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05.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra / First video on Dawn Wall, El Capitan

The first footage of Adam Ondra making the second free ascent of Dawn Wall, the hardest big wall rock climb in the world repeated by the Czech climber from 14 to 21 November 2016.

05.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jozef Kristoffy climbs Corona at Jastrabia veza, the hardest multi-pitch in Slovakia's Tatras

At the start of September 2016 Slovakian climber Jozef Kristoffy made the first free ascent of Corona 11- on Jastrabia veza, the hardest multi-pitch rock climb in the High Tatras.

05.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Blocheads - British bouldering at its best

The trailer for Blocheads, the award-winning documentary produced by Alastair Lee tracing the history and development of bouldering in Great Britain.

Nadir Maguet: ski mountaineering magic

The video portrait of 24-year-old Italian ski mountaineer Nadir 'Mago' Maguet.

03.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Berthe makes second free ascent of Heart Route on El Capitan, Yosemite

Over a 6-day period in October 2016 23-year-old Belgian Sebastien Berthe, climbing together with Simon Castagne, made the second free ascent of Free Heart Route (5.13b V10) on El Capitan.

02.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kilian Jornet Burgada above Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc

The short clip of Kilian Jornet Burgada enjoying the magnificent view from Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc massif.

02.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mountaineering: new Austrian climbs in Kyrgyzstan

Last summer an Austrian expedition comprised of Alex Blümel, Max Reiss, Manuel Steiger, Lisi Steurer, Roman Weilguny and Michael Zwölfer made the first ascent of three new climbs in Kyrgyzstan.

01.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ashima Shiraishi / climbing great

Video portrait of American rock climber Ashima Shiraishi, one of the best sport climbers in the world.

01.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

XXI Mezzalama Trophy and VI Adamello Ski Raid, registration now open for the classic ski mountaineering competitions

As of Thursday 1 December 2016 registration is open for two ski mountaineering competitions included in the prestigious La Grande Course circuit: the XXI Trofeo Mezzalama and VI Adamello Ski Raid.

S&S Couloir at Jackson Hole - Wild Bill’s birthday tradition

The video portrait of legendary 63-year-old skier Wild Bill who for the last 30 years has celebrated his birthday by skiing the famously difficult S&S Couloir at Jackson Hole, USA.

29.11.2016 by Thomas Huber in Alpinism

Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive

German alpinist Thomas Huber recounts the last three months that, in his words, 'have left a profound mark on my life.' Starting with a 16m ground fall, followed by the dream of climbing Latok I in the Karakorum and the nightmare rescue operation for American mountaineers Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster on nearby Ogre II.

29.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Highline on Heligkreuzkofel, Dolomites

Friedrich Kühne walks a new 132m highline on Heligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites.

28.11.2016 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

The routes climbing photographers dream of

Separate Reality climbed free solo by Wolfgang Güllich and Heinz Zak, Greenspit in Valle dell’Orco by Didier Berthod and Fred Moix. Maurizio Oviglia takes a closer look at the link between photographers and the climbs they have photographed.

28.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin climbing Tarragó Plus at Montserrat

The video of Spanish climber Edu Marin who, after having repeated Tarragó (8b+/240m) at Montserrat, linked the two crux pitches to create Tarragó Plus 8c.

27.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofič win Lead World Cup 2016 in Kranj

The last stage of the Climbing Lead World Cup 2016, held on 26 and 27 November at Kranj in Slovenia, was won by Anak Verhoeven and Sebastian Halenke. Akiyo Noguchi and Domen Skofic placed second, ahead of Janja Garnbret and Jacob Schubert. Slovenians Janja Garnbret and Domen Škofič secured the overall World Cup 2016 title.

27.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Kranj Lead World Cup 2016 - the grand sport climbing finale

At 16.30 today live streaming from Kranj, Slovenia, of the last stage of Climbing Lead World Cup 2016.

26.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mirror Wall, Leo Houlding and Co climbing in Greenland

The film documenting the expedition led by Leo Houlding and the ensuing first ascent of Reflections, (E6 6b, A3+, 1250m) up the North West face of Mirror Wall in Greenland.

26.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Kranj Lead World Cup 2016 Live

On 26 and 27 November 2016 Kranj in Slovenia will host the final stage of the Climbing Lead World Cup 2016. While Janja Garnbret has already won the women's World Cup, Domen Skofic, Romain Desgranges, Jakob Schubert, Stefano Ghisolfi and Gautier Supper are all in with a chance of standing on the podium.

25.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Adam Ondra: the Dawn Wall El Capitan interview

Interview with Czech rock climber Adam Ondra who, leading all pitches from 14 to 21 November 2016, completed the second free ascent of Dawn Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite. Considered the hardest big wall in the world, this climb was freed by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson between 2014 and 2015.

24.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bouldering video: Jakob Schubert climbing Bügeleisen Sit

The climbing video documenting Jakob Schubert’s first repeat of Bügeleisen Sit, the 8C boulder problem in Maltatal, Austria, established by Nalle Hukkataival in 2014.

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