On 11 October 2017 strong American climber Quinn Brett fell and seriously injured herself while climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). Friends have launched a fundraising campaign.
Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope climb the three Howser Towers at the Bugaboos in Canada in 23 hours and 30 minutes. The link-up consisted of 2,000m of climbing up to 5.12+ (7b/7b+). This is the first time the three towers have been enchained in a day.
A few days ago 48-year-old Alfredo Webber climbed his first 9a, Thunder Ribes at Massone, Arco, Italy. Matteo Pavana provides the report.
The penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 was won yesterday at Xiamen in China by Anak Verhoeven from Belgium and Keiichiro Korenaga from Japan. Slovenia's Janja Garnbret placed third and secured overall victory in the Lead World Cup. The Speed World Cup 2017 was won by Anouck Jaubert from France and and Vladislav Deulin from Russia.
In September 2017 British rock climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker returned to the Moab, USA where they made progress on their The Crucifix, hailed as one of the hardest trad climbing projects in the world.
Xiamen in China is currently hosting the penultimate stage of the Speed and Lead World Cup 2017. The finals take place at 12:50 and are transmitted in live streaming.
Backed up by his hilarious crew, John Thornton sends Caroline 7C+ at Rocklands, South Africa.
The videos of Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi attempting to free a new sports climb at Massone, Arco, Italy.
24-year-old German alpinist Jost Kobusch claims the first ascent of Nangpai Gosum II, the 7296 meter high mountain located on the border between Nepal and China.
27-year-old Hayden Kennedy and his girlfriend Inge Perkins have lost their lives. Kennedy was considered one of the leading climbers of his generation.
Mountaineering in the South Tyrol: on 07/10/2017 Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer climbed Schattenspiel, a line they believe is a new route described as 'a fantastic line of ice' up the NE Face of Königsspitze / Gran Zebrù.
Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret won the sixth stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 that took place at Wujiang in China last weekend. The sixth stage of the Speed World Cup was won by the Russians Aleksandr Shikov and Iuliia Kaplina.
62-year-old Slovenian mountaineer Franček Knez died on 6 October 2017. Reserved and modest, Knez was considered by many as one of the strongest alpinists of his generation. Published below is a profile written by Slovenian journalist Urban Golob in 2010 when, together with Silvo Karo, Knez was conferred the Order of Merit for his contributions to mountaineering.
The drone footage of Alessandro Menafra to remember the Vajont disaster that ocurred in Italy on 9 October, 1963.
In August at the crag Socaire in Chile German climber Pirmin Bertle made the first ascent of 'Le vent nous portera'. Graded 9a+, this is the hardest sport climb in the country and South America.
On 30 September the German mountaineers Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger reached the summit of Manaslu, their seventh 8000er climbing without the use of supplementary oxygen.
On 02/10/2017 at 12:40 Sherpa Mingma Gyalje reached the summit of Nanga Parbat (8126 meters, Karakorum, Pakistan). The Sherpa summited with 7 other mountaineers, including Pakistan’s Muhammad Ali Sadpara.
While Belgium’s Muriel Sarkany has climbed Era Vella 9a at Margalef, Ukraine’s Jenya Kazbekova has redpointed her first 8c+, Güllich at the crag Red Stone in the Crimea.
In September 2017 Tobias Wolf and Chris-Jan Stiller made the first ascent of Lalan’i Mpanjaka (8a+, 600m) up Tsaranoro Be, Tsaranoro massif, Madagascar.
The video di Gabriele Moroni making the first repeat of Ziqqurat, an 8C boulder problem located at Gaby in Valle d’Aosta and freed in 2015 by Niccolò Ceria.