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    Nangpai Gosum II first ascended by Jost Kobusch
    12.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nangpai Gosum II first ascended by Jost Kobusch

    24-year-old German alpinist Jost Kobusch claims the first ascent of Nangpai Gosum II, the 7296 meter high mountain located on the border between Nepal and China.

    Farewell Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins, an indescribable tragedy for alpinism
    11.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Farewell Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins, an indescribable tragedy for alpinism

    27-year-old Hayden Kennedy and his girlfriend Inge Perkins have lost their lives. Kennedy was considered one of the leading climbers of his generation.

    Königsspitze ice climb by Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer
    10.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Königsspitze ice climb by Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer

    Mountaineering in the South Tyrol: on 07/10/2017 Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer climbed Schattenspiel, a line they believe is a new route described as 'a fantastic line of ice' up the NE Face of Königsspitze / Gran Zebrù.

    Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger summit Manaslu
    06.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger summit Manaslu

    On 30 September the German mountaineers Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger reached the summit of Manaslu, their seventh 8000er climbing without the use of supplementary oxygen.

    Nanga Parbat summit success for Mingma Gyalje Sherpa and seven other mountaineers
    05.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nanga Parbat summit success for Mingma Gyalje Sherpa and seven other mountaineers

    On 02/10/2017 at 12:40 Sherpa Mingma Gyalje reached the summit of Nanga Parbat (8126 meters, Karakorum, Pakistan). The Sherpa summited with 7 other mountaineers, including Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali Sadpara.

    Slovaks climb new route up Pik Alexander Blok in Pamir Alay, Kyrgyzstan
    02.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Slovaks climb new route up Pik Alexander Blok in Pamir Alay, Kyrgyzstan

    Mountaineering in the Pamir Alay, Kyrgyzstan: in the Ak-Su region the Slovak mountaineers Martin Grajciar, Ondrej Huserka, Jozef Kristoffy and Vladimir Linek spent seven weeks from July 27th to September 10th 2017 making the first ascent of 'Summer Bouquet', a new climb up the West Face of Pik Aleksander Blok (5239 m).

    New mixed climbs in Alaska's Revelation Mountains
    26.09.2017 by Gediminas Simutis in Alpinism

    New mixed climbs in Alaska's Revelation Mountains

    Mountaineering in Alaska: in spring 2017 Lithuania’s Gediminas Simutis (28) and Germany's Frieder Wittmann (31) pulled off a series of interesting first ascents above the remote Fish Glacier in the Revelation Mountains. The trip report by Simutis.

    Markus Pucher on Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia: I gave it everything
    13.09.2017 by Markus Pucher in Alpinism

    Markus Pucher on Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia: I gave it everything

    Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher talks about the first winter solo ascent of Aguja Guillaumet (2579 m), carried out in Patagonia on 8 September 2017.

    Patagonia: Markus Pucher claims first solo winter ascent of Aguja Guillaumet
    11.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Patagonia: Markus Pucher claims first solo winter ascent of Aguja Guillaumet

    On 8 September 2017 Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher made the first solo winter ascent of Aguja Guillaumet (Patagonia).

    Canada's Monarch Mountain SW Pillar first ascent by Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn
    29.08.2017 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

    Canada's Monarch Mountain SW Pillar first ascent by Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn

    The trip report by Simon Richardson who from 4 - 6 August together with Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones (ED2, 1250m), the first route up the South-West Face of Monarch Mountain (3572m) in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia in Canada.

    Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera
    22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera

    The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.

    Praqpa Ri South, Mirchi Peak, two Chilean Karakorum first ascents
    16.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Praqpa Ri South, Mirchi Peak, two Chilean Karakorum first ascents

    In July 2017 a Chilean expedition comprised of Andres Bosch, Alejandro Mora and Armando Montero has made two first ascents close to Broad Peak and K2 in Pakistan’s Karakorum range: Praqpa Ri South 7046m and the new route Mirchi up Norit Peak, 6270m.

    Gasherbrum I SW Face, big new route by Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák
    11.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Gasherbrum I SW Face, big new route by Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák

    The report by Czech mountaineer Marek Holeček who with Zdeněk Hák established over 8 days a great new route up the Southwest Face of Gasherbrum I (8080 meters), Karakorum.

    Valery Rozov base jump off Huascarán in Peru
    06.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Valery Rozov base jump off Huascarán in Peru

    The video of Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov who on 12 July 2017 leapt from 6725m off Huascaran (6768m, Cordillera Blanca, Peru).

    Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August
    03.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August

    Five questions to American alpinist Steve House who, together with Scott Johnston, will run a Mountain Performance Workshop at St. Gervais close to Chamonix on 19 August 2017.

    New climbs in the Kishtwar Himalaya by Aleš Česen, Marko Prezelj, Urban Novak
    27.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    New climbs in the Kishtwar Himalaya by Aleš Česen, Marko Prezelj, Urban Novak

    In the Indian Kishtwar Himalaya the Slovenian alpinists Aleš Česen, Marko Prezelj and Urban Novak have climbed two new routes: All or nothing (6250 m) up the West Face of Arjuna (6250 m) and the North Ridge of P6013 (6038 m). Both climbs were carried out alpine style.

    Mountaineering in Bolivia: new climb in little known Cordillera Quimsa Cruz
    25.07.2017 by Enrico Rosso in Alpinism

    Mountaineering in Bolivia: new climb in little known Cordillera Quimsa Cruz

    Enrico Rosso reports about the June 2017 expedition he led to the Cordillera de Quimsa Cruz massif in Bolivia, where the rock climb 'Kamasa' (250m, 6b, A2) was added to the North Face of Gran Muralla (5200m).

    Catherine Destivelle, climbing and alpinism there where it is dangerous to lean out
    24.07.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Catherine Destivelle, climbing and alpinism there where it is dangerous to lean out

    A portrait and two videos of Catherine Destivelle, one the most talented climbers and alpinists of all times.

    Katie Bono sets female Denali speed record
    21.07.2017 by Carlo Caccia in Interviews

    Katie Bono sets female Denali speed record

    Interview with American alpinist Katie Bono who on 13-14 June 2017 ascended and descended the West Buttress route on Denali (McKinley) in just 21 hours and 6 minutes. This is a female speed record and one of the fastest known times to date.

    Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct
    19.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct

    17 years after his ground-breaking ascent, American alpinist Steve House looks back on the extremely fast repeat of the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (Alaska), climbed with Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 60 hours non-stop.

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