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    Colin Haley and Alex Honnold attempt one-day Torre Traverse in Patagonia
    28.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Colin Haley and Alex Honnold attempt one-day Torre Traverse in Patagonia

    In Patagonia American alpinists Colin Haley and Alex Honnold have attempted a one day ascent of the Cerro Torre Traverse, enchaining Cerro Torre, Torre Egger, Punta Herron and Cerro Standhardt. The two were forced to turn back just two pitches below the last summit due to the Patagonian winds.

    Hansjörg Auer and The Music of Chance on Kristallwand
    26.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer and The Music of Chance on Kristallwand

    The video of the first ascent of The Music of Chance, established in winter 2012 on the Kristallwand face, Kirchkogel in Austria.

    Optimist, new Schneefernerkopf climb by Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger
    25.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Optimist, new Schneefernerkopf climb by Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger

    German alpinists Michael Wohlleben and Joachim Feger have made an alpine style first ascent of Optimist, a 1300m line up the West Face of Schneefernerkopf in the Wetterstein massif, Austria.

    Ines Papert repeats The Hurting in Scotland
    24.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ines Papert repeats The Hurting in Scotland

    German alpinist Ines Papert has made the first female ascent of The Hurting XI 11 at Coire an t-Sneachda in Scotland.

    Amore e ombra, Adam Holzknecht and Alex Walpoth climb new mixed route in Vallunga
    24.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Amore e ombra, Adam Holzknecht and Alex Walpoth climb new mixed route in Vallunga

    On Col Turont, Vallunga / Langental, Dolomites, Adam Holzknecht and Alex Walpoth have made the first ascent of the mixed climb Amore e Ombra (160m, M9, VIII, WI5).

     Lucie Hrozová repeats Low G Man at Bus del Quai di Iseo
    22.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Lucie Hrozová repeats Low G Man at Bus del Quai di Iseo

    At the drytooling crag Bus del Quai di Iseo Lucie Hrozova has made the second repeat of Low G Man, the hardest total dry climb in Italy.

    Piolet d'Or 2015 and the big list of 58 climbs
    20.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolet d'Or 2015 and the big list of 58 climbs

    58 ascents carried out in 2014 have been included in the "Big list" of the Piolet d'Or, the most prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated between 9 - 12 April, 2015 at Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, Manaslu Base Camp interview
    19.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, Manaslu Base Camp interview

    Interview with Italian alpinists Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, currently at Manaslu base camp where they are hoping to make the first winter enchainment of the Main summit (8163m) with the East Pinnacle (7992m).

    Hervé Barmasse and the video of his Patagonia climbs
    19.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hervé Barmasse and the video of his Patagonia climbs

    The 2013 winter trip video to Patagonia of Hervé Barmasse during which he climbed, together with Martin Castrillo and Pedrito, two virgin summits and made the first winter ascent of Cerro Pollone.

    Trollveggen Troll Wall, Polish alpinists Marek Raganowicz and Marcin Tomaszewski add Katharsis
    18.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Trollveggen Troll Wall, Polish alpinists Marek Raganowicz and Marcin Tomaszewski add Katharsis

    On 9/02/2015 Marek Raganowicz and Marcin Tomaszewski reached the summit of Trollveggen (Troll Wall) in Norway after having made the first ascent of Katharsis (1100m, A4/M7) up the inhospitable North Face.

    The Messiah climbed in winter by Boswell, Robertson and Hawthorn
    16.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Messiah climbed in winter by Boswell, Robertson and Hawthorn

    On 02/02/2015 Greg Boswell, Uisdean Hawthorn and Guy Robertson made the first winter ascent of The Messiah on Beinn Bhan in Scotland. This is the third onsight ascent of a Scottish grade X route in a fortnight.

    Tom Ballard: Matterhorn North Face in winter via the Schmidt route
    13.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard: Matterhorn North Face in winter via the Schmidt route

    On 10 February 2015 British alpinist Tom Ballard climbed the Schmidt route up the North Face of the Matterhorn in 2 hours and 59 minutes. After Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Dolomites and Pizzo Badile, this is another climb in his project Starlight and Storm that aims to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season.

    Denis Urubko, Simone Moro and the video of the first winter ascent of Makalu
    12.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Denis Urubko, Simone Moro and the video of the first winter ascent of Makalu

    Footage of Denis Urubko and Simone Moro and the historic winter ascent of ascent of Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world, climbed on 9 February 2009.

    Renato Casarotto and the Peutérey Super Integral, an unrepeatable alpinism and adventure
    12.02.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Renato Casarotto and the Peutérey Super Integral, an unrepeatable alpinism and adventure

    32 years after Renato Casarotto's ascent of Frêney trilogy, also known as the Super Integral di Peutèrey (Mont Blanc), Ivo Ferrari remembers the great Italian alpinist.

    Due di picche, new mixed climb up Spallone del Becco in the Bergamasque Alps
    11.02.2015 by Fulvio Zanetti in Alpinism

    Due di picche, new mixed climb up Spallone del Becco in the Bergamasque Alps

    On 3/01/2015 Fulvio Zanetti and Francesco Beni made the first ascent of Due di picche (250mt, III, M5+, D7+) a new mixed route up the North Face of Spallone del Becco (Bergamasque Alps), Italy.

    Tour Ronde, two probable new British mixed climbs in the Mont Blanc massif
    10.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tour Ronde, two probable new British mixed climbs in the Mont Blanc massif

    British mountain guide Matt Helliker has made what is believed to be the first ascent of two new mixed climbs on Tour Ronde in the Mont Blanc massif: Chancer (M6, 250m) climbed with Jon Bracey and Night Fever (M8, 250m), climbed with Nick Bullock.

    Marco Zamberlan and the ascent of Ama Dablam
    10.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Marco Zamberlan and the ascent of Ama Dablam

    Interview with Marco Zamberlan after his ascent of Ama Dablam (6856m) in Nepal, carried out to celebrate the 85th anniversary of the Italian shoe maker.

    Hansjörg Auer - Glimpse
    10.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer - Glimpse

    Video protrait of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer.

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Angelika Rainer and Heeyong Park win at Champagny
    09.02.2015 by Marco Servalli in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Angelika Rainer and Heeyong Park win at Champagny

    Korea’s Park HeeYong and Italy’s Angelika Rainer won the French leg of the Ice Climbing World Cup after finishing second in last week’s Ice Climbing World Championship at Rabenstein, in Val Passiria.

     Massimo Piras and his timeless love for ice climbing
    09.02.2015 by Edoardo Falletta in Alpinism

    Massimo Piras and his timeless love for ice climbing

    The portrait of Massimo Piras, 62-year-old Italian alpinist, instructor at the Scuola Gervasutti di Torino, Academic of the Italian Alpine Club with over 100 new ice climbs to his name during 35 year of continues ice climbing. By Edoardo Falletta.

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