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  • 18.02.2018 Ice climbed at Jackson Hole Skiing Paradise

    Ice climbed at Jackson Hole Skiing Paradise

    American alpinists Nathan Brown, Sam Macke, Jackson Marvell and Brian Mulvihill have established two new ice and mixed climbs at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

  • 17.02.2018 Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird

    Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird

    Jim Bridwell has left us. Yesterday, February 16th 2018, one of the absolute legends of rock climbing and mountaineering, died aged 73.

  • 16.02.2018 Antarctica first ascent / Marek Holeček and Míra Dub battle Bloody Nose up Monte Pizduch

    Antarctica first ascent / Marek Holeček and Míra Dub battle Bloody Nose up Monte Pizduch

    On Winkle Island, Antarctica, Marek Holeček and Míra Dub made the alpine style first ascent of Bloody Nose up the hitherto unclimbed Monte Pizduch located in the Mount Wheat massif. Carried out from 6 - 7 January 2018, the Czech mountaineers climbed alpine style for 33 hours, breached difficulties up to M4/WI5+, 95° and crossed four individual summits. Holeček, who climbed a new route up the Southwest Face of Gasherbrum I (8080 m) in 2017, provides the report.

  • 13.02.2018 New ice and mixed climb in Val Lasties, Dolomites

    New ice and mixed climb in Val Lasties, Dolomites

    Ice climbing in the Dolomites: Johannes Egger reports about the first ascent of Solo per un altro Hashtag, a new mixed climb in Val Lasties, Sella massif, first ascended on 27/01/2018 with Jörg Niedermayr and Friedl Brancalion.

    Ice climbed at Jackson Hole Skiing Paradise
    18.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ice climbed at Jackson Hole Skiing Paradise

    American alpinists Nathan Brown, Sam Macke, Jackson Marvell and Brian Mulvihill have established two new ice and mixed climbs at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA.

    Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird
    17.02.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird

    Jim Bridwell has left us. Yesterday, February 16th 2018, one of the absolute legends of rock climbing and mountaineering, died aged 73.

    Antarctica first ascent / Marek Holeček and Míra Dub battle Bloody Nose up Monte Pizduch
    16.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Antarctica first ascent / Marek Holeček and Míra Dub battle Bloody Nose up Monte Pizduch

    On Winkle Island, Antarctica, Marek Holeček and Míra Dub made the alpine style first ascent of Bloody Nose up the hitherto unclimbed Monte Pizduch located in the Mount Wheat massif. Carried out from 6 - 7 January 2018, the Czech mountaineers climbed alpine style for 33 hours, breached difficulties up to M4/WI5+, 95° and crossed four individual summits. Holeček, who climbed a new route up the Southwest Face of Gasherbrum I (8080 m) in 2017, provides the report.

    New ice and mixed climb in Val Lasties, Dolomites
    13.02.2018 by Johannes Egger in Alpinism

    New ice and mixed climb in Val Lasties, Dolomites

    Ice climbing in the Dolomites: Johannes Egger reports about the first ascent of Solo per un altro Hashtag, a new mixed climb in Val Lasties, Sella massif, first ascended on 27/01/2018 with Jörg Niedermayr and Friedl Brancalion.

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger: first winter ascent of Siberian Pik Pobeda
    12.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger: first winter ascent of Siberian Pik Pobeda

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have carried out the first winter ascent of Pik Pobeda, also known as Gora Pobeda and at 3003 meters the highest mountain in Siberia, Arctic Polar Circle.

    Christoph Hainz and Kurt Astner add new mixed climb to Pragser Tal
    09.02.2018 by Christoph Hainz in Alpinism

    Christoph Hainz and Kurt Astner add new mixed climb to Pragser Tal

    South Tyrol’s Christoph Hainz and Kurt Astner have established ‘New look new hook’, a new mixed climb up Rauhe Gaisl, Pragser Tal, Dolomites. The report by Christoph Hainz.

    Alexander Huber and Guido Unterwurzacher climb Hoher Göll Direkte Große Trichter in winter
    08.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alexander Huber and Guido Unterwurzacher climb Hoher Göll Direkte Große Trichter in winter

    On 31/01/2018 Alexander Huber and Guido Unterwurzacher ascended Direkte Große Trichter, an ice and mixed climb up the West Face of Hoher Göll, Berchtesgaden Alps.

    Hansjörg Auer climbs new winter lines in Ötztal
    06.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer climbs new winter lines in Ötztal

    On 19 January 2018 Hansjörg Auer and Tobias Holzknecht made the first ascent of Nordstau, a new mixed climb in the Ötztal, Austria. On 29 January Auer teamed up with Simon Messner to carry out the first winter ascent of the nearby North Face of Innerer Hahlkogel.

    Erzurum and the Ice Climbing Festival in Turkey. The report by Anna Torretta
    05.02.2018 by Anna Torretta in Alpinism

    Erzurum and the Ice Climbing Festival in Turkey. The report by Anna Torretta

    Anna Torretta reports about the Ice Climbing Festival held at Erzurum (Anatolia) in Turkey. Participants included the mountain guide from Courmayeur, Italy and the French mountain guide Jeff Mercier as well as Cecilia Buil, Ixchel Foord, Jost Kobusch and Raphael Schardt. Two new icefalls were established Cetin (WI5-) and Olga (WI4) dedicated to Olga Gorozhanina.

    Bletterbach, possible new icefall climbed by Ladurner and Lemayer
    03.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bletterbach, possible new icefall climbed by Ladurner and Lemayer

    Ice climbing in Italy's South Tyrol: in the Bletterbach Gorge Daniel Ladurner and Johannes Lemayer climbed Eistänzer, a probable new 110 m high ice and mixed climb graded WI6+ M6.

    Florian Riegler deals with Sick and Tired, new mixed climb at Gampenpass Cave
    02.02.2018 by Florian Riegler in Alpinism

    Florian Riegler deals with Sick and Tired, new mixed climb at Gampenpass Cave

    At the Grotta Gampenpass in the South Tyrol Florian Riegler and his brother Martin have established two new mixed climbs. The report by Florian Riegler.

    Watzmann Family Traverse, Ines Papert & Luka Lindič make possible first winter ascent
    01.02.2018 by Ines Papert in Alpinism

    Watzmann Family Traverse, Ines Papert & Luka Lindič make possible first winter ascent

    On 11 January 2018 Ines Papert and Luka Lindic made what is likely to be the first winter traverse of the Watzmann (2713 m), Berchtesgaden Alps. Papert reports about this east to west climb across the third highest mountain in Germany.

    Patagonia, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera establish Maracaibo up Cerro Pollone

    Patagonia, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera establish Maracaibo up Cerro Pollone

    On the NW Face of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera established Maracaibo, a new rock climb 300 meters high graded 7a/C1.

    Ice Climbing World Cup: HanNaRai Song extends her lead, Mohammadreza Safdarian Korouyeh claims Iran's first victory
    29.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup: HanNaRai Song extends her lead, Mohammadreza Safdarian Korouyeh claims Iran's first victory

    On Saturday 27 January 2018 HanNaRai Song won Lead category in the Ice Climbing World Cup in Corvara in Val Passiria for the third consecutive time. In the men's competition there was a maiden victory when Mohammadreza Safdarian Korouyeh became the first Iranian ever to clinch a stage victory. The Speed discipline was won by Russia's Anton Nemov and Nadezda Gallyamova.

    Nanga Parbat: ordeal ends for Elisabeth Revol!
    28.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nanga Parbat: ordeal ends for Elisabeth Revol!

    Elisabeth Revol has been rescued off Nanga Parbat by Adam Bielecki, Denis Urubko, Jarek Botor and Piotr Tomala who climbed ceaselessly throughout the night. A helicopter transported the Frenchwoman to Islamabad and she will now return to France for medical treatment, while the four mountaineers will return to their attempt at climbing K2 in winter.

    Nanga Parbat, Elisabeth Revol reached by Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko
    27.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nanga Parbat, Elisabeth Revol reached by Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko

    UPDATE at 22:28: Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko reach Elisabeth Revol! This morning the rescue operation began to try and save Tomek Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol on Nanga Parbat. Two helicopters transported Adam Bielecki, Denis Urubko, Jarek Botor and Piotr Tomala from K2 to Nanga Parbat, dropping them off at circa 4900 meters; the rescuers are currently climbing up towards the Frenchwoman and Pole.

    Drama on Nanga Parbat, fears for Tomek Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol
    26.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Drama on Nanga Parbat, fears for Tomek Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol

    High up on Nanga Parbat the Polish mountaineer Tomek Mackiewicz and France’s Elisabeth Revol have reportedly run into difficulty during their attempt to climb the mountain in winter. A rescue operation has been organised from K2.

    Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions
    26.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions

    Miss Elizabeth Hawley has passed away at the age of 95. The American journalist was recognised as a legendary chronicler of mountaineering expeditions to the Himalaya.

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2018, Han Na Rai Song, Alexey Dengin win in Saas Fee
    25.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2018, Han Na Rai Song, Alexey Dengin win in Saas Fee

    South Korea’s Han Na Rai Song and Russia’s Alexey Dengin won the Lead discipline of the first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2018 that took place last weekend at Saas Fee in Switzerland. The Speed discipline was won by the Russians Nikolai Kuzovlev and Ekaterina Feoktistova. During the competition, Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) donated £25.000 to the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation.

    Dani Arnold free solo video of Beta Block Super up Breitwangfluh
    24.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dani Arnold free solo video of Beta Block Super up Breitwangfluh

    The video of Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold who on 24 December 2017 made an audacious free solo climb up the icefall Beta Block Super on Breitwangfluh in Switzerland.

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