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  • 23.07.2014 Greenland 2014: updates from Nicolas Favresse & Co

    Greenland 2014: updates from Nicolas Favresse & Co

    Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva report about their first climbs and the start to their Greenland & Baffin Island expedition.

  • 23.07.2014 Sonnie Trotter discovers 1975, a new free climb in the Canadian Rockies

    Sonnie Trotter discovers 1975, a new free climb in the Canadian Rockies

    Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter has made the first free ascent of the rock climb '1975' on Little Goat Mountain, Bow Valley, Canadian Rockies

  • 22.07.2014 Michel Piola interview: climbing on Mont Blanc, the search and the story that continues

    Michel Piola interview: climbing on Mont Blanc, the search and the story that continues

    The fabulous world of Babette, or rather Mont Blanc's marvelous granite climbing, starting from Envers des Aiguilles. Interview with Michel Piola, one of the most prolific alpinists in the world who, in more than 30 years of activity, has left an indelible mark on climbing. His routes are considered priceless, thanks to their intrinsic beauty and the style of their first ascent, above all in the Mont Blanc massif where even today the climbs are considered an important test for all generations of alpinists. In this rare interview with Maurizio Oviglia, Piola talks about his climbing and his continuous search for unclimbed lines.

  • 21.07.2014 Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, Portugal

    Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, Portugal

    The video of Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost tip of Portugal

    Greenland 2014: updates from Nicolas Favresse & Co
    23.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greenland 2014: updates from Nicolas Favresse & Co

    Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Sean Villanueva report about their first climbs and the start to their Greenland & Baffin Island expedition.

    Sonnie Trotter discovers 1975, a new free climb in the Canadian Rockies
    23.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Sonnie Trotter discovers 1975, a new free climb in the Canadian Rockies

    Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter has made the first free ascent of the rock climb '1975' on Little Goat Mountain, Bow Valley, Canadian Rockies

    Michel Piola interview: climbing on Mont Blanc, the search and the story that continues
    22.07.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia in Interviews

    Michel Piola interview: climbing on Mont Blanc, the search and the story that continues

    The fabulous world of Babette, or rather Mont Blanc's marvelous granite climbing, starting from Envers des Aiguilles. Interview with Michel Piola, one of the most prolific alpinists in the world who, in more than 30 years of activity, has left an indelible mark on climbing. His routes are considered priceless, thanks to their intrinsic beauty and the style of their first ascent, above all in the Mont Blanc massif where even today the climbs are considered an important test for all generations of alpinists. In this rare interview with Maurizio Oviglia, Piola talks about his climbing and his continuous search for unclimbed lines.

    Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, Portugal
    21.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, Portugal

    The video of Leopoldo Faria climbing at Cabo da Roca, the westernmost tip of Portugal

    Lead World Cup 2014: Jain Kim and Sachi Amma claim gold in Briançon
    21.07.2014 by Franz Schiassi in Competitions

    Lead World Cup 2014: Jain Kim and Sachi Amma claim gold in Briançon

    Jain Kim from South Korea and Sachi Amma from Japan won the 25th edition of the ex Serre Chevalier Masters (now the Briançon World Cup), that came to a close with the beautiful semi-finals on Saturday evening, pushed forward to by a day in order to avoid Sunday's bad weather.

    Lead World Cup 2014 - Sachi Amma and Jain Kim win in Chamonix
    19.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Lead World Cup 2014 - Sachi Amma and Jain Kim win in Chamonix

    The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2014 was won at Chamonix on 12 July by Sachi Amma and Jain Kim. The third stage begins in Briançon today.

    Rocklands trad climbing for James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini
    18.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Rocklands trad climbing for James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini

    From 19 June to 9 July James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini travelled to South Africa to check out the trad climbing at Rocklands.

    Monte Gallo: new rock climb in Sicily by Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel
    18.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Monte Gallo: new rock climb in Sicily by Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel

    In December 2013 German climbers Lukas Binder and Florian Hagspiel made the first ascent of Freedom of Movement (7c, 200m), a new multi-pitch climb up Monte Gallo, Sicily

    Volx and Ceüse updates: Adam Ondra, Alexander Megos and Gabriele Moroni
    17.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Volx and Ceüse updates: Adam Ondra, Alexander Megos and Gabriele Moroni

    At Ceuse in France Alexander Megos has made the first ascent of Et dieu créa la Flemme 9a, while Gabriele Moroni has repeated Mr. Hyde 8c+. At Volx Adam Ondra has onsighted the classic Jean-Baptiste Tribout testpiece Superplafond 8c+

    Campo Solagna, climbing on the slopes of Monte Grappa
    17.07.2014 by Mauro Dell'Antonia in Climbing

    Campo Solagna, climbing on the slopes of Monte Grappa

    The beautiful crag Campo Solagna located on the slopes of Monte Grappa in the Venetian Alps, introduced by Mauro Dell'Antonia.

    Alexander Megos, interview after his ascent of Biographie at Ceüse
    16.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Alexander Megos, interview after his ascent of Biographie at Ceüse

    Interview with German climber Alexander Megos after his recent one-day redpoint of Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse in France.

    Cycling and climbing the Dolomites - video
    16.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cycling and climbing the Dolomites - video

    The video of Ernesto Benfari & Christian Sega that documents their 2012 cycling and climbing journey through the Dolomites.

    Kalymnos: the new crag Prophitis Andreas and Space Walk, the island's easiest multi-pitch
    15.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Kalymnos: the new crag Prophitis Andreas and Space Walk, the island's easiest multi-pitch

    News update from Kalymnos, Greece: Prophitis Andreas, the new sector that promises to be one of the major new crags, and Space Walk, the easiest multi-pitch climb on the island put up by Adrian Berry and Gareth Parry.

    Baba Jaga, new aid climb up Pinnacolo di Maslana
    15.07.2014 by Diego Pezzoli in Alpinism

    Baba Jaga, new aid climb up Pinnacolo di Maslana

    The report by Diego Pezzoli about the first ascent of Baba Jaga (V 6a A2+, 180m),a new aid climb up the Maslana pinnacle, above Valbondione, Italy.

    Cédric Lachat repeats Orbayo on the Naranjo de Bulnes
    14.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cédric Lachat repeats Orbayo on the Naranjo de Bulnes

    On 9 July 2014 Cedric Lachat repeated Orbayu (8c, 510m) Naranjo de Bulnes, Picos de Europa, Spain.

    Discover Brenta Dolomites 2014
    14.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Discover Brenta Dolomites 2014

    For summer 2014 the Dolomites Paganella APT (tourist board), the Molveno Holiday consortium and the Municipality of Molveno have organised a series of events related to the world of mountaineering and hiking, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first crossing of the Brenta Group.

    Welcome to Tijuana, new rock climb in Italy's Gola del Limarò

    Welcome to Tijuana, new rock climb in Italy's Gola del Limarò

    In June 2014 Francesco Salvaterra and Nicola Calza made the first ascent of Welcome to Tijuana (180m 7a, 6b+ oblig), a new multi-pitch climb in the Gola del Limarò canyon close to Arco, Trentino - Alto Adige, Italy

    Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra, Shauna Coxsey, Ashima Shiraishi: no gravity days
    13.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra, Shauna Coxsey, Ashima Shiraishi: no gravity days

    During the last few days Alexander Megos has repeated Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse, Adam Ondra has onsighted the 9a TCT at Gravere in Italy, and both Ashima Shiraishi and Shauna Coxsey repeat an 8B+ boulder problem.

    Bouldering in Corsica
    11.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Bouldering in Corsica

    Olivier Broussouloux and Laurence Guyon introduce the bouldering in Corsica, France.

     European Youth Speed Cup in Chamonix, seven medals for Italy
    10.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    European Youth Speed Cup in Chamonix, seven medals for Italy

    The second stage of the European Youth Speed Cup took place in Chamonix, France, yesterday. Italy won seven medals and the overall world Cup, for their respective categories, was won by Alessandro Santoni, Paolo Martignene and Ludovico Fossali.

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