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Elba Discovery #1, the first Rock Slave XP 2014 video
01.04.2015 by Marzio Nardi in Climbing

Elba Discovery #1, the first Rock Slave XP 2014 video

The first episode of Rock Slave XP 2014 Elba Discovery, the climbing trip carried out last year to discover the bouldering potential on Italy's Isola d'Elba. Starring Luca Andreozzi, Martina Blanchet, Federica Mingolla, Alberto Gotta, Alessandro Palma, Marzio Nardi and Adriano Trombetta.

Dave MacLeod climbing Project Fear on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites
31.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dave MacLeod climbing Project Fear on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites

The video of Scottish rock climber Dave MacLeod making the first ascent of Project Fear up Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Dolomites in September 2014.

Segni by Michele Caminati, a story of colours and granite with Simone Pedeferri
31.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Segni by Michele Caminati, a story of colours and granite with Simone Pedeferri

The trailer Segni, a story of colours and granite, the new film by Michele Caminati featuring Simone Pedeferri and the climbing in Val di Mello and Val Masino.

Dejan Koren climbs three new routes at Forcella Lavina
31.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dejan Koren climbs three new routes at Forcella Lavina

On the North Face of Travnik in Valle Lavina (Laghi di Fusine, Tarvisio, Italy) the Slovenian alpinist Dejan Koren has made the first ascent of three new mixed climbs, including the ice climb Mali Bogovi, dedicated to the late Urban Golob.

La Piera ice climb in the Dolomites
30.03.2015 by Beppe Ballico in Alpinism

La Piera ice climb in the Dolomites

The route topo of the ice climb La Piera in Vallunga, Dolomites, by Beppe Ballico.

 Riccardo Piazza climbs Ultimo dei Moicani 8B+ at Amiata
30.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Riccardo Piazza climbs Ultimo dei Moicani 8B+ at Amiata

19-year-old climber Riccardo Piazza has made the second ascent of the boulder problem Ultimo dei Moicani 8B+ at Amiata in Tuscany, Italy.

Matteo Menardi, 16-year-old climbs 9a at Gemona
30.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Matteo Menardi, 16-year-old climbs 9a at Gemona

The interview with 16-year-old Italian climber Matteo Menardi who recently climbed his first 9a, Nove G at Gemona del Friuli.

Sachi Amma boulders 8B+ at Bishop
28.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sachi Amma boulders 8B+ at Bishop

At the Buttermilks bouldering area close to Bishop, USA, Sachi Amma has climbed Mandala sit down start V14/8B+

Iker Pou onsights 8c on Mallorca
27.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Iker Pou onsights 8c on Mallorca

38-year-old Basque sports climber Iker Pou has onsighted his first 8c, Guiris Go Home 8c at Maiorca in Spain.

Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter
27.03.2015 by Tom Ballard in Alpinism

Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter

British mountaineer Tom Ballard reports about his recent ascent of the Eiger that crowned his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

Stefano Carnati sets Guinness World Record
26.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Carnati sets Guinness World Record

Italian climber Stefano Carnati has set a new Guinness World Record by climbing a 15m roof, graded 7c, in just 62 seconds.

I believe. By Ivo Ferrari
26.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

I believe. By Ivo Ferrari

Ivo Ferrari and the story of a peg, about truth and memories.

Mt. Maudit new mixed climb by Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey
25.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mt. Maudit new mixed climb by Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey

British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey have climbed Zephyr, a possible new mixed climb up the East Face of Mt. Maudit in the Mont Blanc Massif.

Ashima Shiraishi sends second 9a/+ at Santa Linya
25.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ashima Shiraishi sends second 9a/+ at Santa Linya

13-year-old American climber Ashima Shiraishi has climbed Ciudad de Dios at Santa Linya in Spain. This is her second 9a/+ in less than a week.

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr climb new Corsica granite
24.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr climb new Corsica granite

Austrian climbers Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr have made the first ascent of Le Petit Prince (8a, 400m) up the West Face of Capu Cascioni in Corsica

 Villasimius, Cala Usai restyled in Sardinia
24.03.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Villasimius, Cala Usai restyled in Sardinia

Maurizio Oviglia introduces the stunning sea crag Cala Usai to Villasimìus in southern Sardinia. New routes have been added while old routes have been rebolted, and the sea cliff now hosts nearly 40 routes from 4c to 8a.

Alexander Megos boulders 8C in Japan
24.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos boulders 8C in Japan

At Kanoto in Japan Alexander Megos has climbed the boulder problem Kanoto, originally graded 8C, in under two hours.

Aaron Durogati and Red Bull X-Alps 2015, interview with the only Italian competitor
23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati and Red Bull X-Alps 2015, interview with the only Italian competitor

Interview with Aaron Durogati, the winner of the World Cup 2012, one of 33 athletes (and only Italian) who will take part in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015, the world's most spectacular adventure race that begins on 5 July and crosses 6 different countries and 1000km course on foot or by paraglider.

Magnus Midtbø climbs Papichulo at Oliana
23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Magnus Midtbø climbs Papichulo at Oliana

Norwegian climber Magnus Midtboe has redpointed Papichulo 9a+ at Oliana, Spain.

Get Vertical: win a Base Camp Experience with Salewa
23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Get Vertical: win a Base Camp Experience with Salewa

The 19th March marks the start of the online competition “get vertical”, where Salewa, the brand leader in mountaineering clothing and equipment, will offer 100 lucky winners the chance to enjoy a vertical adventure amidst the mountains of the Alps or in Australia. Those who wish to climb high, readjust their outlook, challenge themselves and feel at one with the grandeur of the mountains, must visit the microsite, getvertical.salewa.com.

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