Michele Comi, one of the historic organisers of Melloblocco, introduces this year’s big news concerning the international bouldering meeting that will take place from 30 April to 3 May 2015 in Val di Mello - Val Masino: three bouldering circuits to discover the beauty of the Italian valley.
American climber Ronnie Dickson has sent Resident Evil V10/7C+ in Joe's Valley, Utah, USA, becoming the first above knee amputee to climb a boulder problem of this difficulty.
Davide Capozzi reports about the first snowboard descent (and possible first overall descent) of the NW Couloir on the North Face of Mount Emilius, Valle d’Aosta, carried out with Julien Herry on 13/04/2015.
On Saturday 11 April the awards ceremony of the 23rd Piolet d'Or, the Oscars of alpinism, were held at Courmayeur, Italy. Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Russians Aleksander Gukov and Aleksey Lonchinsky and Slovenians Marko Prezelj, Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic were awarded the Piolet d'Or 2015. Britain’s Chris Bonington received the Piolet d'Or Carrière.