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  • 29.07.2015 Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best

    Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best

    On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Arco Rock Legends will celebrate its 10th edition and assign the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award during the Rock Master Festival and the World Youth Climbing Championships 2015. Those nominated for the sport climbing Oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Ashima Shiraishi, while those in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award are Adam Ondra, Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert. The prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil will be awarded to John Ellison, founder of the initiative Climbers against Cancer.

  • 28.07.2015 Adam Ondra climbs Three Degrees of Separation at Céüse

    Adam Ondra climbs Three Degrees of Separation at Céüse

    At Ceuse in France Adam Ondra has climbed Three Degrees of Separation, the route freed by Chris Sharma in 2007 and, until now, unrepeated.

  • 28.07.2015 Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

    The photos of the sixth Messner Mountain Museum, inaugurated at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, on 24 July 2015.

  • 27.07.2015 Greenland Mirror Wall success for Leo Houlding & Co

    Greenland Mirror Wall success for Leo Houlding & Co

    A team of alpinists comprised of Leo Houlding, Joe Möhle, Matt Pickles, Matt Pycroft and Waldo Etherington have made the first ascent of a new route up the hitherto unclimbed NW Face of the Mirror Wall in the Renland region of Greenland.

    Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best
    29.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best

    On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Arco Rock Legends will celebrate its 10th edition and assign the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award during the Rock Master Festival and the World Youth Climbing Championships 2015. Those nominated for the sport climbing Oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Ashima Shiraishi, while those in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award are Adam Ondra, Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert. The prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil will be awarded to John Ellison, founder of the initiative Climbers against Cancer.

    Adam Ondra climbs Three Degrees of Separation at Céüse
    28.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra climbs Three Degrees of Separation at Céüse

    At Ceuse in France Adam Ondra has climbed Three Degrees of Separation, the route freed by Chris Sharma in 2007 and, until now, unrepeated.

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos
    28.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

    The photos of the sixth Messner Mountain Museum, inaugurated at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, on 24 July 2015.

    Greenland Mirror Wall success for Leo Houlding & Co
    27.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greenland Mirror Wall success for Leo Houlding & Co

    A team of alpinists comprised of Leo Houlding, Joe Möhle, Matt Pickles, Matt Pycroft and Waldo Etherington have made the first ascent of a new route up the hitherto unclimbed NW Face of the Mirror Wall in the Renland region of Greenland.

    Bernd Zangerl joins 29dots in Val Noasca
    27.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Bernd Zangerl joins 29dots in Val Noasca

    Austrian boulderer Bernd Zangerl​ has made the first ascent of 29 dots, describing the highball in Val Noasca - Valle dell'Oro, Italy, as "the proudest, the hardest piece of rock I climbed in this style."

    The visible gem, on Sass d'Ortiga in the Dolomites
    24.07.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    The visible gem, on Sass d'Ortiga in the Dolomites

    Ivo Ferrari repeats "9 agosto", the climb on Sass d'Ortiga in the Pale di San Martino Dolomites put up by Maurizio Giordani and Nancy Paoletto in 2003. A route to get off the beaten track.

    Cerro Torre and the 1985 first winter ascent
    23.07.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Cerro Torre and the 1985 first winter ascent

    It's currently winter in Patagonia. Exactly 30 years ago, in July 1985, the Italians Paolo Caruso, Maurizio Giarolli, Andrea Sarchi and Ermanno Salvaterra carried out the historic first winter ascent of Cerro Torre via the 'Compressor route' established by Cesare Maestri up the East Ridge. Here is a short film about those days on the mountain that added, like so many others, an important chapter to Patagonia's mountaineering history.

    Simone Tentori & co bouldering at Magic Wood
    21.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Simone Tentori & co bouldering at Magic Wood

    The magic of the forest seemingly designed for bouldering: 5 climbers and a young filmmaker show the beauty of Magic Wood, its bouldering and climbing in this episode #1.

    Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    On Saturday at Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche the festival dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Matterhorn ended with a sold-out event. Here are the videos of Reinhold Messner, Hervé Barmasse, Catherine Destivelle and Simon Anthamatten, star guests of the great evening on Friday 17 July 2015.

    Lead Climbing World Cup 2015 - Briançon Live
    18.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Lead Climbing World Cup 2015 - Briançon Live

    The Finals of the second stage of the Lead Climbing World Cup 2015 will take place this evening at 19:30.

    Conrad Anker & David Lama climb Latent Core in Zion, USA
    17.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Conrad Anker & David Lama climb Latent Core in Zion, USA

    Conrad Anker and David Lama have completed the first ascent of Latent Core (450m, 5.11 A1) in Zion National Park, USA.

    I wanted silence. Ivo Ferrari climbs via Gregis, Presolana Orientale
    17.07.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    I wanted silence. Ivo Ferrari climbs via Gregis, Presolana Orientale

    Ivo Ferrari climbs Via Gregis (300m, VII-, A1), also known as Via Fassi, on the Fupù face on Presolana Orientale, established on 15/06/1973 by F. Nembrini, A. Fassi and A. Camozzi.

    Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race
    16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race

    Monaco is currently welcoming a record number of exhausted athletes after hiking and flying from Salzburg  in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.

    Juliane Wurm announces partial retirement from climbing competitions
    16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Juliane Wurm announces partial retirement from climbing competitions

    Reigning Bouldering World Champion and European Champion Juliane Wurm has announced her partial retirement from climbing competitions.

    Nina Caprez and Marc le Menestrel repeat Hannibals Alptraum in Rätikon
    16.07.2015 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

    Nina Caprez and Marc le Menestrel repeat Hannibals Alptraum in Rätikon

    Interview with Nina Caprez who, together with Marc le Menestrel, repeated Hannibals Alptraum, the smooth limestone testpiece first climbed in 1986 by Martin Scheel and Robert Bösch in Switzerland’s Rätikon massif.

    Matterhorn Cervino 150 - the grand finale
    16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Matterhorn Cervino 150 - the grand finale

    For the grand finale of the Matterhorn Cervino 150, i.e. the 10 day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of Gran Becca, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta have prepared three days of mountain climbing and culture.

    Steve McClure repeats Choronzon in Pembroke, Wales
    15.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Steve McClure repeats Choronzon in Pembroke, Wales

    At Stack Rocks in Pembroke, Wales, UK Steve McClure has made the first repeat of Choronzon E10 7a.

    Christian Mauer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2015
    15.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Christian Mauer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2015

    Yesterday, Tuesday 14 July 2015, Christian 'Chrigel' Maurerwon the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race for a fourth time in a row, after 8 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes, ahead of Sebastian Huber and Paul Guschlbauer. Italy's Aaron Durogati is one of the top athletes in this race by paraglider or on foot from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

    Niccolò Ceria, bouldering at Fontainebleau II
    14.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Niccolò Ceria, bouldering at Fontainebleau II

    The second video of Niccolò Ceria and his 60 days bouldering at Fontainebleau in France.

    Mina Markovic and Ramòn Julien Puigblanque take gold at European Lead Championship in Chamonix
    14.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Mina Markovic and Ramòn Julien Puigblanque take gold at European Lead Championship in Chamonix

    On Sunday night in Chamonix the European Lead Championship, and first stage of the Lead World Cup 2015, was won by Ramon Julien Puigblanque and Mina Markovic. Adam Ondra and Janja Garnbret placed second, Sebastian Halenke and Jessica Pilz third.

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