Mountaineering in the Himalayas: in the Lunag Massif (Khumbu region) the French mountaineers Max Bonniot and Pierre Sancier have climbed Tolérance Zero, a new 1100m route described as elegant, logical and technical up the North Face of Pangbuk North (6589 m).
Basque climber Patxi Usobiaga has climbed his hardest route to date, Pachamama 9a+/b at Oliana in Spain.
The last leg of the Climbing Lead World Cup 2017, held on 11 and 12 November in Kranj, Slovenia, was won by Austria’s Jakob Schubert and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret. France’s Romain Desgranges and Garnbret won the overall ranking, ahead of Stefano Ghisolfi and Jain Kim.
52-year-old Valery Rozov, one for the most expert and famous BASE jumpers in the world, has died in a BASE Jump accident on Ama Dablam.
The final, decisive round of the Lead World Cup 2017 is currently taking place at Kranj in Slovenia. France’s Romain Desgranges is close to victory, but Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi could still cause an upset.
On 14 October 2017 German alpinist Thomas Huber and the Swissmen Stephan Siegrist and Julian Zanker made the first ascent of ‘Har Har Mahadev’, a new climb up the NW Face of Cerro Kishtwar. This is only the 4th ascent of the 6155 m peak located in the Indian Himalaya.
French climber Charles Albert has freed the extension to La Révolutionnaire, suggesting 8C+. If confirmed, this becomes the first problem in Fontainebleau (France) to be graded 8C+ and also one of the hardest boulder problems in the world.
The backstage video di Burden of Dreams, the first boulder problem in the world graded 9A and freed by Nalle Hukkataival at Lappnor in Finland in October 2016.
At Brione (Canton Ticino, Switzerland) Luca Rinaldi has flashed the 8B boulder problem Blinded by the light.
Last May and June Slovakian alpinists Miroslav Peťo and Maroš Červienka carried out a series of difficult ski descents in the Caucasus massif in Georgia: the SW Ridge of Tetnuldi (4858 m), the SE couloir of Chatyn Tau (4412 m) and, above all, the SE couloir of Ushba North summit (4698 m).
The video tribute to American alpinists Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins.
The timelapse of climbers on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, USA, filmed by di Tristan Greszko.
The video clip of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini making the first ascent of Shiva’s Ice, their new route up Shivling (6543 m) in the Indian Himalaya.
The second episode of the series 'Strange Heroes' by La Sportiva with Basque rock climber Patxi Usobiaga.
Italy’s Enrico Mosetti and Britain’s Ben Briggs and Tom Grant have made the first ski descent of the South Face of Mt. Malte Brun, describing the run as 'probably the most technical ski descent in New Zealand.’
Italian climber Angelika Rainer and French alpinist Jeff Mercier have repeated 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' and 'Line above the Sky' at the crag Tomorrow's World in Dolomites; these dry tooling test pieces was freed in 2016 by Tom Ballard.
On 22 August 2017 Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima completed a new route up the NE Face of Shispare (7611m), Karakorum, Pakistan. Climbing alpine style for seven days, the Japanese mountaineers encountered difficulties up to M6 / WI 5.
The trailer for Curvas Peligrosas, the film directed by Yannick Boissenot documenting a month spent in Peru together with Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet where the trio made several steep skiing descents including Artesonraju, Huascaran and Tocllaraju.
Legendary American climber Fred Beckey has passed away aged 94.
On 27 October the Italian mountaineer Enrico Mosetti and the Britons Ben Briggs and Tom Grant made the first ski descent of the Caroline Face, the difficult and dangerous SE Face of Mount Aoraki / Mount Cook (3724m) in New Zealand. The achievement has already been described by the local media as "historic".