Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.
The third stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 is currently taking place at Nanjing in China, as is the second stage of the Speed World Cup 2017.
The video of Lukas Irmler walking across a highline above the Totem Pole in Tasmania.
Austrian climber Anna Stöhr has sent two extremely difficult boulder problems on the same day, New Base Line 8B+ and Steppenwolf 8B at Magic Wood, Switzerland.
In April 2015 the American paraclimber Ronnie Dickson managed to send the 7C+ boulder problem Resident Evil at Joe's Valley, USA, nine years after having his lower leg amputated. This is his inspirational story, in a film by Alton Richardson and Jordan Shipman.
The second edition of Arco Rock Star, the photography competition that takes place annually during the Adventure Awards Days Festival, was won on Sunday 23 April by pro photographer Giovanni Danieli. Alex Buisse took second place while Federico Ravassard took third. The Open category was won by Graziano Galvagni.
The video of Nina Williams making the first female ascent of the famous highball boulder problem Ambrosia at Buttermilks, Bishop, USA.
The latest sport climbing news concerning not only Adam Ondra, who at San Rocchino close to Camaiore in Italy made the first ascent of Naturalmente 9a+, but also Klemen Bečan, Felipe Camargo, Sasha Di Giulian, Matty Hong, Anna Liina Laitinen, Alexander Megos, Silvio Reffo, Angelina Scarth-Johnson, Laura Rogora, Jonathan Siegrist, Domen Škofic, Stephan Vogt and Barbara Zangerl.
The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2017 is currently taking place at Chongqing in China. This Asian stage also hosts the first leg of the Speed World Cup 2017.
Czech climber Adam Ondra has made the first repeat of Lapsus, the 9b sport climb freed by Stefano Ghisolfi at Andonno, Italy. This is Ondra’s second 9b in just two days, after his first ascent of Queen Line at Laghel (Arco). Ondra ended the day in style by making a second-go redpoint of a 9a at the crag Castelbianco.
Richard Felderer introduces the new crag Cengia Giradili at the foot of famous Punta Giradili close to Baunei in Sardinia. 22 new routes from 5b to 8b in a spectacularly beautiful setting.
As of 14/04/2017 Trango has elected to voluntarily recall all Vergo belay devices in batch numbers 16159 and 16195 that were sold after 1 October 2016.
Yesterday at Laghel close to Arco (Italy) the Czech climber Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Queen Line, the first sport climb in the area to be graded 9b.
Maurizio Oviglia introduces the new crag Coa ‘e Littu at Lula in Barbagia, the mountainous region of central Sardinia.
On 15 and 16 March 2017 Luca Schiera and Paolo Marazzi made the first ascent of Produci consuma crepa, a new 900m rock climb with difficulties up to 6c A2, on the NE Face of Cerro Mariposa, Rio Turbio valley, Patagonia. Luca Schiera reports
British climber Franco Cookson has made what is likely to be one of the most difficult and dangerous trad climbs in the UK with his first ascent of Nothing Lasts at Sandy Crag in Northumberland.
Pizzeria at Dro close to Arco is a beautiful but difficult sport climbing crag in the Sarca Valley, with 14 routes from 6c+ to 8a.
Interview with Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl after the first free ascent of Gondo Crack at the crag Cippo in Switzerland. The duo freed the route as an 8c sport climb and then did without the bolts and climbed the route with nuts and friends to produce one of the toughest trad cracks in the world.
At Siurana in Spain French climber Alizée Dufraisse has redpointed Estado critico, the famous sport climb graded 9a.
Mountaineering on the Matterhorn: from 15 - 16 March Alexander Huber from Germany and Switzerland’s Dani Arnold and Thomas Senf climbed a new route up the legendary North Face of one of the symbols of the Alps. The new climb is called Schweizernase and shares the start of the Gogna-Cerruti route before continuing directly up through the enormous overhangs on the upper section of the face.