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22.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer remembers the Marmolada Fish route free solo

The video profile of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer after his free solo climb of the Fish route - Via Attraverso il Pesce (Weg durch den Fisch) - carried out on 29/04/2007 up the South Face of Marmolada, Dolomites

21.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Federica Mingolla climbing Fisch - Attraverso il Pesce - up Marmolada, Dolomites

Climbing video: the documentary Fish that follows Italian climber Federica Mingolla up the famous rock climb via Attraverso il Pesce (Weg durch den Fisch), first ascended in 1981 by Igor Koller and Jindric Šustr on the South Face of Marmolada, Dolomites.

21.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Torres del Paine in Patagonia: Riders on the Storm too stormy for Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Brette Harrington have abandoned their attempt at make the first free ascent of Riders on the Storm, the famous big wall up the Central Paine Tower in Patagonia, due to terrible weather.

20.02.2017 by Elio Bonfanti in Alpinism

For Adriano Trombetta

In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

16.02.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Cerro Murallón, Patagonia, alpinism and a story of former times: the East Face first ascent by Bacci, Bernasconi and Della Bordella

The alpinism and adventure up 'El Valor del Miedo’ (1000m, 90°, M6+, A2), the new mixed route established by the Ragni di Lecco climbers David Bacci, Matteo Bernasconi and Matteo Della Bordella who finally resolved the long-standing problem of the East Face of Cerro Murallon in Patagonia. The first ascent was carried out in a day and a half in pure alpine style on a remote Patagonian mountain that was first ascended in1984 by the Ragni Casimiro Ferrari, Carlo Aldè and Paolo Vitali.

15.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco 2017 - online registration open

Pre-registration is now online for the 14th edition of Melloblocco, the biggest bouldering and climbing meeting in the world that will be held in Italy’s Val di Mello - Val Masino from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2017.

15.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora / Climbing into the future

Interview with Italian climber Laura Rogora who, aged a mere 15, made the first ascent of a route at Collepardo on the outskirts of Rome which could be one of the hardest sport climbs ever freed by a woman.

14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

09.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra frees Mamichula at Oliana, new 9b sports climb

On 08/02/2017 Adam Ondra made the first ascent of Mamichula at Oliana in Spain, a route the 24-year-old climber from the Czech Republic has graded 9b.

08.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

San Vito lo Capo climbing: Christoph Hainz and Andrea De Martin Polo ascend November Sun

In November 2016 Christoph Hainz and Andrea De Martin Polo established 'November Sun' (7b, obligatory 7a, 270m), a new multi-pitch rock climb on Monte Monaco, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy.

07.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Patagonia Cerro Murallón, new East Face climb by Ragni di Lecco

Mountaineering: Italian alpinists Matteo Bernasconi, Matteo Della Bordella and David Bacci have made the first ascent of the East Face of Cerro Murallon (Patagonia). This is the second Ragni di Lecco success after the historic first ascent, carried out by Casimiro Ferrari, Carlo Aldè and Paolo Vitali.

04.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra climbs Pachamama 9a+ and attempts new difficult project at Oliana

Czech climber Adam Ondra has repeated Pachamama 9a+ at Oliana in Spain and is currently attempting a difficult new linkup at this top Spanish crag.

03.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco 2017 date change: from 11 to 14 May

For organisational reasons, the date for Melloblocco 2017 has been changed. The most important climbing and bouldering meeting in the world, which has been taking place ever since 2004 in Val Masino - Val di Mello (Italy) will take place from Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2017.

03.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Earthquake in Central Italy, climbing and solidarity: Rebuild Boulder raises 11,000 euro

During the first 12 stages of Rebuild Boulder, the series of informal bouldering competitions currently taking place at climbing walls throughout Italy, over 11,000 euro have been raised to help those affected by the earthquakes that rocked central Italy in August and October 2016.

02.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Troll Wall, first solo winter ascent by Marek Raganowicz in Norway

Interview with Polish alpinist Marek Raganowicz who, from 11 - 26 January 2017, made the first solo winter ascent of Troll Wall (Trollveggen) in Norway by repeating the climb Suser gjennom Harryland (6/A3).

02.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ortler Pleishornwasserfall ice climb first ascent video

Alpinism: the video documenting the first ascent of Pleishornwasserfall, the new ice and mixed climb established on 13/12/2016 by Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer up the NE Face of Ortler (3905m).

02.02.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Melloblocco is forever, 2017 to go ahead as usual

From Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 May 2017 Italy’s Val Masino - Val di Mello will host the 14th edition of Melloblocco, the world’s biggest international climbing and bouldering meeting. Just like every year the event will be organised by Associazione Operatori Val Masino.

31.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi & First Round First Minute / First interview and video of this Margalef 9b testpiece

Video and interview with Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi who yesterday, on 30/01/2017, repeated 'First Round, First Minute' at Margalef in Spain. This 9b sport climb was freed by Chris Sharma in 2011 and had been repeated previously by Adam Ondra and Alexander Megos.

30.01.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi: Italian repeat of First Round First Minute at Margalef

On 30/01/2017 Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi repeated 'First Round First Minute', the famous 9b sports route at Margalef, Spain. Freed in 2011 by America’s Chris Sharma, so far the line had only been repeated by Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic and Alexander Megos from Germany

27.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Emily Harrington and Alex Honnold repeat Solar Flair, High Sierra, California

The video of American climbers Emily Harrington and Alex Honnold repeating Solar Flare, the 5.12d rock climb first ascended by Conrad Anker and Peter Croft up Incredible Hulk, High Sierra, California, USA.

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