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Della Funivia, new multi-pitch rock climb in Valle Bavona, Ticino
04.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Della Funivia, new multi-pitch rock climb in Valle Bavona, Ticino

In September 2014 Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel made the first ascent of Della Funivia (7c, 300m), a new multi-pitch climb in Valle Bavona, Ticino, Switzerland.

John Ellison and CAC - Climbers against Cancer at the Arco IFSC World Youth Championships
03.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

John Ellison and CAC - Climbers against Cancer at the Arco IFSC World Youth Championships

The encounter with John Ellison, founder of CAC - Climbers against Cancer, at Arco for the IFSC Youth World Climbing Championships, to receive the Dryarn Climbing Ambassador award during Arco Rock Legends celebration on 04/09/2015 for his undisputed contribution to the culture of climbing worldwide.

British climbers free Disco 2000 on Blåmman in Norway
02.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

British climbers free Disco 2000 on Blåmman in Norway

Dave MacLeod, Calum Muskett and Jacob Cook have made the first free ascent of Disco 2000 (8a+) on Blamman, island of Kvaløya in Norway.

Roland Hemetzberger discovers his Delirium on Austria's Wilder Kaiser
01.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Roland Hemetzberger discovers his Delirium on Austria's Wilder Kaiser

German climber Roland Hemetzberger has made the first free ascent of his new 8c multi-pitch Delirium on the Fleischbank sector of the Wilder Kaiser.

Spotkania Mountain Film Festival at Zakopane in Poland
01.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Spotkania Mountain Film Festival at Zakopane in Poland

From 2 - 6 September Zakopane (Tatra mountains, Poland) will host the 11th Spotkania Mountain Film Festival.

Arco Youth World Championships, all the Boulder World Champions
31.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Arco Youth World Championships, all the Boulder World Champions

All the recently crowned Boulder World Champions during the IFSC World Youth Championships. Youth B (Under 16): Italy’s Filip Schenk and America’s Ashima Shiraishi. Youth A (Under 18): Yoshiyuki Ogata from Japan and Janja Garnbret from Slovenia. Juniors: Jongwon Chon from South Korea and Stasa Gejo from Serbia.

Boulder Finals at World Youth Championships
31.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Boulder Finals at World Youth Championships

Live streaming of Boulder Finals of the IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships.

World Youth Championships day 3 Semifinal Boulder results
30.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

World Youth Championships day 3 Semifinal Boulder results

All the results of the Semifinal Boulder during and intense Day 3 of the IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships.

IFSC World Youth Championships, the male Boulder report
29.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC World Youth Championships, the male Boulder report

The report of the second day of the World Youth Championships: the male boulder qualifications.

Angela Eiter waltzes an 8b/+ onsight in Lechtal, Austria
29.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angela Eiter waltzes an 8b/+ onsight in Lechtal, Austria

Austrian climber Angela Eiter has made a remarkable onsight of the 8b/+ Tanz der Moleküle at Lechtal, Austria.

IFSC World Youth Championships, day one bouldering report
28.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

IFSC World Youth Championships, day one bouldering report

The report of the first day of the World Youth Championships: female boulder qualifications.

Giorgio Bendazzoli climbs 8c+ at Covolo
28.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giorgio Bendazzoli climbs 8c+ at Covolo

The climber from Italy Giorgio Bendazzoli has climbed his first o 8c+, Super Ale at Covolo.

Huge rockfall on Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc
27.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Huge rockfall on Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc

Today, Thursday 27/08/2015, rockfall activity took place on the SE Face of Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc. The video and photos taken by Mountain Guide Gianluca Marra.

The program of the IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships at Arco
27.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

The program of the IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships at Arco

The official program of the IFSC Climbing World Youth Championships that take place from 28 August to 6 September at Arco - Garda Trentino, Italy.

Ulamertorsuaq, Swiss attempt to free climb Piteraq in Greenland
26.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ulamertorsuaq, Swiss attempt to free climb Piteraq in Greenland

Over a ten-day period in July 2015 Silvan Schüpbach and Bernadette Zak attempted to make the first free ascent of the 1200m high Piteraq up Ulamertorsuaq in Greenland. Except for a 3m pendulum on pitch 22, the swiss alpinists climbed everything free with difficulties up 7c, R, X.

Mount Waddington SW Buttress first ascent by Papert, McSorley and Mayan Smith-Gobat
26.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mount Waddington SW Buttress first ascent by Papert, McSorley and Mayan Smith-Gobat

On 18 and 19 August 2015 Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert made the first ascent of South West Buttress of Mt. Waddington's NW Summit.

Mount Malaspina in Canada first ascended by Natalia Martinez and Camilo Rada
25.08.2015 by Camilo Rada in Alpinism

Mount Malaspina in Canada first ascended by Natalia Martinez and Camilo Rada

On 15 August 2015 Natalia Martinez from Argentina and Camilo Rada from Chile made the first ascent of Mount Malaspina (3,776 meters), Saint Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada. The two climbed what was reputed to be the "highest named unclimbed mountain of North America" from the North via East col and East ridge (1900m, TD, AI2, 55-65°). The trip report by Camilo Rada.

Sachi Amma flirts with Jungle Boogie at Céüse
25.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sachi Amma flirts with Jungle Boogie at Céüse

The trailer by Luka Fonda and Nik Cebulec documenting Japanese climber Sachi Amma and his attempts to repeat Jungle Boogie (9a+) at Ceuse.

IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships begin in Arco
24.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships begin in Arco

The XXIII edition of the IFSC World Youth Championships begins this week. From 28 August to 6 September 6more than 1,000 young athletes from 51 nations are expected to compete at Arco - Garda Trentino.

Mina Markovic and Gautier Supper climb to victory in Norway
24.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mina Markovic and Gautier Supper climb to victory in Norway

The fourth stage of the Lead World Cup 2015 was won last weekend at Stavanger in Norway by Mina Markovic and Gautier Supper.

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