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19.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter trilogy by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini

Winter mountaineering: on 31/12/2016 at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites the alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed in a singole day Via Comici-Dimai on Cima Grande (in 1:45), the Cassin route up Cima Ovest (2:45) and the Innerkofler route up Cima Piccola (1:15).

18.01.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer

South Tyrolean mountaineer Erich Abram passed away on Monday 16 January 2017 at Bozen aged 95. The talented mountaineer and climber played an important role in the 1954 Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2.

15.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Vertical Ethiopia, the Ragni di Lecco climbing trip to the Horn of Africa

The video of the climbing trip to Ethiopia by Luca Schiera, Matteo Colico, Andrea Migliano and Matteo De Zaiacomo.

14.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi and Pietro Biagini climb hard at Margalef and Varazze

Sport climbing: at Margalef in Spain Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated 'First Ley' 9a+, while at Varazze in Italy Pietro Biagini has climbed 'Alphacentauri sit', his first 8B boulder problem.

08.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi 8c onsight and Laura Rogora 8c+ redpoint at Oliana

Sport climbing: at Oliana in Spain Italy’s Laura Rogora has redpointed Joe Blau 8c+, while Stefano Ghisolfi has onsighted the 8c Fish Eye.

07.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra vs Martin Stranik New Year Climbing Duel

A somewhat different climbing duel between the star Czech climbers Adam Ondra and Martin Stranik.

06.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuseppe Nolasco repeats Riti Tribali 8c/+ at Specchio del Grifone, Lecco

At the crag Specchio del Grifone (Angelone) above Lecco Giuseppe Pippo Nolasco has repeated Riti Tribali, the 8c/+ sports climb freed by Adam Ondra in 2009.

03.01.2017 by Jolly Lamberti in Climbing

Jolly Lamberti 8c send at Spiaggia Della Molpa, Palinuro

Alessandro Lamberti (52) reports about his recent repeat of the 8c sports climb Egger at Spiaggia Della Molpa at Palinuro, Italy.

02.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tom Randall takes huge fall on Crucifx Project at Canyonlands, USA.

The climbing video by Mike Hutton of Englishman Tom Randall taking a huge lob on the Crucifx project he and Pete Whittaker discovered at the White Rim, Canyonlands, USA

02.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Forest fires in Chironico and across Southern Switzerland

During the last few days various forest fires broke out across southern Switzerland, for reasons yet to be determined. Over three dozen people were evacuated, but thankfully no one was injured. Local climber Martin Keller reports from the world-famous bouldering area Chironico, where a fire lit by teenagers got out of control.

01.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold interview after Dan Osman speed solo tribute on Bear's Reach

American rock climber Alex Honnold teams up with planetmountain.com to talk about his recent reenactment of Dan Osman’s famous speed solo up the climb 'Bear's Reach' at Lover's Leap, California, USA

31.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

President Obama declares Bears Ears National Monument, Indian Creek and Utah climbing protected

On 28 December 2016 the President of the United States Barack Obama established the Bears Ears National Monument. This proclamation permanently protects a region which includes Indian Creek, Lockhart Basin, Arch Canyon, Texas Canyon, and many other sandstone climbing areas and is the first bill that specifically acknowledges rock climbing as an appropriate and valued recreation activity.

30.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert whisks up Joe Mama 9a+ at Oliana in Spain

At the Spanish crag Oliana Jakob Schubert has repeated Joe Mama, a 9a+ sports climb freed by Klemen Bečan.

29.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Luger climbing Rätikon's Gift

Climbing video: Alexander Luger making the first ascent of The Gift (8c, 350m) on the Drusenfluh the Rätikon massif in Austria in 2015.

29.12.2016 by Alessio Tait in Climbing

Malga Spora: another Brenta Dolomites climbing gem

Alessio Tait introduces the stunning crag Malga Spora at Croz of Giovan. Another little sport climbing gem in the Brenta Dolomites.

28.12.2016 by Simon Kehrer in Alpinism

A Winter's Tale / Tre Cime di Lavaredo trilogy by Christoph Hainz and Simon Kehrer

On 23 December 2016 on the Drei Zinnen / Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Dolomites) Simon Kehrer and Christoph Hainz completed a beautiful winter trilogy by climbing Via Comici-Dimai up Cima Grande (in 2:30), Via Cassin up Cima Ovest (in 3:25), and Spigolo Giallo up Cima Piccola (in 1:28). The South Tyrolean alpinists had set off by bicycle from Lake d'Antorno at 7:00am and returned to their starting point by bike at 20:00. The round-trip lasted 13 hours, while the total for the 3 routes was 7 hours and 30 minutes. The report by Simon Kehrer.

28.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ned Feehally mantles Ned Zepplin at the Roaches

The video of British rock climber Ned Feehally climbing Ned Zepplin at the Roaches, one of the UK's hardest mantels.

26.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacopo Larcher: interview after climbing Free Zodiac up El Capitan, Yosemite

Big wall climbing: interview with South Tyrol’s Jacopo Larcher who last autumn, together with Barbara Zangerl made the third free ascent of Free Zodiac up the SE Face of El Capitan, Yosemite.

25.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gabriele Moroni ambles up Ambrosia highball at Buttermilks, Bishop

Italian rock climber Gabriele Moroni has repeated the famous highball boulder problem Ambrosia at Buttermilks, Bishop, USA.

24.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski Titanic video

The video of Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski making the first ascent of ‘Titanic' (A3/M5/6b, 2000m), a new climb up the North Face of the Eiger (Switzerland).

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