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  • 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.

  • 16.07.2014 Alexander Megos, interview after his ascent of Biographie at Ceüse

    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.

  • 19.05.2014 David Lama, Cerro Torre and the Compressor route

    David Lama, Cerro Torre and the Compressor route

    Interview with Austrian alpinist David Lama two years after the first free ascent of the Compresso route on Cerro Torre, Patagonia, carried out with Peter Ortner in January 2012.

  • 15.05.2014 Mélissa Le Nevé, the Wallstreet interview

    Mélissa Le Nevé, the Wallstreet interview

    Interview with French climber Melissa Le Nevé after the first female ascent of Wallstreet, the 8c first climbed in 1987 by Wolfgang Güllich in Frankenjura, Germany.

  • 06.05.2014 Alexander Megos, the Action Directe Frankenjura interview

    Alexander Megos, the Action Directe Frankenjura interview

    Interview with German sports climber Alexander Megos after his two-hour repoint of Action Directe, Wolfgang Güllich's 9a in the Frankenjura, Germany.

  • 19.04.2014 Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

    Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.

    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.

    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.

    David Lama, Cerro Torre and the Compressor route
    19.05.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    David Lama, Cerro Torre and the Compressor route

    Interview with Austrian alpinist David Lama two years after the first free ascent of the Compresso route on Cerro Torre, Patagonia, carried out with Peter Ortner in January 2012.

    Mélissa Le Nevé, the Wallstreet interview
    15.05.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Mélissa Le Nevé, the Wallstreet interview

    Interview with French climber Melissa Le Nevé after the first female ascent of Wallstreet, the 8c first climbed in 1987 by Wolfgang Güllich in Frankenjura, Germany.

    Alexander Megos, the Action Directe Frankenjura interview
    06.05.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Alexander Megos, the Action Directe Frankenjura interview

    Interview with German sports climber Alexander Megos after his two-hour repoint of Action Directe, Wolfgang Güllich's 9a in the Frankenjura, Germany.

    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro
    19.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

    Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.

    Simone Pedeferri - behind the scenes of Melloblocco 2014
    10.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Simone Pedeferri - behind the scenes of Melloblocco 2014

    Interview with Simone Pedeferri, the man who leads the group of route setters who unearth and prepare the new problems and areas for the Melloblocco bouldering event in Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy.

    Bernardo Gimenez photography interview. Observing the mountains #2
    10.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Bernardo Gimenez photography interview. Observing the mountains #2

    Interview with Argentine photographer Bernardo Gimenez who has made the mountains, rock climbing and alpinism are his favourite photo set. By Marco Ferrario.

    Hervé Barmasse, interview after the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges

    Hervé Barmasse, interview after the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges

    On Thursday 13 March Hervé Barmasse made the first winter solo enchainment of the four Matterhorn ridges in winter, as well as the first winter solo ascent of the Furggen Ridge via the overhangs. The interview.

    Coffee break #0
    28.03.2014 by Daniela Zangrando in Interviews

    Coffee break #0

    The numerous facets of alpinism, that go beyond mountaineering, encountered when you lease expect it. The first act by Daniela Zangrando with her Coffee break, a space to let thoughts and fantasies fluctuate within these free moments of rest.

    Erri De Luca interview. Observing the mountains #1
    14.03.2014 by Marco Ferrario in Interviews

    Erri De Luca interview. Observing the mountains #1

    Interview with Erri De Luca about his particular way of observing the mountains, from climbing to alpinism. By Marco Ferrario.

    Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold: the great Fitz Roy traverse interview
    24.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold: the great Fitz Roy traverse interview

    Interview with Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold who from 12 - 16 February 2014 carried out the coveted first traverse of the major ridge line of Fitz Roy in Patagonia.

    Adam Ondra, interview after First Round First Minute repeat at Margalef
    04.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Adam Ondra, interview after First Round First Minute repeat at Margalef

    Interview with Adam Ondra after his repeat of First Round First Minute, the 9b sport climb freed by Chris Sharma at Margalef, Spain.

    Alex Honnold and the El Sendero Luminoso interview
    21.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Alex Honnold and the El Sendero Luminoso interview

    Interview with American rock climber Alex Honnold who on 14 January soloed El Sendero Luminoso (7b+, 500m) up El Toro, Potrero Chico, Mexico.

    James Pearson, the Is not always Pasqua climbing interview
    10.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    James Pearson, the Is not always Pasqua climbing interview

    Interview with James Pearson after the first ground-up repeat of Is not always Pasqua E9 at Collina di Interprete (Monti Sibillini, Marche, Italy) and the first ascent of Pazienza E8 7a.

    Adam Ondra and Vasil Vasil, the third 9b+ interview
    06.12.2013 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

    Adam Ondra and Vasil Vasil, the third 9b+ interview

    Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra after his first ascent of Vasil Vasil 9b+ at Sloup in the Czech Republic. This is Ondra's third 9b+ after Change and La Dura Dura.

    Ueli Steck, Annapurna, alpinism and solo ascents: video interview by Hervè Barmasse
    27.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Ueli Steck, Annapurna, alpinism and solo ascents: video interview by Hervè Barmasse

    Video interview with Ueli Steck, conducted by Hervè Barmasse, after the historic solo ascent of the Annapurna South Face (8091m, Himalaya, Nepal) on 9 October 2013.

    New route up Monte Sarmiento East: the second after this historic 1956 first ascent by Mauri and Maffei
    27.09.2013 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    New route up Monte Sarmiento East: the second after this historic 1956 first ascent by Mauri and Maffei

    Interview with Chilean alpinist Camilo Rada after the first ascent, carried out with Natalia Martinez from Argentina, of a new route up the North Face of Monte Sarmiento in Patagonia. Suerte de Sarmiento is only the second route to the East summit after the first ascent carried out by Clemente Maffei and Carlo Mauri in 1956.

    Great Trango Tower: Raganowicz and Tomaszewski climb Bushido
    20.09.2013 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Great Trango Tower: Raganowicz and Tomaszewski climb Bushido

    Interview with Polish alpinist Marek Raganowicz who talks about the new big wall Bushido (VII– A4 VII+), established together with Marcin Tomaszewski up Great Trango Tower, Karakorum, Pakistan.

    Mina Markovic, the Arco Rock Master interview
    18.09.2013 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Mina Markovic, the Arco Rock Master interview

    Interview with Slovenian athlete Mina Markovic who won her first Arco Rock Master title on 8 September 2013

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