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    Changabang North Face alpine style by France's Léo Billon, Sébastien Moatti, Sébastien Ratel
    18.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Changabang North Face alpine style by France's Léo Billon, Sébastien Moatti, Sébastien Ratel

    Climbing alpine style from 11 - 13 May, French alpinists Léo Billon, Sébastien Moatti and Sébastien Ratel belonging to Groupe Militaire de haute montagne (GMHM) have repeated the impressive North Face of Changabang (6864 m) in the Garhwal Himalaya in India.

    Everest oxygen failure accidents avoided
    16.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest oxygen failure accidents avoided

    During an Everest summit bid members of a commercial expedition had to descend rapidly from circa 8500 meters when they experienced oxygen bottle regulator failures.

    Precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers
    16.05.2018 by Ortovox in Gear

    Precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers

    Ortovox has launched a precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers running software 2.1. Published below is the press release provided by Ortovox.

    Thomas Bubendorfer climbs new route up Großglockner after Dolomites accident
    10.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Thomas Bubendorfer climbs new route up Großglockner after Dolomites accident

    13 months after his life-threatening accident at Sottoguda in the Dolomites, Austrian mountaineer Thomas Bubendorfer has established a new mixed climb up on the South Face of Grossglockner (3798 m) in Austria. The new route is called Das dritte Leben, The Third life, and Bubendorfer established the line with Max Sparber and Hans Zlöbl.

    Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler, 40 years ago Everest without supplementary oxygen
    08.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler, 40 years ago Everest without supplementary oxygen

    On 8 May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first to climb Mount Everest (8848m) without supplemental oxygen. The barrier-breaking undertaking deemed impossible that forever changed Himalayan mountaineering and raised the bar for all future ascents.

    Brette Harrington and Rose Pearson climb Life Compass, big new route in Canada
    02.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Brette Harrington and Rose Pearson climb Life Compass, big new route in Canada

    Alpinists Brette Harrington and Rose Pearson have made the first ascent of Life Compass (IV 5.10a M4+ 80°, TD+, 980m of climbing), a big new alpine outing up the West Face of Mount Blane in Canada.

    Simone La Terra dies on Dhaulagiri in Nepal
    30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simone La Terra dies on Dhaulagiri in Nepal

    The 36 year-old Italian alpinist Simone La Terra died during an attempt to climb Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in Nepal.

    Ueli Steck first anniversary of his accident in the Himalayas
    30.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck first anniversary of his accident in the Himalayas

    Remembering Ueli Steck, the great Swiss alpinist who perished a year ago on Nuptse (Himalayas, Nepal).

    Everest - Lhotse traverse, Sherpa Tenji attempts mountaineering enchainment in memory of Ueli Steck
    30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Everest - Lhotse traverse, Sherpa Tenji attempts mountaineering enchainment in memory of Ueli Steck

    Interview with British mountaineer Jon Griffith on expedition in Nepal where Sherpa Tenji will attempt the famous Everest - Lhotse traverse without supplementary oxygen. Griffith is coordinating the live streaming of the ascent in memory of his close friend Ueli Steck who planned this enchainment last year.

    Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the Alps ski mountaineering traverse ends in Nice

    Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the Alps ski mountaineering traverse ends in Nice

    Yesterday the Red Bull Der Lange Weg came to an end in Nice, France. The long ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice was completed by Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle Smiley and Mark Smiley after 1,721 kilometers and gained almost 90,000 meters height difference.

    Alaska: new British route on Mt. Jezebel by Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn
    19.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alaska: new British route on Mt. Jezebel by Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn

    British mountaineers Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn have made the first ascent of Fun or Fear, a new climb up the East face of Mt. Jezebel in the Revelations range of Alaska. Climbed alpine style over two days, the route breaches difficulties up to M6+, 90 deg neve, Ai6 R.

    La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

    La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

    On Saturday 13 April 2018 Vivian Bruchez, Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet made the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line on the West Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Los Picos 6500: 13 Andes summits in 43 days by Franco Nicolini and Franchini brothers
    10.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Los Picos 6500: 13 Andes summits in 43 days by Franco Nicolini and Franchini brothers

    The first part of Los Picos 6500 expedition comprised of Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini has now come to an end. The Italian alpinists have climbed 13 of the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes and the final three will be attempted when weather conditions improve in Peru in September.

    Everest - A Time Lapse Film by Elia Saikaly
    05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest - A Time Lapse Film by Elia Saikaly

    The timelapse film of Everest by Canadian mountaineer and photographer Elia Saikaly.

    Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest
    05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

    From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.

    Shkhara South Face, new route and first winter ascent in Caucasus by Archil Badriashvili, Giorgi Tepnadze
    29.03.2018 by Archil Badriashvili in Alpinism

    Shkhara South Face, new route and first winter ascent in Caucasus by Archil Badriashvili, Giorgi Tepnadze

    In February 2018 Georgian mountaineers Archil Badriashvili and Giorgi Tepnadze climbed alpine style for 8 days to establish a new route up Mt. Shkhara (5,203 m), Georgia. In doing so they also made the first winter ascent of the mountain’s 2300 m high South Face.

    David Lama solo first ascent of Hohe Kirche Nord Pfeiler in Valsertal
    27.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    David Lama solo first ascent of Hohe Kirche Nord Pfeiler in Valsertal

    On 24/03/2018 Austrian alpinist David Lama made the solo first ascent of Nord Pfeiler, a new mixed climb up the North Face of Hohe Kirche in Valsertal, Austria.

    Albert Leichtfried, Benedikt Purner climb new ice in Iceland
    23.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Albert Leichtfried, Benedikt Purner climb new ice in Iceland

    In Iceland the Austrian alpinists Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner have made the first ascent of the new mixed climb Shelter of the gods M10.

    Burian in Valle di Cogne, new mixed climb by Matteo Giglio and François Cazzanelli
    20.03.2018 by Matteo Giglio in Alpinism

    Burian in Valle di Cogne, new mixed climb by Matteo Giglio and François Cazzanelli

    The report by Matteo Giglio who teamed up with François Cazzanelli to make the first ascent of a mixed climb called Burian (150 m, WI5 R M8) up the Paretone di Chevril face in Valle di Cogne, Valle d’Aosta, Italy.

    Matteo Della Bordella talks King Kong up Cerro Riso Patrón Sur in Patagonia, climbed with Silvan Schüpbach

    Matteo Della Bordella talks King Kong up Cerro Riso Patrón Sur in Patagonia, climbed with Silvan Schüpbach

    Italy’s Matteo Della Bordella reports about the first ascent of King Kong, the new mixed climb up Cerro Riso Patrón Sur established last February during a 22-day 'by fair means' climbing expedition with Switzerland’s Silvan Schüpbach. The two mountaineers travelled to one of the most isolated areas of Patagonia by kayak.

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