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04.01.2017 by Ines Papert in Alpinism

Ines Papert and Luka Lindič pull off first repeat of Pizzo Badile Nordest Supercombo

Winter mountaineering: Ines Papert reports about the first repeat of the ice and mixed climb ‘Nordest Supercombo' (800m, M7, R) up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile, carried out on 30/12/2016 together with Luka Lindič

03.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Julian Alps, new winter climb on Cima Verde del Montasio

Winter mountaineering in the Julian Alps: on 18 December 2016 Enrico Mosetti, Alberto Giassi and Davide Limongi made the first ascent of ‘Amici per sempre’ (IV /4+, 350m), a new mixed climb up the North Face of Cima Verde del Monte Montasio.

30.12.2016 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

Felbertal, another big new icefall up Hochbirghöhe in the High Tauern

On 23/12/2016 the mountain guides Vittorio Messini and Isidor Poppeller made the first ascent of 'Pinzga Stier' (WI5, 1200m), a new ice climb up Hochbirghöhe in Austria.

24.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski Titanic video

The video of Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski making the first ascent of ‘Titanic' (A3/M5/6b, 2000m), a new climb up the North Face of the Eiger (Switzerland).

23.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pizzo Badile Nordest supercombo, new mixed combination by David Hefti and Marcel Schenk

On 16/12/2016 the two Swiss mountain guides David Hefti and Marcel Schenk climbed the ice and mixed combination 'Nordest supercombo' (800m, M7, R) a demanding line that joins Via Cassin with via Memento Mori up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile.

22.12.2016 by Davide Ortolani in Alpinism

New ice and mixed climb up Cima Paganella, Brenta Dolomites

On 20/12/2016 Simone Elmi, Davide Carton and Davide Ortolani made the first ascent of 'Lato B' (M4, WI4, II, R3, 100m), a new mixed climb up Cima della Paganella, Brenta Dolomites.

20.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Directissima / The splendour of winter climbing in Quebec

The film Directissima directed by Louis Rousseau the shows the areas Saguenay (Cap Trinité) and Charlevoix (Mont du Gros Bras) and the beauty of winter mountaineering in Quebec, Canada.

19.12.2016 by Marco Servalli in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2017: Alexey Dengin and Shin Woonseon win in USA

The first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 took place in Durango, Colorado, USA, last weekend and was won by Russia’s Alexey Dengin and Korea’s Shin Woonseon. The Speed event was won by the Russians Maria Tolokonina and Nikolai Kuzovlev.

16.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner discover new ice climbs in Iceland

Ice climbing: in February 2016 the Austrian alpinists Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner established a flurry of new ice climbs in Iceland, including Tröll leikhus at Austurárdalur, currently the hardest on the island.

15.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mountaineering: Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel breach unclimbed North Face of Gimmigela East in Nepal

Climbing from 8 - 10 November 2016, the Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel completed the first ascent of the North Face of Gimmigela East (7005m), Nepal.

15.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pleishornwasserfall, new ice climb on Ortler North Face

On 13 December 2016 Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer made the first ascent of Pleishornwasserfall (260m, WI6, M7+, A1), the obvious drip that plunges down the Northeast Face of Ortler, at 3905m the highest mountain in Italy’s South Tyrol.

14.12.2016 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

Hochbirghöhe: new ice and mixed climb in Austria’s High Tauern

The report by Vittorio Messini who together with Isidor Poppeller and Matthias Wurzer made the first ascent of 'Mehr denn je Hintersee' (800m, M7+ WI6+ 08/12/2016), a new ice and mixed climb up the NE Face of Hochbirghöhe (2767m), High Tauern, Austria.

13.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard Titanic interview

Interview with British alpinist Tom Ballard after the first ascent of ‘Titanic' (A3/M5/6b, 2000m), a new climb up the North Face of the Eiger (Switzerland), first ascended together with Marcin Tomaszewski from 29 November to 6 December 2016.

13.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Angelika Rainer climbing The Mustang at Vail

The trailer of South Tyrol’s Angelika Rainer repeating the ice and mixed climb The Mustang at Vail in Colorado, USA.

10.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl climb Interstellar Spice at Helmcken Falls

Ice Climbing video: Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl making the first ascent of Interstellar Spice (80m, WI 12) at Helmcken Falls, Canada.

07.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2017: five stages followed by the Ice Climbing World Championships

On 16 December 2016 the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 gets underway with the first stage at Durango, Colorado, USA.

06.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger: Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski climb new route up North Face

Mountaineering: from 29 November to 6 December 2016 Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski made the first ascent of 'Titanic' (A3/M5/6b, 1800m), a new climb up the North Face of the Eiger (Switzerland).

02.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kilian Jornet Burgada above Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc

The short clip of Kilian Jornet Burgada enjoying the magnificent view from Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc massif.

02.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mountaineering: new Austrian climbs in Kyrgyzstan

Last summer an Austrian expedition comprised of Alex Blümel, Max Reiss, Manuel Steiger, Lisi Steurer, Roman Weilguny and Michael Zwölfer made the first ascent of three new climbs in Kyrgyzstan.

29.11.2016 by Thomas Huber in Alpinism

Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive

German alpinist Thomas Huber recounts the last three months that, in his words, 'have left a profound mark on my life.' Starting with a 16m ground fall, followed by the dream of climbing Latok I in the Karakorum and the nightmare rescue operation for American mountaineers Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster on nearby Ogre II.

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