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23.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra live streaming of the Silence premiere at Riva del Garda

This evening at Riva del Garda, Italy, Adam Ondra and Garda Trentino present the world premiere of the film Silence. The path that led to the world’s first 9c will be explored by Ondra with legendary British climber Jerry Moffatt. Live streaming of the evening will be broadcast on youtube at 21.00-

23.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Once in a Lifetime in Val Litres, spectacular ice climb in the Dolomites

On Col Turont in Val Litres (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr and Florian Riegler have established Once in a Lifetime (WI6+, M8, 165 m), a beautiful icefall which probably has never been climbed before.

Etna Ski Mountaineering European Championships 2018

The European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018 get underway today on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. The competitions take place on the North Face of the volcano from 22 - 24 February.

22.02.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Jim Bridwell, at the forefront of climbing and alpinism since the 60's

The 2002 interview / portrait of American climber and mountaineer Jim Bridwell, one of the undisputed driving forces of rock climbing in Yosemite and on the world’s most inhospitable mountains, who died on 16 February 2018 at the age of 73. By Vinicio Stefanello.

21.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest in winter: Alex Txikon & Co embark on decisive attempt

The expedition led by Alex Txikon currently attempting a winter ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen has entered the final stage. The climbers have ascended to Camp 2.

20.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grit & Rock Award: Nepal Mugu Peaks Expedition wins First Ascent Award

The women’s expedition comprised of Anna Torretta, Cecilia Buil and Ixchel Foord has won the main grant of the First Ascent Expedition Award promoted by the Grit & Rock Award foundation aimed at promoting female first ascents. The expedition will attempt the unclimbed Mugu Peaks in Nepal in October.

19.02.2018 by Manuel Baumgartner in Alpinism

New ice climb in Val Badia, Dolomites

Ice climbing in the Dolomites: on 10/12/2017 Manuel Baumgartner and Simon Kehrer made the first ascent of Schorschs Weinfall, a new icefall in the Longiarü Valley - Antersasc in Val Badia, Italy. Baumgartner reports.

18.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Stefano Ghisolfi climbing La Capella (9b), Siurana

The video of Stefano Ghisolfi redpointing La Capella, the 9b sports climb located at Siurana in Spain.

18.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ice climbed at Jackson Hole Skiing Paradise

American alpinists Nathan Brown, Sam Macke, Jackson Marvell and Brian Mulvihill have established two new ice and mixed climbs at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

17.02.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird

Jim Bridwell has left us. Yesterday, February 16th 2018, one of the absolute legends of rock climbing and mountaineering, died aged 73.

16.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Antarctica first ascent / Marek Holeček and Míra Dub battle Bloody Nose up Monte Pizduch

On Winkle Island, Antarctica, Marek Holeček and Míra Dub made the alpine style first ascent of Bloody Nose up the hitherto unclimbed Monte Pizduch located in the Mount Wheat massif. Carried out from 6 - 7 January 2018, the Czech mountaineers climbed alpine style for 33 hours, breached difficulties up to M4/WI5+, 95° and crossed four individual summits. Holeček, who climbed a new route up the Southwest Face of Gasherbrum I (8080 m) in 2017, provides the report.

14.02.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Adam Ondra and the world premiere of the film Silence at Riva del Garda

On Friday 23 February at 21.00 at Riva del Garda, Italy, Adam Ondra and the Garda Trentino will present a unique event: the world premiers of Silence, the film directed by Bernardo Giménez that documents the road that led to the world’s first 9c. Ondra will be joined on stage by another climbing legend, Britain’s Jerry Moffatt.

13.02.2018 by Johannes Egger in Alpinism

New ice and mixed climb in Val Lasties, Dolomites

Ice climbing in the Dolomites: Johannes Egger reports about the first ascent of Solo per un altro Hashtag, a new mixed climb in Val Lasties, Sella massif, first ascended on 27/01/2018 with Jörg Niedermayr and Friedl Brancalion.

12.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Adam Ondra / Interview after world's first 9a+ flash at St. Léger in France

Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra after the historic world’s first 9a+ flash, on Super Crackinette at Saint-Léger du Ventoux climbed on 10 February 2018.

12.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger: first winter ascent of Siberian Pik Pobeda

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have carried out the first winter ascent of Pik Pobeda, also known as Gora Pobeda and at 3003 meters the highest mountain in Siberia, Arctic Polar Circle.

11.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra claims world’s first 9a+ flash at St. Léger

At Saint Léger in France Adam Ondra has made a flash ascent of Super Crackinette. This is the first time a 9a+ has successfully been flashed.

10.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

12-year-old Oriane Bertone boulders 8B+

Oriane Bertone, the 12-year-old climber from France’s Réunion Island, has climbed Golden Shadow in Rocklands, South Africa. In doing so she has become the youngest person to climb an 8B+ boulder problem.

09.02.2018 by Christoph Hainz in Alpinism

Christoph Hainz and Kurt Astner add new mixed climb to Pragser Tal

South Tyrol’s Christoph Hainz and Kurt Astner have established ‘New look new hook’, a new mixed climb up Rauhe Gaisl, Pragser Tal, Dolomites. The report by Christoph Hainz.

08.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alexander Huber and Guido Unterwurzacher climb Hoher Göll Direkte Große Trichter in winter

On 31/01/2018 Alexander Huber and Guido Unterwurzacher ascended Direkte Große Trichter, an ice and mixed climb up the West Face of Hoher Göll, Berchtesgaden Alps.

07.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni climbs IUR, one of Cresciano's best boulder problems

Swiss boulderer Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of a series of quality boulder problems in the Ticino region of Switzerland. One of the highlights is IUR, a 8B+ described as one of the best in Cresciano.

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