On 6 May 2016 the mountain guides from Courmayeur Luca Rolli and Francesco Civra Dano skied the Major Route down the East Face of Mont Blanc. Theirs is only the second descent of this line in 37 years, after the first descent carried out by Stefano de Benedetti on 7 September 1979.
Claudia Colonia and Alessandro Penna introduce the bouldering area Silvretta in Austria. Located at Galtür at circa 2000m, with its 160 boulders it is considered one of the best summer bouldering areas in the Alps.
The fifth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 was won last night in Innsbruck, Austria, by Shauna Coxsey and Jongwon Chon. Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Narasaki won silver, Miho Nonaka and Sean McColl bronze.
On 5 May 2016 Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan made the first ascent of 'Universal Studio', a new mixed climb graded M8/650m on Rognon du Plan (3601m) in the Mont Blanc massif, France.