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25.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Adieu Stéphane Husson

French mountain guide Stéphane Husson and a 16-year-old teenager lost their lives in a climbing accident.

24.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Magic Wood, new trad climb in Swiss bouldering paradise

At Magic Wood in Switzerland Lorin Etzel and Samuel Würtz have established 'Alte Flamme, neuer Docht', not a new boulder problem but a new 5-pitch trad climb.

22.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Vertical Jungfrau Marathon by Roger Schäli & David Hefti

Mountaineering video: the vertical marathon of Roger Schäli and David Hefti who on 22 August 2013 climbed more than 3300m elevation gain and 23 pitches up to 7a+ to reach the summit of Jungfrau in Switzerland’s Overland Bernese in 16 hours.

22.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climbs above Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska by Brette Harrington and Caro North

Caro North and Brette Harrington have made the first ascent of new mixed line up the NE Face of Southern Duke and added a new rock climb to the Taku towers on the Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska.

21.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi makes excellent Erto debut

At his first visti to the Italian crag Erto, Stefano Ghisolfi onsighted Tucson 8a, Bricolage 8a+, Super Pole Position 8a+ and Jurassic Climb 8b+.

20.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist climb out of their Comfort Zone

The video of US climbers Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist training for two sports routes that are the exact opposite of their preferred style of climbing.

19.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Slovak Direct, Denali: Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase seal first female ascent

Interview with Anne Gilbert Chase after the ninth ascent and first female ascent of the Slovak Direct on Denali, climbed from 2 - 5 June 2018 with Chantel Astorga.

18.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Janhukot first ascent in Indian Himalaya by British expedition

British mountaineers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot (6805m) in the Garhwal Himalaya in India.

17.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

North3 trailer of sub-48 hour enchainment by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini

The trailer of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini and their enchainment of Mt. Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and Grossglockner in Austria in just 47 hours and 16 minutes.

16.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Katrin Lehmann boulders Kryptos, only second woman to send 8C

On 14 May Katrin Kaddi Lehmann repeated Kryptos, an 8C boulder problem at Morchelstock in Switzerland. In doing so she has become only the second woman to climb this grade after Ashima Shiraishi.

15.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Colin Haley dashes up Denali Cassin Ridge in record-breaking 8 hours 7 minutes

Interview with American alpinist Colin Haley after his record-breaking ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali (McKinley) in Alaska in 8 hours 7 minutes on 5 June 2018

14.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Val Bondasca paths officially closed after Pizzo Cengalo rockslide

For safety reasons all paths in Val Bondasca are officially closed until further notice following the Piz Cengalo rockfall on 23 August 2017.

13.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Hansjörg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West solo

Interview with Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer on the eve of his departure for Lupghar Sar West, a 7181m high mountain in the Karakorum, Pakistan which he plans to climb solo.

12.06.2018 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Rock climbing in Jordan: new rock climbs at Wadi Sulam

Maurizio Oviglia reports about an expedition of the Italian Alpine Club and the JTB (Jordan Tourism Board) which resulted in series of new climbs in the unexplored area of ​​Wadi Sulam in Jordan. Expedition members included Maurizio Giordani, Manrico Dell'Agnola, Andrea Cattarossi, Marco Scagnetto, Luca Schiera, Umberto Del Vecchio, Erik Lazarus, Gianluca Cavalli, Marcello Sanguineti, Angelo Taddei, Alberto Rampini and Lorella Franceschini.

11.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sean Villanueva climbs freaky Frankenjura trad

The video of Belgian rock climber Sean Villanueva repeating 'Der Ungeheuer sei Mutter', a difficult and somewhat particular trad climb at the Vogelherdgrotte crag in the Frankenjura, Germany.

11.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi free Magic Line at Gramitico 2018

The videos of Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi freeing Magic Line 2018, the highball project at the Gramitico 2018 bouldering meeting just took place in Valle di Daone, Italy, last weekend.

10.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

The film Loved by All: the story of Apa Sherpa directed by Eric Crosland that tells the moving story of Apa Sherpa, who entered the Guinness Book of Records for having climbed Mount Everest 21 times. Through his work he aims to provide education for children in the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

09.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hotel Supramonte climbed in Sardinia by Lara Neumeier, Christoph Hanke, Jozef Kristoffy

Lara Neumeier, Christoph Hanke and Jozef Kristoffy have all repeated Hotel Supramonte, the famous multi-pitch climb first ascended in the Gole di Gorropu in Sardinia by Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani.

08.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Gabriele Moroni: interview after historic gold in Japan Boulder World Cup

Interview with Italian climber Gabriele Moroni after last week’s victory in Japan at the Hachioji stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018.

08.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lynn Hill / 25 years ago the first free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan

After the new The Nose speed record set on El Capitan by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold on 06/06/2018, here’s a throwback to our 2002 interview with Lynn Hill that explores her historic first free ascent in 1993 and her groundbreaking one-day free ascent in 1994 of this legendary big wall in Yosemite Valley, USA.

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