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.
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.
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+).
At Göschenen in Switzerland Giuliano Cameroni and Nalle Hukkataival have made the first ascent of the highball boulder problem Deal With The Devil (8B).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
The video of rock balancing master Pontus Jansson and his cairns.
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.
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.
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.
The first part of Los Picos 6500 expedition comprised of Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini has now come to an end. The Italian alpinists have climbed 13 of the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes and the final three will be attempted when weather conditions improve in Peru in September.
After tackling over 900 km, the South Tyrolean alpinist and ski mountaineer Tamara Lunger has withdrawn from the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the great ski mountaineering trips across the Alps from Vienna to Nice.