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Myanmar Hkakabo Razi - Down to Nothing
13.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Myanmar Hkakabo Razi - Down to Nothing

The video of the autumn 2014 expedition by The North Face and National Geographic to determine whether Hkakabo Razi in Myanmar (Burma) is SE Asia’s highest mountain. Expedition members: Hilaree O'Neill,, Emily Harrington, Mark Jenkins, Renan Ozturk, Taylor Rees, Cory Richards.

Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers, new Dolomites rock climb up Punta del Pin
12.02.2016 by Ulrich Viertler in Alpinism

Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers, new Dolomites rock climb up Punta del Pin

During the summer 2015 Ulrich Viertler and Raffaele Sebastiani made the first ascent of "Die Leiden des Jurgen Werther" (250m, VIII+/IX- , R3, III:EX), a new alpine trad climb up Punta del Pin, Prags Dolomites.

Arc'teryx King of Dolomites 2016 at San Martino di Castrozza

Arc'teryx King of Dolomites 2016 at San Martino di Castrozza

From 18 - 21 February 2016 San Martino di Castrozza (Dolomites) will host the fourth edition of Arcteryx King of Dolomites, the photo contest to shoot the most beautiful freeride photo of the Dolomites.

Video: Arnaud Petit, Read Macadam and Alex Ruscior climbing in Oman
11.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Arnaud Petit, Read Macadam and Alex Ruscior climbing in Oman

The second video of Arnaud Petit, Read Macadam and Alex Ruscior in Oman, where they climbed at Hadash and the mountain Jebel Misht.

Rabenstein Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 highlights
10.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Rabenstein Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 highlights

The video highlights of the fourth and final stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 that took place at Rabenstein, Italy, on 30 - 31 January 2016.

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016
10.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016

Nepal's Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has been nominated National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016. Apart from being a highly talented mountainer, Pasang Lhamu distinguished herself for her role in relief efforts after the country suffered a severe earthquake in April 2015.

Climbing video: Chris Sharma on Catalan Witness the fitness 8C
09.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Chris Sharma on Catalan Witness the fitness 8C

The video of American rock climber Chris Sharma on his boulder problem Catalán Witness the fitness 8C at the crag Cova de Ocell in Spain.

Angelika Rainer flashes Next Level D13 at Usine in France
09.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Angelika Rainer flashes Next Level D13 at Usine in France

Italian ice climber Angelika Rainer has flashed "Next Level", a drytooling route graded D13 located at Usine in France.

Cesare, son of San Mauro
09.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Cesare, son of San Mauro

The mountains are the last resort to save biodiversity. In this AKU film the Italian botanist Cesare Lasen talks about his life as scientist and man of the mountains.

Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl breakthrough with Interstellar Spice at Helmcken Falls
08.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl breakthrough with Interstellar Spice at Helmcken Falls

At the Helmcken Falls in Canada Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl have made the first ascent of Interstellar Spice, a new ice climb they describe as setting "a new level of difficulty for any route of this style."

 Couloir del Cimino, icefall in Italy's Valle della Pietra
08.02.2016 by Cristian Candiotto in Alpinism

Couloir del Cimino, icefall in Italy's Valle della Pietra

On 17/01/2016 Cristian Candiotto and Armando Ligari climbed an icefall in Valle della Pietra (Val Gerola), Lombardy, Italy. Since there are no reports of previous ascents, the drip has been called Couloir del Cimino (I / 3 + 4, 700m). Cristian Candiotto reports.

Victoria Kreuzer and Kilian Jornet Burgada win the Vertical Race European Championships

Victoria Kreuzer and Kilian Jornet Burgada win the Vertical Race European Championships

At Les Marecottes in Switzerland the Vertical Race European Ski Mountaineering Championships were won by Victoria Kreuzer and Kilian Jornet Burgada.

Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux new European Ski Mountaineering Champions
06.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux new European Ski Mountaineering Champions

The European Ski Mountaineering Championships are currently taking place at Les Marécottes in Switzerland. The Individual race was won on 05/02/2016 by Italy's Michele Boscacci and France's Laetitia Roux.

Tom Ballard claims world's first D15 dry tooling climb in the Dolomites
05.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tom Ballard claims world's first D15 dry tooling climb in the Dolomites

British climber Tom Ballard has freed A Line Above the Sky at Tomorrow's World, Dolomites. If the D15 grade is confirmed, this climb weighs in as the hardest drytooling route in the world.

Oman sport climbing gems discovered by Petit, Macadam, Ruscior
05.02.2016 by Arnaud Petit in Climbing

Oman sport climbing gems discovered by Petit, Macadam, Ruscior

The climbing report by French climber Arnaud Petit who in January 2016, together with Read Macadam and Alex Ruscior, established a host of new sport climbs in the Valley of Giants and Wadi Bani Khalid in Oman, before repeating routes at Hadash and on Jebel Misht.

Cerro Torre SE Ridge, or Compressor route: the ascent by Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach
04.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Torre SE Ridge, or Compressor route: the ascent by Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach

From 30 - 31 January 2016 Italy’s Matteo Della Bordella and Switzerland’s Silvan Schüpbach climbed the SE Ridge (Compressor Route) of Cerro Torre (Patagonia). After the bolts were chopped by Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk in January 2012, this is the third ascent of this route. The first carried out by David Lama (20-21/01/2012 together with Peter Ortner, with a variation on the headwall) is also the first and so far only totally free ascent. The second ascent was carried out by the Slovenians Luka Krajnc and Tadej Krišelj. The report by Matteo Della Bordella.

Luca Rinaldi boulders 8B+ with Off the Wagon in Valle Bavona
04.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Luca Rinaldi boulders 8B+ with Off the Wagon in Valle Bavona

Italian climber Luca Rinaldi has repeated Off the Wagon, the boulder problem graded 8B+ located in Valle Bavona, Switzerland.

Interview with Colin Haley and Alex Honnold after the Cerro Torre Traverse in day (Patagonia)
03.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Interview with Colin Haley and Alex Honnold after the Cerro Torre Traverse in day (Patagonia)

Interview with Colin Haley and Alex Honnold who on Sunday 31 January 2016 made the first repeat of the Torre Traverse in Patagonia by enchaining Cerro Standhardt, Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro Torre. The American alpinists needed just 20 hours and 40 minutes from Col Standhardt to the summit of Cerro Torre, and 32 hours in total to return to their starting point. The first Torre Traverse was carried out over 4 days in 2008 by Haley together with Rolando Garibotti.

New El Diente climb at Monterrey in Mexico
02.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New El Diente climb at Monterrey in Mexico

From 2 - 21 December 2015 Octavio Aragon, Sergio Almada Berreta and Gareth Leah made the first ascent of El Son del Viento (5.12d, 420m) a new sports climb up the North Face of El Diente, Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, Mexico.

Alpine Wall Tour with Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek
02.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alpine Wall Tour with Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek

The trailer of the Alpine Wall Tour, carried out by Polish climbers Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek on five difficult rock climbs in the Alps: End of Silence (Berchtesgaden Alps) Silbergeier (Rätikon), Des Kaisers neue Kleider (Wilder Kaiser) Brento Centro (Monte Brento), Bellavista (Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites)

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