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12.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi repeats La Capella at Siurana, his fourth 9b

At the Spanish crag Siurana Stefano Ghisolfi has pulled off the second ascent of the 9b sports climb La Capella, freed by Adam Ondra in 2011. This is the 24-year-old Italian’s fourth climb of this difficulty.

12.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kandersteg new mixed climbs by Chatelan, Mercier, Koller

Simon Chatelan, Jeff Mercier and Ron Koller have made the first ascent of two new ice and mixed climbs at the Oeschinenwald sector above Kandersteg in Switzerland.

11.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Charlotte Durif & Josh Larson discover Greece and Serbia

Two climbing videos documenting the 'A World Less Traveled’ trip of climbers Charlotte Durif and Josh Larson as they discover the lesser-known climbing areas of 18 countries sprinkled across 6 continents.

11.01.2018 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Astroman, the legendary climb in Yosemite Valley

Maurizio Oviglia introduces Astroman on the East Face of Washington Column, one of the most famous rock climbs in Yosemite Valley and the world.

10.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Santa Linya sends by Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert

At Santa Linya in Spain Janja Garnbret has climbed her second 9a sports climb, while Jakob Schubert has redpointed another 9a+.

09.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alpinism in Valtournenche: new mixed climb by Cazzanelli & Buongiorno

On the Singlin rock face in Valtournenche (Valle d’Aosta, Italy) François Cazzanelli and Nicolò Buongiorno have established a new mixed climb called Il Sole di Mezzogiorno (150m, M5, 6a)

08.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Logan Barber frees hardest crack climb in Australia

At Mt Buffalo in Australia Logan Barber has made the first ascent of Japanese Deep Freeze, a route hat might well be the hardest crack climb in the country.

Steep skiing in Peru / The Curvas Peligrosas of Yannick Boissenot, Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet

The short film Curvas Peligrosas directed by Yannick Boissenot is now online. 12 minutes documenting a month in steep skiing Peru with Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet, down iconic lines such as steep Artesonraju, Huascaran and Tocllaraju.

06.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert climbs third 9b / Stoking the Fire at Santa Linya

At Santa Linya in Spain Austria’s Jakob Schubert has redpointed Stoking the Fire, his third sports climb graded 9b.

05.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra resolves La Teoria del Gesto at Sperlonga

During a brief visit to the Grotta dell’Areonauta crag at Gaeta in Italy Adam Ondra made the first ascent of the 9a sports climb La Teoria del Gesto.

04.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Valentin Delluc Mont Blanc Moonline

The video of speedrider Valentin Delluc making a night flight above the Bossons glacier in the Mont Blanc massif.

04.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Valle di Daone, remembering the ice climbing Masters competition

Ice Valle di Daone, ice climbing, competitions at the start of 2000 and the main players in this video created at the start of the new millennium.

03.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites: French winter ascent of Civetta Solleder climb

Winter mountaineering: an interview with French alpinist Max Bonniot after his repeat of the historic Solleder - Lettenbauer climb up the North-West Face of Mt. Civetta in the Dolomites, carried out together with Léo Billon and Benjamin Védrines from 22 - 25 December 2017.

03.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold free solo climbs Beta Block Super icefall up Breitwangfluh in Switzerland

On 24 December 2017 the 33-year-old Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold made a free solo ascent of the icefall Beta Block Super up the Breitwangfluh above Kandersteg in Switzerland.

02.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Armorican One Armed Bandit - Andrew Walker trad climbing in Pembroke

The video of paraclimber Andrew Walker repeating the trad climb Armorican at Craig Caerfai in Pembroke, England.

01.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites Val Mesdì and the ice climb up Pizza Longata

The topo of the icefall climbed in December 2016 by Mountain Guides Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher in Val de Mesdi, Sella group, Dolomites. Not necessarily a new route, but certainly a great winter climb.

01.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Austrian Climbs in Indian Himalaya

The Austrian Alpine Club cadet team 'Naturfreunde' celebrated the end of the 2015-2017 triennial with a successful mountaineering expedition to the Zanskar region in India that results in new climbs in the Indian Himalaya.

30.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Spectacular solar corona in Antarctica seen by Houlding Spectre expedition

During their return from the Mt. Spectre in Antarctica, Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon witnessed a spectacular solar corona display.

30.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Janja Garnbret climbs her first 9a at Santa Linya in Spain

Slovenian climber Janja Garnbret has redpointed her first 9a sports climb, Seleccio Natural at Santa Linya, Spain.

29.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer: No Turning Back

The film No Turning Back, portraying the life and climbs of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer.

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