ascent

    It's currently winter in Patagonia. Exactly 30 years ago, in July 1985, the Italians Paolo Caruso, Maurizio Giarolli, Andrea Sarchi and Ermanno Salvaterra carried out the historic first winter ascent of Cerro Torre via the 'Compressor route' established by Cesare Maestri up the East Ridge. Here is a short film about those days on the mountain that added, like so many others, an important chapter to Patagonia's mountaineering history.

    Simone Tentori & co bouldering at Magic Wood
    21.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Simone Tentori & co bouldering at Magic Wood

    The magic of the forest seemingly designed for bouldering: 5 climbers and a young filmmaker show the beauty of Magic Wood, its bouldering and climbing in this episode #1.

    Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    On Saturday at Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche the festival dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Matterhorn ended with a sold-out event. Here are the videos of Reinhold Messner, Hervé Barmasse, Catherine Destivelle and Simon Anthamatten, star guests of the great evening on Friday 17 July 2015.

    Lead Climbing World Cup 2015 - Briançon Live
    18.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Lead Climbing World Cup 2015 - Briançon Live

    The Finals of the second stage of the Lead Climbing World Cup 2015 will take place this evening at 19:30.

    Conrad Anker & David Lama climb Latent Core in Zion, USA
    17.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Conrad Anker & David Lama climb Latent Core in Zion, USA

    Conrad Anker and David Lama have completed the first ascent of Latent Core (450m, 5.11 A1) in Zion National Park, USA.

    I wanted silence. Ivo Ferrari climbs via Gregis, Presolana Orientale
    17.07.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    I wanted silence. Ivo Ferrari climbs via Gregis, Presolana Orientale

    Ivo Ferrari climbs Via Gregis (300m, VII-, A1), also known as Via Fassi, on the Fupù face on Presolana Orientale, established on 15/06/1973 by F. Nembrini, A. Fassi and A. Camozzi.

    Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race
    16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race

    Monaco is currently welcoming a record number of exhausted athletes after hiking and flying from Salzburg  in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.

    Juliane Wurm announces partial retirement from climbing competitions
    16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Juliane Wurm announces partial retirement from climbing competitions

    Reigning Bouldering World Champion and European Champion Juliane Wurm has announced her partial retirement from climbing competitions.

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