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15.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek climb Project fear

On 2 August 2017 Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek carried out the second repeat of Project Fear (8c, 550 m) up Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites

14.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Petri Heil new rock climb up Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites

In 2016 Hannes Pfeifhofer and Dietmar Niederbrunner made the first ascent of Petri Heil (6c +, 590 meters), a new multi-pitch rock climb up Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites.

14.08.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Free to climb - the discovery of rock climbing at Arco

The first episode about the history of sport climbing at Arco, taken from the book 'Rock Master, Climbing at Arco'.

13.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jernej Kruder climbs 8b+ greenpoint at Kotečnik in Slovenia

At the limestone crag Kotečnik in Slovenia Jernej Kruder has made a trad ascent of the 8b+ sport climb 'Umazana Igra'.

12.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert rocks Rocklands

On his first climbing trip to Rocklands, South Africa, Austria’s Jakob Schubert climbed more than 20 boulder problems graded 8B or harder.

11.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gasherbrum I SW Face, big new route by Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák

The report by Czech mountaineer Marek Holeček who with Zdeněk Hák established over 8 days a great new route up the Southwest Face of Gasherbrum I (8080 meters), Karakorum.

10.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin repeat Mora Mora on Tsaranoro in Madagascar

America’s Sasha DiGiulian and Spain’s Edu Marin have made what is believed to be the second free ascent of Mora Mora (8c, 700m) on Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar.

10.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Jacopo Larcher's Cadarese trad climbing project

The first episode of the new series ‘Strange Heroes' by La Sportiva features Jacopo Larcher and his difficult trad climbing project at Cadarese, Italy.

10.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Ovest, new rock climb at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites

On the NW Face Cima Ovest, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, Manuel Baumgartner and Alexander Huber have established Schatten der Großen (VII, 330m).

09.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Val di Mello, new rock climb on Qualido East Face

In June 2017 Marco Gianola, Simone Manzi and Andrea Mariani made the first ascent of 'Gran Diedro della Marocca’ (320m, 6b) up the East Face of Monte Qualido above Val di Mello, Italy.

09.08.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

The children of Fessura Kosterlitz: the legendary crack climb in Valle dell'Orco

A legend, a desire destined to remain a dream for most climbers: this is what the Kosterlitz crack in Valle dell'Orco represented to the Italian climbing scene in the ’70’s and ’80’s after having been first ascended in the early 1970’s by Scotland’s Mike Kosterlitz. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will be at Arco on 25 August 2017 in order to receive the award Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil during the Arco Rock Legends 2017. By Maurizio Oviglia.

08.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar

The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.

07.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bernd Zangerl climbs Into the Sun in Murgtal, Switzerland

The video of Austrian climber Bernd Zangerl who, 489 days after a serious injury, has managed to make the first free ascent of Into the Sun in Murgtal, Switzerland. Graded 8c+, this route is one of the hardest trad climbs in the world.

06.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Valery Rozov base jump off Huascarán in Peru

The video of Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov who on 12 July 2017 leapt from 6725m off Huascaran (6768m, Cordillera Blanca, Peru).

04.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Federica Mingolla climbs Vertical Chimera on Civetta, Dolomites

Federica Mingolla and Francesco Rigon have repeated Chimera Verticale (IX, 600m + initial pedestal), the difficult alpine climb up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites) first ascended by Alessandro Baù, Daniele Geremia, Alessandro Beber and Luca Matteraglia.

03.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August

Five questions to American alpinist Steve House who, together with Scott Johnston, will run a Mountain Performance Workshop at St. Gervais close to Chamonix on 19 August 2017.

02.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora and Margo Hayes set sights on Biographie at Céüse in France

Italian climber Laura Rogora has climbed the first 8c+ section of Biographie at Céüse in France. The extension, freed in 2001 by Chris Sharma, is considered a benchmark 9a+ and was attempted in June by America’s Margo Hayes.

01.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer: Marmolada, Piz Ciavazes and Sass dla Crusc free solo climb in a single day

The video of Hansjörg Auer who on 8 August 2016 in the Dolomites climbed free solo the routes Vinatzer - Messner up Marmolada, Abramkante up Piz Ciavazes and Große Mauer up Sass dla Crusc / Heiligkreuzkofel. The Austrian flew by paraglider from one mountain to the next and required 12 hours in total.

30.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Romain Desgranges brilliant at Briançon

On Saturday 29 July 2017 Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret and France’s Romain Desgranges won the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 at Briançon in France.

29.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2017 - Briançon Live

Briancon, France is currently hosting the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2017. The finals take place this evening at 19:30 and will be transmitted in live streaming.

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