On 16/09/2014, the Mayor of Courmayeur prohibited access to the path that leads to Rifugio Boccalatte and also the areas below the Whymper serac on the Grandes Jorasses. Excessive zeal on behalf of the town council, or was the serac really in danger of collapsing? Between 20 and 22 September, and between 28 and 29 September, two collapses confirmed the decision to close off the paths, taken in response to information gathered by Fondazione Montagna Sicura. The interview by Elio Bonfanti with Michèle Curtaz of the Safe Mountain Foundation.
On 29/09/2014 Swedish skier Andreas Fransson and Canadian skier JP Auclair were killed by an avalanche on Monte San Lorenzo in Patagonia, on the border between Chile and Argentina. Both were considered two of the world's premier skiers.
The final report by Nicolas Favresse about the Greenland 2014 expedition, carried out together with Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva. This final update includes the exploration at Gibbs Fjord, Baffin Island
The short report by South Tyrolean alpinist Philipp Angelo who on 15 September2014 carried out what is likely to be the second solo ascent of the Polish route up the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc).
The video, by Cristian Core, about young Italian climber Giorgia Tesio.
In October 2013 the two mountain guides Simon Kehrer and Christoph Hainz made the first ascent of Rien ne va plus (435m, 7b+ max, 7a obligatory), a new climb up the South Face of Sas Ciampac, Puez group, Dolomites.
The video of Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein bouldering at Chaos Canyon, Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado, USA.
On 25/07/2014 the Koreans Chi-young Ahn and Nak-jong Seong completed the first ascent of Gasherbrum V (7147m) in Pakistan, climbing alpine style via a new route up the South Face. The report by expedition leader Chi-young Ahn.
The video Curiosity by The North Face featuring the athletes Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner and their quest to run the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc 2014.
The video of Alex Luger climbing Psychogramm, the trad route he freed on 13/02/2014 at Bürser Platte in Austria.
On 23/09/2014 Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla made the first free ascent of Pinne gialle, a difficult new 4-pitch climb up the side of the large central corner at Tognazza (Passo Rolle, Dolomites, Italy).
On 24/09/2014 an avalanche on Shisha Pangma (8027m), Tibet, claimed the lives of Italian alpinist Andrea Zambaldi and German alpinist Sebastian Haag. Martin Maier, the third alpinist caught by the avalanche that triggered shortly below the summit, managed to survive.
On Saturday 4 October 2014 the night bouldering meeting will take place at Cresciano, Canton Ticino, Switzerland. A brief introduction by event organiser Luca di Biase.
On 9/09/2014 Hansjörg Auer and Gerri Fiegl made the first ascent of The Music of Hope (7a, A1, 500m), a new route up the Kristallwand, Kirchkogel, Ötztal Alps, Austria.
On Saturday 27 September 2014, at 20:30 the Casino in Arco (Tn) will host the film première Zanzara e Labbradoro - Storie, mani e silenzi di Roberto Bassi (Stories, hands and silence by Roberto Bassi), written and directed by Lia G. Beltrami and produced by Aurora Vision.
On 21 September 2014 Neil Mawson made the first ascent of Choronzon at Pembroke in Wales. Graded E10 7a, this checks in as one of the hardest trad routes in the UK.
The first video of the Petzl RocTrip 2014 and stage #1 in Romania.
The Uncharted expedition comprised of Camilo Rada, Natalia Martinez, Ines Dusaillant, Viviana Callahan and Evan Miles has made the first ascent of Volcan Aguilera (2480m) on the South Patagonian Icefield. Furthermore, during the return across the Hielos Continentales the team ascended four other previously unclimbed peaks. The report by Camilo Rada.
The video of Alexander Megos dynoing up two large boulder problems at Rocklands, South Africa
On the North Face of Cima Ovest, Tre Cime di Lavaredo (Dolomites) Dave MacLeod from Scotland has climbed Project Fear, a difficult new 130m variation that leads to the crux pitch of Pan Aroma and breaches difficulties up to 8c.