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  • 01.04.2015 Impressive impressions: Patrick Berhault and Mt. Monviso

    Impressive impressions: Patrick Berhault and Mt. Monviso

    Patrick Berhault and ridge from Colle Traversette to Monviso, to remember that the "game" and mountaineering are never ending. By Ivo Ferrari.

  • 31.03.2015 Dejan Koren climbs three new routes at Forcella Lavina

    Dejan Koren climbs three new routes at Forcella Lavina

    On the North Face of Travnik in Valle Lavina (Laghi di Fusine, Tarvisio, Italy) the Slovenian alpinist Dejan Koren has made the first ascent of three new mixed climbs, including the ice climb Mali Bogovi, dedicated to the late Urban Golob.

  • 30.03.2015 La Piera ice climb in the Dolomites

    La Piera ice climb in the Dolomites

    The route topo of the ice climb La Piera in Vallunga, Dolomites, by Beppe Ballico.

  • 27.03.2015 Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter

    Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter

    British mountaineer Tom Ballard reports about his recent ascent of the Eiger that crowned his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

    Impressive impressions: Patrick Berhault and Mt. Monviso
    01.04.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Impressive impressions: Patrick Berhault and Mt. Monviso

    Patrick Berhault and ridge from Colle Traversette to Monviso, to remember that the "game" and mountaineering are never ending. By Ivo Ferrari.

    Dejan Koren climbs three new routes at Forcella Lavina
    31.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dejan Koren climbs three new routes at Forcella Lavina

    On the North Face of Travnik in Valle Lavina (Laghi di Fusine, Tarvisio, Italy) the Slovenian alpinist Dejan Koren has made the first ascent of three new mixed climbs, including the ice climb Mali Bogovi, dedicated to the late Urban Golob.

    La Piera ice climb in the Dolomites
    30.03.2015 by Beppe Ballico in Alpinism

    La Piera ice climb in the Dolomites

    The route topo of the ice climb La Piera in Vallunga, Dolomites, by Beppe Ballico.

    Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter
    27.03.2015 by Tom Ballard in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter

    British mountaineer Tom Ballard reports about his recent ascent of the Eiger that crowned his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

    I believe. By Ivo Ferrari
    26.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    I believe. By Ivo Ferrari

    Ivo Ferrari and the story of a peg, about truth and memories.

    Mt. Maudit new mixed climb by Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey
    25.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mt. Maudit new mixed climb by Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey

    British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey have climbed Zephyr, a possible new mixed climb up the East Face of Mt. Maudit in the Mont Blanc Massif.

    Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl climb new Ötztal mixed route
    21.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl climb new Ötztal mixed route

    In early March 2015 Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl made the first ascent of Elfenbein, a new mixed climb in the Ötztal.

    Tom Ballard climbs the six North Faces of the Alps in winter!
    20.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard climbs the six North Faces of the Alps in winter!

    With his ascent of the Eiger yesterday, Tom Ballard has now completed his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

    A Dolomite DOC climb reinterpreted in winter

    A Dolomite DOC climb reinterpreted in winter

    Francesco Salvaterra reports about the winter ascent, carried out together with Marcello Cominetti, of Hrushka up the East Face of Mur de Pisciadù, Sella, Dolomites, Italy

    Pyramide du Tacul, new mixed climb by Bracey and Helliker
    17.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pyramide du Tacul, new mixed climb by Bracey and Helliker

    On 18/02/2015 British alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker climbed Mastabas (M7, 250m), a possible new route up the NE Face of the Pyramide du Tacul in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Tom Ballard solos the Allain - Leininger route up the Petit Dru North Face
    16.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard solos the Allain - Leininger route up the Petit Dru North Face

    British alpinist Tom Ballard has climbed the Allain - Leininger route up the North Face of the Petit Dru (3,733m) in the Mont Blanc massif. This is his fifth climb of his Starlight and Storm project that aims to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season. Now the only mountain still to be climbed is the Eiger.

    I don't like winter... the Andrich - Bianchet climb on Cima di Val di Roda, Dolomites
    16.03.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    I don't like winter... the Andrich - Bianchet climb on Cima di Val di Roda, Dolomites

    Ivo Ferrari and Renzo Corona make a winter ascent of the Andrich - Bianchet climb up the West Face of Cima di Val di Roda (Pale di San Martino, Dolomites)

    David Göttler - Untouched ground
    12.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    David Göttler - Untouched ground

    The video portrait of German mountaineer David Göttler.

    Tom Ballard climbs Colton - Macintyre on Grandes Jorasses in winter
    10.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard climbs Colton - Macintyre on Grandes Jorasses in winter

    British alpinist Tom Ballard has climbed the Macintyre - Colton route up the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif in 3 hours and 20 minutes.

    Angelika Rainer and Maxim Tomilov win the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015
    10.03.2015 by Marco Servalli in Competitions

    Angelika Rainer and Maxim Tomilov win the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015

    The last stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup was held at Kirov in Russia last weekend and was won by Switzerland’s Petra Klingler and Russia’s Radomir Proshchenko. The Overall World Cup was won by Italy’s Angelika Rainer and Russia’s Maxim Tomilov.

    Shivling, the perfect attempt by Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Roxo
    08.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Shivling, the perfect attempt by Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Roxo

    The report by Portugese climbers Daniela Teixeira and Paulo Roxo about their autumn 2014 attempt to forge a new route up Shivling in the Indian Himalayas.

    Greg Boswell climbs Banana Wall in Scotland
    07.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greg Boswell climbs Banana Wall in Scotland

    Climbing together with Masa Sakano, Greg Boswell has made the first ascent of Banana Wall at Coire an Lochain. Graded XII,12, this is only the second winter route of this difficulty in Scotland.

    Piolet d'Or 2015: three expeditions selected
    05.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Piolet d'Or 2015: three expeditions selected

    Three expeditions have been selected for the Piolets d'Or 2015: the traverse of the Fitz Roy range by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold,the ascent ofl Thamserku by the Russians Alexander Gukov and Alexei Lonchinskiy and the ascent of Hagshu by the Slovenians Ales Cesen, Luka Lindic and Marko Prezelj. During the 23rd edition of the prestigious mountaineering award, which will be celebrated from 9 - 12 April 2015 at Courmayeur and Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc, Britain's Sir Chris Bonington will receive the Piolet d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award at Courmayeur on 11 April 2015.

    Colin Haley and Alex Honnold attempt one-day Torre Traverse in Patagonia
    28.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Colin Haley and Alex Honnold attempt one-day Torre Traverse in Patagonia

    In Patagonia American alpinists Colin Haley and Alex Honnold have attempted a one day ascent of the Cerro Torre Traverse, enchaining Cerro Torre, Torre Egger, Punta Herron and Cerro Standhardt. The two were forced to turn back just two pitches below the last summit due to the Patagonian winds.

    Hansjörg Auer and The Music of Chance on Kristallwand
    26.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer and The Music of Chance on Kristallwand

    The video of the first ascent of The Music of Chance, established in winter 2012 on the Kristallwand face, Kirchkogel in Austria.

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