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24.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Spettacolare new rock climb on Petit Capucin Roi de Siam

In September 2017 Czech climbers Vaclav Satava and Lumír Fajkos made the first ascent of Spettacolare, an 8-pitch rock climb up Roi de Siam on Petit Capucin (3693 m), Mont Blanc.

23.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018: Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Nagasaki march in Moscow

The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 was won in Moscow yesterday by Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret and Japan’s Tomoa Nagasaki. The first stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by Reza Alipourshenazandifar and Anouck Jaubert.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the Alps ski mountaineering traverse ends in Nice

Yesterday the Red Bull Der Lange Weg came to an end in Nice, France. The long ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice was completed by Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle Smiley and Mark Smiley after 1,721 kilometers and gained almost 90,000 meters height difference.

22.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup 2018: Boulder & Speed live from Moscow

The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 is currently taking place at Moscow in Russia, as is the first stage of the Speed World Cup 2018.

21.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New rock climbs at Meteora in Greece

At Meteora in Greece the German climbers Frank Wehner, Tino Tanneberger, Manuel Hasterok, Felix Friedrich, Tom Ehrig and Felix Bähr have established two big multi-pitch climbs, Heureka (160m, 8+) and Marvelous Marbles (165m, 9+).

20.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni and Nalle Hukkataival Deal With the Devil in Switzerland

At Göschenen in Switzerland Giuliano Cameroni and Nalle Hukkataival have made the first ascent of the highball boulder problem Deal With The Devil (8B).

20.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Melloblocco in Tour 2018: Cresciano, one of most famous bouldering areas in the world

In the run-up to Melloblocco 2018 that will take place from 3 to 6 May 2018 at Cresciano and Lugano we interviewed Claudio Cameroni, one of the first climbers who helped develop the Swiss bouldering area in the ‘90s in order to find out how Cresciano became one of most famous bouldering areas in the world.

19.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alaska: new British route on Mt. Jezebel by Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn

British mountaineers Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn have made the first ascent of Fun or Fear, a new climb up the East face of Mt. Jezebel in the Revelations range of Alaska. Climbed alpine style over two days, the route breaches difficulties up to M6+, 90 deg neve, Ai6 R.

18.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Steve McClure climbing Britain's hardest sport route, Rainman 9b at Malham Cove

The video of Steve McClure climbing Rainman at Malham Cove in England. Freed on 04/06/2017, this is the first sports climb in Great Britain to graded 9b.

17.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Nose Speed time lapse featuring Brad Gobright, Jim Reynolds

The time-lapse documentary of the record-breaking speed ascent of The Nose up El Capitan in Yosemite, climbed in 2:19:44 on 21 October 2017 by Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright.

La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

On Saturday 13 April 2018 Vivian Bruchez, Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet made the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line on the West Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

16.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco 2018 on tour at Cresciano and Lugano

From Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May 2018 Melloblocco, the world’s biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, goes on tour: for the first time it will travel to Switzerland's Cresciano, a world bouldering mecca, and Lugano for the MBB Street Boulder.

16.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Jernej Kruder & Miho Nonaka win first stage of the Bouldering World Cup

The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 was won on Saturday at Meiringen in Switzerland by Japan’s Miho Nonaka and Slovenia’s Jernej Kruder.

15.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini makes first female ascent of The Quarryman in Wales

France's Caroline Ciavaldini has made the long-awaited first female ascent of The Quarryman in the slate quarries above Llanberris in North Wales. First ascended by Johnny Dawes back in 1987, this climb is one of the most famous multi-pitch rock climbs in Great Britain.

14.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018: Meiringen marks new season start

Yesterday the international climbing competition season got underway with the first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 in Meiringen Switzerland. The Semifinals and Finals take place today at 11:00 and 18:30 respectively and can be followed in in live streaming.

Red Bull der Lange Weg reaches the foot of Mont Blanc

Red Bull der Lange Weg, the ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps: Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle and Mark Smiley have reached Courmayeur, Italy. If conditions are favourable, the alpinists will attempt to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc tomorrow.

13.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Environment

The mountain cairns of Pontus Jansson

The video of rock balancing master Pontus Jansson and his cairns.

12.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Pete Whittaker rope-solo climb up El Capitan

The video of Pete Whittaker and his rope-solo free ascent of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite. Carried out in November 2016, with this ascent the British climber became the first person to rope solo, all free, El Cap in under 24 hours.

11.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin adds one of France’s hardest sport climbs to Russan

At the French crag Russan (Pont St Nicholas-Seynes) Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of 'Les yeux plus gros que l’antre'. 70 meters long and graded 9a+/9b, this is now one of the most difficult sport climbs in France.

10.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin and his Valhalla climb through Getu Grand Arch in China

The second episode documenting the efforts of Spanish climber Edu Marin attempting his new route Valhalla through the immense Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.

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