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    Riders on the Storm video of Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat in Patagonia
    20.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Riders on the Storm video of Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat in Patagonia

    The video of Riders on the Storm on the Central Tower of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia, repeated at the start of 2016 by Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ines Papert and accompanied by Thomas Senf.

    Universal Studio, new mixed climb on Rognon du Plan (Mont Blanc) by Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan
    20.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Universal Studio, new mixed climb on Rognon du Plan (Mont Blanc) by Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan

    On 5 May 2016 Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan made the first ascent of 'Universal Studio', a new mixed climb graded M8/650m on Rognon du Plan (3601m) in the Mont Blanc massif, France.

    New mixed climb on Monte Cogliàns, Carnic Alps
    19.05.2016 by Claudio Betetto in Alpinism

    New mixed climb on Monte Cogliàns, Carnic Alps

    On 15/05/2016 Mirco Grasso, Claudio Betetto and Luca Iacolettig made the first ascent of 'Altro che in Scozia' (500m, M4, WI4, 85°, one section 90°, TD), a new mixed climb up Monte Cogliàns (2780m), Carnic Alps.

    Makalu summit success for Nives Meroi and Romano Benet
    13.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Makalu summit success for Nives Meroi and Romano Benet

    At 10:00 am on Thursday 12 May 2016 Italian mountaineers Romano Benet and Nives Meroi reached the summit of Makalu, their 13th eightthousander.

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices
    12.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices

    PlayAlpinismo films: Nanga Parbat by Joseph Vilsmaie rand the story of Reinhold and Günther Messner, of their great first ascent of the Nanga Parbat Rupal Face, of a tragedy and how a mountain can mark someone's destiny. The review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Alpinism and caving: underground ice climbing at Brezno pod Velbom
    06.05.2016 by Luca Vallata in Alpinism

    Alpinism and caving: underground ice climbing at Brezno pod Velbom

    Out of the ordinary mountaineering in Slovenia: Luca Vallata recalls the ascent, carried out together with Matteo Rivadossi and Andrea Tocchini, of one of the longest and most continuous ice climbs in the Eastern Alps. The icefall is not located in the mountains, but inside a mountain, namely in the Brezno pod Velbom cave at 2050m altitude, on the Slovenian side of Mount Canin.

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche
    02.05.2016 by Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche

    The bodies of Alex Lowe, one of the strongest American mountaineers of all time, and David Bridges, have been discovered in the Himalaya 16 years after having been swept away by an avalanche while climbing Shishapangma (8027m), Tibet. Their remains were discovered by Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck and his German counterpart David Göttler.

    Haywire, the short film by Cheyne Lempe big wall climbing on Baffin Island
    28.04.2016 by Ben Lepsant in Alpinism

    Haywire, the short film by Cheyne Lempe big wall climbing on Baffin Island

    Ben Lepesant reviews Haywire, the short film shot and directed by American alpinist Cheyne Lempe who in May 2015, together with Dave Allfrey, forged a worrying new climb called Deconstructing Jenga (VI, 5.9+, A3+) up Great Cross Pillar on Baffin Island, Canada.

    Bolivian Cholitas climb the Andes to conquer emancipation
    27.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bolivian Cholitas climb the Andes to conquer emancipation

    A group of Bolivian women is currently attempting to to climb eight mountains over 6000m in the Andes. Aged up to 50 and wearing their traditional dress, for years they have worked as cooks or porters for trekking and mountaineering expeditions.

    Chamlang Expedition 2016, Marco Farina and François Cazzanelli acclimatised
    23.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Chamlang Expedition 2016, Marco Farina and François Cazzanelli acclimatised

    After a few nights spent at about 5700m, the Italian alpinists Marco Farina and François Cazzanelli have concluded their acclimatization prior to attempting the unclimbed north face of Chamlang Peak (7319 m), Nepal. Conditions are not ideal conditions and the reconnaissance phase is longer than expected.

    Alpinism: new climb on Großglockner in Austria
    21.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alpinism: new climb on Großglockner in Austria

    On 05/04/2016 the Austrian alpinists Vittorio Messini and Matthias Wurzer made the first ascent of Südwandwächter (M5, WI4+, 600m), a new mixed climb up the South Face of Grossglockner (3798m) in Austria.

    Joe Tasker, alpinism and its Savage arena
    19.04.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Books-press

    Joe Tasker, alpinism and its Savage arena

    A book for dreamers: Savage arena by Joe Tasker. A story about a form of alpinism that has perhaps disappeared but which has certainly left its mark in history. The book review by Ivo Ferrari.

    Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Patagonia: the glaciers 100 years on
    15.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Patagonia: the glaciers 100 years on

    The expedition in Patagonia led by Italian photographer Fabiano Ventura to document the effects of over 100 years of climate change as part of multi-year project "On the trails of the glaciers" has taken photos of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre and compared them to those taken by Alberto Maria De Agostini.

    New Dolomites mixed climb in Val Lasties by Aaron Moroder and Alex Walpoth
    08.04.2016 by Aaron Moroder in Alpinism

    New Dolomites mixed climb in Val Lasties by Aaron Moroder and Alex Walpoth

    On 16/02/2016 Aaron Moroder and Alex Walpoth made the first ascent of Freit dl mond (120m, M7, VI+), a new mixed climb in Val Lasties, Sella, Dolomites.

    Piolets d'Or 2016: four ascents honoured
    07.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2016: four ascents honoured

    From 14 - 17 April four climbs will be celebrated during the Piolets d’Or 2016, the international mountaineering award scheduled to take place at la Grave-La Meije in France. The selected ascents are: Talung (Nepal) by Ukrainian alpinists Nikita Balabanov and Mikhail Fomin; Gave Ding (Nepal) by British mountaineers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden; Cerro Riso Patron (Chile) by France's Jerome Sullivan, Lise Billon and Antoine Moineville and Argentina's Diego Simari; Cerro Kishtwar (India) by the Slovenes Marko Prezlj and Urban Novak, America's Hayden Kennedy and France's Manu Pellissier. The 24th edition will also award Polish alpinist Wojciech Kurtyka with the Piolet d'Or Carrière - Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Hard new mixed climb at Percé, Canada by Carl Darveau and Jean-François Girard
    06.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hard new mixed climb at Percé, Canada by Carl Darveau and Jean-François Girard

    On 17 March 2016 the alpinists Carl Darveau and Jean-François Girard have made the first ascent of Aller Simple pour Mars, a difficult new mixed climb up the Pic de l’Aurore face at Percé, Canada graded M7+ WI7- 190m.

    Lino D'Angelo farewell
    30.03.2016 by Roberto Iannilli in Alpinism

    Lino D'Angelo farewell

    Lino D’Angelo, the man and mountaineer who came to represent Gran Sasso and Pietracamela, died in L'Aquila at the age of 95. An important piece of the history of mountaineering. The obituary by Roberto Iannilli.

    Ueli Steck, Mathieu Maynadier and Jérôme Para in Les Drus North Couloir Direct
    28.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck, Mathieu Maynadier and Jérôme Para in Les Drus North Couloir Direct

    The video of Ueli Steck, Mathieu Maynadier and Jérôme Para repeating the North Couloir Direct alpine climb on Les Drus in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Himlung in Nepal, mountaineering off the beaten track
    26.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Himlung in Nepal, mountaineering off the beaten track

    The report by Italian alpinist Riccardo Bergamini who on 23 October 2015 ascended Himlung 7126m, a remote mountain situated on the border between Nepal and Tibet.

    Nanga Parbat in winter and the Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger climbing partnership
    24.03.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nanga Parbat in winter and the Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger climbing partnership

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger: how the climbing partnership was formed that, together with Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon, paved the way to the historic first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (8126m, Karakorum, Pakistan).

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