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    Dent Blanche and Wandfluegrat, the normal South Ridge route
    21.06.2017 by Alberto De Giuli in Alpinism

    Dent Blanche and Wandfluegrat, the normal South Ridge route

    Mountaineering in Switzerland: Italian mountain guide Alberto De Giuli introduces the famous Wandfluegrat, also referred to as the Dent Blanche South Ridge (4357m), the classic alpine ridge high above Val d'Herens in Switzerland’s canton Valais.

    First Ascent, the Kunyang Chhish East film featuring Simon Anthamatten, Matthias and Hansjörg Auer
    15.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    First Ascent, the Kunyang Chhish East film featuring Simon Anthamatten, Matthias and Hansjörg Auer

    The film First Ascent is now available on demand, documenting Austria’s Hansjörg Auer and Matthias Auer and Switzerland’s Simon Anthamatten climbing the hitherto virgin Kunyang Chhish East in Karakoram (Pakistan) in July 2013.

    Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

    Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

    Interview with South Tyrolean mountain guide Christoph Hainz, one of the world's most talented alpinists and climbers.

    Aiguille du Midi new mixed climb by Jeff Mercier & Co
    30.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille du Midi new mixed climb by Jeff Mercier & Co

    French alpinists Jeff Mercier, David Autheman, Lucien Boucansaud and Gérémy Rakowski have completed Red Devils, a new route up the NW Face of Aiguille du Midi, Mont Blanc massif, France.

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger end Kangchenjunga Skyline Project
    25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger end Kangchenjunga Skyline Project

    After having reached 7200m, Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have decided to end their Skyline Project aimed at traversing the long ridgeline of Kangchenjunga in Himalaya. The two Italian alpinists are safely back at Base Camp.

    Everest & Co, good and bad news from the highest mountains in the world
    25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest & Co, good and bad news from the highest mountains in the world

    Mountaineering: the latest updates from Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu and Makalu, concerning Kilian Jornet Burgada, Elisabeth Revol and Marco Confortola as well as Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger's attempt at Kangchenjunga. Furthermore, several deaths have been reported.

    Everest Hillary Step collapsed
    19.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest Hillary Step collapsed

    The Hillary Step, the famous rock barrier located shortly below the summit of Everest, seems to have collapsed, probably due to the terrible earthquake that shook Nepal in 2015. British mountaineer and commercial expedition leader Tim Mosedale broke the news after having reached the summit of the highest mountain in the world on 16 May 2017.

    Tête de Biselx / Simon Chatelan climbs new route in Mont Blanc massif
    17.05.2017 by Simon Chatelan in Alpinism

    Tête de Biselx / Simon Chatelan climbs new route in Mont Blanc massif

    Swiss alpinist Simon Chatelan reports about his solo first ascent of Misanthropie i-conique (300m, M7+, A2), a new mixed climb up the North Face of Tête de Biselx, Trient, Mont Blanc massif.

    Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summit Annapurna, their 14th 8000er
    11.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nives Meroi and Romano Benet summit Annapurna, their 14th 8000er

    Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have summited Annapurna. With this mountain they have completed their splendid journey along all 14 x 8000ers.

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House
    08.05.2017 by Steve House in Alpinism

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

    In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

    Alaska: Greg Boswell and Will Sim climb two big new climbs routes above Buckskin Glacier
    04.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alaska: Greg Boswell and Will Sim climb two big new climbs routes above Buckskin Glacier

    In April 2017 Greg Boswell and Will Sim made the first ascent of two big new alpine climbs in the Central Alaskan Range: Beastiality up Bear's Tooth and Shark Fishing on a mountain on the opposite side of the Buckskin Glacier.

    Ueli Steck's dream

    Ueli Steck's dream

    We have republished an interview with Ueli Steck we carried out in February 2006 at the Piolet d’Or award, for which the Swiss alpinist had been nominated for his solo enchainment of Cholatse, Tawoche and Ama Dablam.

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer
    01.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

    In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident
    30.04.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

    Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.

    Matterhorn North Face / Alexander Huber, Dani Arnold, Thomas Senf forge new climb
    13.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn North Face / Alexander Huber, Dani Arnold, Thomas Senf forge new climb

    Mountaineering on the Matterhorn: from 15 - 16 March Alexander Huber from Germany and Switzerland’s Dani Arnold and Thomas Senf climbed a new route up the legendary North Face of one of the symbols of the Alps. The new climb is called Schweizernase and shares the start of the Gogna-Cerruti route before continuing directly up through the enormous overhangs on the upper section of the face.

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival
    11.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival

    From 21- 23 April Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Guests include Manolo, Emilio Previtali, Francesco Sauro, Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti and Robbie Shone. The two-day festival will also host the second edition of Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

    Ueli Steck and the great Everest - Lhotse traverse / Pioneering mountaineering

    Ueli Steck and the great Everest - Lhotse traverse / Pioneering mountaineering

    Interview with Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck on the eve of departure for Nepal where he will attempt to complete one of the most amitious projects in Himalayan mountaineering: the coveted first Everest - Lhotse traverse.

    Peter Habeler, 74, climbs Eiger North Face again with David Lama
    06.04.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

    Peter Habeler, 74, climbs Eiger North Face again with David Lama

    Timeless mountaineering: aged 74 Peter Habeler, one of the world’s greatest mountaineers who in 1978 made the first ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen together with Reinhold Messner, has now climbed the North Face of the Eiger once again. In 1974 Habeler had climbed the mountain in record time with Messner, while now he repeated the route with another world famous alpinist, young David Lama.

    Petit Dru, Les Droites & Grandes Jorasses, class mountaineering in the Mont Blanc massif
    04.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Petit Dru, Les Droites & Grandes Jorasses, class mountaineering in the Mont Blanc massif

    Good conditions in the Mont Blanc massif have enabled the French Groupe Militaire de haute montagne climbers to make three interesting repeats on Rhem-Vimal up Les Droites, Rolling Stones on Grandes Jorasses and Voie des guides on Petit Dru.

    Great mountaineering on Thalay Sagar: the Russian direttissima video
    03.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Great mountaineering on Thalay Sagar: the Russian direttissima video

    The video of the first ascent of 'Moveable Feast', the huge new route up the North Face of Thalay Sagar (6904m) in the Indian Himalaya first climbed from 9 - 17 September 2016 by the Russian alpinists Dmitry Golovchenko, Dmitry Grigoriev and Sergey Nilov.

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