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Spirito Baldense, new multi-pitch rock climb Val d'Adige, Italy
23.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Spirito Baldense, new multi-pitch rock climb Val d'Adige, Italy

Beppe Vidali, Sergio Coltri, Diego Perotti, Sebastiano Munari and Giuliana Steccanella have made the first ascent of Spirito Baldense (6b, 150m) on Spalti di Pratovecchio in Val d'Adige, Italy.

Speed Climbing World Cup, Qixin Zhong and Iuliia Kaplina win in Saanich
22.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Speed Climbing World Cup, Qixin Zhong and Iuliia Kaplina win in Saanich

The first stage of the Speed Climbing World Cup was held in Central Saanich, Canada, on 17 May 2015 and was won by Qixin Zhong and Iuliia Kaplina who stopped the clock after 7.74 seconds to set a new world record.

Logan Barber breaches The Firewall at Liming, the hardest trad route in China
22.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Logan Barber breaches The Firewall at Liming, the hardest trad route in China

At Liming in China Logan Barber has made the first ascent of The Firewall, a strong contender for the hardest trad climb in the country.

Cima Tuckett, classic ski mountaineering in the Ortles Cevedale massif

Cima Tuckett, classic ski mountaineering in the Ortles Cevedale massif

Mountain Guide Eraldo Meraldi introduces Cima Tuckett (3462m), the classic ski touring itinerary in the Stelvio National Park, Ortles - Cevedale massif, Italy.

Felix Neumärker repeats Action Direct in Frankenjura and To tu jeste nebylo at Labak
21.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Felix Neumärker repeats Action Direct in Frankenjura and To tu jeste nebylo at Labak

On 14/05/2015 Felix Neumärker repeated To tu jeste nebydlo 9a at Labak in the Czech Republic. Two days later he repeated Action Direct, the 9a first climbed by Wolfgang Güllich in Germany’s Frankenjura.

IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships: official presentation in Rome
21.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships: official presentation in Rome

The World Youth Climbing Championships, scheduled to take place from 28 August to 6 September 2015 at Arco during the annual Rock Master Festival, will be officially presented to the Italian Olympic Committee on 5 June 2015 in Rome

The King: the first time up the Monviso Coolidge Couloir, by Ivo Ferrari
21.05.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

The King: the first time up the Monviso Coolidge Couloir, by Ivo Ferrari

The North Face of Monviso (3841m) and its Coolidge Gully, one of those climbs "I'd always like to do." By Ivo Ferrari

L'Ora del Garda, Larcher and Giupponi climb new route at Mandrea (Arco)
20.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

L'Ora del Garda, Larcher and Giupponi climb new route at Mandrea (Arco)

Rolando Larcher and Luca Giupponi, during five days from November 2013 to March 2015, made the first ascent of L'Ora del Garda (355m, 8a max, 7b+ obligatory), a challenging and beautiful new route up Mandrea Laghel (Arco, Sarca Valley, Italy). On 24/03/2015 the two made the route's first free ascent. The report by the first ascentionists.

Ethan Pringle repeats Jumbo Love 9b at Clark Mountain
20.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ethan Pringle repeats Jumbo Love 9b at Clark Mountain

On Sunday 17 May Ethan Pringle made the first repeat of Jumbo Love, the 9b sports climb freed by Chris Sharma at Clark Mountain, USA.

European Boulder Championships: complete report
19.05.2015 by Franz Schiassi in Competitions

European Boulder Championships: complete report

The full report of the European Boulder Championships that took place in Innsbruck, Austria on 14 - 16 May and was won by the Germans Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm. While Adam Ondra and Anna Stöhr won silver, Stefan Scarperi and Katharina Saurwein won a splendid bronze medal. By Franz Schiassi.

 I Love Climbing Ulassai, the climbing meeting in Sardinia
19.05.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Events

I Love Climbing Ulassai, the climbing meeting in Sardinia

The second edition of "I Love Climbing Ulassai" will take place from 30 May to 2 June 2015 in Sardinia.

Grignetta d'Oro: the 7 Italian finalists
18.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grignetta d'Oro: the 7 Italian finalists

The names have been revealed of the seven mountaineers in the running for the Grignetta d’Oro, the Italian mountaineering award that will be celebrated on Friday 22 May at Lecco. The jury has selected the following alpinists: Hervé Barmasse, Matteo Della Bordella, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

Dean Potter and Graham Hunt die in Yosemite accident
18.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dean Potter and Graham Hunt die in Yosemite accident

On Saturday, 16/05/2015, the famous American climber Dean Potter and Graham Hunt lost their lives in a wingsuit accident in Yosemite Valley, USA.

Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm new European Bouldering Champions
16.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm new European Bouldering Champions

This evening in Innsbruck, Austria, the Germans Jan Hojer and Juliane Wurm won the European Bouldering Championship 2015. Silver was won by Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic and Anna Stöhr from Austria, bronze by Stefan Scarperi from Italy and Katharina Saurwein from Austria.

European Bouldering Championship Innsbruck live streaming
16.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Bouldering Championship Innsbruck live streaming

This evening at Innsbruck, Austria, the finals of the European Bouldering Championship 2015. Live streaming starts at 19:30.

European Bouldering Championship 2015 in Innsbruck
15.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Bouldering Championship 2015 in Innsbruck

The European Bouldering Championship started yesterday in Innsbruck, Austria. At 18:00 today live streaming of the semifinals.

Nepal I love you #1
15.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nepal I love you #1

The video Nepal I love you #1 by Camp 4 Collective and the appeal to admire the extraordinary beauty of this country, to help tourism return and to help this territory after the massive earthquake that has put this country in serious difficulty.

Pain de Sucre and the Voie Originale descent by Capozzi, Herry and Civra Dano

Pain de Sucre and the Voie Originale descent by Capozzi, Herry and Civra Dano

David Capozzi reports about the 10 May first snowboard and ski descent, carried out together with Julien Herry and Francesco Civra Dano, of the entire Voie Originale down the North Face of Pain de Sucre, Mont Blanc.

Jonathan Siegrist climbs Le Cadre Nouvelle at Ceuse
14.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jonathan Siegrist climbs Le Cadre Nouvelle at Ceuse

American climber Jonathan Siegrist has redpointed Le Cadre Nouvelle 9a at Céüse, one of the best sports climbing cliffs in France.

Namasté Oskar Piazza
14.05.2015 by Manuel Lugli in Alpinism

Namasté Oskar Piazza

In remembrance of Oskar Piazza, mountain guide and member of the Mountain Rescue team who died in Nepal's devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015. By Manuel Lugli.

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