Akiyo Noguchi won both stages of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 in China; at Chongqing she shared the podium with Kokoro Fujii, while in Tai’an she was joined by Alex Khazanov.
American sports climber Jonathan Siegrist has repeated Jumbo Love, the 9b sports climb freed by Chris Sharma at Clark Mountain, USA in 2008 and repeated only by Ethan Pringle.
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.
Sport climbing in New Zealand and Australia, as seen through the eyes of Charlotte Durif and Josh Larson. The climbers are currently on their ‘A World Less Traveled’ trip discovering the lesser-known climbing areas of 18 countries on 6 continents.
Florian Grossrubatscher and Armin Senoner have made the first ascent of Via Elia, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Mt. Steviola in the Langental valley (Puez - Geisler group) in the Dolomites.
The third episode of Valhalla, the huge roof project bolted by Spanish climber Edu Marin through the Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.
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.
Ortovox has launched a precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers running software 2.1. Published below is the press release provided by Ortovox.
36-year-old Swiss steep skier Sébastien de Sainte Marie reports about an interesting trilogy of steep ski descents between Davos and Arosa: West Face of Schiesshorn (2605m) and Tiejer Flue (2781m) on his own, and the North Face of Chüpfenflue (2658m) with Michal Dzian. These descents came about thanks to the 'exceptional winter' and while it is unclear whether they are first descents, they are certainly very rare indeed.
On the 9th and 10th June the Valle di Daone will host the fifth edition of GraMitico, the bouldering meeting in Italy open to all. This year the organization is offering a unique opportunity: star climbers Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi will share their love for climbing. A unique chance to meet these athletes and climb side by side for two days.
The fourth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 is currently taking place at Tai’an in China, as is the third stage of the Speed World Cup 2018.
Videos of attempts made by Alexander Megos, Chris Sharma and Stefano Ghisolfi on Perfecto Mundo at Margalef in Spain prior to the first ascent on Wednesday 9 May by the 24-year-old German.
Interview with Alexander Megos after the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo, the sports climb freed on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at Margalef in Spain graded a staggering 9b+ by the 24-year-old German climber.
From 25 to 27 May 2018 the sixth edition of the Dolorock Climbing Festival will take place all around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites.
In April 2018 Daniel Ladurner, Klaus Gruber, Michael Sinn, Wolfgang Hell and Lukas Schäfer scored a series of interesting ski descents in the Altai massif of Siberia.
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.
At Margalef in Spain Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+.
Sport climbing video: Felix Kiem climbs Himmelsreiter 8c at the crag Saustall in Italy.
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.
Basque brothers Iker and Eneko Pou have made the first ascent of Agar, a new multi-pitch rock climb in the Taghia Gorge (High Atlas massif) in Morocco in memory of Borja Ayed.