At Italy's Padaro crag close to Arco Stefano Ghisolfi has freed Omen Nomen, an 8c+ sports climb, while Laura Rogora has made the first ascent of Ercole 8c/+ at Collepardo.
In summer 2016 German rock climber made the first free ascent of Ganesha, a seven-pitch 8c he had established alone up the Sonnwendwand at Loferer Alm in Austria.
The video ‘Ensemble au Grand Cap' of disabled alpinist Vanessa François and her ascent of Grand Capucin (Mont Blanc) up the route 'L’écho des alpages'.
The 32nd Pierra Menta took place at Arêches-Beaufort (France) from 8 - 11 March 2017. The classic ski mountaineering competition was won by the Italians Matteo Eydallin & Damiano Lenzi. The women's event was won by the French - Swedish team Laetitia Roux & Emelie Forsberg
The video the documents the first ascent in the 2016/2017 season on the Ragni route on Cerro Torre in Patagonia, carried out by New Zealand’s Daniel Joll and Kim Ladiges.
Torres del Paine, interview with Nicolas Favresse after the first free ascent of El Regalo de Mwono in Patagonia
Interview with Nicolas Favresse after the first free ascent, carried out with fellow-Belgians Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll and Siebe Vanhee, of the big wall rock climb El Regalo de Mwono (1200m, 8a) located on the East Face of the Central Tower of Paine, Patagonia.
The first video of America’s Margo Hayes climbing La Rambla a Siurana in Spain, thanks to which she became the first woman to climb 9a+.
On the island of Gozo, just north of Malta, the famous Azure window landmark arch collapsed in a storm.
In a mere two days Slovenian rock climber Jernej Kruder redpointed a 9a sport climb and an 8C boulder problem, namely 'Bi herri, borokka bat' and 'Catalan witness the fitness' at Cova del ocell in Spain.
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.