Two climbers, unknown and beautiful, reach the top of Aguglia di Goloritzè, the splendid limestone needle in Sardinia. A moment of pure joy high above the turquoise sea of the Gulf of Orosei.
Georgian mountaineers Giorgi Tepnadze, Bakar Gelashvili and Archil Badriashvili have established a new route up the SE Face of Larkya Main. It is also the first ascent of this 6425m high mountain in the Himalaya.
Japanese rock climber Keita Kurakami has made a free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan (Yosemite, USA). This is only the 5th free ascent of the monumental big wall.
Precisely five years after the death of French climber Patrick Edlinger, some thoughts and a video of one of the absolute climbing legends.
The video of Marcel Remy who, aged 94, climbs Miroir de l'Argentine in Switzerland.
Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of One Slap, a new 9b sports climb at the crag Laghel close to Arco. This is the second 9b in Arco and the third in Italy.
Mountaineering in the Himalayas: in the Lunag Massif (Khumbu region) the French mountaineers Max Bonniot and Pierre Sancier have climbed Tolérance Zero, a new 1100m route described as elegant, logical and technical up the North Face of Pangbuk North (6589 m).
Basque climber Patxi Usobiaga has climbed his hardest route to date, Pachamama 9a+/b at Oliana in Spain.
The last leg of the Climbing Lead World Cup 2017, held on 11 and 12 November in Kranj, Slovenia, was won by Austria’s Jakob Schubert and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret. France’s Romain Desgranges and Garnbret won the overall ranking, ahead of Stefano Ghisolfi and Jain Kim.
52-year-old Valery Rozov, one for the most expert and famous BASE jumpers in the world, has died in a BASE Jump accident on Ama Dablam.
The final, decisive round of the Lead World Cup 2017 is currently taking place at Kranj in Slovenia. France’s Romain Desgranges is close to victory, but Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi could still cause an upset.
On 14 October 2017 German alpinist Thomas Huber and the Swissmen Stephan Siegrist and Julian Zanker made the first ascent of ‘Har Har Mahadev’, a new climb up the NW Face of Cerro Kishtwar. This is only the 4th ascent of the 6155 m peak located in the Indian Himalaya.
French climber Charles Albert has freed the extension to La Révolutionnaire, suggesting 8C+. If confirmed, this becomes the first problem in Fontainebleau (France) to be graded 8C+ and also one of the hardest boulder problems in the world.
Maurizio Oviglia introduces Cuba, a new sports climbing crag in SE Sardinia.
The backstage video di Burden of Dreams, the first boulder problem in the world graded 9A and freed by Nalle Hukkataival at Lappnor in Finland in October 2016.
At Brione (Canton Ticino, Switzerland) Luca Rinaldi has flashed the 8B boulder problem Blinded by the light.
Last May and June Slovakian alpinists Miroslav Peťo and Maroš Červienka carried out a series of difficult ski descents in the Caucasus massif in Georgia: the SW Ridge of Tetnuldi (4858 m), the SE couloir of Chatyn Tau (4412 m) and, above all, the SE couloir of Ushba North summit (4698 m).
The video tribute to American alpinists Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins.
Filippo Manca talks about his bouldering trip to America where, in Yosemite, he managed to repeat the legendary Midnight Lightning boulder problem. Moments later he encountered American climbing legend Ron Kauk who, in 1978, made the first ascent of what has transformed into one of the most famous boulder problems in the world.
The timelapse of climbers on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, USA, filmed by di Tristan Greszko.