Rolando Larcher talks about the first ascent of 50 anni son volati, 25 regalati! (215m, 8a+ max, 7b obl.), a new rock climb established to celebrate his first 50 years together with Herman Zanetti, Luca Giupponi and Alessandro Larcher up the East Face Monte Fibbion (Campa Group, Brenta Dolomites).
The dry tooling climbing competition Red Bull White Cliffs 2015 took place on 3 and 4 October 2015 on the Isle of Wight, England and was won by Tim Emmett (England) and Angelika Rainer (Italy). The report by Marco Servalli.
On 18 June 2015 Austrian climber David Lama made the first ascent of Avaatara, a stunning 9a in the Baatara Gorge, Lebanon.
On 12 September the Gorge du Verdon, France, hosted The North Face Nightray Outdoor Fest, an all night celebration of everything to do with exploration organized by The North Face.
American climbers Dave Graham and Ethan Pringle have both repeated Thor’s Hammer, the 9a+ sports climb at Flatanger - Hanshellern in Norway.
In mid-October four alpinists from Iceland will attempt to climb 6 mountains in Slovenia to raise funds for Slovenian sports climber Natalija Gros and her daughter Ela Breceljnik, daughter of the filmmaker Jure Breceljnik who died last July aged 41.
Canadian alpinist Marc-Andre Leclerc has carried out a fast solo ascent of the routes Tomahawk and Excocet on Aguja Standhardt in Patagonia.
The video of Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi repeating the rock climb Magic Mushroom up the North Face of the Eiger, Switzerland.
German climber Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Supernova, 11+ (9a+/b) in the Frankenjura.
In autumn 2014 Paolo Marazzi, Matteo de Zaiacomo and Luca Schiera completed the first ascent of King of the Bongo, a new climb that shares the first two pitches with Passi di Bimbo to then explore a 700m, independent, difficult and at times dangerous line up the Qualido Face in Val di Mello, Italy. Riky Felderer, the climber and photographer who documented the first free ascent on 25-26/07/2015, provides the report.
The report by Slovenian sports climbing champion Maja Vidmar who this summer climbed her first multi-pitch route in the Dolomites, the famous Comici - Dimai on Cima Grande, Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Nepal's government announced recently that is is considering steps aimed at easing overcrowding on Everest and making the highest mountain in the world safer for climbers.
Thor’s Hammer 9a+ at Flatanger - Hanshellern in Norway has been repeated by Daniel Woods, Alexander Megos and Jakob Schubert. Dave Graham has made the first repeat of The Illusionist 9a.
Last Sunday in Puurs, Belgium, South Korea’s Jain Kim and Slovenia’s Domen Škofic won the fifth stage of the Lead World Cup 2015
Ivo Ferrari retraces the winter repeat of the Pelmo North Face, carried out in the Dolomites by Soro Dorotei, Renato Panciera and Giuliano De Marchi. One of the most memorable stories of alpinism and winter mountaineering
The report by Davide Gaeta and Andrea Salvadori about the first ascent of CAI don’t cry (VIII+, R3, 300m) up the North Face of Sass de Mura, Cimonega group, Belluno Dolomites.
Aris Theodoropoulos introduces Kyparissi, a mere 5 hours from Athens and a secluded paradise for sport climbing. Although currently there are just over 100 sport climbs, the potential is enormous and the Kyparissi Climbing Festival has been organised from 2 - 4 October 2015 to celebrate the recent development in the area.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced today that it has proposed 5 sports to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), including sports climbing. The other sports are: baseball/softball, karate, skateboard and surfing. All that is missing now is final ratification by the IOC when in meets in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016.
Interview with American rock climber Hans Florine who a fortnight ago made his 100th ascent of The Nose, the famous rock climb up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.
Sunday 27 September 2015 at Puurs in Belgium the fifth stage of the Lead World Cup 2015.