Maurizio Oviglia introduces Astroman on the East Face of Washington Column, one of the most famous rock climbs in Yosemite Valley and the world.
At Santa Linya in Spain Janja Garnbret has climbed her second 9a sports climb, while Jakob Schubert has redpointed another 9a+.
At Mt Buffalo in Australia Logan Barber has made the first ascent of Japanese Deep Freeze, a route hat might well be the hardest crack climb in the country.
At Santa Linya in Spain Austria’s Jakob Schubert has redpointed Stoking the Fire, his third sports climb graded 9b.
During a brief visit to the Grotta dell’Areonauta crag at Gaeta in Italy Adam Ondra made the first ascent of the 9a sports climb La Teoria del Gesto.
Winter mountaineering: an interview with French alpinist Max Bonniot after his repeat of the historic Solleder - Lettenbauer climb up the North-West Face of Mt. Civetta in the Dolomites, carried out together with Léo Billon and Benjamin Védrines from 22 - 25 December 2017.
The video of paraclimber Andrew Walker repeating the trad climb Armorican at Craig Caerfai in Pembroke, England.
The Austrian Alpine Club cadet team 'Naturfreunde' celebrated the end of the 2015-2017 triennial with a successful mountaineering expedition to the Zanskar region in India that results in new climbs in the Indian Himalaya.
Slovenian climber Janja Garnbret has redpointed her first 9a sports climb, Seleccio Natural at Santa Linya, Spain.
The film No Turning Back, portraying the life and climbs of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer.
Barbara Zangerl and the climb Speed at the Swiss crag Voralpsee are the focus of the third episode of the La Sportiva series Strange Heroes.
On 6/12/2017 young Italian climber Riccardo Moretti redpointed Grandi Gesti at Sperlonga, one of the reference 9a sport climbs in Central Italy. The report by Maurizio Oviglia.
The video of Adam Ondra attempting Rainman, the most difficult sport climb in great Britain freed at Malham Cove by Steve McClure and graded 9b.
At the bouldering area Buttermilks in Bishop, USA, Germany’sFabian Buhl has climbed three difficult highball boulder problems: Ambrosia, Too big to flail and Old Greg.
In order to celebrate 50 years of rock climbing at Finale Ligure in NW Italy, Michele Fanni and Gabriele Canu have started a project to retrace Finale's explorative phase that took place between 1968 and 1975. After following in the footsteps of the early pioneers up 13 major cliffs, a film and a book will be made to capture this alpine heritage and, in order to do so, a crowdfunding campaign has been launched.
Climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and Pablo Durana have concluded their expedition to Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. The American alpinists succeed in climbing numerous routes, including the first ascent of a big wall established up Ulvetanna by Chin and Anker.
Female sport climbing: the Laura Rogora and Anak Verhoeven have made the first ascent of two difficult sport climbs: It segid narg 8c+ at Grotta dell'Arenauta at Sperlonga by the young Italian and Ciudad de Dios pa la Enmienda at Santa Linya by the Belgian.
The video of Alessandro Zeni attempting Bimbaluna at Saint Loup in Switzerland in heavy snowfall.
The video of Keita Kurakami making the ground-up first ascent of Neutralism, a huge highball boulder problem in Japan.
An all-star expedition comprised of American alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and the cameraman Pablo Durana is currently in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica where various members have managed to establish a flurry of new rock climbs.