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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 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.

06.03.2017 by Gianni Tomasoni in Climbing

Corna Rossa di Bratto, the rock climbing game continues

Gianni Tomasoni, the historic local climber at the crag Corna Rossa di Bratto, talks about this cliff in Italy’s Val Seriana which was recently developed further with the addition of an entirely new sector called Solarium.

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.

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.

02.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nomesino, the climbing gem in Val di Gresta - Arco

Planetmountain.com introduces the historic crag Nomesino in Val di Gresta, one of the most beautiful sport climbing crags in the entire Arco area in Northern Italy.

01.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Climbing in Patagonia: Pou brothers add Aguja Guillaumet ascent

Spanish mountaineers Iker Pou and Eneko Pou have established a new mixed climb up the East Face of Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia. Called 'Aupa 40', the 525m outing breaches difficulties up to 5+, M7 85˚.

28.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora climbs 9a again, this time at Oliana in Spain

15-year-old climber Laura Rogora from Italy has repeated Joe-cita, a 9a sports climb at Oliana in Spain.

28.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stuck - Alice Hafer and Zofia Reych climb classic Peak District crack

The short film Stuck featuring Alice Hafer and Zofia Reych climbing a classic crack in the Peak District, England.

27.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Josune Bereziartu and the first female 9a climb

The video including Josune Bereziartu discussing the world's first female 9a sports climb. Featuring Daniel Andrada, Yuji Hirayama, Maurizio Manolo Zanolla, Flavio Crespi, Angela Eiter and Tomas Mrazek.

27.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Margo Hayes repeats La Rambla, first woman to climb 9a+

America’s Margo Hayes has repeated La Rambla at Siurana in Spain and, in doing so, has become the first woman to climb 9a+.

26.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Campitello di Fassa to host the IFSC European Climbing Championships 2017

The small town Campitello in Val di Fassa, Italy, will host the sport climbing European Championships Lead and Speed from 29 June to 1 July 2017. This is only the second time this prestigious climbing competition is disputed in Italy.

25.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race

On 2 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across the Alps and via via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider, from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco

23.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Paine Towers, Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll and Siebe Vanhee free another big climb in Patagonia

After spending 19 days climbing the East Face of Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia, Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll and Siebe Vanhee completed the first free ascent of 'El Regalo de Mwono'. This 1200m big wall rock climb was established between 1991/1992 by Paul Pritchard, Simon Yates, Sean Smith and Noel Craine with difficulties up to 5b, VI, 5.10, A4.

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