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Sonnie Trotter discovers 1975, a new free climb in the Canadian Rockies
23.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sonnie Trotter discovers 1975, a new free climb in the Canadian Rockies

Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter has made the first free ascent of the rock climb '1975' on Little Goat Mountain, Bow Valley, Canadian Rockies

Michel Piola interview: climbing on Mont Blanc, the search and the story that continues
22.07.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia in Interviews

Michel Piola interview: climbing on Mont Blanc, the search and the story that continues

The fabulous world of Babette, or rather Mont Blanc's marvelous granite climbing, starting from Envers des Aiguilles. Interview with Michel Piola, one of the most prolific alpinists in the world who, in more than 30 years of activity, has left an indelible mark on climbing. His routes are considered priceless, thanks to their intrinsic beauty and the style of their first ascent, above all in the Mont Blanc massif where even today the climbs are considered an important test for all generations of alpinists. In this rare interview with Maurizio Oviglia, Piola talks about his climbing and his continuous search for unclimbed lines.

Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, Portugal
21.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, Portugal

The video of Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost tip of Portugal

Lead World Cup 2014: Jain Kim and Sachi Amma claim gold in Briançon
21.07.2014 by Franz Schiassi in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2014: Jain Kim and Sachi Amma claim gold in Briançon

Jain Kim from South Korea and Sachi Amma from Japan won the 25th edition of the ex Serre Chevalier Masters (now the Briançon World Cup), that came to a close with the beautiful semi-finals on Saturday evening, pushed forward to by a day in order to avoid Sunday's bad weather.

Massi della Luna, bouldering in Alta Valle Gesso

Massi della Luna, bouldering in Alta Valle Gesso

Claudia Colonia and Alessandro Penna introduce the bouldering area I Massi della Luna, Alta Valle Gesso (Cuneese Alps) within Italy's beautiful Maritime Alps Nature Park.

Lead World Cup 2014 - Sachi Amma and Jain Kim win in Chamonix
19.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lead World Cup 2014 - Sachi Amma and Jain Kim win in Chamonix

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2014 was won at Chamonix on 12 July by Sachi Amma and Jain Kim. The third stage begins in Briançon today.

Rocklands trad climbing for James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini
18.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rocklands trad climbing for James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

From 19 June to 9 July James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini travelled to South Africa to check out the trad climbing at Rocklands.

Monte Gallo: new rock climb in Sicily by Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel
18.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Monte Gallo: new rock climb in Sicily by Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel

In December 2013 German climbers Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel made the first ascent of Freedom of Movement (7c, 200m), a new multi-pitch climb up Monte Gallo, Sicily

Volx and Ceüse updates: Adam Ondra, Alexander Megos and Gabriele Moroni
17.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Volx and Ceüse updates: Adam Ondra, Alexander Megos and Gabriele Moroni

At Ceuse in France Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Et dieu créa la Flemme 9a, while Gabriele Moroni has repeated Mr. Hyde 8c+. At Volx Adam Ondra has onsighted the classic Jean-Baptiste Tribout testpiece Superplafond 8c+

Campo Solagna, climbing on the slopes of Monte Grappa
17.07.2014 by Mauro Dell'Antonia in Climbing

Campo Solagna, climbing on the slopes of Monte Grappa

The beautiful crag Campo Solagna located on the slopes of Monte Grappa in the Venetian Alps, introduced by Mauro Dell'Antonia.

Alexander Megos, interview after his ascent of Biographie at Ceüse
16.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alexander Megos, interview after his ascent of Biographie at Ceüse

Interview with German climber Alexander Megos after his recent one-day redpoint of Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse in France.

Cycling and climbing the Dolomites - video
16.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cycling and climbing the Dolomites - video

The video of Ernesto Benfari & Christian Sega that documents their 2012 cycling and climbing journey through the Dolomites.

Kalymnos: the new crag Prophitis Andreas and Space Walk, the island's easiest multi-pitch
15.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Kalymnos: the new crag Prophitis Andreas and Space Walk, the island's easiest multi-pitch

News update from Kalymnos, Greece: Prophitis Andreas, the new sector that promises to be one of the major new crags, and Space Walk, the easiest multi-pitch climb on the island put up by Adrian Berry and Gareth Parry.

Baba Jaga, new aid climb up Pinnacolo di Maslana
15.07.2014 by Diego Pezzoli in Alpinism

Baba Jaga, new aid climb up Pinnacolo di Maslana

The report by Diego Pezzoli about the first ascent of Baba Jaga (V 6a A2+, 180m),a new aid climb up the Maslana pinnacle, above Valbondione, Italy.

Cédric Lachat repeats Orbayo on the Naranjo de Bulnes
14.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cédric Lachat repeats Orbayo on the Naranjo de Bulnes

On 9 July 2014 Cedric Lachat repeated Orbayu (8c, 510m) Naranjo de Bulnes, Picos de Europa, Spain.

Discover Brenta Dolomites 2014
14.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Discover Brenta Dolomites 2014

For summer 2014 the Dolomites Paganella APT (tourist board), the Molveno Holiday consortium and the Municipality of Molveno have organised a series of events related to the world of mountaineering and hiking, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first crossing of the Brenta Group.

Welcome to Tijuana, new rock climb in Italy's Gola del Limarò

Welcome to Tijuana, new rock climb in Italy's Gola del Limarò

In June 2014 Francesco Salvaterra and Nicola Calza made the first ascent of Welcome to Tijuana (180m 7a, 6b+ oblig), a new multi-pitch climb in the Gola del Limarò canyon close to Arco, Trentino - Alto Adige, Italy

Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra, Shauna Coxsey, Ashima Shiraishi: no gravity days
13.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra, Shauna Coxsey, Ashima Shiraishi: no gravity days

During the last few days Alexander Megos has repeated Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse, Adam Ondra has onsighted the 9a TCT at Gravere in Italy, and both Ashima Shiraishi and Shauna Coxsey repeat an 8B+ boulder problem.

XVI National Week of excursions
11.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

XVI National Week of excursions

It ended the XVI National Week of excursions organized by the CAI between the valleys of the Cadore and Cortina, in the province of Belluno from June 28 to July 6, 2014.

Bouldering in Corsica
11.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bouldering in Corsica

Olivier Broussouloux and Laurence Guyon introduce the bouldering in Corsica, France.

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