At Cresciano in Switzerland Italy’s Luca Rinaldi repeated The Proue while at Varazze he sent Gioia and Alphacentauri. All three boulder problems are graded 8B.
Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon has abandoned his attempt at climbing Everest in winter after retreating from Camp 2 (6400m) due to high winds.
Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has redpointed Chikane, her first 8c+ sports climb, at the Spanish crag Siurana.
From 12-13 May the Italian Bouldering Championship 2017 will take place during Melloblocco, the world’s biggest bouldering and climbing meeting scheduled to take place from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2017 in Val Masino - Val di Mello (Italy).
The video of Adam Ondra attempting to repeat Lapsus at Andonno, Italy’s first 9b sport climb freed in 2015 by Stefano Ghisolfi.
The Everest winter expedition led by Alex Txikon is now in its final phase: after having reorganised the expedition and waited for several weeks, the Basque mountaineer along with several Sherpa has now reached Camp 2 and is about to begin his final bid for the summit.
The video of Katharina Saurwein and Jorg Verhoeven climbing in the dreamland, chasing the finest boulder problems in Rocklands, South Africa.
The video of Italian climber Silvio Reffo repeating the famous multi-pitch sports climb Hotel Supramonte at Gola di Gorropu in Sardinia.
Winter mountaineering: Luka Lindič and Ines Papert ascended the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses (4208m) in the Mont Blanc massif, France, combining the routes 'No Siesta' and 'Bonatti - Vaucher' from 20 - 22 February 2017 and with two bivies.
American alpinist Jeff Lowe has been awarded the Piolets d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize will be assigned during the 25th edition of the mountaineering prize that will be celebrated in Grenoble, France, from 12 - 15 April. In the past the prize has been awarded to Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, Robert Paragot, Kurt Diemberger, John Roskelley, Chris Bonington and Wojciech Kurtyka. Claude Gardien, the historic Editor-in Chief of Vertical magazine, provides the portrait.
American rock climber Nina Williams has made the first female ascent of the famous highball boulder problem Ambrosia at Buttermilks, Bishop, USA.
Planetmountain.com introduces the historic crag Nomesino in Val di Gresta, one of the most beautiful sport climbing crags in the entire Arco area in Northern Italy.
Spanish mountaineers Iker Pou and Eneko Pou have established a new mixed climb up the East Face of Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia. Called 'Aupa 40', the 525m outing breaches difficulties up to 5+, M7 85˚.
15-year-old climber Laura Rogora from Italy has repeated Joe-cita, a 9a sports climb at Oliana in Spain.
On 16 and 17 February 2017 Mauro Mabboni and Patrick Gasperini made the first ascent of Old Boy, a difficult new mixed climb above Lillaz close to Cogne in Valle d’Aosta, Italy.
The short film Stuck featuring Alice Hafer and Zofia Reych climbing a classic crack in the Peak District, England.
The video including Josune Bereziartu discussing the world's first female 9a sports climb. Featuring Daniel Andrada, Yuji Hirayama, Maurizio Manolo Zanolla, Flavio Crespi, Angela Eiter and Tomas Mrazek.
America’s Margo Hayes has repeated La Rambla at Siurana in Spain and, in doing so, has become the first woman to climb 9a+.
The small town Campitello in Val di Fassa, Italy, will host the sport climbing European Championships Lead and Speed from 29 June to 1 July 2017. This is only the second time this prestigious climbing competition is disputed in Italy.
On 2 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across the Alps and via via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider, from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco