Last weekend sports climber Stefano Ghisolfi repeated L'Attimo 9a at the Northern Italian crag Covolo.
In July and August this year, Chris Fitzgerald, Natasha Sebire and Gemma Woldendorp from Australia climbed several new routes on the previously unclimbed granite wall of the Finger Crack Cirque and on Weasel Tower close to the town of Bilibino, Siberia, Russia.
The film about Chris Bonington has been selected as one of the finalists of the 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival and of Mountainfilm Graz 2015.
Fabio Bristot, member of the Bellunese Dolomites Mountain Rescue Service, explains his reasoning that resulted in the construction of the Via Ferrata della Memoria, the new via ferrata which commemorates the 1910 victims of the Vajont disaster that occurred on 9 October 1963.
On 27/08/2015 Much Mayr, climbing with Guido Unterwurzacher, made the first free ascent of the Spanish Route on the North Face of Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites.
The film Apogée in memory of the skiers Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair who were killed just over a year ago, on 29 September 2014, by an avalanche on Monte San Lorenzo in Patagonia.
The film Calagonone Climbing Experience in Sardinia directed by Francesco Piras featuring the climbers Patxi Usobiaga and Joe Kinder.
On 2 October 2015 at Longarone (Italy) the new Via ferrata della Memoria, also referred to as Via ferrata del Vajont, was inaugurated above the Vajont Gorge. Constructed by the Cortina Mountain Guides, this is a different way to remember the Vajont disaster that struck on 9 October 1963.
Rolando Larcher talks about the first ascent of 50 anni son volati, 25 regalati! (215m, 8a+ max, 7b obl.), a new rock climb established to celebrate his first 50 years together with Herman Zanetti, Luca Giupponi and Alessandro Larcher up the East Face Monte Fibbion (Campa Group, Brenta Dolomites).
The dry tooling climbing competition Red Bull White Cliffs 2015 took place on 3 and 4 October 2015 on the Isle of Wight, England and was won by Tim Emmett (England) and Angelika Rainer (Italy). The report by Marco Servalli.
On 18 June 2015 Austrian climber David Lama made the first ascent of Avaatara, a stunning 9a in the Baatara Gorge, Lebanon.
On 12 September the Gorge du Verdon, France, hosted The North Face Nightray Outdoor Fest, an all night celebration of everything to do with exploration organized by The North Face.
American climbers Dave Graham and Ethan Pringle have both repeated Thor’s Hammer, the 9a+ sports climb at Flatanger - Hanshellern in Norway.
In mid-October four alpinists from Iceland will attempt to climb 6 mountains in Slovenia to raise funds for Slovenian sports climber Natalija Gros and her daughter Ela Breceljnik, daughter of the filmmaker Jure Breceljnik who died last July aged 41.
Canadian alpinist Marc-Andre Leclerc has carried out a fast solo ascent of the routes Tomahawk and Excocet on Aguja Standhardt in Patagonia.
The video of Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi repeating the rock climb Magic Mushroom up the North Face of the Eiger, Switzerland.
German climber Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Supernova, 11+ (9a+/b) in the Frankenjura.
In autumn 2014 Paolo Marazzi, Matteo de Zaiacomo and Luca Schiera completed the first ascent of King of the Bongo, a new climb that shares the first two pitches with Passi di Bimbo to then explore a 700m, independent, difficult and at times dangerous line up the Qualido Face in Val di Mello, Italy. Riky Felderer, the climber and photographer who documented the first free ascent on 25-26/07/2015, provides the report.
The report by Slovenian sports climbing champion Maja Vidmar who this summer climbed her first multi-pitch route in the Dolomites, the famous Comici - Dimai on Cima Grande, Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Nepal's government announced recently that is is considering steps aimed at easing overcrowding on Everest and making the highest mountain in the world safer for climbers.