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14.06.2017 by Mauro Dell'Antonia in Climbing

Rivoluzione, Mauro Dell’Antonia claims Lumignano's first 9a

Sport climbing: the report by Mauro Dell'Antonia who last May at Lumignano (Italy) made the first ascent of ‘Rivoluzione’ . The 51-year-old Venetian climber has suggested 9a and, should this be confirmed, then this would make the climb the hardest at this historical crag.

13.06.2017 by Marco Cordin in Alpinism

Tempi Moderni on Marmolada, a young adventure in the Dolomites

18-year-old Marco Cordin's retraces his recent repeat, together with the 16-year-old Pietro Garzon, of Tempi Moderni up the South Face of Marmolada. First climbed in 1982 by Heinz Mariacher and Luisa Iovane, this is one of the most famous rock climbs in the Dolomites.

12.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ticket crack - the crack climbing masterpiece

Urban climbing in Belgium: Sébastien Berthe, Florian Delcoigne, Pierre Mertens, Pablo Recourt and Loic Debry attempt 'The Ticket Crack' at Groenendael railway station close to Brussels.

11.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Vail victories for Jongwon Chon and Shauna Coxsey

The fifth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 was won on Saturday 10 June in Vail, Colorado, USA by South Korea’s Jongwon Chon and by Britain’s Shauna Coxsey.

10.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2017: Vail live

The Bouldering World Cup 2017 continues with the fifth stage in Vail, USA. The Semifinals begin at 18:00 CET, while the finals take place at 00:30.

09.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Midnight Lightning, the legendary boulder problem in Yosemite

The video of David Sjöquist climbing Midnight Lightning in Yosemite, USA, one of the most famous boulder problems in the world first climbed in 1978 by Ron Kauk. The first episode of the series The Classics | Boulder.

09.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Capitan: Peter Zabrok and Sean Warren make long-awaited first repeat of Adrift in Yosemite

American rock climber Peter Zabrok and Britain's Sean Warren have made the long-awaited first repeat of Adrift, the difficult big wall aid climb up the SE Face of El Capitan first ascended in early 1994 by Steve Quinlan and Paul Pritchard.

07.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jorg Verhoeven and the life saving climbing helmet

The video of Dutch rock climber Jorg Verhoeven as he falls headfirst off a trad climb in Colorado, USA and is saved by his climbing helmet.

06.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold: first video of Freerider free solo up El Capitan

The first video of Alex Honnold’s free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite, carried out by the American climbs on 3 June 2017.

06.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Steve McClure frees Rainman at Malham Cove, Britain's first 9b

At Malham Cove in England Steve McClure has freed Rainman, the first sports climb in Great Britain graded 9b.

06.06.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Alex Honnold, the free solo beyond the norm

Rock climbing beyond the limits: thoughts about the scope of Alex Honnold's recent free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan (Yosemite).

05.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ralf Dujmovits, dream vanishes of climbing Everest without supplementary oxygen

At the end of May the German mountaineer Ralf Dujmovits was forced to abandon his attempt of climbing Everest without supplementary oxygen due to the strong winds and snowfall at 8,580 meters. In 2009, Dujmovits completed all fourteen 8000ers without O2, except for the highest mountain in the world.

04.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold free solo climbs El Capitan, Yosemite

American rock climber Alex Honnold has made a free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite. In doing so he has become the first person to climb El Capitan without ropes.

03.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

On the trails of the glaciers: how Patagonia has changed in the last 100 years

The video trailer by Fabiano Ventura documenting the effects of climate change on the glaciers in Patagonia.

02.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Italian climbing team: European Championship dreams at Campitello di Fassa

While the Val di Fassa Climbing club continues preparing for the IFSC European Climbing Championship (Lead and Speed) at the end of June, the Italian Climbing Team coached by Luca Giupponi has just spent four days training on the ADEL climbing wall.

01.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ricordi nebbiosi, big new rock climb up Cima della Busazza, Civetta, Dolomites

From 2 to 3 August 2016 Giorgio Travaglia, Martin Dejori, Titus Prinoth and Alex Walpoth made the first ascent of Ricordi nebbiosi (IX-A1), an almost 1200m high route up the NW Face of Cima della Busazza (Civetta, Dolomites).

31.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

Interview with South Tyrolean mountain guide Christoph Hainz, one of the world's most talented alpinists and climbers.

30.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi new mixed climb by Jeff Mercier & Co

French alpinists Jeff Mercier, David Autheman, Lucien Boucansaud and Gérémy Rakowski have completed Red Devils, a new route up the NW Face of Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc massif, France.

29.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kilian Jornet summits Everest twice in a week

After having summited Everest on 22 May 2017, on 27 May Spain’s Kilian Jornet Burgada reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain for the second time in one week. Jornet Burgada climbed without supplementary oxygen and in 17 hours from Advanced Base Camp.

29.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Christoph Hainz, Tre Cime di Lavaredo man: the evening at Arco

On Friday 2 June 2017 at 21:00 at Caffé Trentino in Arco an evening talk with Christoph Hainz, for the last two decades one of the leading climbers and mountaineers, not only in the Dolomites. The evening will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello, editor of PlanetMountain.com

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