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08.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nalle Hukkataival Burden of Dreams, backstage video of world's first 9A boulder

The backstage video di Burden of Dreams, the first boulder problem in the world graded 9A and freed by Nalle Hukkataival at Lappnor in Finland in October 2016.

08.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Luca Rinaldi 8B boulder flash at Brione in Switzerland

At Brione (Canton Ticino, Switzerland) Luca Rinaldi has flashed the 8B boulder problem Blinded by the light.

07.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins

The video tribute to American alpinists Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins.

06.11.2017 by Filippo Manca in Climbing

Midnight Lightning: Filippo Manca explores the legendary Ron Kauk boulder problem in Yosemite

Filippo Manca talks about his bouldering trip to America where, in Yosemite, he managed to repeat the legendary Midnight Lightning boulder problem. Moments later he encountered American climbing legend Ron Kauk who, in 1978, made the first ascent of what has transformed into one of the most famous boulder problems in the world.

05.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Capitan: Big Stone vs Tiny Humans

The timelapse of climbers on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, USA, filmed by di Tristan Greszko.

03.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Patxi Usobiaga the fighter

The second episode of the series 'Strange Heroes' by La Sportiva with Basque rock climber Patxi Usobiaga.

01.11.2017 by Silvestro Franchini in Climbing

Val Daone: Silvestro Franchini completes fantastic free climb link-up

Silvestro Franchini talks about his link-up of the routes Orion, Psycobar and Gatto Silvestro at Scoglio di Boazzo in Valle di Daone, described as the "most beautiful free climb combination" in this mini-Yosemite in Northern Italy.

31.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell Fred Beckey, American climbing legend

Legendary American climber Fred Beckey has passed away aged 94.

27.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Interviews

The Nose Speed, new record set by Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds on El Capitan

Interview with American climber Jim Reynolds who on 21 October 2017 teamed up with Brad Gobright to speed climb The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite in 2:19:44. In doing so they beat the previous speed record set in 2012 by Alex Honnold and Hans Florine by almost four minutes.

26.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing Video: The World's Best Belayer

Some of the best climbers in the world explain the importance of a good belayer.

25.10.2017 by Luca Montanari in Alpinism

From Italy with love, new Italian trad climb in Canada's Bugaboos

From 15 - 16 August 2017 the XMountain Mountain Guide Luca Montanari and Arianna Del Sordo made the first ascent of 'From Italy with love', a trad climb up the Crescent Towers in the heart of the Bugaboo Spires, Canada.

24.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Angela Eiter / First woman to climb 9b interview

Interview with Austrian climber Angela Eiter after becoming the first female to climb 9b: La planta de shiva at Villanueva del Rosario in Spain.

24.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Andrea Zanone climbs Coup de Grace, 9a in Switzerland's Val Bavona

Italian climber Andrea Zanone has redpointed his first 9a sports climb Coup de Grace in the Canton of Ticino in Switzerland, first ascended in 2005 by America’s Dave Graham.

23.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angela Eiter climbs historic first female 9b with La planta de shiva in Spain

Austrian climber Angela Eiter has become the first woman in the world to climb 9b with her repeat of La planta de shiva, the sports climbed freed in 2011 by Adam Ondra nel 2011 at Villanueva del Rosario in Spain.

23.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

El Capitan rockfall continues / New video from Yosemite

New rockfall has taken place on the SE Face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). The video filmed by Maurizio Oviglia from Middle Cathedral Rock.

22.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anna Stöhr & Juliane Wurm bouldering in Japan

Austria’s Anna Stöhr and Germany’s Juliane Wurm discover some of the bouldering potential in Japan, featuring Yuji Hirayama, Akiyo Noguchi, Yuka Kobayashi, Sachi Amma and many others.

20.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Sasha DiGiulian / The state of the art of women's climbing

Top American climber Sasha DiGiulian talks to planetmountain.com about the current state of female sport climbing, starting from the latest great ascents carried out Margo Hayes and Anak Verhoeven.

19.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Via Mirko, new rock climb above Val Gardena in the Dolomites

The Italian Mountain Guides Armin Senoner and Manuel Nocker have made the first ascent of Via Mirko, a new rock climb up Monte Steviola above Vallunga (Puez-Odle group), Dolomites.

18.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Quinn Brett, Recovery Fund for climber injured in fall on El Capitan

On 11 October 2017 strong American climber Quinn Brett fell and seriously injured herself while climbing The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). Friends have launched a fundraising campaign.

18.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bugaboos climbing: Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope enchain Howser Towers in a day

Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope climb the three Howser Towers at the Bugaboos in Canada in 23 hours and 30 minutes. The link-up consisted of 2,000m of climbing up to 5.12+ (7b/7b+). This is the first time the three towers have been enchained in a day.

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