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Hagshu NE Face: new Kishtwar climb by Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden
24.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hagshu NE Face: new Kishtwar climb by Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden

British mountaineers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden have made the first ascent of a new route up the unclimbed NE Face of Hagshu, Kishtwar, Himalaya.

Yosemite: El Capitan climbing action
24.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Yosemite: El Capitan climbing action

Jorg Verhoeven, Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Libby Sauter, Chantel Astorga, Quinn Brett, Pete Whittaker, Tom Randall are all in Yosemite currently attempting their projects on El Capitan...

Monte Brione, Arco: Via Giopia. By Paolo Calzà
23.10.2014 by Paolo Calzà in Climbing

Monte Brione, Arco: Via Giopia. By Paolo Calzà

Via Giopia, the beautiful aid climb up the NW Face of Monte Brione close to Arco, first climbed in 1990 by Paolo Calzà, Lino Celva and Mauro Giovanazzi and recently reequipped by Danny Zampiccoli and Calzà who shares the story of the route, dedicated to his friends Mauro Giovanazzi and Davide Pinamonti.

Augmentium, the hardest trad climb in Tasmania
23.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Augmentium, the hardest trad climb in Tasmania

This austral summer Andrew Cubbon freed Augmentium 30/8a+, the hardest trad climb in Tasmania, Australia.

Emptiness
22.10.2014 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Emptiness

La Grigna and the recollection of a friend, Marco Anghileri, impossible to forget. By Ivo Ferrari

Miyar valley, first ascent of Lotus Tower SE Face
22.10.2014 by Gediminas Simutis in Alpinism

Miyar valley, first ascent of Lotus Tower SE Face

In August 2014 an expedition comprised of the alpinists Cyrill Bösch, Elias Gmünder, Arunas Kamandulis and Gediminas Simutismade the first ascent of Splitter and Storm (500m, TD 6a), a new route up the unclimbed SE Face of Lotus Tower, Miyar Valley, India. The report by Gediminas Simutis.

L'ultimo dei selvaggi, new rock climb in Italy's Valsugana
22.10.2014 by Peter Moser in Climbing

L'ultimo dei selvaggi, new rock climb in Italy's Valsugana

Peter Moser reports about the first ascent of L'ultimo dei selvaggi (200m, 7b max) a new rock climb above Palu in Valsugana, Italy.

Alex Honnold solo climbs Heaven in Yosemite
21.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold solo climbs Heaven in Yosemite

The climbing video of Alex Honnold soloing Heaven in Yosemite, USA.

 K2014-150 CAI - Zemu Exploratory Expedition
21.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

K2014-150 CAI - Zemu Exploratory Expedition

In spring 2014 the Italian K2014-150 CAI - Zemu Exploratory Expedition led by Alberto Peruffo explored the region to the south of Kanchenjunga.

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbs Mecca Extension 8c at Raven Tor, England
21.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbs Mecca Extension 8c at Raven Tor, England

Sport climbing: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has made the first female ascent of Mecca Extension 8c at Raven Tor, England.

Petzl RocTrip 2014: bouldering at Prilep in Macedonia
20.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Petzl RocTrip 2014: bouldering at Prilep in Macedonia

The third video of the Petzl RocTrip 2014 and the bouldering stage at Prilep in Macedonia.

Rock slave XP 2014, Elba Discovery by Marzio Nardi & Co
20.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rock slave XP 2014, Elba Discovery by Marzio Nardi & Co

The Rock slave XP 2014 Elba Discovery tour starts this week. Marzio Nardi leads a group of young climbers to discover the bouldering potential on Italy's Isola d'Elba, a climbing journey marked by collective creativity.

Stefano Ghisolfi wins China stage of Lead World Cup with Mina Markovic
20.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Stefano Ghisolfi wins China stage of Lead World Cup with Mina Markovic

On 19 October 2014 the sixth stage of the Lead World Cup 2014 was won at Wujiang in China by Italy's Stefano Ghisolfi and Slovenia's Mina Markovic. The Speed World Cup was won by Qixin Zhong and Mariia Krasavina.

Nepal blizzard: 39 dead while rescue continues in Annapurna region
18.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Nepal blizzard: 39 dead while rescue continues in Annapurna region

Hundreds of trekkers have been rescued in northern Nepal after violent snowstorms killed at least 39 people, including 5 at Dhalaugiri Base Camp.

Kishtwar: three Himalayan first ascents by Siegrist, Senf and Abegglen
17.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kishtwar: three Himalayan first ascents by Siegrist, Senf and Abegglen

In September 2014 Dres Abegglen, Thomas Senf and Stephan Siegrist made the first ascents of the peaks Shiepra 5885m and Kharagosa 5840m in the Kishtwar region of India's Himalaya. Furthermore, at the start of October the trio climbed a new route up Kishtwar Shivling, making what is believed to be only the mountains second ascent.

Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion? The conference at the Brixen IMS
17.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion? The conference at the Brixen IMS

On Saturday 18 October 18 the International Mountain Summit at Brixen will hold the conference "Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion?" Organised by the Master in Mountain Medicine and its director Dr. Luigi Festi, this conference will attempt to provide a definition to doping in the mountains and set guidelines that aims to raise awareness and increase safety in high altitude mountaineering.

Shark's Tooth in Greenland by fair means, the report by Matteo Della Bordella

Shark's Tooth in Greenland by fair means, the report by Matteo Della Bordella

The report by Matteo Della Bordella about the first ascent of The Great Shark Hunt (900m, 7b+), the new route up Shark's Tooth in Greenland established onsight and in a single push in August 2014 together with Silvan Schüpbach and Christian Ledergerber. A great adventure that involved kayaks (to paddle to and from the mountain), total isolation, superb climbing and a close encounter with a polar bear.

Lead World Cup 2014: Jakob Schubert and Mina Markovic win in South Korea
16.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2014: Jakob Schubert and Mina Markovic win in South Korea

The fifth stage of the Lead World Cup 2014 was won on 12 October at Mokpo in South Korea by Jakob Schubert from Austria and Mina Markovic from Slovenia. The stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Marcin Dzienski and Iuliia Kaplina.

Annapurna: at least 24 die in Nepal avalanches and blizzards
15.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Annapurna: at least 24 die in Nepal avalanches and blizzards

A series of violent blizzards and avalanches have killed at least 24 people in Nepal, many of whom were trekking along the Annapurna circuit.

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 - the report
15.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 - the report

The report of the The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 that took place on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, from 9 - 12 October 2014.

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