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Val di Mello, Simone Pedeferri climbs new route on Scoglio della Metamorfosi
03.07.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Val di Mello, Simone Pedeferri climbs new route on Scoglio della Metamorfosi

In April 2015 Simone Pedeferri made the first ascent of "Io non ho paura" (225m, max 8b+, 7b obligatory) a new rock climb established together with Alberto Marazzi on Scoglio della Metamorfosi in Val di Mello. The route is dedicated to Luciano Barbieri.

Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents
02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents

In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of the Matterhorn, from 10 to 19 July 2015 at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, the Italian Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche invite everyone to take part in 10 days of climbing events, culture, sports, music and entertainment to celebrate the Cervino. The activities are open to all, free or at discount rates, registration obligatory by 3 July.

Federica Mingolla climbs Digital Crack on Mont Blanc
02.07.2015 by Edoardo Falletta in Climbing

Federica Mingolla climbs Digital Crack on Mont Blanc

21-year-old Italian climber Federica Mingolla has repeated Digital Crack 8a, Mont Blanc.

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: prolgue today, the race begins Sunday
02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: prolgue today, the race begins Sunday

With today's prologue of the Red Bull X-Alps, the countdown has begun for the world's toughest adventure race. On Sunday 5 July 32 athletes from 18 nations will race for over 1000km, on foot or by paraglider, across Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek make first repeat of Brento Centro
01.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek make first repeat of Brento Centro

On 28 and 29 June 2015 Polish climbers Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek repeated Brento Centro (8b, 600m), the route first climbed by David Lama and Jorg Verhoeven up Monte Brento, Valle del Sarca, Italy

Aaron Durogati set for Red Bull X-Alps 2015
01.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati set for Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Italian paraglider Aaron Durogati training for Red Bull X-Alps 2015. After his serious injury he resumed training after only a month and recovered fully for the world’s toughest adventure race.

Jonathan Siegrist climbing Le Cadre Nouvelle at Céüse
30.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jonathan Siegrist climbing Le Cadre Nouvelle at Céüse

The video of American climber Jonathan Siegrist redpointing Le Cadre Nouvelle 9a at Ceuse, France.

Sachi Amma climbing hard at Oliana and Santa Linya, Spain
30.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sachi Amma climbing hard at Oliana and Santa Linya, Spain

The video of Sachi Amma’s successful climbing trip to Oliana and Santa Linya in Spain at the start of the year during which he climbed six routes graded 9a - 9b.

Action Directe in Frankenjura climbed by Julius Westphal
29.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Action Directe in Frankenjura climbed by Julius Westphal

On 25/06/2015 Julius Westphal repeated Action Directe in Frankenjura, Germany.

Alaska Mount Lucifer: John Frieh and Doug Shepherd climb Agua Sin Gas
29.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alaska Mount Lucifer: John Frieh and Doug Shepherd climb Agua Sin Gas

In May 2015 John Frieh and Doug Shepherd made the first ascent of "Agua Sin Gas" (III WI4/steep snow) up the North Face of Mount Lucifer in Alaska. The trip report by John Frieh.

Ra Bujela and Via ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari, the new Dolomites via ferrata
26.06.2015 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

Ra Bujela and Via ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari, the new Dolomites via ferrata

Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces the new via ferrata Maria e Andrea Ferrari up Ra Bujela, Tofane, Dolomites.

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker tackle the Profilveggen Recovery Drink
25.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker tackle the Profilveggen Recovery Drink

The video of British climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker attempting to repeat The recovery drink on the Profilveggen / Profile wall at Jøssingfjord in Norway, freed in 2013 by Nicolas Favresse

Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration
25.06.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration

From 10 to 19 July 2015, the Matterhorn, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta invite everyone to take part in the ten-day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the legendary first two ascents of the mountain. Mountaineering events and outdoor activities, mountain walks, theater, music, dance, cinema, theater and literature events have been organised to celebrate the great mountain , the epic achievements of its cavaliers Jean-Antoine Carrel and Edward Whymper, and all those who followed in their footsteps to make the Matterhorn and alpinism legendary.

The Nose on El Capitan via Google Street View
24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Nose on El Capitan via Google Street View

Today Google released a Street View version of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite along with climbers Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill.

Aaron Durogati full flight ahead to Red Bull X-Alps 2015
24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati full flight ahead to Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Watch Aaron Durogati, the paragliding world champion, in training for the world's most spectacular adventure race: Red Bull X-Alps 2015. Over 1000km on foot or by paraglider, taking off on 5 July at Salzburg in Austriand landing in the Principality of Monaco.

#82SUMMITS, Ueli Steck continues, Michael Wohlleben stops
24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

#82SUMMITS, Ueli Steck continues, Michael Wohlleben stops

German mountaineer Michael Wohlleben has been forced to pull out of #82SUMMITS, the project to climb all 82 4000m summits in the Alps in 80 days. Swiss climber Ueli Steck will continue climbing alone.

The Cordillera Huayhuash in Maravilloso Perú
23.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Cordillera Huayhuash in Maravilloso Perú

The Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range and Peru seen through the eyes of Lukasz Warzecha.

Stefano Ghisolfi climbs Biographie 9a+ at Céüse
23.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi climbs Biographie 9a+ at Céüse

At Ceuse in France Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated Biographie 9a+

The Heart Route on El Capitan climbed free by Mason Earle and Brad Gobright
22.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Heart Route on El Capitan climbed free by Mason Earle and Brad Gobright

American climbers Mason Earle and Brad Gobright have made the first free ascent of The Heart Route, the big wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, first climbed by Chuck Kroger and Scott Davis in 1970.

Baffin Island Virgin - Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag big wall climb
21.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Baffin Island Virgin - Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag big wall climb

The short film documenting the first ascent of “New Dog, Old Tricks, a big wall climbed in May 2014 by Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag.

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