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13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory

At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ines Papert, Luca Lindič, Joseph Pfnür, Paul McSorley climb new trad in South Africa

In June Ines Papert, Joseph Pfnür, Luka Lindič and Paul McSorley made the fist ascent of Ruby Supernova, a new 520m high trad climb with difficulties up to ED1 7b+ (VI 5.12c) on Slanghoek Peak, Du Toits Kloof Mountains, South Africa

12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory

Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.

12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michael Wohlleben frees Parzival 8b on Westliche Dreifaltigkeit

In Switzerland’s Alpsteingebirge Germany’s Michael Wohlleben, climbing with Markus Hutter, has made the first free ascent of Parzival (8b, 150m) up the splendid limestone formation Westliche Dreifaltigkeit.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Romain Desgranges win at Villars in Switzerland

The first stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 was won on Saturday 8 July by Janja Garnbret and Romain Desgranges. The third stage of the Speed World Cup was won the previous evening by Anouck Jaubert and Reza Alipourshenazandifar.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher

Day 10 held no great surprises in store but proved difficult for all athletes. While many reached the Matterhorn, Christian Maurer is now 120km from the finish line, ahead of Benoit Outters and Paul Guschlbauer.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denali, Alaska: Slovak Direct repeated by David Bacci and Luca Moroni

On their first climbing trip to Alaska, alpinists David Bacci and Luca Moroni pulled off the first Italian repeat of the Slovak Direct route up Denali (6194m) in Alaska.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer

The ninth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 proved to be more difficult than expected with many athletes making little headway, including competition leader Christian Maurer who is currently 150 km from the finish line.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Difficult Pembroke trad climbing by Zangerl, Larcher & Co

Barbara Zangerl, Lara Neumeier, Roland Hemetzberger and Jacopo Larcher have repeated numerous difficult trad climbs during their climbing trip to Pembroke in Wales, including The Big Issue E9 6c and Muy Caliente E9/E10.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

09.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race

At the start of the eighth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, Switzerland’s Christian Maurer reached the last turnpoint at the Matterhorn and is now heading towards the finish line at Monaco. Yesterday his strongest rival, France’s Gaspard Petiot, was forced to abandon the competition.

08.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2017 gets underway in Villars, Switzerland

The Lead Climbing World Cup 2017 got underway in Villars, Switzerland, yesterday. Live streaming today at 10.00 am today of the Semifinal, at 20.00 the finals.

07.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback

On day 6 of the great flight across the Alps France’s Gaspard Petiot has managed to reduce the gap between race leader Christian Maurer from Switzerland.

07.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jorg Verhoeven, Katharina Saurwein and the Dihedral Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite

Big wall climbing video: Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein and their November 2016 repeat of the Dihedral Wall (5.14a / 8b+) and Final Frontier 5.13b (8a) up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.

06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dreamtime at Cresciano, the boulder problem by Fred Nicole between dream and reality

The Classics | Boulder continues with the third episode dedicated to Dreamtime at Cresciano in Switzerland. Germany's Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm take a step back in time and explore this problem established in 2000 by Fred Nicole and hailed as the world's first 8C.

06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire

Switzerland’s Christian Maurer continues his lonely lead and a massive flight has taken him to the Turnpoint at Monte Baldo (Italy). France’s Gaspard Petiot trails in second place, Austria’s Paul Guschlbauer is currently third. Unfortunately this morning Italy’s Aaron Durogati was forced to pull out of the race due to his knee injury.

06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gross Wellhorn, new alpine climbs by Silvan Schüpbach in Bernese Oberland

On the North Pillar of Gross Wellhorn (Bernese Oberland, Switzerland) Silvan Schüpbach with the help of various climbing partners established two difficult multi-pitch alpine climbs, Adrenlinchiubi (7c max 7b obligatory, 250m) and Röck u Zöpf (7c max 7b obligatory, 230m).

05.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mount Huntington: Clint Helander and Jess Roskelley climb complete South Ridge in Alaska

Interview with American alpinists Jess Roskelley who made the first ascent of the South Ridge on Mount Huntington (3731m) in Alaska with Clint Helander. Called the Gauntlet Ridge (Alaska Grade 6, M6, A0, 95° snow, 2,500m), the committing new route was climbed alpine style over an 8-day period in mid-April.

05.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Oliana Good Times 2017 by Chris Sharma

Chris Sharma's homage to Oliana (Contrafort de Rumbau, Spain) one of the most popular and important high end sports climbing crags in the world.

04.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

L’Olandese Volante, new rock climb in Val di Mello

Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera have established ‘L’Olandese Volante’, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Precipizio degli Asteroidi in Val di Mello, Italy.

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