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GORE-TEX Experience Tour: follow Edurne Pasaban in the footsteps of Lucy Walker to the summit of Balmhorn
26.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

GORE-TEX Experience Tour: follow Edurne Pasaban in the footsteps of Lucy Walker to the summit of Balmhorn

Register online until 31 December 2014 to relive an adventure that left its mark on the history of alpinism: ascend Balmhorn (3698m), Bernese Alps, together with Edurne Pasaban, following in the footsteps of Lucy Walker, the legendary mountaineer who made the first ascent of this Swiss peak in 1864.

Marietta Uhden goodbye
26.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Marietta Uhden goodbye

Marietta Uhden, the highly talented German climber and important world reference point for sport climbing, passed away in the night between Sunday and Monday 24 November after a long battle against cancer.

K6 West, the Karakorum first ascent video by Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted
26.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

K6 West, the Karakorum first ascent video by Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted

The video of the first ascent of K6 West (7040m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan, climbed in July 2013 by the Canadians Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted.

Desert Sandstone Climbing Trip #2 - Arches National Park
25.11.2014 by Marcello Sanguineti in Climbing

Desert Sandstone Climbing Trip #2 - Arches National Park

The rock climbing tour in Utah - Colorado - Nevada - Arizona with Gian Luca Cavalli (CAAI - Gruppo Occidentale), Manrico Dell'Agnola (CAAI - Gruppo Orientale) and Marcello Sanguineti (CAAI - Gruppo Occidentale). Part two: Arches National Park.

Climbing in Sardinia news: developments at Oliena and Domusnovas and the multi-pitch Malala Day
25.11.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Climbing in Sardinia news: developments at Oliena and Domusnovas and the multi-pitch Malala Day

In his regular rock climbing in Sardinia update, Maurizio Oviglia talks about recent developments at the crags Oliena and Domusnovas and the new multi-pitch granite climb Malala Day at Locherie (Onifai).

The Journey with Paul Pritchard and Carol Hurst
24.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Journey with Paul Pritchard and Carol Hurst

The short film The Journey staring Paul Pritchard and Carol Hurst: the impossible trip pedaling across the Himalaya, from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp.

Generazioni a Confronto, new aid climb by Fantini and Pezzol on Sasso di Fontana Mora
24.11.2014 by Diego Pezzoli in Climbing

Generazioni a Confronto, new aid climb by Fantini and Pezzol on Sasso di Fontana Mora

Angelo Fantini and Diego Pezzoli have made the first ascent of the aid climb Generazioni a Confronto (IV, 5c, A1/A2), Sasso di Fontana Mora, N Italy.

 Steve McClure and Leah Crane on Meltdown at Dinorwig, Wales
23.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Steve McClure and Leah Crane on Meltdown at Dinorwig, Wales

Steve McClure and Leah Crane on the route Meltdown at Twll Mawr, Dinorwig slate mines, Wales.

Pamela Shanti Pack - Off-width Outlaw
22.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Pamela Shanti Pack - Off-width Outlaw

The short film Off-width Outlaw by Celin Serbo documenting America's Pamela Shanti Pack, one of the world's premier offwidth climber, at Indian Creek.

Desert Sandstone Climbing Trip # 1 - Colorado National Monument
21.11.2014 by Marcello Sanguineti in Climbing

Desert Sandstone Climbing Trip # 1 - Colorado National Monument

The rock climbing tour through Utah - Colorado - Nevada - Arizona by Gian Luca Cavalli (CAAI - Gruppo Occidentale), Manrico Dell'Agnola (CAAI - Gruppo Orientale) and Marcello Sanguineti (CAAI - Gruppo Occidentale).

Lynn Hill and the video of The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite
21.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lynn Hill and the video of The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite

The video of Lynn Hill climbing The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite with footage of her historic one-day ascent in 1994.

Gabriele Moroni: from competitions to Goldrake, sport climbing in his DNA
20.11.2014 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

Gabriele Moroni: from competitions to Goldrake, sport climbing in his DNA

Interview with Italian climber Gabriele Moronim from his first competitions to when he won bronze in the 2004 European Bouldering Championship in 2004, via his bouldering and sport climbing which recently netted him the redpoint of Goldrake 9a+ at Cornalba, Italy.

Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle climbing iceberg in Greenland
20.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle climbing iceberg in Greenland

The video of the Slovenian alpinists Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle climbing iceberg in Greenland.

Chugimago West Face first ascent by Domen Kastelic and Sam Hennessey
19.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Chugimago West Face first ascent by Domen Kastelic and Sam Hennessey

On 11 - 12 October 2014 Domen Kastelic and Sam Hennessey made the first ascent of the West Face of Chugimago (Chukyima Go), 6259m, Nepal.

Tommy Caldwell climbs crux pitch on Dawn Wall in Yosemite
19.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tommy Caldwell climbs crux pitch on Dawn Wall in Yosemite

After 6 years of efforts and intense climbing yesterday Tommy Caldwell, together with Kevin Jorgeson, made an important breakthrough in their attempt to free Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, freeing what it is considered to be the crux pitch of the route.

Alpine climbs in China by Simon Gietl, Daniel Tavernini and Vittorio Messini
19.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alpine climbs in China by Simon Gietl, Daniel Tavernini and Vittorio Messini

In October 2014 Simon Gietl, Daniel Tavernini and Vittorio Messini carried out a series of alpine ascents in the Minya Konka massif, Sichuan, China.

Your Land by The North Face
18.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Your Land by The North Face

The video Your Land by The North Face that celebrates the most isolated, and least isolated places on this planet.

Aquasolo: Mauro Calibani deep water solo at Finale. By Andrea Gallo
18.11.2014 by Andrea Gallo in Climbing

Aquasolo: Mauro Calibani deep water solo at Finale. By Andrea Gallo

Andrea Gallo recounts, with words, photos and a video, Mauro Calibani's deep water solo ascent at Dancing Dalle (Finale Ligure) of "Di buono c’è che con l’innalzamento...". This is the first episode of Aspettando il Sole The Movie, a project by Gallo about the climbing history of Finale, Italy.

Adam Ondra and Mina Markovic win in Kranj
18.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Adam Ondra and Mina Markovic win in Kranj

The last stage of the Lead World Cup 2014, held on 16 November at Kranj in Slovenia, was won by Adam Ondra and Mina Markovic. Austria's Jakob Schubert and South Korea's Kim Jain had already won the Lead World Cup 2014, while Sean McColl and Markovic won silver and Ondra and Magdalena Röck won bronze.

Jean-Pierre Ouellet: new rock climbs at Moab
17.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jean-Pierre Ouellet: new rock climbs at Moab

At Moab (USA) Jean-Pierre Ouellet has made the first ascents of two difficult new climbs: Zebras and Moonbeam (5.13-) and Green Belly 5.13-

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