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    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 the first ascent of two mountains close to Broad Peak and K2 in Pakistan’s Karakorum range: Praqpa Ri South 7046m and Mirchi 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.

    Denali, Alaska: Slovak Direct repeated by David Bacci and Luca Moroni
    11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Denali, Alaska: Slovak Direct repeated by David Bacci and Luca Moroni

    On their first climbing trip to Alaska, alpinists David Bacci and Luca Moroni pulled off the first Italian repeat of the Slovak Direct route up Denali (6194m) in Alaska.

    Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc
    10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

    The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

    Mount Huntington: Clint Helander and Jess Roskelley climb complete South Ridge in Alaska
    05.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mount Huntington: Clint Helander and Jess Roskelley climb complete South Ridge in Alaska

    Interview with American alpinists Jess Roskelley who made the first ascent of the South Ridge on Mount Huntington (3731m) in Alaska with Clint Helander. Called the Gauntlet Ridge (Alaska Grade 6, M6, A0, 95° snow, 2,500m), the committing new route was climbed alpine style over an 8-day period in mid-April.

    Marek Raganowicz / Baffin Island big wall interview
    03.07.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

    Marek Raganowicz / Baffin Island big wall interview

    Interview with Polish climber Marek Raganowicz after his solo first ascents of MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4), two difficult big wall climb up the Ship's Prow on Scott Island, Baffin Island, Canada.

    Dent Blanche and Wandfluegrat, the normal South Ridge route
    21.06.2017 by Alberto De Giuli in Alpinism

    Dent Blanche and Wandfluegrat, the normal South Ridge route

    Mountaineering in Switzerland: Italian mountain guide Alberto De Giuli introduces the famous Wandfluegrat, also referred to as the Dent Blanche South Ridge (4357m), the classic alpine ridge high above Val d'Herens in Switzerland’s canton Valais.

    First Ascent, the Kunyang Chhish East film featuring Simon Anthamatten, Matthias and Hansjörg Auer
    15.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    First Ascent, the Kunyang Chhish East film featuring Simon Anthamatten, Matthias and Hansjörg Auer

    The film First Ascent is now available on demand, documenting Austria’s Hansjörg Auer and Matthias Auer and Switzerland’s Simon Anthamatten climbing the hitherto virgin Kunyang Chhish East in Karakoram (Pakistan) in July 2013.

    Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

    Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

    Interview with South Tyrolean mountain guide Christoph Hainz, one of the world's most talented alpinists and climbers.

    Aiguille du Midi new mixed climb by Jeff Mercier & Co
    30.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille du Midi new mixed climb by Jeff Mercier & Co

    French alpinists Jeff Mercier, David Autheman, Lucien Boucansaud and Gérémy Rakowski have completed Red Devils, a new route up the NW Face of Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc massif, France.

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger end Kangchenjunga Skyline Project
    25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger end Kangchenjunga Skyline Project

    After having reached 7200m, Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have decided to end their Skyline Project aimed at traversing the long ridgeline of Kangchenjunga in Himalaya. The two Italian alpinists are safely back at Base Camp.

    Everest & Co, good and bad news from the highest mountains in the world
    25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest & Co, good and bad news from the highest mountains in the world

    Mountaineering: the latest updates from Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu and Makalu, concerning Kilian Jornet Burgada, Elisabeth Revol and Marco Confortola as well as Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger's attempt at Kangchenjunga. Furthermore, several deaths have been reported.

    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.

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