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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.

04.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Shivling, the video of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbing Shiva's Ice

The video clip of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini making the first ascent of Shiva’s Ice, their new route up Shivling (6543 m) in the Indian Himalaya.

03.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Patxi Usobiaga the fighter

The second episode of the series 'Strange Heroes' by La Sportiva with Basque rock climber Patxi Usobiaga.

Malte Brun in New Zealand, first ski descent of South Face

Italy’s Enrico Mosetti and Britain’s Ben Briggs and Tom Grant have made the first ski descent of the South Face of Mt. Malte Brun, describing the run as 'probably the most technical ski descent in New Zealand.’

03.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Angelika Rainer, Jeff Mercier climb Dolomites dry tooling testpiece

Italian climber Angelika Rainer and French alpinist Jeff Mercier have repeated 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' and 'Line above the Sky' at the crag Tomorrow's World in Dolomites; these dry tooling test pieces was freed in 2016 by Tom Ballard.

02.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Shispare NE Face, difficult first ascent in Karakorum by Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima

On 22 August 2017 Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima completed a new route up the NE Face of Shispare (7611m), Karakorum, Pakistan. Climbing alpine style for seven days, the Japanese mountaineers encountered difficulties up to M6 / WI 5.

Curvas Peligrosas, steep skiing in Peru

The trailer for Curvas Peligrosas, the film directed by Yannick Boissenot documenting a month spent in Peru together with Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet where the trio made several steep skiing descents including Artesonraju, Huascaran and Tocllaraju.

01.11.2017 by Silvestro Franchini in Climbing

Val Daone: Silvestro Franchini completes fantastic free climb link-up

Silvestro Franchini talks about his link-up of the routes Orion, Psycobar and Gatto Silvestro at Scoglio di Boazzo in Valle di Daone, described as the "most beautiful free climb combination" in this mini-Yosemite in Northern Italy.

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