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03.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold devours his Power Shrimps at Helmcken Falls in Canada

Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold has established and freed Power Shrimps, a new ice climb at Helmcken Falls in Canada.

Yannick Boissenot, Julien Herry and the Diagonal on Grande Floria

The video by Invade Media of Yannick Boissenot and Julien Herry making the first ski and snowboard descent of Diagonal, a narrow couloir on Grande Floria in the Aiguilles Rouges massif, France.

01.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama climbs Sagzahn - Verschneidung in Valsertal, Austria

Alpinism in Austria: David Lama has completed the Sagzahn-Verschneidung in the Valsertal with Peter Mühlburger. The mixed route up the Sagwand is circa 800 meters high and graded M6/A2.

01.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Huge Fosslimonster icefall repeated in Norway by French alpinists

Fosslimonster at Gudvangen, reputed to be one of the longest and most beautiful ice climbs not just in Norway, has been repeated by a flurry of French alpinists including Pierre Labbre, Max Bonniot and Léo Billon. The video of what are quite possibly the first repeats since the route was established in 2009 by Robert Jasper and Roger Schäli.

28.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Torres Del Avellano / Big new climbs in Chilean Patagonia

Will Sim and John Crook report about their climbing trip to the Torres Del Avellano in Patagonia, Chile, together with Paul Swail, John McCune and Ruth Bevan. The highlight of the expedition was a 1000 m new route up the East Face of the South Avellano Tower.

27.02.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Denis Trento enchaines the Aigle & Bonatti couloirs on Petit Mont Blanc

In the Miage area of the Mont Blanc massif, Denis Trento has linked two legendary couloirs on Petit Mont Blanc: Bonatti and Aigle.

26.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Daniel Woods climbs La Capella 9b at Siurana

Top American climber Daniel Woods has redpointed his first 9b sports climb, La Capella at Siurana in Spain.

26.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018: Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret win Individual Race. All Mt. Etna results

The ISMF European ski mountaineering championships took place last week on Mt Etna in Sicily, Italy. Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret won the Individual race, ahead of Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux, and Kilian Jornet Burgada and Emelie Forsberg, silver and bronze respectively. The Vertical Race was won by Kilian Jornet Burgada and Axelle Mollaret, ahead of Davide Magnini and Victoria Kreuzer who placed second and Antonio Alcalde and Alba De Silvestro who placed third.

25.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Riso Patron in Patagonia, Matteo Della Bordella & Silvan Schüpbach climb new route

Italy’s Matteo Della Bordella and Switzerland’s Silvan Schüpbach have forged a new route up Cerro Riso Patron in Patagonia.

24.02.2018 by Domenico Perri in Alpinism

Everest in winter: strong winds force Txikon & Co to descend

Everest news flash: due to the strong winds the expedition led by Alex Txikon is currently descending to base camp. The expedition is attempting to make a winter ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen.

24.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra and Silence, the film about climbing into the future

The film Silence featuring Adam Ondra and the world’s first 9c freed in autumn 2017 by the 24-year-old Czech climber at Flatanger in Norway. The path that led to the most difficult sports climb in the world documented by Bernardo Giménez, premiered yesterday by the Garda Trentino.

23.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra live streaming of the Silence premiere at Riva del Garda

This evening at Riva del Garda, Italy, Adam Ondra and Garda Trentino present the world premiere of the film Silence. The path that led to the world’s first 9c will be explored by Ondra with legendary British climber Jerry Moffatt. Live streaming of the evening will be broadcast on youtube at 21.00-

23.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Once in a Lifetime in Val Lietres, spectacular ice climb in the Dolomites

On Col Turont in Val Lietres (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr and Florian Riegler have established Once in a Lifetime (WI6+, M8, 165 m), a beautiful icefall which probably has never been climbed before.

Etna Ski Mountaineering European Championships 2018

The European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018 get underway today on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. The competitions take place on the North Face of the volcano from 22 - 24 February.

22.02.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Jim Bridwell, at the forefront of climbing and alpinism since the 60's

The 2002 interview / portrait of American climber and mountaineer Jim Bridwell, one of the undisputed driving forces of rock climbing in Yosemite and on the world’s most inhospitable mountains, who died on 16 February 2018 at the age of 73. By Vinicio Stefanello.

21.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest in winter: Alex Txikon & Co embark on decisive attempt

The expedition led by Alex Txikon currently attempting a winter ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen has entered the final stage. The climbers have ascended to Camp 2.

20.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grit & Rock Award: Nepal Mugu Peaks Expedition wins First Ascent Award

The women’s expedition comprised of Anna Torretta, Cecilia Buil and Ixchel Foord has won the main grant of the First Ascent Expedition Award promoted by the Grit & Rock Award foundation aimed at promoting female first ascents. The expedition will attempt the unclimbed Mugu Peaks in Nepal in October.

19.02.2018 by Manuel Baumgartner in Alpinism

New ice climb in Val Badia, Dolomites

Ice climbing in the Dolomites: on 10/12/2017 Manuel Baumgartner and Simon Kehrer made the first ascent of Schorschs Weinfall, a new icefall in the Longiarü Valley - Antersasc in Val Badia, Italy. Baumgartner reports.

18.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Stefano Ghisolfi climbing La Capella (9b), Siurana

The video of Stefano Ghisolfi redpointing La Capella, the 9b sports climb located at Siurana in Spain.

18.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ice climbed at Jackson Hole Skiing Paradise

American alpinists Nathan Brown, Sam Macke, Jackson Marvell and Brian Mulvihill have established two new ice and mixed climbs at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.




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