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19.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Slovak Direct, Denali: Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase seal first female ascent

Interview with Anne Gilbert Chase after the ninth ascent and first female ascent of the Slovak Direct on Denali, climbed from 2 - 5 June 2018 with Chantel Astorga.

18.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Janhukot first ascent in Indian Himalaya by British expedition

British mountaineers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot (6805m) in the Garhwal Himalaya in India.

17.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

North3 trailer of sub-48 hour enchainment by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini

The trailer of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini and their enchainment of Mt. Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and Grossglockner in Austria in just 47 hours and 16 minutes.

16.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Katrin Lehmann boulders Kryptos, only second woman to send 8C

On 14 May Katrin Kaddi Lehmann repeated Kryptos, an 8C boulder problem at Morchelstock in Switzerland. In doing so she has become only the second woman to climb this grade after Ashima Shiraishi.

15.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Colin Haley dashes up Denali Cassin Ridge in record-breaking 8 hours 7 minutes

Interview with American alpinist Colin Haley after his record-breaking ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali (McKinley) in Alaska in 8 hours 7 minutes on 5 June 2018

14.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Val Bondasca paths officially closed after Pizzo Cengalo rockslide

For safety reasons all paths in Val Bondasca are officially closed until further notice following the Piz Cengalo rockfall on 23 August 2017.

13.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Hansjörg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West solo

Interview with Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer on the eve of his departure for Lupghar Sar West, a 7181m high mountain in the Karakorum, Pakistan which he plans to climb solo.

11.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sean Villanueva climbs freaky Frankenjura trad

The video of Belgian rock climber Sean Villanueva repeating 'Der Ungeheuer sei Mutter', a difficult and somewhat particular trad climb at the Vogelherdgrotte crag in the Frankenjura, Germany.

11.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi free Magic Line at Gramitico 2018

The videos of Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi freeing Magic Line 2018, the highball project at the Gramitico 2018 bouldering meeting just took place in Valle di Daone, Italy, last weekend.

10.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

The film Loved by All: the story of Apa Sherpa directed by Eric Crosland that tells the moving story of Apa Sherpa, who entered the Guinness Book of Records for having climbed Mount Everest 21 times. Through his work he aims to provide education for children in the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

09.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hotel Supramonte climbed in Sardinia by Lara Neumeier, Christoph Hanke, Jozef Kristoffy

Lara Neumeier, Christoph Hanke and Jozef Kristoffy have all repeated Hotel Supramonte, the famous multi-pitch climb first ascended in the Gole di Gorropu in Sardinia by Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani.

08.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Gabriele Moroni: interview after historic gold in Japan Boulder World Cup

Interview with Italian climber Gabriele Moroni after last week’s victory in Japan at the Hachioji stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018.

08.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lynn Hill / 25 years ago the first free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan

After the new The Nose speed record set on El Capitan by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold on 06/06/2018, here’s a throwback to our 2002 interview with Lynn Hill that explores her historic first free ascent in 1993 and her groundbreaking one-day free ascent in 1994 of this legendary big wall in Yosemite Valley, USA.

06.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michael Kemeter frees hard climb on Mont-Rebei in Spanish Pyrenees

Austria’s Michael Kemeter has made the first free ascent of a big multi-pitch climb at Mont-Rebei in Spain, established in 2018 by Ignasi Miralpeix Llobet e Gil Furriols.

05.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mont Blanc Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance

The Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif is temporarily closed due to unforeseen maintenance. Full operations will resume on Saturday 7 July.

05.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell break The Nose Speed record again

Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have broken the speed record on The Nose once again, climbing the iconic big wall on El Capitan Yosemite in 2:01:50. In other news, on 2 June the two well-known rock climbers Jason Wells and Tim Klein lost their lives on El Capitan.

04.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Gabriele Moroni miraculous in Japan!

Gabriele Moroni has clinched a historic victory by winning his first-ever gold medal at the Hachioji stage of Bouldering World Cup in Japan. The 31-year-old Italian shared the podium with local climber Akiyo Noguchi.

03.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angela Eiter makes short work of Frankenjura 8c

Austrian climber Angela Eiter has climbed a series of difficult sport climbs in Frankenjura, Germany, including Battle Cat.

02.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

La Sportiva 90th anniversary, failure leads to success

The story of La Sportiva, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, via one of its iconic products, the Trango boot. Featuring With Reinhold Messner, Simone Moro, Lorenzo Delladio, Giulia Delladio, Giuliano Jellici, Matteo Jellici, Enzo Jellici

02.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Luka Lindič & Ines Papert: safe and sound after Shishapangma avalanche

During the acclimatisation phase prior to Shishapangma in Tibet Slovenia’s Luka Lindič and the Germany’s Ines Papert miraculously escaped an avalanche on Nyanang Ri.

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