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06.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger summit Manaslu

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.

05.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat summit success for Mingma Gyalje Sherpa and seven other mountaineers

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.

04.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Top female climbing: Ievgeniia Kazbekova sends 8c+, Muriel Sarkany redpoints 9a

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.

04.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New King Line in Madagascar's Tsaranoro massif by Tobias Wolf and Chris-Jan Stiller

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.

04.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gabriele Moroni repeats Ziqqurat 8C at Gaby in Valle d'Aosta

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.

03.10.2017 by Marco Marrosu in Climbing

Cut off my leg!

The must-read report about the first ascent of the South East Ridge of Monte Muru Mannu (Domusnovas) Sardinia, carried out last June by Marco Marrosu and Lino Cianciotto. By Marco Marrosu.

02.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Slovaks climb new route up Pik Alexander Blok in Pamir Alay, Kyrgyzstan

Mountaineering in the Pamir Alay, Kyrgyzstan: in the Ak-Su region the Slovak mountaineers Martin Grajciar, Ondrej Huserka, Jozef Kristoffy and Vladimir Linek spent seven weeks from July 27th to September 10th 2017 making the first ascent of 'Summer Bouquet', a new climb up the West Face of Pik Aleksander Blok (5239 m).

02.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

El Capitan, video footage of the enormous second rockfall in Yosemite

The video filmed by Peter Zabrok of the second rockfall that occurred on the SE Face of El Capitan in Yosemite on 28/09/2017.

01.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cobra Crack at Squamish climbed by Mason Earle

The video of America’s Mason Earle climbing Cobra Crack, one of the hardest crack climbs in the world located at Squamish, Canada, first ascended by Peter Croft in the ’80’s and freed by Sonnie Trotter in 2006.

30.09.2017 by Luca Zardini in Climbing

Bouldering at Cortina in the Dolomites

Cortina d’Ampezzo climber Luca Zardini introduces the bouldering in the Campo and Volpera forest above Cortina, Dolomites.

29.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

El Capitan: second larger rockfall. The photos from Yosemite

After the first rockfall on on Wednesday 27/09/2017, yesterday Thursday 28 September a second, larger rockfall occurred on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA).

28.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Enormous El Capitan rockfall leaves one dead and one injured in Yosemite

Rockfall on El Capitan in Yosemite, USA, that took place shortly before 14:00 on 27/09/2017 has killed one person and injured another according to park officials.

28.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alexander Megos on belaying Margo Hayes up Biographie at Céüse

A semi-serious interview with Germany’s ace climber Alexander Megos who belayed Margo Hayes during her historic first female ascent of Biographie at Céüse in France.

27.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michael Kemeter completes his Tortour up Schartenspitze in Austria

On the SW Face of Schartenspitze in Austria Michael Kemeter has made the first free ascent of Tortour, the difficult multi-pitch alpine outing he established ground-up between 2011 and 2012.

27.09.2017 by Silvestro Franchini in Climbing

Silvestro Franchini climbs difficult new crack in Val Genova

Italian mountain guide Silvestro Franchini (30) reports about the first ascent of 'Fessura del Caret', a difficult new crack climb in Val di Genova within the Adamello - Brenta Natural Park.

26.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Andrea Zanone redpoints SS26 at Gressoney, Italy

Climbing in Italy’s Valle d'Aosta: last Saturday Andrea Zanone repeated SS26, the 8c+ sports climb freed in 2006 by Alberto Gnerro at Gressoney.

26.09.2017 by Gediminas Simutis in Alpinism

New mixed climbs in Alaska's Revelation Mountains

Mountaineering in Alaska: in spring 2017 Lithuania’s Gediminas Simutis (28) and Germany's Frieder Wittmann (31) pulled off a series of interesting first ascents above the remote Fish Glacier in the Revelation Mountains. The trip report by Simutis.

25.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Margo Hayes first female ascent of Biographie 9a+ at Céüse

Sport climbing: on 24 September 2017 Margo Hayes repeated Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse in France. In doing so the American has made the first female ascent of this mega climb freed by Chris Sharma in 2001.

24.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2017 - Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland is currently hosting the fifth stage of the Speed and Lead World Cup 2017. The semifinals take place at 10:30 while the finals take place at19:30. Both will be transmitted in live streaming.

23.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Magnus Midtbø and the viral climbing video

The video of Magnus Midtbø while training for climbing at his gym in Norway that has amasse almost one million views on Instagram.

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