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    Markus Pucher, Cerro Pollone alone and in winter in Patagonia
    21.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Markus Pucher, Cerro Pollone alone and in winter in Patagonia

    Interview with Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher after his solo winter ascent of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia.

    Marc-André Leclerc claims first solo winter ascent of Torre Egger in Patagonia
    19.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Marc-André Leclerc claims first solo winter ascent of Torre Egger in Patagonia

    In Patagonia Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc has made the first solo winter ascent of Torre Egger (2685m).

    Le bruit des glaçons new route video on Siula Grande in Peru
    12.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Le bruit des glaçons new route video on Siula Grande in Peru

    The video of the new route Le bruit des glaçons up the East Face of Siula Grande in Peru, established by French alpinists Max Bonniot and Didier Jourdain.

    Cerro Torre solo winter attempt, Markus Pucher stops 40 meters below summit
    08.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cerro Torre solo winter attempt, Markus Pucher stops 40 meters below summit

    Climbing along the Ragni route, on 3 September 2016 Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher climbed to within 40m of the summit of Cerro Torre during his attempt to carry out the first winter solo ascent of this iconic mountain in Patagonia.

    Siula Grande virgin East Face climbed by Max Bonniot and Didier Jourdain
    07.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Siula Grande virgin East Face climbed by Max Bonniot and Didier Jourdain

    In August 2016 French alpinists Max Bonniot and Didier Jourdain ascended the hitherto unclimbed East Face of Siula Grande in Peru via their new route 'Le bruit des glaçons' (ED / 1400m / 6c WI5).

    Asgard Jamming, the climbing style by Favresse & Villanueva
    06.09.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Asgard Jamming, the climbing style by Favresse & Villanueva

    PlayAlpinismo films free of charge: Asgard Jamming. The adventure of Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Olivier Favresse, Stephane Hanssens and Silvia Vidal on Mount Asgard (Baffin Island) is an ode to happiness, climbing and discovery. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Search efforts ended for Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, missing on Ogre II
    04.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Search efforts ended for Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, missing on Ogre II

    The search and rescue efforts have been called off for Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, the American alpinists last seen on Monday, August 22, 2016 on the North Face of Ogre 2, Pakistan.

    Greenland big wall climbing: Apostel Tommelfinger West Face climbed by international team
    02.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greenland big wall climbing: Apostel Tommelfinger West Face climbed by international team

    Silvan Schüpbach, Christian Ledergerber, Fabio Lupo, Jérôme Sullivan and Antoine Moineville have made the first ascent of Metrophobia (ice 120°, A2+, 7a), a 1700m new big wall climb on Apostel Tommelfinger in Southern Greenland. The new route is believed to be the first up the West Face of the 2315m high mountain.

    Funding appeal for Scott Adamson & Kyle Dempster missing on Ogre 2, Pakistan
    31.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Funding appeal for Scott Adamson & Kyle Dempster missing on Ogre 2, Pakistan

    A support fund has been launched to help the American alpinists Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, currently missing on Ogre II, Pakistan.

    Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge
    22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge

    On 16/08/2016 Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck raced up the Innominata Ridge (1000m, D+, V+, 60º) to the summit of Mont Blanc. Not to set a speed record, but to enjoy 'a great day out in the mountains.'

    The need to hammer in some pegs, to get lost in order to find yourself. By Giovanni Zaccaria
    21.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The need to hammer in some pegs, to get lost in order to find yourself. By Giovanni Zaccaria

    Giovanni Zaccaria recalls the climb, carried out in December 2015 together with his partner Alice Lazzaro, of 'Per aspera ad astra'; not necessarily a new route, but certainly an adventure up the North Face of Campanile S. Marco (Marmarole, Dolomites) in memory of his grandfather Giuseppe Suppiej.

    Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman win the Karl Unterkircher Award 2016
    18.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman win the Karl Unterkircher Award 2016

    On 27 July 2016 British mountaineers Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman received the 4th Karl Unterkircher Award for their first ascent of Link Sar West (6.938m - Karakoram). The other two ascents that had been nominated were Marek Raganowicz and Marcin Tomaszewski winter first ascent of Katharsis on Norway’s Troll wall and the first ascent of via Degli studenti up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites) by the Italians Giorgio Travaglia, Alex Walpoth, Martin Dejori and Titus Prinoth.

    Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016
    17.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    On Wednesday 17 August Switzerland’s Ueli Steck, one of the most talented mountaineers in the world, will take to the stage at Passione Verticale, the classic summer festival the town of Courmayeur dedicates every year to alpinism and the mountains. The evening begins at 21:15 and will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello of planetmountain.com.

    Steve House / knowing yourself
    11.08.2016 by Steve House in Alpinism

    Steve House / knowing yourself

    American alpinist Steve House shares his thoughts about how failing wisely provides interior growth. Originally posted only on facebook, House has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.

    Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis
    09.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis

    The short film, shot by Dave MacLeod, of Michael Tweedley running the famous Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.

     Tom, the film and the meaning of mountaineering for Tom Ballard
    05.08.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Tom, the film and the meaning of mountaineering for Tom Ballard

    PlayAlpinismo films: Tom, directed by Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli, recounts the story of Tom Ballard and his solo ascents, in a single winter, of the six most famous North Faces of the Alps. But it is also and above all a spontaneous and true portrait of a unique alpinist and his unique way of taking to the mountains. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses
    04.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses

    On 08/07/2016 the Boccalatte Piolti hut at the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif) was reopened and is now run by Roberta Francesca Heidi Cutri and Franco Perlotto who, in this video, talks about this refuge that has become an integral part of the history of mountaineering.

    Diamond Ridge, new route up Grandes Jorasses SSE Face. Interview with Simon Richardson
    03.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Diamond Ridge, new route up Grandes Jorasses SSE Face. Interview with Simon Richardson

    Interview with Simon Richardson who, together with Michael Rinn, made the first ascent of Diamond Ridge (1600m, 5c, AO) from 28 - 30 July 2016. This new alpine climb breaches the SSE Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif).

     Markus Pucher and his dream of the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Torre
    02.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Markus Pucher and his dream of the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Torre

    The video documenting the summer 2015 attempt of Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher to make the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Torre in Patagonia.

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Last week Mario Dalmaviva left us after loosing his long battle against illness. In 2000, as director of Vivalda Editori, he played a vital role in the birth of PlanetMountain.

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