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17.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Sardinia's spectacular Aguglia di Goloritzé

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.

17.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Larkya Main, Georgians claim first ascent in Himalaya

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.

16.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Keita Kurakami free climbs The Nose on El Capitan

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.

16.11.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Patrick Edlinger and what remains of climbing

Precisely five years after the death of French climber Patrick Edlinger, some thoughts and a video of one of the absolute climbing legends.

15.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marcel Remy climbing strong aged 94

The video of Marcel Remy who, aged 94, climbs Miroir de l'Argentine in Switzerland.

14.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Unstoppable Adam Ondra adds new 9b to Arco, Italy

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.

14.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

French climb new route up Pangbuk North in Nepal

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).

14.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Patxi Usobiaga surpasses himself on Pachamama at Oliana

Basque climber Patxi Usobiaga has climbed his hardest route to date, Pachamama 9a+/b at Oliana in Spain.

13.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Romain Desgranges and Janja Garnbret win Climbing World Cup 2017

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.

12.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Valery Rozov dies in BASE Jump accident on Ama Dablam

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.

11.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Match point at Kranj: in Slovenia decisive round of Lead World Cup 2017

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.

11.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Kishtwar, new route in Himalaya climbed by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist, Julian Zanker

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.

10.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Charles Albert frees Fontainebleau's first 8C+

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.

09.11.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Cuba, the new sports crag in Sardinia

Maurizio Oviglia introduces Cuba, a new sports climbing crag in SE Sardinia.

08.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nalle Hukkataival Burden of Dreams, backstage video of world's first 9A boulder

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.

08.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Luca Rinaldi 8B boulder flash at Brione in Switzerland

At Brione (Canton Ticino, Switzerland) Luca Rinaldi has flashed the 8B boulder problem Blinded by the light.

Mt. Ushba: Slovakians score first ski descent in Georgian Caucasus

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).

07.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins

The video tribute to American alpinists Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins.

06.11.2017 by Filippo Manca in Climbing

Midnight Lightning: Filippo Manca explores the legendary Ron Kauk boulder problem in Yosemite

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.

05.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Capitan: Big Stone vs Tiny Humans

The timelapse of climbers on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, USA, filmed by di Tristan Greszko.

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