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  • 19.05.2017 Everest Hillary Step collapsed

    Everest Hillary Step collapsed

    The Hillary Step, the famous rock barrier located shortly below the summit of Everest, seems to have collapsed, probably due to the terrible earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. British mountaineer and commercial expedition leader Tim Mosedale broke the news after having reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world on 16 May 2017.

  • 17.05.2017 Tête de Biselx / Simon Chatelan climbs new route in Mont Blanc massif

    Tête de Biselx / Simon Chatelan climbs new route in Mont Blanc massif

    Swiss alpinist Simon Chatelan reports about his solo first ascent of Misanthropie i-conique (300m, M7+, A2), a new mixed climb up the North Face of Tête de Biselx, Trient, Mont Blanc massif.

  • 11.05.2017 Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summit Annapurna, their 14th 8000er

    Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summit Annapurna, their 14th 8000er

    Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have summited Annapurna. With this mountain they have completed their splendid journey along all 14 x 8000ers.

  • 08.05.2017 A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

    In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

    Everest Hillary Step collapsed
    19.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest Hillary Step collapsed

    The Hillary Step, the famous rock barrier located shortly below the summit of Everest, seems to have collapsed, probably due to the terrible earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. British mountaineer and commercial expedition leader Tim Mosedale broke the news after having reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world on 16 May 2017.

    Tête de Biselx / Simon Chatelan climbs new route in Mont Blanc massif
    17.05.2017 by Simon Chatelan in Alpinism

    Tête de Biselx / Simon Chatelan climbs new route in Mont Blanc massif

    Swiss alpinist Simon Chatelan reports about his solo first ascent of Misanthropie i-conique (300m, M7+, A2), a new mixed climb up the North Face of Tête de Biselx, Trient, Mont Blanc massif.

    Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summit Annapurna, their 14th 8000er
    11.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summit Annapurna, their 14th 8000er

    Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have summited Annapurna. With this mountain they have completed their splendid journey along all 14 x 8000ers.

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House
    08.05.2017 by Steve House in Alpinism

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

    In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

    Alaska: Greg Boswell and Will Sim climb two big new climbs routes above Buckskin Glacier
    04.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alaska: Greg Boswell and Will Sim climb two big new climbs routes above Buckskin Glacier

    In April 2017 Greg Boswell and Will Sim made the first ascent of two big new alpine climbs in the Central Alaskan Range: Beastiality up Bear's Tooth and Shark Fishing on a mountain on the opposite side of the Buckskin Glacier.

    Ueli Steck's dream

    Ueli Steck's dream

    We have republished an interview with Ueli Steck we carried out in February 2006 at the Piolet d’Or award, for which the Swiss alpinist had been nominated for his solo enchainment of Cholatse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam.

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer
    01.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

    In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident
    30.04.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

    Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.

    Matterhorn North Face / Alexander Huber, Dani Arnold, Thomas Senf forge new climb
    13.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn North Face / Alexander Huber, Dani Arnold, Thomas Senf forge new climb

    Mountaineering on the Matterhorn: from 15 - 16 March Alexander Huber from Germany and Switzerland’s Dani Arnold and Thomas Senf climbed a new route up the legendary North Face of one of the symbols of the Alps. The new climb is called Schweizernase and shares the start of the Gogna-Cerruti route before continuing directly up through the enormous overhangs on the upper section of the face.

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival
    11.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival

    From 21- 23 April Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Guests include Manolo, Emilio Previtali, Francesco Sauro, Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti and Robbie Shone. The two-day festival will also host the second edition of Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

    Ueli Steck and the great Everest - Lhotse traverse / Pioneering mountaineering

    Ueli Steck and the great Everest - Lhotse traverse / Pioneering mountaineering

    Interview with Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck on the eve of departure for Nepal where he will attempt to complete one of the most amitious projects in Himalayan mountaineering: the coveted first Everest - Lhotse traverse.

    Peter Habeler, 74, climbs Eiger North Face again with David Lama
    06.04.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

    Peter Habeler, 74, climbs Eiger North Face again with David Lama

    Timeless mountaineering: aged 74 Peter Habeler, one of the world’s greatest mountaineers who in 1978 made the first ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen together with Reinhold Messner, has now climbed the North Face of the Eiger once again. In 1974 Habeler had climbed the mountain in record time with Messner, while now he repeated the route with another world famous alpinist, young David Lama.

    Petit Dru, Les Droites & Grandes Jorasses, class mountaineering in the Mont Blanc massif
    04.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Petit Dru, Les Droites & Grandes Jorasses, class mountaineering in the Mont Blanc massif

    Good conditions in the Mont Blanc massif have enabled the French Groupe Militaire de haute montagne climbers to make three interesting repeats on Rhem-Vimal up Les Droites, Rolling Stones on Grandes Jorasses and Voie des guides on Petit Dru.

    Great mountaineering on Thalay Sagar: the Russian direttissima video
    03.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Great mountaineering on Thalay Sagar: the Russian direttissima video

    The video of the first ascent of 'Moveable Feast', the huge new route up the North Face of Thalay Sagar (6904m) in the Indian Himalaya first climbed from 9 - 17 September 2016 by the Russian alpinists Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev and Sergey Nilov.

    Patagonia: Franchini brothers climb new route on Cerro Penitentes
    29.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Patagonia: Franchini brothers climb new route on Cerro Penitentes

    Climbing in Patagonia: on 26/01/2017 Tomas Franchini and his brother Silvestro Franchini made a quick, alpine style first ascent up Cerro Penitentes. The new route is called ‘El Mariano’ (750m, 85° M4).

    Hansjörg Auer, Matthias Auer traverse Ötztal Alps Kaunergrat in winter
    24.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer, Matthias Auer traverse Ötztal Alps Kaunergrat in winter

    From 14 - 17 March 2017 Hansjörg Auer and his brother Matthias traversed the main part of the Kaunergrat in Austria’s Ötztal Alps.

    Angelika Rainer powers through French Connection in the Dolomites
    24.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Angelika Rainer powers through French Connection in the Dolomites

    In February 2017 Angelika Rainer from the South Tyrol repeated French Connection at the crag Tomorrow's World in the Italian Dolomites. Graded D15-, it is considered one of the hardest total dry routes in the world.

    Cerro Torre Ragni route: Daniel Joll & Kim Ladiges make first 2017 ascent
    11.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cerro Torre Ragni route: Daniel Joll & Kim Ladiges make first 2017 ascent

    The video the documents the first ascent in the 2016/2017 season on the Ragni route on Cerro Torre in Patagonia, carried out by New Zealand’s Daniel Joll and Kim Ladiges.

    Alex Txikon ends Everest winter expedition
    08.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alex Txikon ends Everest winter expedition

    Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon has abandoned his attempt at climbing Everest in winter after retreating from Camp 2 (6400m) due to high winds.

    Alex Txikon sets off on last Everest attempt
    07.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alex Txikon sets off on last Everest attempt

    The Everest winter expedition led by Alex Txikon is now in its final phase: after having reorganised the expedition and waited for several weeks, the Basque mountaineer along with several Sherpa has now reached Camp 2 and is about to begin his final bid for the summit.

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