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14.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Scotland: superb new winter climb established by Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson

Winter mountaineering in Scotland: on the Church Door Buttress at Bidean nam Bian close to Glen Coe the expert British mountaineers Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have made the first ascent of Lost Arrow Winter Variation, describing the demanding line as 'one of the most sustained routes' they have ever climbed in the country.

13.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Antarctic climbs by strong American expedition

An all-star expedition comprised of American alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and the cameraman Pablo Durana is currently in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica where various members have managed to establish a flurry of new rock climbs.

12.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Adventure and alpinism in the Antarctic: Spectre climbed by Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon

Alpinism and exploration in Antarctica: Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon have climbed the 1263 m high Spectre peak on the continent’s Gothic Mountains.

11.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rungofarka first ascent in Himalaya by Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau

Climbing alpine style over five days, American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau have made the first ascent of Rungofarka 6495 m in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya.

09.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gordon McArthur vs Storm Giant, world's first proposed D16 drytooling climb

The video of Gordon McArthur climbing his route Storm Giant at Fernie, Canada. Freed last August, this is the first dry tooling climb in the world to receive the grade D16.

06.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Early climbing in slow Scottish winter

The winter mountaineering season in Scotland has begun in earnest with three notable ascents on Ben Nevis, Hell’s Lum Crag in the Cairngorms and at Beinn Heasgairnich in the Southern Highlands.

05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kaunergrat Winter Traverse, Matthias & Hansjörg Auer mountaineering in the Ötztal Alps

Winter mountaineering video: Hansjörg Auer and his brother Matthias and their North - South traverse of the main section of the Kaunergrat ridge in the Ötztal Alps, Austria.

30.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Phungi Peak, big Himalayan first ascent by Koshelenko and Lonchinskii

On 28 October 2017 Russian mountaineers Yury Koshelenko and Aleksei Lonchinskii completed the first ascent of Phungi Peak (6538 m) in the Nepalese Himalaya. Climbing in alpine style, the two required five days to forge their route up the mountain’s SW Face.

29.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

A Door in the Sky, Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet fly into plane from Jungfrau

Amazing BASE Jump video: Frédéric Fugen and Vincent Reffet leap off Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps and make a wingsuit flight into an open plane.

28.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mountaineering in New Zealand, Ben Dare climbs new route on Mount Cook

On 18 November 2017 Ben Dare from New Zealand made the first ascent, solo, of Remembrance, a new 550 m climb up the South Face of Aoraki / Mt Cook.

24.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pangbuk North, video of the French route in Nepal

The video of Tolerance Zero, the new climb established by French alpinists Max Bonniot and Pierre Sancier up the North Face of Pangbuk North (6589 m) in Nepal.

23.11.2017 by Angelika Rainer in Alpinism

Angelika Rainer first female D15 with A Line Above the Sky

Yesterday at the drytooling crag Tomorrow’s World in the Dolomites Angelika Rainer repeated A Line Above the Sky. With this ascent the climber from the South Tyrol has become the first woman in the world to climb D15 and, in doing so, she has equalled the maximum difficulty ever climbed by her male counterparts.

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 SE 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.’

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