The video the first ascent of ‘Har Har Mahadev’ up the NW Face of Cerro Kishtwar (6155 m), established in October 2017 by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Julian Zanker.
In order to celebrate 50 years of rock climbing at Finale Ligure in NW Italy, Michele Fanni and Gabriele Canu have started a project to retrace Finale's explorative phase that took place between 1968 and 1975. After following in the footsteps of the early pioneers up 13 major cliffs, a film and a book will be made to capture this alpine heritage and, in order to do so, a crowdfunding campaign has been launched.
Climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and Pablo Durana have concluded their expedition to Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. The American alpinists succeed in climbing numerous routes, including the first ascent of a big wall established up Ulvetanna by Chin and Anker.
Female sport climbing: the Laura Rogora and Anak Verhoeven have made the first ascent of two difficult sport climbs: It segid narg 8c+ at Grotta dell'Arenauta at Sperlonga by the young Italian and Ciudad de Dios pa la Enmienda at Santa Linya by the Belgian.
The first stage of the Ski mountaineering World Cup was held last weekend in China. Nicolò Canclini from Italy and Laetitia Roux from France won the Sprint discipline, while Anton Palzer from Germany and Axelle Mollaret from France won the Vertical Race.
Ice climbing in the Dolomites: an unknown ice climb, highly recommended by Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher, up Torre Vitty in the Sella massif.
The video of Alessandro Zeni attempting Bimbaluna at Saint Loup in Switzerland in heavy snowfall.
The video of Keita Kurakami making the ground-up first ascent of Neutralism, a huge highball boulder problem in Japan.
Winter mountaineering in Scotland: on the Church Door Buttress at Bidean nam Bian close to Glen Coe the expert British mountaineers Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have made the first ascent of Lost Arrow Winter Variation, describing the demanding line as 'one of the most sustained routes' they have ever climbed in the country.
An all-star expedition comprised of American alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and the cameraman Pablo Durana is currently in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica where various members have managed to establish a flurry of new rock climbs.
The first stage of the Ski mountaineering World Cup 2018 will take place at Wanlong in China this weekend.
Adventure and alpinism in the Antarctic: Spectre climbed by Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon
Alpinism and exploration in Antarctica: Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon have climbed the 1263 m high Spectre peak on the continent’s Gothic Mountains.
Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl have made the first free repeat of Magic Mushroom, the difficult big wall climb freed by Tommy Caldwell on El Capitan in Yosemite.
Climbing alpine style over five days, American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau have made the first ascent of Rungofarka 6495 m in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya.
Sport climbing in Spain: Belgium’s Anak Verhoeven has repeated Ciudad de Dios 9a/+ at Santa Linya, France’s Sébastian Bouin has redpointed La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana while at Margalef Stefano Carnati has climbed his 50th 8c or harder, Llamps i trons.
The video of Gordon McArthur climbing his route Storm Giant at Fernie, Canada. Freed last August, this is the first dry tooling climb in the world to receive the grade D16.
The video of Chris Sharma attempting an old project in Yosemite with Tommy Caldwell before moving on to Bishop to claim the first repeat of Everything is Karate, a difficult new sports climb established by Ethan Pringle.
The ASCA, the American Safe Climbing Association, has replaced its 20,000th bolt in a bid to make climbing safer.
In June 2017 Alex Bertolini and Leonardo Martinelli established a new multi-pitch rock climb at Padaro in the Valle del Sarca above Arco (Italy) in memory of their friend Fabio Comini.
The winter mountaineering season in Scotland has begun in earnest with three notable ascents on Ben Nevis, Hell’s Lum Crag in the Cairngorms and at Beinn Heasgairnich in the Southern Highlands.