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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.

15.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marmolada South Face climbing ban extended until 22 July 2016

On 14/07/2016 the Italian municipality of Rocca Pietore (Bl) issued Ordinance 31 extending the climbing ban on the South Face of the Marmolada from 16 - 22 July 2016 due to works being carried out on the cable car station. The ban includes the face perpendicular to the top station of the section Serauta-Punta Rocca, Via Dell’Ideale and its variants, including 200m to the left and right of the base of the climb.

14.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dino Lagni flashes 8c at Piccoli

The 48-year-old climber Bernadino Lagni has made a flash ascent of Mantieni la calma, an 8c sports climb at the northern Italian crag Ai Piccoli (VI).

14.07.2016 by Riky Felderer in Climbing

Only one climbing God: the grade!

Motivated by debates on facebook, the Italian climber and photographer Riky Felderer shares his point of view about an issue that knows no end: climbing grades.

13.07.2016 by Giovanni Canton in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2016: Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofic win in Chamonix

Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret and Domen Skofic won the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 at Chamonix, France, last night. The third stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Anouk Jaubert and Marcin Dzienski. The report by Giovanni Canton.

13.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Pirmin Bertle climbing Meiose at Charmey

The video of Pirmin Bertle and his first ascent of Meiose, a sports climb at Charmey in Switzerland, for which the German climber suggested 9b.

12.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Chris Sharma and Klemen Bečan climbing at Mont-Rebei in Spain

The second video of Chris Sharma and Klemen Bečan attempting to free one of the hardest multi-pitch sport climbs in the world (250m, 9a) at Congost de Mont-Rebei in Spain.

12.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Baffin Island, new climbs and fresh information from the Italian-Belgian expedition

Updates directly 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. After having established a new big wall up Great Sail Peak (1,615m), the expedition has added a further two new routes to the Stewart valley.

11.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup 2016 Lead and Speed at Chamonix

The first stage of the Lead World Cup 2016 got underway in Chamonix, France, today. The small French town is also hosting the third round of the Speed ​​World Cup. The Speed finals ​​will be broadcast in live streaming tonight at 21:00

11.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Louis Piguet continues to rebolt sports climbs in Sardinia

Swiss climbers Louis Piguet, who has shown a particular interested in the problem about replacing rusty anchors and corroded AISI 304 stainless steel bots, continues his titanic work of re-equipping the marine crags along Sardinia’s coastline.

10.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Isaac Buckley climbs King Line at Flock Hill, New Zealand

Isaac Buckley making the second ascent of King Line, the V13 boulder problem freed by Niccolò Ceria at Flock Hill, New Zealand

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