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21.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Federica Mingolla climbing Fisch - Attraverso il Pesce - up Marmolada, Dolomites

Climbing video: the documentary Fish that follows Italian climber Federica Mingolla up the famous rock climb via Attraverso il Pesce (Weg durch den Fisch), first ascended in 1981 by Igor Koller and Jindric Šustr on the South Face of Marmolada, Dolomites.

21.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Torres del Paine in Patagonia: Riders on the Storm too stormy for Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington have abandoned their attempt at make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm, the famous big wall up the Central Paine Tower in Patagonia, due to terrible weather.

20.02.2017 by Elio Bonfanti in Alpinism

For Adriano Trombetta

In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

19.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Greg Boswell winter climbing video profile

The video profile of Greg Boswell, one of the UK’s strongest Scottish winter climbers.

17.02.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Passion, alpinism and risks

A thought for Mauro Franceschini, Antonella Gallo, Antonella Gerini and Fabrizio Recchia who yesterday, Thursday 16/02/17, lost their lives when the icefall Bonne année collapsed in Valle di Gressoney, Valle d’Aosta, Italy.

16.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II

The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and the splendour of the Alps celebrated in this video filmed for the 'Mountains' episode of the BBC documentary Planet Earth II.

16.02.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Cerro Murallón, Patagonia, alpinism and a story of former times: the East Face first ascent by Bacci, Bernasconi and Della Bordella

The alpinism and adventure up 'El Valor del Miedo’ (1000m, 90°, M6+, A2), the new mixed route established by the Ragni di Lecco climbers David Bacci, Matteo Bernasconi and Matteo Della Bordella who finally resolved the long-standing problem of the East Face of Cerro Murallon in Patagonia. The first ascent was carried out in a day and a half in pure alpine style on a remote Patagonian mountain that was first ascended in1984 by the Ragni Casimiro Ferrari, Carlo Aldè and Paolo Vitali.

15.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco 2017 - online registration open

Pre-registration is now online for the 14th edition of Melloblocco, the biggest bouldering and climbing meeting in the world that will be held in Italy’s Val di Mello - Val Masino from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2017.

15.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora / Climbing into the future

Interview with Italian climber Laura Rogora who, aged a mere 15, made the first ascent of a route at Collepardo on the outskirts of Rome which could be one of the hardest sport climbs ever freed by a woman.

14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Winter mountaineering in Scotland / Greg Boswell adds difficult new mixed climb to Cairngorms

On 08/02/2017 Greg Boswell and Scott Grosdanof made the first ascent of Intravenous Fly Trap, a difficult new mixed climb at Coire an Lochain in the Cairngorms, Scotland.

14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

13.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 / Laetitia Roux, Matteo Eydallin and Robert Antonioli win in Turkey

The third stage of the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 took place at Erzincan in Turkey last weekend. Saturday’s Individual race was won by France’s Laetitia Roux and Italy’s Matteo Eydallin, while Sunday’s Vertical race was won by Roux and Italy’s Robert Antonioli.

13.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Merry Christmas, amazing icefall climbed in Linzhou Taihang canyon, China

Ice climbing in China: a stunning icefall resembling a Christmas tree was first ascended on 31/01/2017 by He Chuan and Liu Yang in XianXia canyon, a branch of Linzhou Taihang canyon.

12.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest in winter / First attempt failed. Alex Txikon & Co return to Base Camp

14/02/2017: The mountaineers attempting to climb Everest in winter without supplementary oxygen have returned to Base Camp. Alex Txikon, Nurbu Sherpa and Cheppal Sherpa had reached South Col at 7950m but were forced to descend due to high winds. 12/02/2017: The Everest winter expedition without supplementary oxygen led by Alex Txikon continues to make progress. The Basque mountaineer, Nurbu Sherpa and Cheppal Sherpa and have now reached Camp 3 (7400m).

12.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Pietro Biagini bouldering at Varazze

The video of Italian climber Pietro Biagini sending Alphacentauri sit. 8B and Scacco al Re Nero 7C/+ at Varazze, Italy.

10.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest in winter / Alex Txikon & Co start summit bid

The Spanish expedition led by Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon to climb Everest in winter and without supplementary oxygen has begun in earnest. A weather window is forecast for 14 to 18 February 2017.

10.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ötztal Freizeitstress ice climb established in Austria by Hansjörg Auer and Reinhard Obweger

On 19/01/2017 Hansjörg Auer and Reinhard Obweger made the first ascent of Freizeitstress, a new mixed climb in Ötztal, Austria.

09.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra frees Mamichula at Oliana, new 9b sports climb

On 08/02/2017 Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Mamichula at Oliana in Spain, a route the 24-year-old climber from the Czech Republic has graded 9b.

08.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

San Vito lo Capo climbing: Christoph Hainz and Andrea De Martin Polo ascend November Sun

In November 2016 Christoph Hainz and Andrea De Martin Polo established 'November Sun' (7b, obligatory 7a, 270m), a new multi-pitch rock climb on Monte Monaco, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.

08.02.2017 by Ivan Laković in Alpinism

Montenegro: most difficult icefall climbed in Tara canyon

A mixed team of climbers from Montenegro and Serbia, comprised of Nikola Đurić, Dušan Branković, Dušan Starinac, Danilo Pot and Ivan Laković, recently climbed the two highest frozen waterfalls in Montenegro: Strast (WI5+, 150m) and Mali zec (WI4, 150m) in the Tara canyon close to Dobrilovina. Laković provides the report.

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