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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.

23.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alpinism on Pizzo Badile: interview with Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl after Amore di Vetro

Interview with Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl after the first ascent of 'Amore di Vetro' (800m, M5, R) a new ice and mixed climb up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile (3303m) Alps.

22.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Catalan climbs in Nepal

Catalan mountaineers Oriol Baró, Roger Cararach and Santiago Padrós have climbed two new routes on Nepal’s 6000m peaks: 'Pilar Dudh Khunda' up the SSW arete of Karyolung (6511m) and 'Nepali Sun' which terminates at 6900m on the South Face of Numbur (6959m).

19.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Amore di Vetro, new mixed climb on Pizzo Badile by Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl

On 16/11/2016 Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl made the first ascent of 'Amore di Vetro' (800m, M5, R) a new ice and mixed climb up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile.

17.11.2016 by Maxim Foygel in Alpinism

Via RoMa, new climb on Grandes Jorasses

From 26 - 28 August 2016 the Russian mountaineers Maxim Foygel and Roman Gorodischenskiy made the first ascent of 'Via RoMa' (ED 1350m 6a A2), a new route on the East Face of Pointe Walker (4208m), Grandes Jorasses (Alps). The new route shares the start of Pilastro Rosso and finishes up the Tronchey Ridge.

16.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Annapurna III and the attempt by David Lama, Hansjörg Auer & Alex Blümel

Video footage of the attempt to climb the Southeast Ridge of Annapurna III (7555m), carried out last spring by David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel.

11.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Russian direttissima up Thalay Sagar North Face

In September 2016 Russian mountaineers Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev and Sergey Nilov made the first ascent of Moveable Feast (1400m), a difficult new climb the North Face of Thalay Sagar (6904m) in the Indian Himalayas.

10.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tibet's Jang Tsang Go climbed by Domen Kastelic, Olov Isaksson & Marcus Palm

On 20 September 2016 Domen Kastelic, Olov Isaksson and Marcus Palm made what is likely to be the first ascent of Jang Tsang Go (6300m) in Tibet. The route is called Dom and graded AI4 M5.

08.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denis Urubko - my alpinism #2

The second video portrait of Denis Urubko, one of the strongest Himalayan mountaineers of the new millennium.

01.11.2016 by Robert Partridge in Alpinism

Mt. Hutsa & Peak 5912m, new international climbs in Genyen massif, Sichuan

New Zealand mountaineer Robert Partridge reports about the international expedition comprised of Peter Linney (EIRE), Luca Vallata & Tito Arosio (IT), James Monypenny, Tom Nichols & Heather Swift (UK) that established various new routes in the Genyen massif of China's Sichuan province including the first ascents of Mt. Hutsa (5863m) and Peak 5912m.

30.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders / Sersank Himalaya details and photos

The details and photos of the first ascent of Sersank Peak (6100m) in the Indian Himalaya, carried out by British alpinists Mick Fowler and Victor Saunders in alpine style over eight days.

28.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denis Urubko - my alpinism

The video portrait of Denis Urubko, one of the strongest Himalayan mountaineers of all times.

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