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    Dolomites drytooling: Dariusz Sokołowski traces A Line Above The Sky
    20.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dolomites drytooling: Dariusz Sokołowski traces A Line Above The Sky

    In December 2016 Poland’s Dariusz Sokołowski repeated A Line Above The Sky, one of the most difficult drytooling climbs in the world, freed at Tomorrow's World in the Dolomites by Britain’s Tom Ballard in 2016.

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter trilogy by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
    19.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter trilogy by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini

    Winter mountaineering: on 31/12/2016 at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites the alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed in a singole day Via Comici-Dimai on Cima Grande (in 1:45), the Cassin route up Cima Ovest (2:45) and the Innerkofler route up Cima Piccola (1:15).

    Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer
    18.01.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer

    South Tyrolean mountaineer Erich Abram passed away on Monday 16 January 2017 at Bozen aged 95. The talented mountaineer and climber played an important role in the 1954 Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2.

    New Dolomites icefall La Pissa climbed by Luca Vallata and Santiago Padrós
    17.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    New Dolomites icefall La Pissa climbed by Luca Vallata and Santiago Padrós

    On 04/01/2017 Luca Vallata and Santiago Padrós made what is likely to be the first ascent of La Pissa (WI6, M9?, 105m), the obvious icefall at Termine di Cadore, Dolomites.

    Presolana: Natali and Panseri pull off important first winter ascent in Bergamasque Prealps
    16.01.2017 by Maurizio Panseri in Alpinism

    Presolana: Natali and Panseri pull off important first winter ascent in Bergamasque Prealps

    Alpinism: on 29 and 30 December 2016 Daniele Natali and Maurizio Panseri made the first winter ascent of 12 anni di Albani, the route up the North Face of Presolana, Italy, established in 1999 by Domenico Berlinghieri, Stefano Magri and Roby Piantoni.

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2017: Russians win it big in Beijing
    13.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2017: Russians win it big in Beijing

    Last weekend the second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 took place in Beijing, China; Russians Nikolai Kuzovlev and Maria Tolokonina won the Lead event, wile the Speed event was won by their teammates Radomir Proshchenko and Ekaterina Koshcheeva.

    Piz Badile Cassin route climbed in winter by Luca Godenzi and Carlo Micheli
    13.01.2017 by Luca Godenzi in Alpinism

    Piz Badile Cassin route climbed in winter by Luca Godenzi and Carlo Micheli

    Alpinism: Luca Godenzi reports about a rare winter ascent of the famous Cassin route on the NE Face of Badile, carried out from 30 to 31 December 2016 with Carlo Micheli.

    Kyle Maynard - an inspiration on the summit of Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua
    12.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Kyle Maynard - an inspiration on the summit of Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua

    The video of America’s Kyle Maynard who, despite his congenital amputation, climbed to the summit of Kilimanjaro and Aconcagua.

     All-in, difficult new ice and mixed climb on Sas del Pegorer in the Dolomites
    12.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    All-in, difficult new ice and mixed climb on Sas del Pegorer in the Dolomites

    Philipp Angelo, Fabrizio della Rossa and Thomas Gianola report about their first ascent of All-in (AI 6-, M7, R), a difficult new ice and mixed climb up the North Face of Sas Pegorer, Gran Vernel (Marmolada, Dolomites).

    Kyzyl Asker, the short film of Ines Papert and Luka Lindič in Kyrgyzstan
    11.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Kyzyl Asker, the short film of Ines Papert and Luka Lindič in Kyrgyzstan

    The short film of Luka Lindič e Ines Papert and their first ascent of 'Lost in China' (ED, WI 5+, M6, 1200m) up the SE Face of Kyzyl Asker (5842m), Kyrgyzstan.

    Škrlatica in Slovenia sees first winter ascents by Matej Arh and Klemen Gerbec
    11.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Škrlatica in Slovenia sees first winter ascents by Matej Arh and Klemen Gerbec

    In December 2016 Matej Arh and Klemen Gerbec made the first winter ascents of two summer routes up the North Face of Mt Škrlatica in Slovenia. In their winter version these routes offer outstanding and challenging winter climbing in one of the most beautiful and remote corners of the Julian Alps.

    Jeff Mercier climbs new variation to Beyond Good and Evil on Aiguille des Pélerins, Mont Blanc
    10.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Jeff Mercier climbs new variation to Beyond Good and Evil on Aiguille des Pélerins, Mont Blanc

    Mountaineering in the Mont Blanc massif: on the North face of Aiguille des Pélerins (3318m) Jeff Mercier, together with Lucien Boucansaud, Xavier Cailhol and Bastien Lardat, has climbed 'Les Flammes de l’enfer’, a new variation to the famous ice and mixed climb Beyond Good and Evil.

    La Bruixa, new ice climb in Val Zemola, Dolomites
    10.01.2017 by Luca Vallata in Alpinism

    La Bruixa, new ice climb in Val Zemola, Dolomites

    Luca Vallata reports about the first ascent of La Bruixa, a new icefall in Val Zemola, Dolomites, climbed on 05/01/2017 together with Santiago Padrós.

    Jeff Lowe's Eiger Metanoia finally repeated by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Roger Schaeli
    09.01.2017 by Thomas Huber in Alpinism

    Jeff Lowe's Eiger Metanoia finally repeated by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Roger Schaeli

    From 29 to 30 December 2016 Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Roger Schaeli scored the long-awaited second ascent of Metanoia, Jeff Lowe’s masterpiece on the North Face of the Eiger. The route was established solo over a period of nine days in winter 1991 by the leading American alpinist and, despite attempts, had been unrepeated. Thomas Huber provides the report.

    The Journey, with Guido Unterwurzacher
    06.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Journey, with Guido Unterwurzacher

    The Journey, a short film by Johannes Mair about Guido Unterwurzacher, Simon Berger, Max Berger and Christian Hechenberger ice climbing in Canada.

    El Chico, Dry tooling enchainment by Bonino and Colay up Pyramide Du Tacul, Mont Blanc
    05.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    El Chico, Dry tooling enchainment by Bonino and Colay up Pyramide Du Tacul, Mont Blanc

    Alpinism: on 7/12/2016 Enrico Bonino and Olivier Colay made a dry-tooling reinterpretation of the routes Pinelli-Sabbadini, Lenoir and Ottoz, to forge El Chico (M6+ 4° 250m) on Pyramide Du Tacul, Mont Blanc massif.

    Ines Papert and Luka Lindič pull off first repeat of Pizzo Badile Nordest Supercombo
    04.01.2017 by Ines Papert in Alpinism

    Ines Papert and Luka Lindič pull off first repeat of Pizzo Badile Nordest Supercombo

    Winter mountaineering: Ines Papert reports about the first repeat of the ice and mixed climb ‘Nordest Supercombo' (800m, M7, R) up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile, carried out on 30/12/2016 together with Luka Lindič

    Julian Alps, new winter climb on Cima Verde del Montasio
    03.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Julian Alps, new winter climb on Cima Verde del Montasio

    Winter mountaineering in the Julian Alps: on 18 December 2016 Enrico Mosetti, Alberto Giassi and Davide Limongi made the first ascent of ‘Amici per sempre’ (IV /4+, 350m), a new mixed climb up the North Face of Cima Verde del Monte Montasio.

    Felbertal, another big new icefall up Hochbirghöhe in the High Tauern
    30.12.2016 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

    Felbertal, another big new icefall up Hochbirghöhe in the High Tauern

    On 23/12/2016 the mountain guides Vittorio Messini and Isidor Poppeller made the first ascent of 'Pinzga Stier' (WI5, 1200m), a new ice climb up Hochbirghöhe in Austria.

    Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski Titanic video
    24.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski Titanic video

    The video of Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski making the first ascent of ‘Titanic' (A3/M5/6b, 2000m), a new climb up the North Face of the Eiger (Switzerland).

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