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    Philipp Angelo solos the Grandes Jorasses Polish route
    30.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Philipp Angelo solos the Grandes Jorasses Polish route

    The short report by South Tyrolean alpinist Philipp Angelo who on 15 September2014 carried out what is likely to be the second solo ascent of the Polish route up the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc).

    Gasherbrum V, first ascent by the Koreans Chi-young Ahn and Nak-jong Seong
    29.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Gasherbrum V, first ascent by the Koreans Chi-young Ahn and Nak-jong Seong

    On 25/07/2014 the Koreans Chi-young Ahn and Nak-jong Seong completed the first ascent of Gasherbrum V (7147m) in Pakistan, climbing alpine style via a new route up the South Face. The report by expedition leader Chi-young Ahn.

    The Music of Hope, new Kristallwand climb by Hansjörg Auer and Gerri Fiegl
    25.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Music of Hope, new Kristallwand climb by Hansjörg Auer and Gerri Fiegl

    On 9/09/2014 Hansjörg Auer and Gerri Fiegl made the first ascent of The Music of Hope (7a, A1, 500m), a new route up the Kristallwand, Kirchkogel, Ötztal Alps, Austria.

    Volcan Aguilera, first ascent in Patagonia by the Uncharted expedition
    23.09.2014 by Camilo Rada in Alpinism

    Volcan Aguilera, first ascent in Patagonia by the Uncharted expedition

    The Uncharted expedition comprised of Camilo Rada, Natalia Martinez, Ines Dusaillant, Viviana Callahan and Evan Miles has made the first ascent of Volcan Aguilera (2480m) on the South Patagonian Icefield. Furthermore, during the return across the Hielos Continentales the team ascended four other previously unclimbed peaks. The report by Camilo Rada.

    International Mountain Summit: a meeting and a discussion about alpinism, doping, culture and the environment
    19.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    International Mountain Summit: a meeting and a discussion about alpinism, doping, culture and the environment

    At the International Mountain Summit 2014, that will take place in Brixen, Italy, from 16 - 21 October there are two important days organised by the Master in Mountain Medicine and his director Dott. Luigi Festi. The first, on 17 October, is entitled 'A mountain of words, images, emotions, colors' while the second on 18 October is entitled 'Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion?' and will host an international meeting discussing the use of doping in alpinism and mountain sports.

    Corrado Pesce and his Polish route solo up Grandes Jorasses
    09.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Corrado Pesce and his Polish route solo up Grandes Jorasses

    On Monday 8 September the Italian alpinist Corrado "Korra" Pesce made a fast solo ascent of the Polish route up Pointe Helene on the North Face of the Grande Jorasses (Mont Blanc).

    Roger Schäli and the film Loslassen, let go
    18.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    Roger Schäli and the film Loslassen, let go

    The entire version of Loslassen, let go is now online. This film recounts the ascent of Arwa Spire (6193m) in India together with Simon Gietl, but also talks about the human relationships.

    Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino
    15.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino

    The Ferrino High-lab, located at an altitude of 3585m of the Valle d'Aosta side on Monte Rosa, celebrates 20 years. It is the highest laboratory in Italy. And it is up there that the company from Turin, the market leader for mountain outdoor products (and more), tests its tents and invites all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a unique experience: that of a real Base Camp!

    Mont Blanc, six alpinists perish on Aiguille d'Argentiere
    14.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc, six alpinists perish on Aiguille d'Argentiere

    On 13/08/2014 six alpinists were found dead on Aiguille d'Argentiere in the Mont Blanc massif.

    No Rest For the Wicked, new route in Alaska by John Frieh and Jess Roskelley
    08.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    No Rest For the Wicked, new route in Alaska by John Frieh and Jess Roskelley

    On 29 and 30 May 2014 American alpinists John Frieh and Jess Roskelley made the first ascent of No Rest For the Wicked (IV+ AI6 M7), a difficult new route up the West Witches Tit in SE Alaska. The report by John Frieh.

    New ice climbs in Chile by Cecilia Buil and Anna Torretta in Chile
    06.08.2014 by Anna Torretta in Alpinism

    New ice climbs in Chile by Cecilia Buil and Anna Torretta in Chile

    In mid-July Cecilia Buil from Spain and Anna Torretta from Italy made the first ascent of La Gioconda (160m, WI 6) a new ice climb on the glacier Cerro El Marmolejo (6109m, Chile) to which they then added the variation Le Bombardier (30m, WI 6-). The report by Anna Torretta.

    Dents de Géants, new climb by Baud, Bouillanne and Charlet
    01.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dents de Géants, new climb by Baud, Bouillanne and Charlet

    On 29 June the French alpinists Christopher Baud, Brice Bouillanne and Jonathan Charlet made the first ascent of Cœurs de géants (560m, ED M5+), a new route up the Dents de Geants, Mont Blanc massif.

    K2 summits 60 years after the first ascent
    29.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    K2 summits 60 years after the first ascent

    Numerous successful K2 summits were registered on the 26th of July, sixty years after the first ascent of the second highest mountain in the world carried out by the historic Italian expedition. Successful ascents include those of K2 expedition 60 Years Later, supported by EvK2Cnr, which managed to place six Pakistani mountaineers on the summit: Hassan Jan, Ali Durani, Rahmat Ullah Baig, Ghulam Mehdi, Ali and Muhammad Sadiq, and the Italians Michele Cucchi and Giuseppe Pompili. Further Italian summits were made by the South Tyroleans Tamara Lunger and Klaus Gruber, while Radek Jaros from the Czech Republic has now completed the tour of all fourteen 8000ers.

    Karl Unterkircher Award won by Simon Anthamatten, Matthias Auer and Hansjörg Auer
    25.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Karl Unterkircher Award won by Simon Anthamatten, Matthias Auer and Hansjörg Auer

    On Wednesday, July 23 at Selva di Val Gardena, Dolomites, the 3rd Karl Unterkircher Award 2014 was given to Simon Anthamatten, Matthias Auer and Hansjörg Auer for their first ascent of the East Face of Kunyang Chhish, Karakorum / Pakistan.

    Cordillera Huayhuash, alpinism in Peru for Tito Arosio, Saro Costa and Luca Vallata.
    08.07.2014 by Tito Arosio in Alpinism

    Cordillera Huayhuash, alpinism in Peru for Tito Arosio, Saro Costa and Luca Vallata.

    In June 2014 the three young Italian alpinists Tito Arosio, Saro Costa and Luca Vallata visited the Cordillera Huayhuash in Perù where they made the first ascent of "El malefico Sefkow", a new route up the West Face of Monte Quesillio (5600m). Furthermore, the three attempted climbs on Tsacra Grande, Siula Grande and Huaraca. 27-year-old Tito Arosio provides the details.

    L'inverno del vicino... winter mountaineering in the Grigna park. The trailer
    07.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    L'inverno del vicino... winter mountaineering in the Grigna park. The trailer

    The trailer of the film L'inverno del vicino... by Pietro Bagnara and Klaus Dell'Orto (OpenCircle) starring the Ragni di Lecco alpinists Silvano Arrigoni and Lorenzo Festorazzi as well as the magnificent Italian regional park Grigna Settentrionale.

    Hervé Barmasse and Emilio Previtali win Adventure Awards 2014
    02.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Hervé Barmasse and Emilio Previtali win Adventure Awards 2014

    The alpinists Hervé Barmasse and Emilio Previtali will receive the Adventure Awards 2014. The prizes will be awarded on 25 July, 2014 in Livigno, Italy, during the second edition of the Adventure Awards Days that place from 22 to 27 July 2014.

    Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and the Mont Blanc Crevasse experience

    Sébastien Montaz-Rosset and the Mont Blanc Crevasse experience

    The video of Sébastien Montaz-Rosset in the Géant glacier, Mont Blanc.

    Baghirathi II, the video of the Pou brothers attempt in India
    23.06.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Baghirathi II, the video of the Pou brothers attempt in India

    The video of Iker Pou and his brother Eneko and their attempt at establishing a new route up Baghirathi II in India.

    Dreams, the video by Tad McCrea
    22.06.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dreams, the video by Tad McCrea

    The video of Tad McCrea's last year of climbing in the mountains throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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