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13.09.2017 by Markus Pucher in Alpinism

Markus Pucher on Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia: I gave it everything

Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher talks about the first winter solo ascent of Aguja Guillaumet (2579 m), carried out in Patagonia on 8 September 2017.

11.09.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Patagonia: Markus Pucher claims first solo winter ascent of Aguja Guillaumet

On 8 September 2017 Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher made the first solo winter ascent of Aguja Guillaumet (Patagonia).

29.08.2017 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

Canada's Monarch Mountain SW Pillar first ascent by Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn

The trip report by Simon Richardson who from 4 - 6 August together with Michael Rinn made the first ascent of Game of Thrones (ED2, 1250m), the first route up the South-West Face of Monarch Mountain (3572m) in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia in Canada.

22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera

The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.

16.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Praqpa Ri South, Mirchi Peak, two Chilean Karakorum first ascents

In July 2017 a Chilean expedition comprised of Andres Bosch, Alejandro Mora and Armando Montero has made two first ascents close to Broad Peak and K2 in Pakistan’s Karakorum range: Praqpa Ri South 7046m and the new route Mirchi up Norit Peak, 6270m.

11.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gasherbrum I SW Face, big new route by Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák

The report by Czech mountaineer Marek Holeček who with Zdeněk Hák established over 8 days a great new route up the Southwest Face of Gasherbrum I (8080 meters), Karakorum.

06.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Valery Rozov base jump off Huascarán in Peru

The video of Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov who on 12 July 2017 leapt from 6725m off Huascaran (6768m, Cordillera Blanca, Peru).

03.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August

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.

27.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climbs in the Kishtwar Himalaya by Aleš Česen, Marko Prezelj, Urban Novak

In the Indian Kishtwar Himalaya the Slovenian alpinists Aleš Česen, Marko Prezelj and Urban Novak have climbed two new routes: All or nothing (6250 m) up the West Face of Arjuna (6250 m) and the North Ridge of P6013 (6038 m). Both climbs were carried out alpine style.

25.07.2017 by Enrico Rosso in Alpinism

Mountaineering in Bolivia: new climb in little known Cordillera Quimsa Cruz

Enrico Rosso reports about the June 2017 expedition he led to the Cordillera de Quimsa Cruz massif in Bolivia, where the rock climb 'Kamasa' (250m, 6b, A2) was added to the North Face of Gran Muralla (5200m).

24.07.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Catherine Destivelle, climbing and alpinism there where it is dangerous to lean out

A portrait and two videos of Catherine Destivelle, one the most talented climbers and alpinists of all times.

21.07.2017 by Carlo Caccia in Interviews

Katie Bono sets female Denali speed record

Interview with American alpinist Katie Bono who on 13-14 June 2017 ascended and descended the West Buttress route on Denali (McKinley) in just 21 hours and 6 minutes. This is a female speed record and one of the fastest known times to date.

19.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct

17 years after his ground-breaking ascent, American alpinist Steve House looks back on the extremely fast repeat of the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (Alaska), climbed with Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 60 hours non-stop.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denali, Alaska: Slovak Direct repeated by David Bacci and Luca Moroni

On their first climbing trip to Alaska, alpinists David Bacci and Luca Moroni pulled off the first Italian repeat of the Slovak Direct route up Denali (6194m) in Alaska.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

05.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mount Huntington: Clint Helander and Jess Roskelley climb complete South Ridge in Alaska

Interview with American alpinists Jess Roskelley who made the first ascent of the South Ridge on Mount Huntington (3731m) in Alaska with Clint Helander. Called the Gauntlet Ridge (Alaska Grade 6, M6, A0, 95° snow, 2,500m), the committing new route was climbed alpine style over an 8-day period in mid-April.

03.07.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

Marek Raganowicz / Baffin Island big wall interview

Interview with Polish climber Marek Raganowicz after his solo first ascents of MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4), two difficult big wall climb up the Ship's Prow on Scott Island, Baffin Island, Canada.

21.06.2017 by Alberto De Giuli in Alpinism

Dent Blanche and Wandfluegrat, the normal South Ridge route

Mountaineering in Switzerland: Italian mountain guide Alberto De Giuli introduces the famous Wandfluegrat, also referred to as the Dent Blanche South Ridge (4357m), the classic alpine ridge high above Val d'Herens in Switzerland’s canton Valais.

15.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

First Ascent, the Kunyang Chhish East film featuring Simon Anthamatten, Matthias and Hansjörg Auer

The film First Ascent is now available on demand, documenting Austria’s Hansjörg Auer and Matthias Auer and Switzerland’s Simon Anthamatten climbing the hitherto virgin Kunyang Chhish East in Karakoram (Pakistan) in July 2013.

31.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

Interview with South Tyrolean mountain guide Christoph Hainz, one of the world's most talented alpinists and climbers.

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