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17.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Alessandro Zeni attempts Bimbaluna in heavy snowfall

The video of Alessandro Zeni attempting Bimbaluna at Saint Loup in Switzerland in heavy snowfall.

15.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Keita Kurakami climbs Neutralism, great Japanese highball

The video of Keita Kurakami making the ground-up first ascent of Neutralism, a huge highball boulder problem in Japan.

15.12.2017 by François Cazzanelli in Alpinism

First-class Italian mountaineering in China: the Mount Edgar report

After the initial fragmentary news, François Cazzanelli now reports about the expedition to Mount Edgar (6618 m) in the Nanmengou Valley in Sichuan, China which included Francesco Ratti, Emrik Favre, Tomas Franchini, Matteo Faletti and Fabrizio Dellai. The Italian alpinists succeeded in establishing numerous routes including the first ascent of the West Face of Mount Edgar (Franchini, solo), the first ascent of the NW Face and a repeat of the original route first ascended in 2003 by a Korean expedition.

14.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Scotland: superb new winter climb established by Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson

Winter mountaineering in Scotland: on the Church Door Buttress at Bidean nam Bian close to Glen Coe the expert British mountaineers Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have made the first ascent of Lost Arrow Winter Variation, describing the demanding line as 'one of the most sustained routes' they have ever climbed in the country.

13.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Antarctic climbs by strong American expedition

An all-star expedition comprised of American alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and the cameraman Pablo Durana is currently in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica where various members have managed to establish a flurry of new rock climbs.

13.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski mountaineering World Cup 2018: China kickoff this weekend

The first stage of the Ski mountaineering World Cup 2018 will take place at Wanlong in China this weekend.

12.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Adventure and alpinism in the Antarctic: Spectre climbed by Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon

Alpinism and exploration in Antarctica: Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon have climbed the 1263 m high Spectre peak on the continent’s Gothic Mountains.

11.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Capitan Magic Mushroom first repeat by Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl

Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl have made the first free repeat of Magic Mushroom, the difficult big wall climb freed by Tommy Caldwell on El Capitan in Yosemite.

11.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rungofarka first ascent in Himalaya by Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau

Climbing alpine style over five days, American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau have made the first ascent of Rungofarka 6495 m in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya.

10.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anak Verhoeven, Stefano Carnati and Sébastian Bouin climbing strong in Spain

Sport climbing in Spain: Belgium’s Anak Verhoeven has repeated Ciudad de Dios 9a/+ at Santa Linya, France’s Sébastian Bouin has redpointed La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana while at Margalef Stefano Carnati has climbed his 50th 8c or harder, Llamps i trons.

09.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gordon McArthur vs Storm Giant, world's first proposed D16 drytooling climb

The video of Gordon McArthur climbing his route Storm Giant at Fernie, Canada. Freed last August, this is the first dry tooling climb in the world to receive the grade D16.

08.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma climbing at Yosemite and Bishop

The video of Chris Sharma attempting an old project in Yosemite with Tommy Caldwell before moving on to Bishop to claim the first repeat of Everything is Karate, a difficult new sports climb established by Ethan Pringle.

08.12.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Mediterraneo up Punta Giradili, climbing between Sardinia's sky and sea

In this video by Sky Survey System and Alberto Masala discover the magical climbing as it dances between the cobalt sea and Sardinia’s deep blue skies. The set is Mediterraneo, the multi-pitch rock climb first ascended in 1996 up the fantastic Punta Giradili by Maurizio Oviglia, Mario Ogliengo and Patrick Raspo.

08.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

American Safe Climbing Association replaces 20,000 bolts

The ASCA, the American Safe Climbing Association, has replaced its 20,000th bolt in a bid to make climbing safer.

07.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New rock climb at Padaro, Arco, in memory of Fabio Comini

In June 2017 Alex Bertolini and Leonardo Martinelli established a new multi-pitch rock climb at Padaro in the Valle del Sarca above Arco (Italy) in memory of their friend Fabio Comini.

06.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Early climbing in slow Scottish winter

The winter mountaineering season in Scotland has begun in earnest with three notable ascents on Ben Nevis, Hell’s Lum Crag in the Cairngorms and at Beinn Heasgairnich in the Southern Highlands.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Climbing USA: Donald Trump reduces Bears Ears National Monument by 85%

The President of the United States Donald Trump has reduced protected lands in the Bears Ears National Monument by 85%, and by 45% those protected in the National Monument.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hazel Findlay fantastically free on the Salathé Wall on El Capitan

British rock climber Hazel Findlay has made a rare free ascent of the legendary Salathé Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kaunergrat Winter Traverse, Matthias & Hansjörg Auer mountaineering in the Ötztal Alps

Winter mountaineering video: Hansjörg Auer and his brother Matthias and their North - South traverse of the main section of the Kaunergrat ridge in the Ötztal Alps, Austria.

04.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James Pearson climbs Power Ranger, bold and beautiful trad at Chattanooga

British climber James Pearson has made the first ascent of the bold and difficult route Power Ranger (5.14R / 8c) at Sunset Rocks, Chattanooga, USA.

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