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Earthquake devastates Nepal
25.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Earthquake devastates Nepal

Two earthquakes measuring up to 7.9 hit Nepal this morning causing, according to some sources, over 1,000 deaths. Even the highest mountains in the world trembled and an avalanche that swept through Everest Base Camp has caused an unknown number of deaths.

Chris Sharma climbing El bon combat at Cova de Ocell
24.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma climbing El bon combat at Cova de Ocell

The video of Chris Sharma climbing El bon combat 9b/+ at Cova de Ocell in Spain, one of the most difficult sport climbs in the world.

Kompanj sport climbing in Istria, Croatia
24.04.2015 by Boris Čujić in Climbing

Kompanj sport climbing in Istria, Croatia

Boris Čujić introduces the beautiful Kompanj in Istria, Croatia. More than 100 routes from 5c – 8c, ideal for climbing in spring, winter and autumn.

Call for volunteers for the IFSC World Youth Championships 2015 at Arco
24.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Call for volunteers for the IFSC World Youth Championships 2015 at Arco

A call for volunteers has been launched for the IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships 2015 that take place during Rock Master Festival from 28 August to 6 September 2015.

Königsspitze West Face for Ivo Ferrari
23.04.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Königsspitze West Face for Ivo Ferrari

Ivo Ferrari’s quest for for his climbing and mountaineering up the West Face of Königsspitze via the route Zebrusius.

Dodo's Delight, the climbing and music in Greenland and Baffin Island
23.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dodo's Delight, the climbing and music in Greenland and Baffin Island

The video dedicated to Dodo's Delight, the sailing boat skippered by Bob Shepton that in summer 2014 took Nicolas Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva on their climbing exploration to Greenland and Baffin Island.

Angela Eiter and Anak Verhoeven climb 9a at Margalef in Spain
22.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angela Eiter and Anak Verhoeven climb 9a at Margalef in Spain

Era Vella, the 9a sports climb at Margalef, Spain, has been repeated by Angela Eiter and Anak Verhoeven.

XX Mezzalama postponed by a week
22.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

XX Mezzalama postponed by a week

The Mezzalama Trophy 2015 has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. The classic ski mountaineering competition on Monte Rosa is now scheduled for 1 - 3 May.

Caroline Ciavaldini Requiem video at Dumbarton Rock
22.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini Requiem video at Dumbarton Rock

The video of Caroline Ciavaldini and the first female ascent of Requiem E8 6b at Dumbarton Rock, Scotland.

Melloblocco 2015: masterpiece climbing circuits in the valley of bouldering
22.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Melloblocco 2015: masterpiece climbing circuits in the valley of bouldering

Michele Comi, one of the historic organisers of Melloblocco, introduces this year’s big news concerning the international bouldering meeting that will take place from 30 April to 3 May 2015 in Val di Mello - Val Masino: three bouldering circuits to discover the beauty of the Italian valley.

Ulassai and the crack climbing at Su Sussiu in Sardinia
21.04.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Ulassai and the crack climbing at Su Sussiu in Sardinia

Maurizio Oviglia talks about the latest climbing development in Sardinia: four beautiful cracks and two multi-pitch routes at Su Accara and Su Sussiu.

Bouldering: Ronnie Dickson climbs Resident Evil 7C+
21.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bouldering: Ronnie Dickson climbs Resident Evil 7C+

American climber Ronnie Dickson has sent Resident Evil V10/7C+ in Joe's Valley, Utah, USA, becoming the first above knee amputee to climb a boulder problem of this difficulty.

XX Mezzalama legendary ski mountaineering Saturday 25 April
20.04.2015 by Marco Spataro in Competitions

XX Mezzalama legendary ski mountaineering Saturday 25 April

The XX Mezzalama, the legendary ski mountaineering competition in the Monte Rosa massif, takes place on 25 April 2015. Marco Spataro reports.

Rock & Walls 2015 Boulder Contest at Luogosanto in Sardinia
20.04.2015 by Enrico Baistrocchi in Climbing

Rock & Walls 2015 Boulder Contest at Luogosanto in Sardinia

On 9 and 10 May Luogosanto in Gallura, Sardinia, will host the Rock & Walls 2015 Boulder Contest. The program includes a street boulder competition on Saturday followed by a climbing meeting the next day at a new bouldering area.

In Vino Veritas, new ice cimb in the Fanes Dolomites
18.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

In Vino Veritas, new ice cimb in the Fanes Dolomites

On 21/03/2015 Manuel Baumgartner and Martin Baumgartner made the first ascent of In Vino Veritas, a new of ice and mixed climb up Banc dal Se’, Fanes, Dolomites.

Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike
17.04.2015 by Giovanni Zaccaria in Alpinism

Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike

From Padua, close to Venice, all the way to the summit of Mont Blanc: a bicycle ride that culminated on the summit of the symbol of mountaineering. A great adventure experienced at just the right speed which, three summers down the line, still lives on in the memories of the young cyclists and alpinists: Giovanni Zaccaria, Claudio Gavagnin, Giuseppe Frizziero, Francesco Facco. The report by Giovanni Zaccaria.

Alexander Feichter repeats Underground at Massone, Arco
17.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Feichter repeats Underground at Massone, Arco

On 21/03/2015 Alexander Feichter redpointed the classic 9a sport climbing test Underground 9a at Massone, Arco, Italy.

Kalymnos rebolting program approved
16.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Kalymnos rebolting program approved

An EU funded rebolting program has been approved to rebolt circa 250 sport climbs on the Greek island of Kalymnos.

Varazze BluBloc 2015, the bouldering meeting in Liguria
16.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Varazze BluBloc 2015, the bouldering meeting in Liguria

The second Varazze BluBloc boulder meeting takes place at Varazze (Savona, Liguria, Italy) on 25 April 2015.

Monte Emilius NW Couloir snowboard descent by Capozzi and Herry

Monte Emilius NW Couloir snowboard descent by Capozzi and Herry

Davide Capozzi reports about the first snowboard descent (and possible first overall descent) of the NW Couloir on the North Face of Mount Emilius, Valle d’Aosta, carried out with Julien Herry on 13/04/2015.

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