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23.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra Yosemite Dawn Wall update #1

Update about Adam Ondra and his recent progress on the 'Dawn Wall', the immensely difficult big wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, USA, freed by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson in 2014/2015.

22.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Red Bull Illume 2016 and the beauty of photography

German photographer Lorenz Holder has won one of the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world for “action & adventure”, namely the Red Bull Illume 2016. All the winning photos.

21.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aleš Česen and Luka Lindič: the Broad Peak and Gasherbrum IV North Summit interview

Interview with Slovenian alpinists Aleš Česen and Luka Lindič after their ascents of Broad Peak (8047m) and Gasherbrum IV North Summit (7900m).

21.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma repeats Joe Mama 9a+ at Oliana

The video of American climber Chris Sharma repeating Joe Mama, a 9a+ sports climb freed by Klemen Bečan at Oliana in Spain.

20.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alexander Huber and Fabian Buhl free Sueños de Invierno on Naranjo de Bulnes

German climbers Alexander Huber and Fabian Buhl have made the first free ascent of 'Sueños de Invierno' (540m, 8a), the rock climb first ascended in 1983 by José Luis García Gallego and Miguel Ángel Díez Vives up Naranjo de Bulnes / Picu Urriellu (2518m) in Spain.

20.10.2016 by Francesco Tremolada in Climbing

Jeo, new rock climb in the Sella Dolomites

On the East Face of Col de Stagn (Sella group, Dolomites) Andrea Oberbacher and Francesco Tremolada have made the first ascent of 'Jeo' (7a max, 6b+ obligatory, 185m).

19.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra sees first light on Dawn Wall in Yosemite

During his first visit to Yosemite, USA, Czech climber Adam Ondra has immediately begun attempting 'Dawn Wall', the hardest big wall climb in world freed on El Capitan by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson.

19.10.2016 by Nathalie Bini in Environment

The moon above Vasilika, beyond the extreme

Nathalie Bini shares her experience in a refugee camp at Vasilika (Thessaloniki, Greece) and appeals to everyone, climber and non climbers, to help make a little magic.

19.10.2016 by Rolando Larcher in Climbing

Elephant Baby and Gravity Games 30 years later. By Rolando Larcher

Thirty years later. The report by Rolando Larcher who, with his son Alessandro, returned to the climbs Elephant Baby (at San Paolo) and Gravity Games (at Eremo) not only to repeat these historic routes established in 1986 and the first to be graded 8a at Arco, but also to show to someone of the "indoor climbing generation" the origins of sport climbing which in the early 1980’s attempted, through trials and also "errors", to find its way.

18.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Question madness

The video 'Question madness' with which The North Face celebrates its 50th anniversary. An invitation to question what kind of madness drives us to constantly explore our limits and consider what renders us truly happy and free.

18.10.2016 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Tavolara, climbing on the Sardinian island shrouded in myth

Maurizio Oviglia explores the fascinating climbing history of Tavolara Island, off the NE coast of Sardinia, and repeats 'Affora sa nato’ (6b, 215m) first ascended by Enzo Lecis and Simone Sarti in the ’90’s.

17.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lifelist - Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein climbing in Australia & Tasmania

The video of Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein sampling some of the best climbing and bouldering in Australia and Tasmania.

17.10.2016 by Silvio Reffo in Climbing

Silvio Reffo claims first free ascent of Horror Vacui on Monte Cimo

Italian climber Silvio Reffo reports about the first one day free ascent, carried out on 16/10/2016, of Horror Vacui (8b+, 180m), the multi-pitch sports climb established by Rolando Larcher in spring 2015 at the Scoglio dei Ciclopi, Monte Cimo (Val d’Adige).

17.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Millennium Arch climbed in Canyonlands by Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker

British climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker have made the first ascent of The Millennium Arch, a circa 100m roof crack at Canyonlands, USA they have now graded 5.14.

15.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Environment

Video: Lena Herrmann climbing Battle Cat 8c+ in Frankenjura

The video of Germany's Lena Herrmann climbing her first 8c+, Battle Cat in the Frankenjura.

14.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jernej Kruder climbs Pontax, 8c DWS on Mallorca

Slovenian climber Jernej Kruder has made what is most likely to be the first repeat of Pontax, the 8c deep water solo climb first ascended by Chris Sharma in 2005 at Es pontas in Mallorca, Spain.

13.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra 9b first ascent and 8c+ onsight in Slovakia

Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra who on 05/10/2016 at Alternativna stena in Slovakia made the first ascent of 'Robin Úd', a 9b sports climb, before on sighting the 8c+ 'C'est la vie'.

12.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Charles Albert downclimbs 8B+ barefoot at Fontainebleau

The video of French climber Charles Albert who, last week at Fontainebleau in France, sent the 8B+ boulder problem ‘Gecko assis’ while barefoot and downclimbing.

Video: Matheo Jacquemoud, the comeback of a ski mountaineering champion

Jacquemoud, Fall and Rise: the story of the young ski mountaineering champion and French mountain guide Matheo Jacquemoud, told in this video by Kilian Jornet Burgada.

12.10.2016 by Giovanni Zaccaria in Alpinism

High pressure over Mont Blanc

The high-pressure system, an unbridled love for the mountains, a fortnight, one tent and the thirst for a simple and wandering form of alpinism, with all Mont Blanc's summits and thousands of wonders in this alpine playground. This is the story of a mountaineering trip carried out by Giovanni Zaccaria and Alice Lazzaro.




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