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Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo boulder to victory in Rome
16.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo boulder to victory in Rome

On Sunday 13 April Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo won the first stage of the Italian Bouldering Cup 2014 in Rome.

Repairers of the fragile mountain environment
16.04.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

Repairers of the fragile mountain environment

The mountains are a harsh and at the same time fragile environment that needs to be treated with care. The wealth and stability of the mountain ecosystems are directly linked to the presence of man and the effects of a lack of maintenance in the mountains can be felt down in the valleys. Those who carry out maintenance and repairs in the mountains have changed, from farmers to institutions. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

Aiguille du Plan, first free ascent of the Bonington - Tejada-Flores corner by Pesce and Mercier
15.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Plan, first free ascent of the Bonington - Tejada-Flores corner by Pesce and Mercier

On 10/04/2014 Jeff Mercier and Corrado Pesce made the first free acent of the huge corner on the route established by Chris Bonington and Lito Tejada-Flores on 28 - 29 July 1965 up the West Face of Aiguille du Plan, Mont Blanc.

Tour du Grand Paradis: in the shadow of Gran Paradiso

Tour du Grand Paradis: in the shadow of Gran Paradiso

On Sunday 13 April 2014 Michele Boscacci & Matteo Eydallin and Francesca Martinelli & Roberta Pedranzini won the VI Tour du Grand Paradis - Trofeo Renato Chabod. The report by Simonetta Radice.

SanVito Climbing Festival - Outdoor Games 2014
14.04.2014 by Massimo Cappuccio in Events

SanVito Climbing Festival - Outdoor Games 2014

From 15 to 18 May 2014, the fourth edition of the San Vito Climbing Festival & Outdoors Games.

Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report
14.04.2014 by Paolo Tassi in Events

Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report

The report by Paolo Tassi of the 5th edition of the Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, three days of freeride, ski mountaineering and bouldering at Cortina.

Save Getu from destruction!
12.04.2014 by Alberto Selmin in Climbing

Save Getu from destruction!

The appeal by Alberto Selmin and a group of residents and local climbers to stop the development of a hotel and restaurant below the famous Getu arch in China.

Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones
11.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones

Interview with Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindic who, together with Luka Krajnc, made the first free ascent of Rolling Stones up the North Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc), France

Simone Pedeferri - behind the scenes of Melloblocco 2014
10.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Simone Pedeferri - behind the scenes of Melloblocco 2014

Interview with Simone Pedeferri, the man who leads the group of route setters who unearth and prepare the new problems and areas for the Melloblocco bouldering event in Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy.

Rok Klancnik repeats Bügeleisen in the Maltatal, Austria
10.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rok Klancnik repeats Bügeleisen in the Maltatal, Austria

The video of Slovenian climber Rok Klancnik making the third ascent of Bügeleisen, the 8B+ boulder in Maltatal, Austria.

Bernardo Gimenez photography interview. Observing the mountains #2
10.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Bernardo Gimenez photography interview. Observing the mountains #2

Interview with Argentine photographer Bernardo Gimenez who has made the mountains, rock climbing and alpinism are his favourite photo set. By Marco Ferrario.

Sondrio Street Climbing. The Salewa Rockshow 2014 begins

Sondrio Street Climbing. The Salewa Rockshow 2014 begins

On 5 April 2014 the city of Sondrio hosted the Vth Sondrio Street Climbing event that acted as the first Italian stage of the Salewa Rockshow 2014. The report by Beatrice Giustolisi.

Paige Claassen frees Middle Earth, 8b at 4000m in Ecuador
09.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Paige Claassen frees Middle Earth, 8b at 4000m in Ecuador

American climber Paige Claassen has made the first ascent of Middle Earth, an 8b located in the Cajas National Park in Ecuador at an altitude of 4000m.

 Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno
08.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno

From 22 - 27 July 2014 at Livigno, Italy, the second edition of Adventure Awards Days, a festival dedicated to adventure: to live, tell and share.

Varazze BluBloc 2014
08.04.2014 by Christian Core in Events

Varazze BluBloc 2014

Christian Core reports about the 1st Varazze BluBloc, the bouldering meeting that was held at Varazze (Italy) on Saturday 5 April, 2014.

Hervé Barmasse, interview after the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges

Hervé Barmasse, interview after the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges

On Thursday 13 March Hervé Barmasse made the first winter solo enchainment of the four Matterhorn ridges in winter, as well as the first winter solo ascent of the Furggen Ridge via the overhangs. The interview.

Hazel Findlay becomes first British woman to climb 8c
07.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hazel Findlay becomes first British woman to climb 8c

In redpointing Fish Eye at Oliana in Spain on Saturday 5 April , British climber Hazel Findlay has become the first British woman to climb 8c.

Orosei and the climbing in Sardinia
07.04.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Orosei and the climbing in Sardinia

Maurizio Oviglia introduces the rock climbing around the village of Orosei in Sardinia.

Montserrat: Sachi Amma and Ferran Guerrero free La reina de Escocia
06.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Montserrat: Sachi Amma and Ferran Guerrero free La reina de Escocia

On 1 April 2014 Sachi Amma and Ferran Guerrero made the first free ascent of La reina de Escocia, 8b+, originally climbed with the use of aid by Gabriel Reina in 1984.

The Boxer, new ice climb up Monte Pandoro in Molise
05.04.2014 by Riccardo Quaranta in Alpinism

The Boxer, new ice climb up Monte Pandoro in Molise

On 28/03/2014 Riccardo Quaranta and Claudio Di Rienzo made the first ascent of The Boxer, a new mixed route upMonte Pandoro (Monte Miletto, Matese mountain chain), Molise, Italy.

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