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.
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.
On 21/03/2015 Alexander Feichter redpointed the classic 9a sport climbing test Underground 9a at Massone, Arco, Italy.
An EU funded rebolting program has been approved to rebolt circa 250 sport climbs on the Greek island of Kalymnos.
The second Varazze BluBloc boulder meeting takes place at Varazze (Savona, Liguria, Italy) on 25 April 2015.
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.
The video of Johnny Dawes rock climbing without hands
Italian climber Jacopo Larcher has repeated Helmutant 9a at the crag Saustall close to Meran, South Tyrol, Italy.
Italian sport climber Silvio Reffo has made the third ascent of Back Road 9a above Rovereto (Arco), Italy.
The third episode of Rock Slave XP 2014 Elba Discovery: Madonna del Monte and the climbing and bouldering Italy's Isola d'Elba. With Luca Andreozzi, Martina Blanchet, Federica Mingolla, Alberto Gotta, Alessandro Palma, Marzio Nardi and Adriano Trombetta.
The videos of the three Piolet d'Or 2015 winning ascents: the Fitz Roy Traverse by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Thamserku by the Russians Alexander Gukov and Alexei Lonchinskiy and the ascent of Hagshu by the Slovenians Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj. The videos were produced for the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2015. Concept & editing Vinicio Stefanello (Planetmountain.com) and Francesco Mansutti (Studio Due) for Comune di Courmayeur and Centro Servizi Courmayeur srl.
On Saturday 11 April the awards ceremony of the 23rd Piolet d'Or, the Oscars of alpinism, were held at Courmayeur, Italy. Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Russians Aleksander Gukov and Aleksey Lonchinsky and Slovenians Marko Prezelj, Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic were awarded the Piolet d'Or 2015. Britain’s Chris Bonington received the Piolet d'Or Carrière.
James McHaffie and Pete Robins have repeated Coeur de Lion E8 7a in Twll Mawr, Llanberis, Wales. This is only second ascent of the route that was put up by Johnny Dawes in 1987.
Courmayeur and Chamonix are the world’s mountaineering capital once again thanks to the Piolet d'Or 2015. The recipients of the 23rd edition of this prestigious award are Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Alexander Gukov, Alexei Lonchinskiy, Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj. The 7th Piolet d'Or Carrière will be awarded to the great British mountaineer Chris Bonington.
On 04/03/2015 Yuri Parimbelli, Marco Kita Tiraboschi and Ennio Spiranelli made the first ascent of SuperPiter (450m, AI 6+ M6), a new mixed climb up Mount Aga, Bergamo Alps.
Alexander Megos from Germany has made the first ascent of Schweinebaumeln 9a at the Elphinstone, Blue Mountains, Australia
Tunç Fındık reports about Sivridağ in the Beydağları massif, one of the most important trad climbing areas in Turkey where together with Rauf Osman Pınarbaşı he has now made the first ascent of Punisher (450m, VI).
Sport climbing: Jakob Schubert has repeated Bügeleisen sit, an 8C boulder problem located in the Maltatal, Austria.
In just two days of climbing at Cuenca and Oliana Ramon Julian Puigblanque from Spain has redpointed two 9a+ and two 9a’s.
Pre-registration continues for Melloblocco, the world’s biggest bouldering and climbing meeting scheduled to take place in Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy, from 30 April to 3 May 2015. More than 1,300 climbers have already pre-registered. Those who register in advance will take part in the four online prize draws.