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03.09.2017 by Lisi Steurer in Alpinism

Hakuna Matata, Lisi Steurer and Hannes Pfeifhofer climb new route up Taè in Dolomites

The report by Lisi Steurer who teamed up with Hannes Pfeifhofer to make the first ascent of Hakuna Matata (400m, 8a), a new multi-pitch rock climb up the South Face of Taè (Spalti di Col Becchei), Dolomites.

02.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Filip Schenk and Ashima Shiraishi new Youth A Boulder World Champions

Yesterday at Innsbruck, Austria Filip Schenk and Ashima Shiraishi won their Youth A category during the Youth Boulder World Championship.

01.09.2017 by Andrea Migliano in Climbing

Bouldering in Valle dell'Orco and the Orcoblocco climbing meeting

One day before the Orcoblocco bouldering meeting in Italy’s Valle dell’Orco Andrea Migliano introduces the valley in the Gran Paradiso National Park and in particular the new El Dorado sector with its 120 new boulder problems.

31.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Schreckhorn, new rock climb in Switzerland by Thomas Senf and Martin Reber

In July the Swiss alpinists Thomas Senf and Martin Reber made the first ascent of Freudenschreck (6a+, 485 m), a new rock climbing up the SW ridge of Schreckhorn (4078 m), Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

30.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Solar eclipse at Smith Rock, the story behind the viral photo

The 'behind the scenes' video documenting how the viral photo was taken of the solar eclipse by Ted Hesser on August 21, 2017 at Smith Rock, Oregon, USA.

29.08.2017 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

Canada's Monarch Mountain SW Pillar first ascent by Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn

The trip report by Simon Richardson who from 4 - 6 August together with Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones (ED2, 1250m), the first route up the South-West Face of Monarch Mountain (3572m) in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia in Canada.

29.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Chris Sharma climbing his Deep Water Solo at Pont d'Arc

The video of American climber Chris Sharma making the first ascent of his difficult deep water solo at Pont d’Arc in Ardèche, France..

28.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Adam Ondra and Julia Chanourdie win Arco Rock Master 2017

The 31st Arco Rock Master Trophy was won using the Duel formula on 26 August 2017 by Adam Ondra and Julia Chanourdie. A few hours earlier the fourth stage of the Lead World Cup was won by Jakob Schubert and Jain Kim, while the Speed World ​​Cup was won by Vladislav Deulin and Anouck Jaubert.

27.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends: Mike Kosterlitz, Margo Hayes and Janja Garnbret win in 2017

On Friday 25/08/2017 the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends took place in Arco, Italy. Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz received the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil award. America's Margo Hayes won the Wild Country Rock Award, while Slovenia's Janja Garnbret won the La Sportiva Competition Award.The other nominees were Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, Domen Škofic and Shauna Coxsey.

26.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Rock Master Lead World Cup, live streaming from Arco

Live streaming today from the Arco Rock Master that acts as the fourth stage of the World Cup Lead and Speed. At 11:00 the Lead semifinals, at 17:00 the Lead finals, followed at 19:00 by the Speed finals.

25.08.2017 by Matteo de Zaiacomo in Alpinism

New Tsaranoro climb in Madagascar by Italian Ragni di Lecco

In July 2017 the Italian climbers Matteo de Zaiacomo, Dimitri Anghileri and Marco Maggioni belonging to the Ragni di lecco climbing club made the first ascent of Rivotra Mahery (strong wind) a new 700 meter rock climb with difficulties up to 8a+ on Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar.

24.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Pizzo Cengalo massive rockfall video

The video of the massive rockfall that occurred on 23 August 2017 on the NE Face of Pizzo Cengalo (3396 m) in Val Bregaglia, Switzerland.

Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna. The Dolomites at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, USA

From 25 August to 7 October 2017 the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art di Charleston, South Carolina (USA) will exhibit the works of alpinist and painter Riccarda de Eccher. 12 new watercolours dedicated to the Dolomites, ‘her' mountains, will be on view.

23.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Mike Kosterlitz in Arco for the Climbing Ambassador

On Friday 25 August at Arco, Italy, Mike Kosterlitz will be the special guest of the 12th Arco Rock Legends, the sport climbing Oscars. The climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo) are the nominees of the La Sportiva Competition Award.

22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Spanish climbs on Norway's Lofoten Islands

Between 2016 and 2017 a series of new rock climbs were first ascended on the Lofoten Islands, Norway, by the Spanish climbers Guille Cuadrado, Gerber Cucurell, Pau Gómez, Jordi Esteve and Felix Queipo established up peaks Marklitinden, Storskiva, Merraflestinden and Moltbaertinden.

22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera

The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.

21.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Shauna Coxsey, Jongwon Chon win Bouldering World Cup 2017, Stasa Gejo, Jan Hojer crowned European Champions

The last stage of the Boulder World Cup 2017 was won on Saturday by Germany’s Jan Hojer and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret. Britain’s Shauna Coxsey and South Korea’s Jongwon Chon won the overall Bouldering World Cup 2017, while the European Championship was won by Serbia’s Stasa Gejo and Jan Hojer. All the results.

21.08.2017 by Giovanni Giarletta in Alpinism

Via Napoleone discovered in Val Torrone, Val Masino

Giovanni Giarletta reports about the first ascent of Via Napoleone, a new climb in remote Val Torrone high above Val Masino, initiated by Manuele Panzeri and Pietro Tentori about nine years ago and completed this August.

19.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Pietro Radassao frees Frosolone’s Iron Moon 8c+/9a

The report by Pietro Radassao who at Frosolone (Molise, Central Italy) made the first ascent of 'Iron Moon', a sport climb for which the Italian climber suggests 8c+/9a.

19.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Boulder World Cup 2017 and European Boulder Championship in Munich

Live streaming today from Munich, Germany, currently hosting the last stage of the World Cup Boulder 2017, which also acts as the European Boulder Championship.

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