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10.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Pietro Biagini repeats historic Ombra at Finale

Pietro Biagini repeats Ombra (8b/+), the historic sport climb freed in 1988 by Andrea Gallo at Rocca di Perti close to Finale Ligure in Italy.

10.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco 2017, climbing and bouldering galore tomorrow in Val Masino and Val di Mello

Tomorrow heralds the start in Italy’s Val Masino – Val di Mello on Melloblocco 2017, the world’s most famous international climbing meeting. Over 2000 climbers have already registered for the 14th edition.

09.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Christoph Hainz cleans up Der Fluch der Kamine at Sass dai Tamersc, Dolomites

On the South Face of Sass dai Tamersc Christoph Hainz has reequipped Der Fluch der Kamine (VII-, 390m). According to mountain guide from the South Tyrol this climb 'has the potential to become a classic rock climb' in the Italian Dolomites.

08.05.2017 by Steve House in Alpinism

A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

08.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Campitello di Fassa: less than 2 months to the European Climbing Championship

The countdown has begun to the European Climbing Championship, scheduled to take place from 29 June to 1 July 2017 at Campitello di Fassa, Italy. Val di Fassa will the Lead and Speed disciplines, as well as the Dolomiti Summer and Walking Festival and the traditional Dolomia meeting of historical mountaineering clubs of the Dolomites.

07.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Aleksei Rubtsov climb to new heights in Japan

The fourth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 was won today at Hachioji-Tokyo in Japan by Slovenia climber Janja Garnbret and Russia’s Aleksei Rubtsov.

05.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Silvan Schüpbach and Dimitri Vogt repeat El Capitan Muir Wall

From 25 - 30 April 2017, Silvan Schüpbach and Dimitri Vogt repeated the Muir Wall up El Capitan in Yosemite. During 6 days on the 1000m southwest face the two Swissmen climbed all 33 pitches free at 5.13c (8a+).

04.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alaska: Greg Boswell and Will Sim climb two big new climbs routes above Buckskin Glacier

In April 2017 Greg Boswell and Will Sim made the first ascent of two big new alpine climbs in the Central Alaskan Range: Beastiality up Bear's Tooth and Shark Fishing on a mountain on the opposite side of the Buckskin Glacier.

04.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Shauna Coxsey, Keita Watabe, Iuliia Kaplina, Reza Alipourshenazandifar win Nanjing stage of Boulder & Speed World Cup

Nanjing in China hosted the third stage of the Boulder World Cup 2017 on 28 and 29 April, won by Britain's Shauna Coxsey and Japan's Keita Watabe. The second stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Russia’s Iuliia Kaplina and Iran’s Reza Alipourshenazandifar. Both athletes managed to set new world records.

03.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Trad climbing: James Pearson takes on the difficult Le Voyage at Annot

At Annot in France James Pearson has made the first ascent of Le Voyage, a trad climb graded E10 7a that might well be one of the hardest single pitch pure trad routes in the country.

03.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Ueli Steck's dream

We have republished an interview with Ueli Steck we carried out in February 2006 at the Piolet d’Or award, for which the Swiss alpinist had been nominated for his solo enchainment of Cholatse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam.

02.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi adds new 9a+ to Arco, Italy

At Laghel close to Arco, Italy's Stefano Ghisolfi made the first ascent of One Punch, a new 9a+ sports climb. Stefano Carnati repeated Il Frutto del Diavolo 8c+/9a at Bus de Vela and at Narango Alexander Megos made one of the hardest onsights on Italian soil.

01.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

30.04.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.

30.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup 2017: Boulder & Speed live from Nanjing

The third stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 is currently taking place at Nanjing in China, as is the second stage of the Speed World Cup 2017.

29.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Totem Pole Tasmania highline

The video of Lukas Irmler walking across a highline above the Totem Pole in Tasmania.

28.04.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Anna Stöhr: a Dream Day Climbing at Magic Wood

Austrian climber Anna Stöhr has sent two extremely difficult boulder problems on the same day, New Base Line 8B+ and Steppenwolf 8B at Magic Wood, Switzerland.

Becca di Monciair - Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso

Giulia Monego and Yannick Boissenot ski down Becca di Monciair in Valsavarenche, also known as Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso. Davide Capozzi provides the background information.

27.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ronnie Dickson’s inspirational climbing

In April 2015 the American paraclimber Ronnie Dickson managed to send the 7C+ boulder problem Resident Evil at Joe's Valley, USA, nine years after having his lower leg amputated. This is his inspirational story, in a film by Alton Richardson and Jordan Shipman.

27.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star: Giovanni Danieli wins the 2017 photo contest

The second edition of Arco Rock Star, the photography competition that takes place annually during the Adventure Awards Days Festival, was won on Sunday 23 April by pro photographer Giovanni Danieli. Alex Buisse took second place while Federico Ravassard took third. The Open category was won by Graziano Galvagni.

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