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06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gross Wellhorn, new alpine climbs by Silvan Schüpbach in Bernese Oberland

On the North Pillar of Gross Wellhorn (Bernese Oberland, Switzerland) Silvan Schüpbach with the help of various climbing partners established two difficult multi-pitch alpine climbs, Adrenlinchiubi (7c max 7b obligatory, 250m) and Röck u Zöpf (7c max 7b obligatory, 230m).

05.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mount Huntington: Clint Helander and Jess Roskelley climb complete South Ridge in Alaska

Interview with American alpinists Jess Roskelley who made the first ascent of the South Ridge on Mount Huntington (3731m) in Alaska with Clint Helander. Called the Gauntlet Ridge (Alaska Grade 6, M6, A0, 95° snow, 2,500m), the committing new route was climbed alpine style over an 8-day period in mid-April.

05.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Oliana Good Times 2017 by Chris Sharma

Chris Sharma's homage to Oliana (Contrafort de Rumbau, Spain) one of the most popular and important high end sports climbing crags in the world.

04.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

L’Olandese Volante, new rock climb in Val di Mello

Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera have established ‘L’Olandese Volante’, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Precipizio degli Asteroidi in Val di Mello, Italy.

03.07.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

Marek Raganowicz / Baffin Island big wall interview

Interview with Polish climber Marek Raganowicz after his solo first ascents of MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4), two difficult big wall climb up the Ship's Prow on Scott Island, Baffin Island, Canada.

03.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Urko Carmona Barandiaran - climbing beyond all limits

The video of Spanish paraclimbers Urko Carmona Barandiaran and Javier Aguilar climbing a multi-pitch route at Peñón de Ifach in Spain.

02.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins

The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps started in Salzburg, Austria this morning. 31 athletes will take part in this incredible 1138km traverse across the Alps by paraglider or on foot. Italian Aaron Durogati explains in the following video what lies in store.

02.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Romain Desgranges and Anak Verhoeven crowned European Climbing Champions at Campitello di Fassa

European Climbing Championships Campitello di Fassa: Romain Desgranges (Fra) and Anak Verhoeven (Bel) are the new European Lead Champions. Adam Ondra (Cze) and Mina Markovic (Slo) win silver, Jakob Schubert (Aut) and Jessica Pilz (Aut) win bronze. Italy’s Laura Rogora places 6th, Marcello Bombardi 7th.

01.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Lead Championship, Bombardi and Rogora qualify for tonight's finals

In the Semifinals of the European Climbing Championships Lead at Campitello di Fassa Anak Verhoeven from Belgium produced to the top to lead the provisional ranking, along with France’s Romain Desgranges. Italian hopes are high for Marcello Bombardi and Laura Rogora who qualified for the finals that begin this evening at 21:00.

01.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Marcin Dzienski, Iuliia Kaplina crowned European Speed Climbing Champions

Last night at Campitello di Fassa, Italy, Marcin Dzienski (POL) and Iuliia Kaplina (RUS) won the European Championship Speed. Italy’s Ludovico Fossali placed fourth.

30.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Climbing Championships, Stefano Ghisolfi provisional third after Lead qualifiers

This morning Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi placed third in the qualifications of the European Climbing Championships Lead, behind Romain Desgranges (FRA) and Domen Skofic (SLO) but ahead of Adam Ondra (CZE) and Jakob Schubert (AUT). The other Italians to qualify for tomorrow’s Semifinal at Campitello di Fassa are Michael Piccolruaz, Marcello Bombardi, Filip Schenk and Francesco Vettorata. In the women’s event Janja Garnbret (SLO) placed provisional first with two tops. Italy’s Jenny Lavarda and Laura Rogora qualified, too.

30.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Pirmin Bertle climbs Ruta de Cobre, new 9a in Chile

The video of German climber Pirmin Bertle who at Socaire in the Atacama desert in Chile made the first ascent of 'Ruta de Cobre', a sports climb he has graded 9a.

30.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Climbing Championships - live streaming from Campitello di Fassa

Day 1 of the European Climbing Championships at Campitello di Fassa 2017. From 9:15 live streaming of the Lead qualification mae and female. These will be followed be the Speed qualifiers and, in the evening, be the Speed finals.

30.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017 starts in 2 days time

In 2 days time, on Sunday 2 July, the eighth edition of Red Bull X-Alps will start. 31 athletes will compete in this extenuating and incredible traverse across the Alps, by paraglider or on foot, from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

29.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati and Sebastian Huber win Red Bull X-Alps 2017 prologue

Today Aaron Durogati (ITA) and Sebastian Huber (GER) won the Leatherman Prologue, which marks the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, the race across the Alps from Salzburg to Montecarlo by paraglider or on foot that kicks off on 2 July.

29.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC European Climbing Championships, great climbing begins at Campitello di Fassa

The IFSC European Climbing Championship (Lead and Speed) takes place from today until Saturday, July 1 at the ADEL Climbing Wall in Campitello di Fassa (Italy). 226 athletes from 21 different nations will take part in the most important competition of the year.

29.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: who I am

The search for yourself and climbing: in this video Gabriele Moroni, Valdo Chilese, Francesco Spadea, Filippo Manca interpret the climbing's various facets and meanings. by E9

28.06.2017 by Silvestro Franchini in Climbing

King of the Bongo, Silvestro Franchini and Tomas Franchini make swift repeat in Val di Mello

On 22/05/2017 Silvestro Franchini and Tomas Franchini repeated King of the Bongo, the route first climbed in 2014 by the Ragni di Lecco climbers Paolo Marazzi, Matteo de Zaiacomo and Luca Schiera.

27.06.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Mike Kosterlitz, Nobel Prize in Physics 2016, awarded Climbing Ambassador at the Arco climbing Oscars

On 25 August 2017 in Arco (Garda Trentino, Italy) the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil 2017 prize will be awarded to Mike Kosterlitz, Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 and legends name in the climbing world.

27.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Europe's top climbers converge in Italy's Val di Fassa

The IFSC European Climbing Championship (Lead and Speed) wil take place from 29 June - 1 July 2017 at Campitello di Fassa in Italy's Val di Fassa. Over 150 athletes will compete, with favourites for the lead title including Romain Desgranges, Stefano Ghisolfi , Adam Ondra and Domen Škofic.

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