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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.

30.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi new mixed climb by Jeff Mercier & Co

French alpinists Jeff Mercier, David Autheman, Lucien Boucansaud and Gérémy Rakowski have completed Red Devils, a new route up the NW Face of Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc massif, France.

25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger end Kangchenjunga Skyline Project

After having reached 7200m, Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have decided to end their Skyline Project aimed at traversing the long ridgeline of Kangchenjunga in Himalaya. The two Italian alpinists are safely back at Base Camp.

25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest & Co, good and bad news from the highest mountains in the world

Mountaineering: the latest updates from Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu and Makalu, concerning Kilian Jornet Burgada, Elisabeth Revol and Marco Confortola as well as Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger's attempt at Kangchenjunga. Furthermore, several deaths have been reported.

19.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest Hillary Step collapsed

The Hillary Step, the famous rock barrier located shortly below the summit of Everest, seems to have collapsed, probably due to the terrible earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. British mountaineer and commercial expedition leader Tim Mosedale broke the news after having reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world on 16 May 2017.

17.05.2017 by Simon Chatelan in Alpinism

Tête de Biselx / Simon Chatelan climbs new route in Mont Blanc massif

Swiss alpinist Simon Chatelan reports about his solo first ascent of Misanthropie i-conique (300m, M7+, A2), a new mixed climb up the North Face of Tête de Biselx, Trient, Mont Blanc massif.

11.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summit Annapurna, their 14th 8000er

Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have summited Annapurna. With this mountain they have completed their splendid journey along all 14 x 8000ers.

08.05.2017 by Steve House in Alpinism

A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

04.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alaska: Greg Boswell and Will Sim climb two big new climbs routes above Buckskin Glacier

In April 2017 Greg Boswell and Will Sim made the first ascent of two big new alpine climbs in the Central Alaskan Range: Beastiality up Bear's Tooth and Shark Fishing on a mountain on the opposite side of the Buckskin Glacier.

03.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Ueli Steck's dream

We have republished an interview with Ueli Steck we carried out in February 2006 at the Piolet d’Or award, for which the Swiss alpinist had been nominated for his solo enchainment of Cholatse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam.

01.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

30.04.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.

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