America’s Sasha DiGiulian and Spain’s Edu Marin have made what is believed to be the second free ascent of Mora Mora (8c, 700m) on Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar.
The first episode of the new series ‘Strange Heroes' by La Sportiva features Jacopo Larcher and his difficult trad climbing project at Cadarese, Italy.
On the NW Face Cima Ovest, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, Manuel Baumgartner and Alexander Huber have established Schatten der Großen (VII, 330m).
In June 2017 Marco Gianola, Simone Manzi and Andrea Mariani made the first ascent of 'Gran Diedro della Marocca’ (320m, 6b) up the East Face of Monte Qualido above Val di Mello, Italy.
A legend, a desire destined to remain a dream for most climbers: this is what the Kosterlitz crack in Valle dell'Orco represented to the Italian climbing scene in the ’70’s and ’80’s after having been first ascended in the early 1970’s by Scotland’s Mike Kosterlitz. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will be at Arco on 25 August 2017 in order to receive the award Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil during the Arco Rock Legends 2017. By Maurizio Oviglia.
The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.
The video of Austrian climber Bernd Zangerl who, 489 days after a serious injury, has managed to make the first free ascent of Into the Sun in Murgtal, Switzerland. Graded 8c+, this route is one of the hardest trad climbs in the world.
Federica Mingolla and Francesco Rigon have repeated Chimera Verticale (IX, 600m + initial pedestal), the difficult alpine climb up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites) first ascended by Alessandro Baù, Daniele Geremia, Alessandro Beber and Luca Matteraglia.
Five questions to American alpinist Steve House who, together with Scott Johnston, will run a Mountain Performance Workshop at St. Gervais close to Chamonix on 19 August 2017.
Italian climber Laura Rogora has climbed the first 8c+ section of Biographie at Céüse in France. The extension, freed in 2001 by Chris Sharma, is considered a benchmark 9a+ and was attempted in June by America’s Margo Hayes.
The video of Hansjörg Auer who on 8 August 2016 in the Dolomites climbed free solo the routes Vinatzer - Messner up Marmolada, Abramkante up Piz Ciavazes and Große Mauer up Sass dla Crusc / Heiligkreuzkofel. The Austrian flew by paraglider from one mountain to the next and required 12 hours in total.
On Saturday 29 July 2017 Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret and France’s Romain Desgranges won the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2017 at Briançon in France.
Briancon, France is currently hosting the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2017. The finals take place this evening at 19:30 and will be transmitted in live streaming.
On Piz Ander in the Gadertal, Dolomites, Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher have first ascended and freed Oblivion (IX, 275m).
Manrico Dell'Agnola introduces in photos and writing the Torre Trieste tower in the Civetta group of the Dolomites and the route first ascended by Riccardo Cassin and Vittorio Ratti up the SE arête. Dating back to 1935, this is considered one of the most classic, beautiful and famous alpine outings in the Dolomites and Alps.
From 20 - 30 July 2017 Wrocław (Breslavia) in Poland hosted the 10th World Games. More than 35,800 athletes competed in the 2017 edition dedicated to 36 different sports, including sport climbing with its three disciples Lead, Speed and Boulder.
Belgian climber Siebe Vanhee reports about his repeat of Don Quixote up the Marmolada in the Dolomites together with paraclimber Frederik Leys. First climbed by Heinz Mariacher and Reinhard Schiestl in 1979, the route is considered a classic outing up the South Face.
British climber Ned Feehally has flashed Trust Issues, an 8B+ boulder problem at Rocklands in South Africa. This is one of the hardest flash ascents to date.
A portrait and two videos of Catherine Destivelle, one the most talented climbers and alpinists of all times.
The Dolomites seen through the eyes of bird: a RedBull video of an eagle flying close to the rock faces in the Italian Dolomites.