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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.

18.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tre Cime di Lavaredo - rock climbing in the Dolomites

Cima Ovest, Cima Grande, Cima Piccola: the Tre Cime di Lavaredo offer unparalleled rock climbing throughout the Dolomites. Planetmountain.com provides an overview with some of the routes that have become milestones in the history of mountaineering, such as Spigolo Giallo, Via Comici - Dimai, Via Cassin, Hasse Brandler, Spigolo degli Scoiattoli and many more.

18.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

L'or du temps, new climb up Grand Capucin by Arnaud Petit and Nina Caprez

Over 4 days this summer France’s Arnaud Petit and Switzerland’s Nina Caprez made the first ascent of L'or du temps, a new route up the South Face of Grand Capucin, Mont Blanc massif.

18.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance

From 21 to 23 August 2017 the bivouac Bivacco dal Bianco located at the Ombretta Pass on Marmolada, Dolomites, will be closed for maintenance.

17.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Federica Mingolla repeats Via della Cattedrale, Marmolada, Dolomites

Interview with Italian climber Federica Mingolla who teamed up with Nicolò Geremia to repeat Via della Cattedrale (8a+ max, 800m), the famous climb up Marmolada, Dolomites

16.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Praqpa Ri South, Mirchi Peak, two Chilean Karakorum first ascents

In July 2017 a Chilean expedition comprised of Andres Bosch, Alejandro Mora and Armando Montero has made the first ascent of two mountains close to Broad Peak and K2 in Pakistan’s Karakorum range: Praqpa Ri South 7046m and Mirchi Peak 6270m.

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.

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.

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.

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