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26.07.2017 by Siebe Vanhee in Alpinism

Don Quixote, three legs and one prothesis up the Marmolada South Face. By Siebe Vanhee

Belgian climber Siebe Vanhee reports about his repeat of Don Quixote up the Marmolada in the Dolomites together with paraclimber Frederik Leys. First climbed by Heinz Mariacher and Reinhard Schiestl in 1979, the route is considered a classic outing up the South Face.

25.07.2017 by Enrico Rosso in Alpinism

Mountaineering in Bolivia: new climb in little known Cordillera Quimsa Cruz

Enrico Rosso reports about the June 2017 expedition he led to the Cordillera de Quimsa Cruz massif in Bolivia, where the rock climb 'Kamasa' (250m, 6b, A2) was added to the North Face of Gran Muralla (5200m).

24.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ned Feehally flashes 8B+ boulder in Rocklands

British climber Ned Feehally has flashed Trust Issues, an 8B+ boulder problem at Rocklands in South Africa. This is one of the hardest flash ascents to date.

24.07.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Catherine Destivelle, climbing and alpinism there where it is dangerous to lean out

A portrait and two videos of Catherine Destivelle, one the most talented climbers and alpinists of all times.

24.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bird's-eye view of the Dolomites

The Dolomites seen through the eyes of bird: a RedBull video of an eagle flying close to the rock faces in the Italian Dolomites.

22.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stolby trad climbing festival in Siberia

The video of the trad climbing festival in the Stolby National Park in Siberia.

21.07.2017 by Carlo Caccia in Interviews

Katie Bono sets female Denali speed record

Interview with American alpinist Katie Bono who on 13-14 June 2017 ascended and descended the West Buttress route on Denali (McKinley) in just 21 hours and 6 minutes. This is a female speed record and one of the fastest known times to date.

20.07.2017 by Nicola Tondini in Alpinism

Cima Scotoni Dolomites Direttissima climbed by Nicola Tondini

The report by XMountain mountain guide Nicola Tondini about his first ascent of ‘Non abbiate paura di sognare’ up the SW Face of Cima Scotoni in the Italian dolomites. Established with different partners the route tackles difficulties up to X (8b) (obligatory IX-, 7b+) and checks in as one of the most difficult multi-pitch climbs in the Dolomites.

19.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct

17 years after his ground-breaking ascent, American alpinist Steve House looks back on the extremely fast repeat of the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (Alaska), climbed with Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 60 hours non-stop.

18.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma Pont d'Arc Deep Water Solo trailer

The trailer of American climber Chris Sharma on the extremely high Deep Water Solo climb on the Pont d’Arc arch in Ardèche, France.

18.07.2017 by Ralf Brunel in Competitions

The Most Beautiful Photos of the Campitello European Climbing Championship by Ralf Brunel

The 70 best photos of the European Lead Climbing Championships 2017 at Campitello di Fassa taken by talented climber and photographer Ralf Brunel, the only Ladin athlete to have taken part in a Rock Master competition at Arco, back in 1997, won by François Legrand ahead of Cristian Brenna.

18.07.2017 by Niccolò Ceria in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria, 5 star boulder problems at Fontainebleau

Some of the best, but also most secluded boulder problems at Fontainebleau in France introduced by Italy’s Niccolò Ceria in this report and video after a month bouldering and climbing on his own last spring in the forest on the outskirts of Paris.

17.07.2017 by Richard Felderer in Climbing

Punta Argennas, new climb in Sardinia

Climbing in Sardinia: Richard Felderer introduces Falco, a new multi-pitch sport climb up foPunta Argennas recently established by Czech climbers Jan Kares and Jaro Ovcacek.

16.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Charles Albert climbs Monkey Wedding 8C barefoot at Rocklands

The video of French climber Charles Albert repeating the 8C boulder problem Monkey Wedding at Rocklands barefoot. Alexander Megos repeated this 2002 Fred Nicole test piece in just 30 minutes.

15.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hansjörg Auer climbs June Afternoon, difficult new Ötztal multi-pitch

On Nösslachwand in the Ötztal, Tyrol, Austria, Hansjörg Auer climbing together with Thomas Scheiber has made the first free ascent of 'June Afternoon', a new multi-pitch sports climb with difficulties up to 8b/+.

14.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2017: Marcello Bombardi and Janja Garnbret win in Chamonix

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 was won last night at Chamonix by Marcello Bombardi from Italy and Janja Garnbret from Slovenia.

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chamonix Lead World Cup live streaming

Live streaming from Chamonix of the second stage of the Lead Climbing World Cup 2017. The finals begin at 20:50.

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory

At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ines Papert, Luca Lindič, Joseph Pfnür, Paul McSorley climb new trad in South Africa

In June Ines Papert, Joseph Pfnür, Luka Lindič and Paul McSorley made the fist ascent of Ruby Supernova, a new 520m high trad climb with difficulties up to ED1 7b+ (VI 5.12c) on Slanghoek Peak, Du Toits Kloof Mountains, South Africa

12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory

Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.

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