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Red Bull Der Lange Weg begins today!

The Red Bull Der Lange Weg got underway today at 10:00am. The ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice will be attempted by Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug. Following in the footsteps of the historic 1971 Austrians Robert Kittl, Klaus Hoi, Hansjörg Farbmacher and Hans Mariacher, the 2018 team aims to complete the traverse in less than 41 days.

16.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Los Picos 6500, first summits climbed in the Andes by Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini, Silvestro Franchini

In the Andes the Italian alpinists Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini have successfully climbed the first three mountains of the Los Picos 6500 project. The aim is to climb the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes in circa 60 days and shortly after their arrival they ascended Aconcagua, Tupungato and Mercedario. They will be accompanied by their friend and fellow mountaineer Michele Leonardi.

16.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nina Caprez and Barbara Zangerl climbing Die Unendliche Geschichte in Rätikon

The video of Nina Caprez and Barbara Zangerl and their 2015 repeat of the famous multi-pitch alpine sports climb Die Unendliche Geschichte in Rätikon, Switzerland. First ascended by Beat Kammerlander, the route had only been repeated once previously, by Pietro dal Prà in 2005.

15.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson officially presumed dead in Alaska

The two highly talented alpinists Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are officially missing and presumed deceased in Alaska. They have not been heard from since their 5 March ascent of the Mendenhall Towers.

14.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jumbo Jet direct start in Val Lietres, Dolomites

In Val Lietres (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayr have added a direct start, up rock, to the famous icefall Jumbo Jet. With this new variant the route tackles overall difficulties up to M7 WI5+.

13.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Wild French rock climbs in Pirrit Hills, Antarctica

In early 2018 a French Groupe Militaire de haute montagne expedition comprised of Arnaud Bayol, Antoine Bletton, Jean-Yves Igonenc, Didier Jourdain, Sébastien Moatti, Dimitry Munoz established a series of new rock climbs in the Pirrit Hills range of Antarctica. Highlights include Coming in from the cold up Mount Tidd (2244 m) and Corrasion up the virgin Mount Turcotte (1950 m).

12.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Robert Jasper Flying Circus rope solo video

The video of Robert Jasper making a rope solo, free ascent the famous mixed climb Flying Circus at Breitwangfluh in Switzerland.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the great ski tour traverse of the Alps begins

17 March 2018 is the starting date of the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the immense ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Viena to Nice following in the footsteps of the historic 1971 Austrian team comprised of Robert Kittl, Klaus Hoi, Hansjörg Farbmacher and Hans Mariacher. An international team of 7 alpinists composed of Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug will attempt to complete the ski tour traverse in less than 41 days.

11.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival

From 20 - 22 April 2018 Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Star guests include Simone Moro, Jeremy Collins, Jane Goodall, Nicolas Favresse, Emilio Previtali, Dino Lanzaretti, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca, Igor D’India. The festival will also host the thrid edition of Arco Rock Star, the international climbing photography contest in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

10.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The metamorphosis of James Pearson / Power Ranger at Sunset Rocks, USA

The tongue-in-cheek video of British climber James Pearson and the transformation he underwent to make the first ascent of Power Ranger (5.14R / 8c) at Sunset Rocks, Chattanooga, USA.

09.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer: the scary, risky rappel, the video and interview

Interview with 34-year-old Hansjörg Auer after his extremely risky abseil off the South Face of Achplatte in Austria. The video of this abseil has monopolised the climbing community’s social media.

09.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dawn Wall tailer, Caldwell and Jorgeson climb world's hardest big wall

The trailer of the film Dawn Wall that documents the first free ascent of Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, the world’s most difficult big wall climb completed in January 2015 by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson.

08.03.2018 by Simon Gietl in Alpinism

South Tyrol ice climbing, Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini establish MFG

Simon Gietl reports about MFG, a new mixed climb at Rein in Taufers in the Dolomites, Italy, first ascended with Vittorio Messini.

07.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites ice climbing video: Once in a lifetime in Val Lietres

The video of the first ascent of Once in a lifetime, the new icefall up Col Turont in Val Lietres (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) first ascended by Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr and Florian Riegler.

07.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Avers Valley ice climbing / new variation Risiko to Thron in Switzerland

Ice climbing in Switzerland: on Saturday 10 February 2018 Matteo Rivadossi and Leonardo Gheza swung leads to establish a new variation to the famous icefall Thron, also known as Mostro d'Avers in Val d'Avers. Interestingly, at exactly the same time they were joined by a Swiss team intent on climbing the very same line… Rivadossi provides the report.

06.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Robert Jasper makes rope solo of Flying Circus at Breitwangfluh

High up on the Breitwangfluh in Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland German alpinist Robert Jasper has made a rope solo, free ascent of his world famous mixed climb Flying Circus.

05.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jon Cardwell claims La Rambla at Siurana

American climber Jon Cardwell has repeated the classic 9a+ testpiece La Rambla at Siurana in Spain.

05.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing in Mallorca with Margo Hayes, Paige Claassen, Emily Harrington

The video of the three American climbers Margo Hayes, Paige Claassen and Emily Harrington sport climbing and Deep Water Solo climbing on the island of Mallorca in Spain.

04.03.2018 by Mauro Calibani in Climbing

Mauro Calibani: 60 sec on Batman

The climbing video of Mauro Calibani interpreting Batman, a spectacular trad climb in Sardinia.

03.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold devours his Power Shrimps at Helmcken Falls in Canada

Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold has established and freed Power Shrimps, a new ice climb at Helmcken Falls in Canada.




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