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Nanga Parbat in winter, the Simone Moro and David Göttler attempt video
30.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat in winter, the Simone Moro and David Göttler attempt video

The video of the attempt, carried out by Simone Moro and David Göttler, to climb Nanga Parbat (8125m) in winter.

Gabriele Moroni climbs Goldrake 9a+ at Cornalba
29.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gabriele Moroni climbs Goldrake 9a+ at Cornalba

Today Gabriele Moroni repeated Goldrake 9a+ at the Italian crag Cornalba.

Klemen Becan: Bala Bala at Osp in Slovenia
29.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Klemen Becan: Bala Bala at Osp in Slovenia

The short film by Luka Fonda featuring Slovenian rock climber Klemen Becan and his difficult and beautiful sport climbs in the Osp cave.

The Nose, Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat set new El Capitan record
29.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Nose, Libby Sauter and Mayan Smith-Gobat set new El Capitan record

On 28 October Libby Sauter from America and Mayan Smith-Gobat from New Zealand set a new female speed record on The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA, climbing the route in 5 hours and 2 minutes.

What we are: the alpinism and climbing of the Ragni di Lecco
29.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

What we are: the alpinism and climbing of the Ragni di Lecco

The video of the Ragni di Lecco club and a year of alpinism and climbing in Pakistan, South Africa, Italy, Switzerland, Patagonia, Turkey.

Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert win the Lead World Cup 2014
28.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert win the Lead World Cup 2014

The Lead World Cup 2014 was won on 25 October 2014 at Inzai in Japan, one stage ahead of schedule, by Austria's Jakob Schubert and South Korea's Jain Kim. The stage was won by Adam Ondra and Jain Kim.

Alexander Megos climbs Sonic Kaboom 9a in Frankenjura
28.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos climbs Sonic Kaboom 9a in Frankenjura

On 22 Ocotober 2014 Alexander Megos made the first ascent of Sonic Kaboom 9a in the Frankenjura, Germany.

Cordillera Huayhuash, new routes in Peru for Carlo Cosi and Davide Cassol
28.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cordillera Huayhuash, new routes in Peru for Carlo Cosi and Davide Cassol

Report by Carlo Cosi on three first ascents in the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru: Laurpaq and La zuppa di Pio on the untouched NW face of Jurauraju 5330m and La Siesta del Bodacious on the SW face of Jurau.

Günther Karbon climbs 8c+ at Pian Schiavaneis, Dolomites
27.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Günther Karbon climbs 8c+ at Pian Schiavaneis, Dolomites

Italian climber Günther Karbon has repeated Lo spreco 8c+ at Pian Schiavaneis in the Dolomites.

Silvio Reffo climbs Underground at Arco
27.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Silvio Reffo climbs Underground at Arco

At Massone, Arco, Italy, Silvio Reffo has repeated the sports climb Underground 9a.

Sonnie Trotter adds Family Man to Skaha Bluffs in Canada
27.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sonnie Trotter adds Family Man to Skaha Bluffs in Canada

Canada's Sonnie Trotter has made the first ascent of Family Man to Skaha Bluffs in Canada. Graded 5.14b, this is Trotter's hardest trad climb to date.

Hagshu NE Face: new Kishtwar climb by Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden
24.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hagshu NE Face: new Kishtwar climb by Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden

British mountaineers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden have made the first ascent of a new route up the unclimbed NE Face of Hagshu, Kishtwar, Himalaya.

Yosemite: El Capitan climbing action
24.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Yosemite: El Capitan climbing action

Jorg Verhoeven, Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Libby Sauter, Chantel Astorga, Quinn Brett, Pete Whittaker, Tom Randall are all in Yosemite currently attempting their projects on El Capitan...

Monte Brione, Arco: Via Giopia. By Paolo Calzà
23.10.2014 by Paolo Calzà in Climbing

Monte Brione, Arco: Via Giopia. By Paolo Calzà

Via Giopia, the beautiful aid climb up the NW Face of Monte Brione close to Arco, first climbed in 1990 by Paolo Calzà, Lino Celva and Mauro Giovanazzi and recently reequipped by Danny Zampiccoli and Calzà who shares the story of the route, dedicated to his friends Mauro Giovanazzi and Davide Pinamonti.

Augmentium, the hardest trad climb in Tasmania
23.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Augmentium, the hardest trad climb in Tasmania

This austral summer Andrew Cubbon freed Augmentium 30/8a+, the hardest trad climb in Tasmania, Australia.

Emptiness
22.10.2014 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Emptiness

La Grigna and the recollection of a friend, Marco Anghileri, impossible to forget. By Ivo Ferrari

Miyar valley, first ascent of Lotus Tower SE Face
22.10.2014 by Gediminas Simutis in Alpinism

Miyar valley, first ascent of Lotus Tower SE Face

In August 2014 an expedition comprised of the alpinists Cyrill Bösch, Elias Gmünder, Arunas Kamandulis and Gediminas Simutismade the first ascent of Splitter and Storm (500m, TD 6a), a new route up the unclimbed SE Face of Lotus Tower, Miyar Valley, India. The report by Gediminas Simutis.

L'ultimo dei selvaggi, new rock climb in Italy's Valsugana
22.10.2014 by Peter Moser in Climbing

L'ultimo dei selvaggi, new rock climb in Italy's Valsugana

Peter Moser reports about the first ascent of L'ultimo dei selvaggi (200m, 7b max) a new rock climb above Palu in Valsugana, Italy.

Alex Honnold solo climbs Heaven in Yosemite
21.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold solo climbs Heaven in Yosemite

The climbing video of Alex Honnold soloing Heaven in Yosemite, USA.

 K2014-150 CAI - Zemu Exploratory Expedition
21.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

K2014-150 CAI - Zemu Exploratory Expedition

In spring 2014 the Italian K2014-150 CAI - Zemu Exploratory Expedition led by Alberto Peruffo explored the region to the south of Kanchenjunga.

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