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    Greg Boswell winter climbing video profile
    19.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greg Boswell winter climbing video profile

    The video profile of Greg Boswell, one of the UK’s strongest Scottish winter climbers.

    Passion, alpinism and risks
    17.02.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Passion, alpinism and risks

    A thought for Mauro Franceschini, Antonella Gallo, Antonella Gerini and Fabrizio Recchia who yesterday, Thursday 16/02/17, lost their lives when the icefall Bonne année collapsed in Valle di Gressoney, Valle d’Aosta, Italy.

    Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II
    16.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II

    The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and the splendour of the Alps celebrated in this video filmed for the 'Mountains' episode of the BBC documentary Planet Earth II.

    Cerro Murallón, Patagonia, alpinism and a story of former times: the East Face first ascent by Bacci, Bernasconi and Della Bordella
    16.02.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Cerro Murallón, Patagonia, alpinism and a story of former times: the East Face first ascent by Bacci, Bernasconi and Della Bordella

    The alpinism and adventure up 'El Valor del Miedo’ (1000m, 90°, M6+, A2), the new mixed route established by the Ragni di Lecco climbers David Bacci, Matteo Bernasconi and Matteo Della Bordella who finally resolved the long-standing problem of the East Face of Cerro Murallon in Patagonia. The first ascent was carried out in a day and a half in pure alpine style on a remote Patagonian mountain that was first ascended in1984 by the Ragni Casimiro Ferrari, Carlo Aldè and Paolo Vitali.

    Winter mountaineering in Scotland / Greg Boswell adds difficult new mixed climb to Cairngorms
    14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Winter mountaineering in Scotland / Greg Boswell adds difficult new mixed climb to Cairngorms

    On 08/02/2017 Greg Boswell and Scott Grosdanof made the first ascent of Intravenous Fly Trap, a difficult new mixed climb at Coire an Lochain in the Cairngorms, Scotland.

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum
    14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

    In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

    Merry Christmas, amazing icefall climbed in Linzhou Taihang canyon, China
    13.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Merry Christmas, amazing icefall climbed in Linzhou Taihang canyon, China

    Ice climbing in China: a stunning icefall resembling a Christmas tree was first ascended on 31/01/2017 by He Chuan and Liu Yang in XianXia canyon, a branch of Linzhou Taihang canyon.

    Everest in winter / First attempt failed. Alex Txikon & Co return to Base Camp
    12.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest in winter / First attempt failed. Alex Txikon & Co return to Base Camp

    14/02/2017: The mountaineers attempting to climb Everest in winter without supplementary oxygen have returned to Base Camp. Alex Txikon, Nurbu Sherpa and Cheppal Sherpa had reached South Col at 7950m but were forced to descend due to high winds. 12/02/2017: The Everest winter expedition without supplementary oxygen led by Alex Txikon continues to make progress. The Basque mountaineer, Nurbu Sherpa and Cheppal Sherpa and have now reached Camp 3 (7400m).

    Everest in winter / Alex Txikon & Co start summit bid
    10.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest in winter / Alex Txikon & Co start summit bid

    The Spanish expedition led by Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon to climb Everest in winter and without supplementary oxygen has begun in earnest. A weather window is forecast for 14 to 18 February 2017.

    Ötztal Freizeitstress ice climb established in Austria by Hansjörg Auer and Reinhard Obweger
    10.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ötztal Freizeitstress ice climb established in Austria by Hansjörg Auer and Reinhard Obweger

    On 19/01/2017 Hansjörg Auer and Reinhard Obweger made the first ascent of Freizeitstress, a new mixed climb in Ötztal, Austria.

    Montenegro: most difficult icefall climbed in Tara canyon
    08.02.2017 by Ivan Laković in Alpinism

    Montenegro: most difficult icefall climbed in Tara canyon

    A mixed team of climbers from Montenegro and Serbia, comprised of Nikola Đurić, Dušan Branković, Dušan Starinac, Danilo Pot and Ivan Laković, recently climbed the two highest frozen waterfalls in Montenegro: Strast (WI5+, 150m) and Mali zec (WI4, 150m) in the Tara canyon close to Dobrilovina. Laković provides the report.

    Brenta Dolomites La Stangata / A great ice climb in Val Genova
    07.02.2017 by Luca Tamburini in Alpinism

    Brenta Dolomites La Stangata / A great ice climb in Val Genova

    In Val Genova (Brenta Dolomites) Luca Tamburini and Giorgio Tameni made a rare repeat of the beautiful and enormous icefall La Stangata, first climbed in 2012 by Patrick Ghezzi and Alessandro Lucchi.

    Valtournenche: two new ice climbs by the Cervino Mountain Guides
    06.02.2017 by Francesco Ratti in Alpinism

    Valtournenche: two new ice climbs by the Cervino Mountain Guides

    On 20 and 21 January 2017 François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti and Jules Pession (Cervino mountain guides) made the first ascents of 'Livello Inferiore' and 'Nuovi Orizzonti', two new mixed routes in Valtournenche. Francesco Ratti reports.

    Eiger Metanoia video of Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Roger Schaeli repeat
    05.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Eiger Metanoia video of Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Roger Schaeli repeat

    Winter mountaineering: the video of the first repeat of Metanoia, carried out in December 2016 by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Roger Schaeli, 25 years after the first ascent at the hands of Jeff Lowe in 1991.

    Troll Wall, first solo winter ascent by Marek Raganowicz in Norway
    02.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Troll Wall, first solo winter ascent by Marek Raganowicz in Norway

    Interview with Polish alpinist Marek Raganowicz who, from 11 - 26 January 2017, made the first solo winter ascent of Troll Wall (Trollveggen) in Norway by repeating the climb Suser gjennom Harryland (6/A3).

    Romano Benet and Tine Cuder control Hysteria, a new icefall in Val Raccolana
    01.02.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Romano Benet and Tine Cuder control Hysteria, a new icefall in Val Raccolana

    Winter mountaineering: first ascent video and interview with Romano Benet who, with Slovenia's Tine Cuder, made the first ascent of the new icefall Hysteria at Rio Vandul in Val Raccolana (Italy).

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 won in Corvara by HeeYong Park and Han Na Rai Song
    01.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 won in Corvara by HeeYong Park and Han Na Rai Song

    The last stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup was held last weekend in Corvara; HeeYong Park and Han Na Rai Song won both the stage in Val Passiria and the overall World Cup. The fastest Speed climbers were Pavel Batushev and Ekaterina Feoktistova, while the Speed World Cup was won by Vladimir Kartashev and, in the women’s event, by Ekaterina Koshcheeva and Maria Tolokonina.

    Vanessa robe neire, new mixed climb in Valle dell’Orco
    30.01.2017 by Umberto Bado in Alpinism

    Vanessa robe neire, new mixed climb in Valle dell’Orco

    Winter mountaineering in Italy’s Piedmont region: in Valle Orco Marco Appino and Umberto Bado, together with David Sacchetti, completed Vanessa neire robe, a mixed climb they had begun in 2010. Umberto Bado provides the report.

    Panta rei, new icefall in Valbruna, Italy, climbed by Enrico Mosetti and Tine Cuder
    29.01.2017 by Enrico Mosetti in Alpinism

    Panta rei, new icefall in Valbruna, Italy, climbed by Enrico Mosetti and Tine Cuder

    Winter mountaineering: Enrico Mosetti reports about the first ascent of Panta rei, a new mixed climb in Valbruna (Julian Alps, Italy) first ascended on 24/01/2017 with Tine Cuder.

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2017, live streaming from Corvara
    27.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2017, live streaming from Corvara

    Over the coming weekend the small village of Corvara in Val Passiria, Dolomites, Italy, will host a stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017. A total of 100 ice climbers from 20 countries and three continents have registered. Live streaming of all Saturday and Sunday stages.

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