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  • 24.10.2014 Yosemite: El Capitan climbing action

    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...

  • 23.10.2014 Monte Brione, Arco: Via Giopia. By Paolo Calzà

    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.

  • 23.10.2014 Augmentium, the hardest trad climb in Tasmania

    Augmentium, the hardest trad climb in Tasmania

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

  • 22.10.2014 Emptiness

    Emptiness

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

    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.

    Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbs Mecca Extension 8c at Raven Tor, England
    21.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Mina Leslie-Wujastyk climbs Mecca Extension 8c at Raven Tor, England

    Sport climbing: Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has made the first female ascent of Mecca Extension 8c at Raven Tor, England.

    Petzl RocTrip 2014: bouldering at Prilep in Macedonia
    20.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Petzl RocTrip 2014: bouldering at Prilep in Macedonia

    The third video of the Petzl RocTrip 2014 and the bouldering stage at Prilep in Macedonia.

    Stefano Ghisolfi wins China stage of Lead World Cup with Mina Markovic
    20.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Stefano Ghisolfi wins China stage of Lead World Cup with Mina Markovic

    On 19 October 2014 the sixth stage of the Lead World Cup 2014 was won at Wujiang in China by Italy's Stefano Ghisolfi and Slovenia's Mina Markovic. The Speed World Cup was won by Qixin Zhong and Mariia Krasavina.

    Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion? The conference at the Brixen IMS
    17.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion? The conference at the Brixen IMS

    On Saturday 18 October 18 the International Mountain Summit at Brixen will hold the conference "Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion?" Organised by the Master in Mountain Medicine and its director Dr. Luigi Festi, this conference will attempt to provide a definition to doping in the mountains and set guidelines that aims to raise awareness and increase safety in high altitude mountaineering.

    Shark's Tooth in Greenland by fair means, the report by Matteo Della Bordella

    Shark's Tooth in Greenland by fair means, the report by Matteo Della Bordella

    The report by Matteo Della Bordella about the first ascent of The Great Shark Hunt (900m, 7b+), the new route up Shark's Tooth in Greenland established onsight and in a single push in August 2014 together with Silvan Schüpbach and Christian Ledergerber. A great adventure that involved kayaks (to paddle to and from the mountain), total isolation, superb climbing and a close encounter with a polar bear.

    Lead World Cup 2014: Jakob Schubert and Mina Markovic win in South Korea
    16.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Lead World Cup 2014: Jakob Schubert and Mina Markovic win in South Korea

    The fifth stage of the Lead World Cup 2014 was won on 12 October at Mokpo in South Korea by Jakob Schubert from Austria and Mina Markovic from Slovenia. The stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Marcin Dzienski and Iuliia Kaplina.

    The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 - the report
    15.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 - the report

    The report of the The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 that took place on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, from 9 - 12 October 2014.

    Tom Ballard, climbing in his veins
    15.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Tom Ballard, climbing in his veins

    Interview with talented British climber and alpinist Tom Ballard.

    Angela Eiter climbs 9a: Hades at Götterwandl in Austria
    14.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Angela Eiter climbs 9a: Hades at Götterwandl in Austria

    On 6 September 2014 Angela Eiter redpointed Hades 9a at the crag Götterwandl close to Nassereith in Austria, three days after Zauberfee 8c+ at Arco, Italy.

    GORE-TEX® Experience Tour
    14.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    GORE-TEX® Experience Tour

    Experience an intense and unique adventure with the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour: together with world-famous Himalayan alpinist Edurne Pasaban climb in the footsteps of Lucy Walker, the great pioneer of alpinism, to rediscover the beauty of the Alps and the meaning of taking to the mountains.

    Florian Riegler frees Albatros in Vallunga, Dolomites
    14.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Florian Riegler frees Albatros in Vallunga, Dolomites

    On 27/09/2014 Florian Riegler, together with his brother Martin Riegler, has made the first free ascent of the multi-pitch rock climb Albatros (8b, 200m) up the South Face of Col Turont, Vallunga, Dolomites.

    Paris - La Nuit and the bouldering at Fontainebleau
    13.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Paris - La Nuit and the bouldering at Fontainebleau

    The video of Paris, its monuments and the bouldering at Fontainebleau with Mélanie Sandoz, Klemen Becan, Shauna Coxsey, Mélissa Le Nevé, Mayan Smith Gobat, Ben Rueck, Shauna Coxsey, Klemen Becan and Guillaume Glairon Mondet.

    Alexander Huber climbs difficult Wetterbock multipitch
    13.10.2014 by Alexander Huber in Climbing

    Alexander Huber climbs difficult Wetterbock multipitch

    The report by German alpinist Alexander Huber who, on 18 September 2014 together Michi Althammer made the first free ascent of Wetterbock (8c, 10 pitches) up the Wetterbockwand, Göll East Face, Berchtesgaden Alps, Austria.

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