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20.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup, Akiyo Noguchi commands in China

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.

19.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jonathan Siegrist = Jumbo Love 9b

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.

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.

18.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: New Zealand and Australia through the eyes of Charlotte Durif and Josh Larson

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.

17.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Via Elia, new Dolomites rock climb above Selva di Val Gardena

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.

16.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Valhalla, Edu Marin's huge Getu Grand Arch roof project

The third episode of Valhalla, the huge roof project bolted by Spanish climber Edu Marin through the Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.

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.

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.

Sébastien de Sainte Marie skis steep Swiss trilogy

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.

14.05.2018 by Giulia Mondello in Events

GraMitico 2018: climb with Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi and Sara Grippo in Valle di Daone

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.

13.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup 2018: Boulder & Speed live from China

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.

12.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Perfecto Mundo attempt videos of Alexander Megos, Chris Sharma, Stefano Ghisolfi at Margalef

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.

11.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alexander Megos and Perfecto Mundo at Margalef / The 9b+ interview

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.

11.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Dolorock 2018 climbing festival in the Dolomites

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.

Altai Mountains / Steep skiing in Siberia by Daniel Ladurner & Co

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.

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.

09.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos frees Perfecto Mundo 9b+ at Margalef

At Margalef in Spain Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+.

09.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Felix Kiem rides Himmelsreiter at Saustall

Sport climbing video: Felix Kiem climbs Himmelsreiter 8c at the crag Saustall in Italy.

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.

08.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Taghia Gorge, new multi-pitch rock climb in Morocco by Iker Pou, Eneko Pou

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.

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