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    Bouldering World Championships 2014 kicks off in Munich tomorrow
    20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Bouldering World Championships 2014 kicks off in Munich tomorrow

    The 2014 Bouldering World Championship starts in Munich, Germany tomorrow. The men's Qualification takes place on Thursday, the Women's Qualification on Friday while the Semifinals and Finals take place on Saturday.

    Electric Funeral, new route in Canada's Bugaboos by Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz
    20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Electric Funeral, new route in Canada's Bugaboos by Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz

    Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz have made the first ascent of Electric Funeral (300m, 5.11+) on the Wide Awake Tower, Bugaboos, Canada.

    Diretta Consiglio: sun, sky, rock and the Gran Sasso d'Italia. By Ivo Ferrari
    20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Diretta Consiglio: sun, sky, rock and the Gran Sasso d'Italia. By Ivo Ferrari

    Ivo Ferrari climbs 'La Diretta Consiglio' up the Gran Sasso. A day spent between the rocks and the sky, reliving the beauty of the climb.

    Niccolò Ceria and the Red Rocks video
    19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Niccolò Ceria and the Red Rocks video

    The video of Niccolò Ceria climbing at Red Rocks, USA.

    Climbers rise to the Ice Bucket Challenge
    19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbers rise to the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Climbers such as Sean McColl, Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, the campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    Climbing at Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe in the Dolomites
    19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbing at Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe in the Dolomites

    The sports crag Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe, at the base of the gigantic Peitlerkofel (Sass de Putia) in the Dolomites. Part 5 of the series 'Crags for each season' published together with Vertical-Life.info.

    Roger Schäli and the film Loslassen, let go
    18.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    Roger Schäli and the film Loslassen, let go

    The entire version of Loslassen, let go is now online. This film recounts the ascent of Arwa Spire (6193m) in India together with Simon Gietl, but also talks about the human relationships.

    Brenta Base Camp #1 - meetings, new climbs and lightening bolts
    18.08.2014 by Alessandro Beber in Alpinism

    Brenta Base Camp #1 - meetings, new climbs and lightening bolts

    The first report of the Brenta Base Camp, the small 'expedition' into the the heart of the Brenta Dolomites during the Discover Brenta Dolomites event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first traverse of this massif. Alessandro Beber reports about Scintilla (450m, VIII), the new climb up the East Face of Brenta Alta first ascended together with Simone Banal, Alessandro Baù and Claudia Mario.

    Zlagboard Contest at the Arco Rock Master Festival
    18.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Zlagboard Contest at the Arco Rock Master Festival

    The fourth Zlagboard Contest takes place from 29 - 31 August, during the Arco Rock Master Festival in Italy, to test your finger strength.

    Astro Zap on Trident du Tacul by Bassanini and Camurri
    14.08.2014 by Lamberto Camurri in Alpinism

    Astro Zap on Trident du Tacul by Bassanini and Camurri

    On 4/09/2013 Giovani Bassanini and Lamberto Camurri made the first ascent of Astro Zap (7a), a line that climbs the crack avoided by the Via Diretta Bonatti, first climbed by Walter Bonatti and Cosimo Zappelli in 1963 up Le Trident du Tacul in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Ak-Su valley, two new rock climbs by Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo
    12.08.2014 by Luca Schiera in Alpinism

    Ak-Su valley, two new rock climbs by Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo

    A great and intense and climbing trip to the Ak-su Valley (Kyrgyzstan) resulted in two new climbs and three repeats for the Italian alpinists Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo. Schiera provides the report.

    Meteora climbing at risk in Greece
    11.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Meteora climbing at risk in Greece

    A petition launched by the Committee of Meteora Climbers against banning climbing at these famous towers in Thessalia, Greece. The report by George Voutiropoulos.

    Muzzerone Parete Centrale climbing ban
    11.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Muzzerone Parete Centrale climbing ban

    As of 6/08/2014 the Comune di Porto Venere (La Spezia) has prohibited climbing on and access to Parete Centrale, Monte Muzzerone.

    Biographie at Céüse climbed by Sachi Amma and Adam Ondra
    09.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Biographie at Céüse climbed by Sachi Amma and Adam Ondra

    Sachi Amma and Adam Ondra have repeated Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse in France.

    Abella de la Conca: new routes and video
    07.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Abella de la Conca: new routes and video

    New sport climbs have been added and freed at Abella de la Conca in Spain by Klemen Becan Caroline Ciavaldini , Enzo Oddo, Kevin Aglae, Kevin Aglae, Jonas Schachtsneider, and James Pearson. The video by Francisco Taranto Jr.

    Alex Puccio repeats Jade to join select female 8B+ club
    06.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alex Puccio repeats Jade to join select female 8B+ club

    On 2 August 2014 American climber Alex Puccio repeated the boulder problem Jade 8B+ / V14, Rocky Mountains National Park, USA.

    Blåmannen Ikaros: the first free ascent by Thomas Meling
    05.08.2014 by Thomas Meling in Alpinism

    Blåmannen Ikaros: the first free ascent by Thomas Meling

    On 9 June 2013 Thomas Meling made the first free ascent of Ikaros (7c), first climbed by Robert Caspersen, alone, in 1994 up the North Face of Blåmannen, Norway. The full report by Meling.

    The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014
    04.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014

    The program of the The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival, to be held on the Greek island from 9 to 12 October 2014. The third edition will feature climbing legends of the '80s and '90s such as: Patxi Arocena John Dunne, Yuji Hirayama, Gerhard Hörhager, Beat Kammerlander, Jean-Baptiste Tribout and Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla.

    Then and now: the Lecco route on Grand Capucin
    03.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Then and now: the Lecco route on Grand Capucin

    Matteo Della Bordella and Arianna Colliard and the ascent of the Lecco route up the SE Face of Grand Capucin, put up in 1968 by the Ragni di Lecco climbers Aldo Anghileri, Guerino Cariboni, Casimiro Ferrari, Carlo Mauri and Pino Negri. A story to remember a great route up the superb granite obelisk that hosts important chapters in the history of alpinism, not only in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Lead World Cup 2014: Imst live
    02.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Lead World Cup 2014: Imst live

    The finals of the Lead World Cup 2014 in Imst, Austria, begin this evening at 19:15.

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