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Sachi Amma boulders 8B+ at Bishop
28.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sachi Amma boulders 8B+ at Bishop

At the Buttermilks bouldering area close to Bishop, USA, Sachi Amma has climbed Mandala sit down start V14/8B+

Iker Pou onsights 8c on Mallorca
27.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Iker Pou onsights 8c on Mallorca

38-year-old Basque sports climber Iker Pou has onsighted his first 8c, Guiris Go Home 8c at Maiorca in Spain.

Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter
27.03.2015 by Tom Ballard in Alpinism

Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter

British mountaineer Tom Ballard reports about his recent ascent of the Eiger that crowned his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

Stefano Carnati sets Guinness World Record
26.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Carnati sets Guinness World Record

Italian climber Stefano Carnati has set a new Guinness World Record by climbing a 15m roof, graded 7c, in just 62 seconds.

I believe. By Ivo Ferrari
26.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

I believe. By Ivo Ferrari

Ivo Ferrari and the story of a peg, about truth and memories.

Mt. Maudit new mixed climb by Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey
25.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mt. Maudit new mixed climb by Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey

British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey have climbed Zephyr, a possible new mixed climb up the East Face of Mt. Maudit in the Mont Blanc Massif.

Ashima Shiraishi sends second 9a/+ at Santa Linya
25.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ashima Shiraishi sends second 9a/+ at Santa Linya

13-year-old American climber Ashima Shiraishi has climbed Ciudad de Dios at Santa Linya in Spain. This is her second 9a/+ in less than a week.

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr climb new Corsica granite
24.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr climb new Corsica granite

Austrian climbers Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr have made the first ascent of Le Petit Prince (8a, 400m) up the West Face of Capu Cascioni in Corsica

 Villasimius, Cala Usai restyled in Sardinia
24.03.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Villasimius, Cala Usai restyled in Sardinia

Maurizio Oviglia introduces the stunning sea crag Cala Usai to Villasimìus in southern Sardinia. New routes have been added while old routes have been rebolted, and the sea cliff now hosts nearly 40 routes from 4c to 8a.

Alexander Megos boulders 8C in Japan
24.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos boulders 8C in Japan

At Kanoto in Japan Alexander Megos has climbed the boulder problem Kanoto, originally graded 8C, in under two hours.

Aaron Durogati and Red Bull X-Alps 2015, interview with the only Italian competitor
23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati and Red Bull X-Alps 2015, interview with the only Italian competitor

Interview with Aaron Durogati, the winner of the World Cup 2012, one of 33 athletes (and only Italian) who will take part in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015, the world's most spectacular adventure race that begins on 5 July and crosses 6 different countries and 1000km course on foot or by paraglider.

Magnus Midtbø climbs Papichulo at Oliana
23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Magnus Midtbø climbs Papichulo at Oliana

Norwegian climber Magnus Midtboe has redpointed Papichulo 9a+ at Oliana, Spain.

Get Vertical: win a Base Camp Experience with Salewa
23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Get Vertical: win a Base Camp Experience with Salewa

The 19th March marks the start of the online competition “get vertical”, where Salewa, the brand leader in mountaineering clothing and equipment, will offer 100 lucky winners the chance to enjoy a vertical adventure amidst the mountains of the Alps or in Australia. Those who wish to climb high, readjust their outlook, challenge themselves and feel at one with the grandeur of the mountains, must visit the microsite, getvertical.salewa.com.

Jonathan Siegrist climbs La Rambla at Siurana
22.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jonathan Siegrist climbs La Rambla at Siurana

American sports climber Jonathan Siegrist has repeated La Rambla 9a+ at Siurana in Spain.

Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl climb new Ötztal mixed route
21.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl climb new Ötztal mixed route

In early March 2015 Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl made the first ascent of Elfenbein, a new mixed climb in the Ötztal.

Red Bull X-Alps 2015 route revealed
20.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015 route revealed

On 5 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across 6 different countries and via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider.

Tom Ballard climbs the six North Faces of the Alps in winter!
20.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tom Ballard climbs the six North Faces of the Alps in winter!

With his ascent of the Eiger yesterday, Tom Ballard has now completed his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

A Dolomite DOC climb reinterpreted in winter

A Dolomite DOC climb reinterpreted in winter

Francesco Salvaterra reports about the winter ascent, carried out together with Marcello Cominetti, of Hrushka up the East Face of Mur de Pisciadù, Sella, Dolomites, Italy

Ashima Shiraishi climbs 9a/9a+ a Santa Linya in Spain
18.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ashima Shiraishi climbs 9a/9a+ a Santa Linya in Spain

At Santa Linya in Spain the 13-year-old American climber Ashima Shiraishi has climbed Open Your Mind direct 9a/9a+

Pyramide du Tacul, new mixed climb by Bracey and Helliker
17.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pyramide du Tacul, new mixed climb by Bracey and Helliker

On 18/02/2015 British alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker climbed Mastabas (M7, 250m), a possible new route up the NE Face of the Pyramide du Tacul in the Mont Blanc massif.

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