In October 2015 alpinists Hayden Kennedy (USA), Urban Novak (SLO), Manu Pellissier (FRA) and Marko Prezelj (SLO) made the first ascent of the East Face of Cerro Kishtwar (6173m), as well as climbing a new route up the South Ridge of Chomochior (6278m) in Indian Kashmir Himalayas.
At Slovenia’s top sports crag Misja Pec Mina Markovic has made a 3rd go repeat of the 8c+ Histerija, while at nearby Osp Sachi Amma has made a 4th go repeat of Water World 9a.
The video by Camilla Cerretti about the first ascent of Access Interdit, a new rock climb established by Giovanni Ongaro, Davide Spini and Maurizio Tasca in spring 2015 in the Bavella massif, Corsica.
From 18 - 25 October 2015 the Ukrainian mountaineers Nikita Balabanov and Mikhail Fomin made the first ascent of the NNW spur of Talung (7349m) in the Kangchenjunga region of Nepal. The 2350m long new route has been called Daddy Magnum Force and graded M6, AI6, A3 overall route difficulty ED2.
The film Climbing Ice - The Iceland Trifecta by Tim Kemple featuring Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb.
On 17/11/2015 Jakob Schubert freed Companion of Change, the first 9a in the Zillertal, Austria.
The Polish Tagas Expedition comprised of Tomasz Klimczak, Maciej Bedrejczuk, Marcin Wernik and Maciej Janczar climbed new routes in the Lachit Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan. The trip report by Klimczak
The video featuring Ueli Steck and his ascent on 16/11/2015 of the North Face of the Eiger in a record breaking time of 2 hours and 22 minutes.
On 12/11/2015 at Nago close to Arco (Garda Trentino, Italy) Gabriele Moroni has made the first ascent of Sid Lives, a new 9a sports climb.
The trailer of the 4th Highline Meeting Monte Piana that took place in September 2015 above Misurina in the Dolomites.
On 16/11/2015 Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck climbed the Heckmair route up the North Face of the Eiger in 2 hours and 22 minutes, beating the previous record set in 2011 by Dani Arnold by 6 minutes
On 12 and 13 August 2015 Alessandro Rudatis and Massimo Torricelli made the second ascent of the beautiful and difficult Bruderliebe (800m, 19 pitches, max 8b/8b+) the difficult multi-pitch climb established and freed, in 2011, by Hansjörg Auer and his brother Vitus on the South Face of Marmolada (Dolomites).
Daniele Nardi tells about the expedition to Thalay Sagar (6904m) in the Indian Himalaya, carried out together with the Spanish mountaineers Alex Txikon, Txus Lizarraga, Adrian Legarra, Ekaitz
Giancarlo Bellotti, Fernando Fusari and Giovanni Ghezzi have started their winter climbing season in style with the first ascent of the mixed outing La farfalla tigre (WI4 M6, 430m) on Cima Bifora (Monte Nero di Presanella, Adamello-Presanella group, Central Alps).
17-year-old climber Stefano Carnati from Italy has redpointed his first 9a sports climb, Coup de Grace in Val Bavona, Switzerland.
On 2 June 2015 Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini made the first ascent of La Divina Providencia, a new 650m mixed route with difficulties up to M7 on the West Face of Nevado Churup (5495m), Cordillera Blanca, Peru.
At Villanueva del Rosario in Spain Dani Andrada has repeated the 9a+/b sports climb Chilam Balam.
The last stage of the Lead World Cup 2015, held on 15 November at Kranj in Slovenia, was won by Adam Ondra and Mina Markovic. In doing so the two secured the overall World Cup 2015 title. Second place in Kranj went to Sean McColl and Jessica Pilz and third place went to Jacob Schubert and Janja Garnbret. Lead World Cup 2015 silver was won by Gautier Supper and Jain Kim, while bronze was won by Schubert and Pilz.
On 14 and 15 November 2015 Kranj in Slovenia will host the final stage of the Lead World Cup 2015.
Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ben Rueck crack climbing at Escalante Canyon, Colorado, USA.