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17.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Larkya Main, Georgians claim first ascent in Himalaya

Georgian mountaineers Giorgi Tepnadze, Bakar Gelashvili and Archil Badriashvili have established a new route up the SE Face of Larkya Main. It is also the first ascent of this 6425m high mountain in the Himalaya.

14.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

French climb new route up Pangbuk North in Nepal

Mountaineering in the Himalayas: in the Lunag Massif (Khumbu region) the French mountaineers Max Bonniot and Pierre Sancier have climbed Tolérance Zero, a new 1100m route described as elegant, logical and technical up the North Face of Pangbuk North (6589 m).

12.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Valery Rozov dies in BASE Jump accident on Ama Dablam

52-year-old Valery Rozov, one for the most expert and famous BASE jumpers in the world, has died in a BASE Jump accident on Ama Dablam.

11.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Kishtwar, new route in Himalaya climbed by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist, Julian Zanker

On 14 October 2017 German alpinist Thomas Huber and the Swissmen Stephan Siegrist and Julian Zanker made the first ascent of ‘Har Har Mahadev’, a new climb up the NW Face of Cerro Kishtwar. This is only the 4th ascent of the 6155 m peak located in the Indian Himalaya.

Mt. Ushba: Slovakians score first ski descent in Georgian Caucasus

Last May and June Slovakian alpinists Miroslav Peťo and Maroš Červienka carried out a series of difficult ski descents in the Caucasus massif in Georgia: the SW Ridge of Tetnuldi (4858 m), the SE couloir of Chatyn Tau (4412 m) and, above all, the East couloir of Ushba North summit (4698 m).

07.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins

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

04.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Shivling, the video of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbing Shiva's Ice

The video clip of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini making the first ascent of Shiva’s Ice, their new route up Shivling (6543 m) in the Indian Himalaya.

Malte Brun in New Zealand, first ski descent of South Face

Italy’s Enrico Mosetti and Britain’s Ben Briggs and Tom Grant have made the first ski descent of the South Face of Mt. Malte Brun, describing the run as 'probably the most technical ski descent in New Zealand.’

03.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Angelika Rainer, Jeff Mercier climb Dolomites dry tooling testpiece

Italian climber Angelika Rainer and French alpinist Jeff Mercier have repeated 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' and 'Line above the Sky' at the crag Tomorrow's World in Dolomites; these dry tooling test pieces was freed in 2016 by Tom Ballard.

02.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Shispare NE Face, difficult first ascent in Karakorum by Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima

On 22 August 2017 Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima completed a new route up the NE Face of Shispare (7611m), Karakorum, Pakistan. Climbing alpine style for seven days, the Japanese mountaineers encountered difficulties up to M6 / WI 5.

Curvas Peligrosas, steep skiing in Peru

The trailer for Curvas Peligrosas, the film directed by Yannick Boissenot documenting a month spent in Peru together with Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet where the trio made several steep skiing descents including Artesonraju, Huascaran and Tocllaraju.

31.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell Fred Beckey, American climbing legend

Legendary American climber Fred Beckey has passed away aged 94.

28.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mount Edgar summit and new Italian West Face climb in China

An Italian expedition comprised of François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti, Emrik Favre, Tomas Franchini, Matteo Faletti and Fabrizio Dellai has successfully climbed Mount Edgar (6618m) in the Sichuan region of China. Climbing in two teams, they repeated the original Korean route and established a new line up the West Face.

26.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Shivling, big new route in Indian Himalaya climbed by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini

Mountaineering news: in October Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini made the first ascent of Shiva's Ice, a beautiful new route up Shivling (6543 m) in the Indian Himalayas.

21.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nuptse South Face, extraordinary new French route climbed by Degoulet, Guigonne, Millerioux

French alpinists Hélias Millerioux, Frédéric Degoulet and Niçois Benjamin Guigonnet have made an alpine style ascent of a new route up the South Face of Nuptse, Nepal Himalaya

19.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gnadenlos, difficult and dangerous new Ortler ice climb

On the NW Face of Ortler (3905m) Daniel Ladurner, Johannes Lemayer and Herbert Plattner have made the first ascent of 'Gnadenlos', a new icefall described as 'WI5 with great risk'.

12.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nangpai Gosum II first ascended by Jost Kobusch

24-year-old German alpinist Jost Kobusch claims the first ascent of Nangpai Gosum II, the 7296 meter high mountain located on the border between Nepal and China.

11.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins, an indescribable tragedy for alpinism

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.

10.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Königsspitze ice climb by Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer

Mountaineering in the South Tyrol: on 07/10/2017 Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer climbed Schattenspiel, a line they believe is a new route described as 'a fantastic line of ice' up the NE Face of Königsspitze / Gran Zebrù.

06.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger summit Manaslu

On 30 September the German mountaineers Alix von Melle and Luis Stitzinger reached the summit of Manaslu, their seventh 8000er climbing without the use of supplementary oxygen.

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