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17.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi & Laura Rogora add difficult new climbs to Arco and Collepardo

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.

16.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Fabian Buhl rope-solo 8c first ascent / Ganesha at Loferer Alm in Austria

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.

14.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Vanessa François and her climb up Grand Capucin

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'.

13.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Pierra Menta 2017: Eydallin - Lenzi and Roux - Forsberg victorious

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

11.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Torre Ragni route: Daniel Joll & Kim Ladiges make first 2017 ascent

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.

10.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

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.

09.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Margo Hayes climbing La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana

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+.

09.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Malta Azure window collapses after storm

On the island of Gozo, just north of Malta, the famous Azure window landmark arch collapsed in a storm.

09.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jernej Kruder climbs 9a sport and 8C boulder in just two days

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.

09.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Luca Rinaldi boulders 8B at Cresciano and Varazze

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.

08.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alex Txikon ends Everest winter expedition

Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon has abandoned his attempt at climbing Everest in winter after retreating from Camp 2 (6400m) due to high winds.

08.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl climbs 8c+ at Siurana in Spain

Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl has redpointed Chikane, her first 8c+ sports climb, at the Spanish crag Siurana.

07.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Melloblocco to host Italian Bouldering Championship 2017

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).

07.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra attempts Lapsus 9b at Andonno, Italy

The video of Adam Ondra attempting to repeat Lapsus at Andonno, Italy’s first 9b sport climb freed in 2015 by Stefano Ghisolfi.

07.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alex Txikon sets off on last Everest attempt

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.

06.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rocklands: a climbing dreamland in South Africa forJorg Verhoeven, Katharina Saurwein

The video of Katharina Saurwein and Jorg Verhoeven climbing in the dreamland, chasing the finest boulder problems in Rocklands, South Africa.

05.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Silvio Reffo climbing up Hotel Supramonte in Sardinia

The video of Italian climber Silvio Reffo repeating the famous multi-pitch sports climb Hotel Supramonte at Gola di Gorropu in Sardinia.

04.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grandes Jorasses: No Siesta e Bonatti - Vaucher climbed by Luka Lindič and Ines Papert

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.

03.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jeff Lowe awarded Piolet d'Or Carrière 2017

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.

03.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nina Williams claims first female ascent of Bishop highball Ambrosia

American rock climber Nina Williams has made the first female ascent of the famous highball boulder problem Ambrosia at Buttermilks, Bishop, USA.




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