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21.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nuptse South Face, extraordianry new French route climbed by Degoulet, Guigonne, Millerioux

French alpinists Hélias Millerioux, Frédéric Degoulet and Niçois Benjamin Guigonnet have made an alpine style ascent of a new route up the South Face of Nuptse, Nepal Himalaya

20.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Sasha DiGiulian / The state of the art of women's climbing

Top American climber Sasha DiGiulian talks to planetmountain.com about the current state of female sport climbing, starting from the latest great ascents carried out Margo Hayes and Anak Verhoeven.

19.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gnadenlos, difficult and dangerous new Ortler ice climb

On the NW Face of Ortler (3905m) Daniel Ladurner, Johannes Lemayer and Herbert Plattner have made the first ascent of 'Gnadenlos', a new icefall described as 'WI5 with great risk'.

19.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Via Mirko, new rock climb above Val Gardena in the Dolomites

The Italian Mountain Guides Armin Senoner and Manuel Nocker have made the first ascent of Via Mirko, a new rock climb up Monte Steviola above Vallunga (Puez-Odle group), Dolomites.

18.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Quinn Brett, Recovery Fund for climber injured in fall on El Capitan

On 11 October 2017 strong American climber Quinn Brett fell and seriously injured herself while climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). Friends have launched a fundraising campaign.

18.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bugaboos climbing: Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope enchain Howser Towers in a day

Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope climb the three Howser Towers at the Bugaboos in Canada in 23 hours and 30 minutes. The link-up consisted of 2,000m of climbing up to 5.12+ (7b/7b+). This is the first time the three towers have been enchained in a day.

17.10.2017 by Matteo Pavana in Climbing

Alfredo Webber climbs 9a aged 48, Thunder Ribes at Massone

A few days ago 48-year-old Alfredo Webber climbed his first 9a, Thunder Ribes at Massone, Arco, Italy. Matteo Pavana provides the report.

16.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret wins Lead World Cup 2017, Anak Verhoeven and Keiichiro Korenaga win in Xiamen

The penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 was won yesterday at Xiamen in China by Anak Verhoeven from Belgium and Keiichiro Korenaga from Japan. Slovenia's Janja Garnbret placed third and secured overall victory in the Lead World Cup. The Speed World Cup 2017 was won by Anouck Jaubert from France and and Vladislav Deulin from Russia.

16.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Crucifix at Canyonlands, progress and photos of Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker

In September 2017 British rock climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker returned to the Moab, USA where they made progress on their The Crucifix, hailed as one of the hardest trad climbing projects in the world.

15.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2017 - Xiamen Live

Xiamen in China is currently hosting the penultimate stage of the Speed and Lead World Cup 2017. The finals take place at 12:50 and are transmitted in live streaming.

14.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Come on John!

Backed up by his hilarious crew, John Thornton sends Caroline 7C+ at Rocklands, South Africa.

13.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra vs Stefano Ghisolfi climbing challenge

The videos of Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi attempting to free a new sports climb at Massone, Arco, Italy.

12.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nangpai Gosum II first ascended by Jost Kobusch

24-year-old German alpinist Jost Kobusch claims the first ascent of Nangpai Gosum II, the 7296 meter high mountain located on the border between Nepal and China.

11.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins, an indescribable tragedy for alpinism

27-year-old Hayden Kennedy and his girlfriend Inge Perkins have lost their lives. Kennedy was considered one of the leading climbers of his generation.

10.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Königsspitze ice climb by Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer

Mountaineering in the South Tyrol: on 07/10/2017 Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer climbed Schattenspiel, a line they believe is a new route described as 'a fantastic line of ice' up the NE Face of Königsspitze / Gran Zebrù.

10.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Stefano Ghisolfi and Janja Garnbret win in China

Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret won the sixth stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 that took place at Wujiang in China last weekend. The sixth stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by the Russians Aleksandr Shikov and Iuliia Kaplina.

09.10.2017 by Urban Golob in Alpinism

Goodbye to Franček Knez, Slovenia's silent climber

62-year-old Slovenian mountaineer Franček Knez died on 6 October 2017. Reserved and modest, Knez was considered by many as one of the strongest alpinists of his generation. Published below is a profile written by Slovenian journalist Urban Golob in 2010 when, together with Silvo Karo, Knez was conferred the Order of Merit for his contributions to mountaineering.

08.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Bird's-eye view of Vajont dam, 54 years after the disaster

The drone footage of Alessandro Menafra to remember the Vajont disaster that ocurred in Italy on 9 October, 1963.

07.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

In Chile Pirmin Bertle makes first ascent of South America's hardest sport climb

In August at the crag Socaire in Chile German climber Pirmin Bertle made the first ascent of 'Le vent nous portera'. Graded 9a+, this is the hardest sport climb in the country and South America.

06.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger summit Manaslu

On 30 September the German mountaineers Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger reached the summit of Manaslu, their seventh 8000er climbing without the use of supplementary oxygen.

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