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28.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic score Slovenian double at Briançon

The third stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 was won on 23 July at Briançon in France by the Slovenians Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic.

28.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos climbing Hubble

The video of Germany’s Alexander Megos climbing Hubble at Raven Tor, UK, narrated by British climber Jerry Moffat.

27.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Busazza, Manrico Dell'Agnola and Maurizio Giordani climb new Dolomites route

On 17 and 18 July 2016 Manrico Dell'Agnola and Maurizio Giordani climbed a new route up the immense SW Face of Cima Busazza (Civetta group, Dolomites). The 800m climb breaches difficulties up to VII/VII+, includes a short section of A2 aid, and is protected by trad gear and few pegs.

27.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends 2016: the sport climbing Oscars nominees

On Friday 26 August 2016 the annual sport climbing Oscars return to celebrate the 11th Arco Rock Legends awards during the historic 30th Rock Master climbing competition. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Dani Andrada (Esp), Jakob Schubert (Aut) and Laura Rogora (Ita), while Janja Garnbret (Slo), Mina Markovič (Slo) and Adam Ondra (Cze) are in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award. The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador prize, going to who has contributed significantly to promoting climbing worldwide, will be revealed during the awards ceremony.

26.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

We're The Superhumans - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, produced by the British television broadcaster Channel 4. Fames British alpinist Paul Pritchard shares his thoughts.

26.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Staunies historic cable car closes above Cortina

The Staunies lift that leads to Monte Cristallo in the Dolomites was closed on Sunday, July 24 2016 until further notice due to 'technical and administrative problems.'

26.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Baffin Island, Ragni return after new routes

More news from the Italian-Belgian team comprised of Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo De Zaiacomo, Luca Schiera, Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva currently climbing on Baffin Island. The climbers have forged a further two new routes in Stewart valley and the Ragni di Lecco alpinists are now returning.

Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

Last week Mario Dalmaviva left us after loosing his long battle against illness. In 2000, as director of Vivalda Editori, he played a vital role in the birth of PlanetMountain.

24.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Urko Carmona Barandiaran climbs Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites

Spanish paraclimber Urko Carmona Barandiaran has recently made two ascents up Cima Grande, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites. Climbing together with Juan Antonio Ramos Bellido, he repeated Via Dülfer and then Via Comici - Dimai.

23.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2016 - Briançon Live

The third stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 is currently taking place in Briancon, France. The finals take place this evening at 19:30 and will be transmitted in live streaming.

22.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites rockfall between III & IV Bastione de Mondeval

Francesco Leardi warns of recent rockfall that has affected the area between the Third and Fourth Bastione di Mondeval in the Lastoni di Formin group, Dolomites.

22.07.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Classic climbs n. 1: Pisciadù NW Arête. By Ivo Ferrari

Ivo Ferrari climbs the North-West Arête, also known as Via W.H. on the West face of the Pisciadù (Sella, Dolomites). This classic outing was first climbed on 09/05/1971 by Heini Holzer and Sieglinde Walzl.

21.07.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Roberto Iannilli and Luca D'Andrea have left us

The bodies of Italian alpinists Roberto Iannilli and Luca D’Andrea were retrieved today from the North Face of Mt. Camicia (Gran Sasso massif), Italy. Iannilli, from Ladispoli, was 62 years old, while D’Andrea came from Sulmona and was 51 years old. Both were expert alpinists. Iannilli was definitely one of the most well-known climbers from the Gran Sasso area.

20.07.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Black and white, Ivan Ghirardini and the three North Faces solo in winter

Thoughts about the history of mountaineering. The solo winter trilogy carried out by Ivan Ghirardini up the legendary three North Faces of the Alps: the Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses and Eiger. By Ivo Ferrari.

19.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Federica Mingolla climbs the Marmolada Fish route: interview after the first female all-lead ascent

On Sunday, July 17, 2016 Italy’s Federica Mingolla made a free ascent of the famous Fish Route (Via Attraverso il Pesce) on the south face of Marmolada, Dolomites. She is probably the first women to lead the entire route free. The ascent was carried out, together with Roberto Conti, in 18 hours and 27 minutes.

19.07.2016 by Luca Vallata in Alpinism

Col Nudo, Tito Arosio and Luca Vallata score first repeat of Miotto-Saviane-Corona

On 7 July 7 2016 Tito Arosio and Luca Vallata carried out the first repeat of Via Miotto-Saviane-Corona up the north face of Col Nudo (Col Brie), first climbed from 5 - 7 June 1982 by Franco Miotto, Benito Saviane and Mauro Corona.

18.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2016: Janja Garnbret and Sean McColl victorious in Villars

The second stage of IFSC Lead World Cup took place in Villars, Switzerland last weekend and was won by Janja Garnbret and Sean McColl. The fourth stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Marcin Dzienski of Poland and Anouck Jaubert of France.

17.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma, Klemen Bečan climbing the Mont-Rebei project

The third video of Chris Sharma and Klemen Becan on what is destined to become one of the hardest multi-pitch sport climbs in the world (250m, 9a) at Congost de Mont-Rebei in Spain.

16.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2016: live streaming from Villars in Switzerland

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 is currently taking place at Villars in Switzerland and will be broadcast in live streaming. The fourth stage of the Speed World Cup was won last night by Marcin Dzienski of Poland and Anouck Jaubert of France.

15.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jonathan Siegrist’s Swiss sending spree

American sports climber Jonathan Siegrist has made the first ascent of Hyper Finale 9a at Rawyl in Switzerland.




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