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09.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos frees Perfecto Mundo 9b+ at Margalef

At Margalef in Spain Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Perfecto Mundo 9b+.

09.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Felix Kiem rides Himmelsreiter at Saustall

Sport climbing video: Felix Kiem climbs Himmelsreiter 8c at the crag Saustall in Italy.

08.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler, 40 years ago Everest without supplementary oxygen

On 8 May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first to climb Mount Everest (8848m) without supplemental oxygen. The barrier-breaking undertaking deemed impossible that forever changed Himalayan mountaineering and raised the bar for all future ascents.

08.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Taghia Gorge, new multi-pitch rock climb in Morocco by Iker Pou, Eneko Pou

Basque brothers Iker and Eneko Pou have made the first ascent of Agar, a new multi-pitch rock climb in the Taghia Gorge (High Atlas massif) in Morocco in memory of Borja Ayed.

06.05.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Melloblocco in Tour 2018, thoughts and words

The 15th edition of Melloblocco, the great climbing and bouldering festival that took place from 3 to 6 May between Lugano and Cresciano (Switzerland) together with MBB Street Boulder Lugano, was completed.

06.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites La Strada on Cima Grande di Lavaredo repeated by Simon Gietl, Thomas Huber, Rainer Treppte

Simon Gietl, Thomas Huber and Rainer Treppte have made what is likely to be the first repeat of La Strada, the route up Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites first ascended by Polish climbers Piotr Edelman and Jan Fijalkowski on 6 and 7 August 1980.

05.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Jernej Kruder climbing at Omiš in Croatia

The video of Jernej Kruder attempting his project at the beautiful crags close to Omiš in Croatia.

Triolet North Face daring descent by Jonathan Charlet and Christophe Henry

France's Jonathan Charlet and Christophe Henry have made a ski and snowboard descent down the North Face of Triolet, Mont Blanc massif.

04.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco in Tour: time to dream, climb and boulder at Cresciano

Cresciano, the great little bouldering paradise is hosting the Melloblocco in Tour bouldering meeting until Sunday 6 May. The time has come to dream and climb together.

03.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Matty Hong and Shawn Raboutou send in Spain

American climbers Matty Hong and Shawn Raboutou have climbed two difficult sport climbs in Spain: while the former has redpointed Fight or Flight at Oliana, the later has climbed First Ley at Margalef.

02.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Klemen Bečan climbs Croatia's hardest multi-pitch at Drašnice

Slovenian climber Klemen Bečan has made the first ascent of Roctrip (8c+, 220 m). Located at Drašnice, this is now the hardest multi-pitch sports climb in Croatia.

02.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Brette Harrington and Rose Pearson climb Life Compass, big new route in Canada

Alpinists Brette Harrington and Rose Pearson have made the first ascent of Life Compass (IV 5.10a M4+ 80°, TD+, 980m of climbing), a big new alpine outing up the West Face of Mount Blane in Canada.

01.05.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Fred Nicole, bouldering at Cresciano and Melloblocco in Tour 2018

Interview with world-famous Swiss climber Fred Nicole in the run-up to Melloblocco 2018 that will take place from 3 to 6 May at Cresciano and Lugano. In 2000 Nicole made the first free ascent of Dreamtime, the first 8C boulder problem in the world.

30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simone La Terra dies on Dhaulagiri in Nepal

The 36 year-old Italian alpinist Simone La Terra died during an attempt to climb Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in Nepal.

30.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck first anniversary of his accident in the Himalayas

Remembering Ueli Steck, the great Swiss alpinist who perished a year ago on Nuptse (Himalayas, Nepal).

30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco in Tour 2018, instructions for use

Information before the start of the four-day Melloblocco in Tour & MMB Street Boulder 2018 that will take place at Cresciano and Lugano (CH) from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May 2018.

30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Everest - Lhotse traverse, Sherpa Tenji attempts mountaineering enchainment in memory of Ueli Steck

Interview with British mountaineer Jon Griffith on expedition in Nepal where Sherpa Tenji will attempt the famous Everest - Lhotse traverse without supplementary oxygen. Griffith is coordinating the live streaming of the ascent in memory of his close friend Ueli Steck who planned this enchainment last year.

La Promenade, the Valle d'Aosta ski mountaineering traverse by Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croix

The film La Promenade which documents the ski tour traverse across the Valle d'Aosta by Italian freeriders Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croux.

27.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

King of Kanzi 2018, the 80's Climbing Festival in Austria

From 31 May to 3 June 2018 Austria's Kanzianiberg will host King of Kanzi, the climbing festival themed '80s with special guests Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Vittorio Messini, Zoe Hart and Steve House.

Aiguille du Dru, La ceinture des Drus descent clip

The short clip of Vivian Bruchez who on 13 April 2018 teamed up with Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet to make the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line across the NW Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.




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