Xiamen in China is currently hosting the penultimate stage of the Speed and Lead World Cup 2017. The finals take place at 12:50 and are transmitted in live streaming.
Backed up by his hilarious crew, John Thornton sends Caroline 7C+ at Rocklands, South Africa.
The videos of Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi attempting to free a new sports climb at Massone, Arco, Italy.
27-year-old Hayden Kennedy and his girlfriend Inge Perkins have lost their lives. Kennedy was considered one of the leading climbers of his generation.
Italy’s Stefano Ghisolfi and Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret won the sixth stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 that took place at Wujiang in China last weekend. The sixth stage of the Speed World Cup was won by the Russians Aleksandr Shikov and Iuliia Kaplina.
62-year-old Slovenian mountaineer Franček Knez died on 6 October 2017. Reserved and modest, Knez was considered by many as one of the strongest alpinists of his generation. Published below is a profile written by Slovenian journalist Urban Golob in 2010 when, together with Silvo Karo, Knez was conferred the Order of Merit for his contributions to mountaineering.
The drone footage of Alessandro Menafra to remember the Vajont disaster that ocurred in Italy on 9 October, 1963.
In August at the crag Socaire in Chile German climber Pirmin Bertle made the first ascent of 'Le vent nous portera'. Graded 9a+, this is the hardest sport climb in the country and South America.
While Belgium’s Muriel Sarkany has climbed Era Vella 9a at Margalef, Ukraine’s Jenya Kazbekova has redpointed her first 8c+, Güllich at the crag Red Stone in the Crimea.
In September 2017 Tobias Wolf and Chris-Jan Stiller made the first ascent of Lalan’i Mpanjaka (8a+, 600m) up Tsaranoro Be, Tsaranoro massif, Madagascar.
The video di Gabriele Moroni making the first repeat of Ziqqurat, an 8C boulder problem located at Gaby in Valle d’Aosta and freed in 2015 by Niccolò Ceria.
The must-read report about the first ascent of the South East Ridge of Monte Muru Mannu (Domusnovas) Sardinia, carried out last June by Marco Marrosu and Lino Cianciotto. By Marco Marrosu.
Mountaineering in the Pamir Alay, Kyrgyzstan: in the Ak-Su region the Slovak mountaineers Martin Grajciar, Ondrej Huserka, Jozef Kristoffy and Vladimir Linek spent seven weeks from July 27th to September 10th 2017 making the first ascent of 'Summer Bouquet', a new climb up the West Face of Pik Aleksander Blok (5239 m).
The video filmed by Peter Zabrok of the second rockfall that occurred on the SE Face of El Capitan in Yosemite on 28/09/2017.
The video of America’s Mason Earle climbing Cobra Crack, one of the hardest crack climbs in the world located at Squamish, Canada, first ascended by Peter Croft in the ’80’s and freed by Sonnie Trotter in 2006.
Cortina d’Ampezzo climber Luca Zardini introduces the bouldering in the Campo and Volpera forest above Cortina, Dolomites.
After the first rockfall on on Wednesday 27/09/2017, yesterday Thursday 28 September a second, larger rockfall occurred on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA).
Rockfall on El Capitan in Yosemite, USA, that took place shortly before 14:00 on 27/09/2017 has killed one person and injured another according to park officials.
A semi-serious interview with Germany’s ace climber Alexander Megos who belayed Margo Hayes during her historic first female ascent of Biographie at Céüse in France.
On the SW Face of Schartenspitze in Austria Michael Kemeter has made the first free ascent of Tortour, the difficult multi-pitch alpine outing he established ground-up between 2011 and 2012.