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18.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Quinn Brett, Recovery Fund for climber injured in fall on El Capitan

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.

18.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bugaboos climbing: Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope enchain Howser Towers in a day

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.

16.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret wins Lead World Cup 2017, Anak Verhoeven and Keiichiro Korenaga win in Xiamen

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.

16.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Crucifix at Canyonlands, progress and photos of Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker

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.

15.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2017 - Xiamen Live

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.

14.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Come on John!

Backed up by his hilarious crew, John Thornton sends Caroline 7C+ at Rocklands, South Africa.

13.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra vs Stefano Ghisolfi climbing challenge

The videos of Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi attempting to free a new sports climb at Massone, Arco, Italy.

12.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nangpai Gosum II first ascended by Jost Kobusch

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.

11.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins, an indescribable tragedy for alpinism

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.

10.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Königsspitze ice climb by Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer

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.

10.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Stefano Ghisolfi and Janja Garnbret win in China

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.

08.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Bird's-eye view of Vajont dam, 54 years after the disaster

The drone footage of Alessandro Menafra to remember the Vajont disaster that ocurred in Italy on 9 October, 1963.

07.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

In Chile Pirmin Bertle makes first ascent of South America's hardest sport climb

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.

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.

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.

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