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28.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Campitello di Fassa, Austrian Climbing team trains in Val di Fassa

The video of the Austrian Climbing team that trained at Campitello in Val di Fassa, Italy, prior to European Climbing Championship scheduled to take place from 29 June to 1 July 2017.

26.05.2017 by Vertical-Life.info in Climbing

Climbing at Salto del Perro, Gran Canaria

The sport climbing crag Salto del Perro on Gran Canaria, Spain. Presented by Vertical-Life.info as part of our series 'Crags for each season', for which the routes and topos can be downloaded free of charge for a fortnight.

Grand Combin de Valsorey South Face

The video by Yannick Boissenot and Davide Capozzi of their recent ski and snowboard descent of the South Face of Grand Combin de Valsorey in Switzerland.

25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger end Kangchenjunga Skyline Project

After having reached 7200m, Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have decided to end their Skyline Project aimed at traversing the long ridgeline of Kangchenjunga in Himalaya. The two Italian alpinists are safely back at Base Camp.

25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest & Co, good and bad news from the highest mountains in the world

Mountaineering: the latest updates from Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu and Makalu, concerning Kilian Jornet Burgada, Elisabeth Revol and Marco Confortola as well as Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger's attempt at Kangchenjunga. Furthermore, several deaths have been reported.

24.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

King of Kanzi - Kanzianiberg in Austria to host 1980’s Climbing Festival

From 2 to 5 June 2017 Kanzianiberg in Austria will host King of Kanzi, the 1980’s climbing festival. Special guests include Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Steve House, Jacopo Larcher, Markus Pucher, Michael Kemeter, Lisi Steurer, Lorraine Huber and Thomas Brandauer.

23.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Hervé Barmasse and David Göttler, 13 hours up the South Face of Shisha Pangma

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Hervé Barmasse from Italy and and David Göttler from Germany climbed the 2200m southwest face of Shisha Pangma (Tibet, Himalaya) in just 13 hours and in pure alpine style.

23.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos claims second 9a onsight with TCT at Gravere

Interview with Alexander Megos who on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Gravere in Italy managed to onsight the 9a sport climb TCT. This is the German’s second 9a onsight after the historic world’s first 9a onsight in 2013.

22.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tra Nuvole e Sogni, Rolando Larcher and Herman Zanetti make difficult repeat on Monte Cimo

On Sunday 21/05/2017 Rolando Larcher and Herman Zanetti made the probable first repeat of Tra Nuvole e Sogni (200m, 8a max, 7b obligatory), the difficult climb put up by Nicola Tondini and Andrea Simonini in 2012 on Monte Cimo (Brentino, Val d’Adige, Italy).

22.05.2017 by Alessio Roverato in Climbing

Distensione, new rock climb in Val Gadena by Alessio Roverato and Angela Carraro

The report and topo by Alessio Roverato of the new multi-pitch rock climb Distensione (180m, 7a+ max, 6c+ obl) on Monte Spiz in Val Gadena (Valsugana Italy), established with Angela Carraro.

21.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Adam Ondra vs the European Climbing Championship wall in Val di Fassa

Czech climber Adam Ondra checked out the ADEL climbing wall which from 29 June to 1 July 2017 will host the European Climbing Championship.

20.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marek Raganowicz adds big aid climbs to Baffin Island

Polish climber Marek Raganowicz has made the first ascent of two difficult big walls on the Ship's Prow on Baffin Island, Canada: MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4).

19.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest Hillary Step collapsed

The Hillary Step, the famous rock barrier located shortly below the summit of Everest, seems to have collapsed, probably due to the terrible earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. British mountaineer and commercial expedition leader Tim Mosedale broke the news after having reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world on 16 May 2017.

19.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr add new climb to Black Canyon, Colorado

At Black Canyon in Colorado, USA, the Austrians Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr have established the new multi-pitch rock climb Mango Tango (5.11+ R/X, 600m).

18.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni climbs best problem ever in Valle Bavona

At Sonlerto in Valle Bavona, Switzerland, Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of Grande gigante gentile. Graded 8A and 12m tall, the 20-year-old Swiss climber has described the line as 'the perfect highball'.

17.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017, the countdown has begun

The countdown has begun for Red Bull X-Alps, the extenuating and spectacular competition across the Alps that will begin on 2 July 2017 at Salzburg. Destination, by paraglider or on foot: Principality of Monaco

17.05.2017 by Simon Chatelan in Alpinism

Tête de Biselx / Simon Chatelan climbs new route in Mont Blanc massif

Swiss alpinist Simon Chatelan reports about his solo first ascent of Misanthropie i-conique (300m, M7+, A2), a new mixed climb up the North Face of Tête de Biselx, Trient, Mont Blanc massif.

Aletsch: the immense glacier in Switzerland

Franco Voglino and Annalisa Porporato introduce the spectacular area surrounding the Aletsch glacier in Switzerland: more than thirty 4000m peals, just a few minutes away from the Bettmerhorn cable car. An amazing experience for both young and old.

15.05.2017 by Maurizio Panseri in Climbing

Melloblocco 2017: Individually, Together

Melloblocco 2017 seen through the eyes of Maurizio Panseri. After having climbed in Val Masino and Val di Mello for 30 years, the Italian alpinist now took part in this, his first-ever, grand bouldering meeting.

12.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell: three climbers at American Senate

In order to protect America’s National Monuments, yesterday the climbers Sasha DiGiulian, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell traveled to Capitol Hill in Washington together with Libby Sauter and Kai Lightner where they voiced their concerns with the American Senate.

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