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    Everest: Sherpa leave Base Camp, spring climbing season uncertain
    23.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest: Sherpa leave Base Camp, spring climbing season uncertain

    Reports are coming in of Sherpas leaving Everest Base Camp after the tragic avalanche that killed 16 Sherpa on 18 April 2014 to honour their dead colleagues. The future of the spring 2014 climbing season is reportedly now on the brink.

    Senja Island new ice climbs in Norway by Papert, Hauser and Senf
    21.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Senja Island new ice climbs in Norway by Papert, Hauser and Senf

    In February 2014 Ines Papert, Rudi Hauser Thomas Senf made three first ascents in Norway: Finnmonster (A2+, WI6 400m) on Senja Island, Eagles Paradise (8/IIIV WI5 500m) up Roalden and Crazy Maze (8+/IX WI4+ 600m) up Breitinden.

    Everest avalanche: search operation called off
    20.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest avalanche: search operation called off

    After three days of searching the rescue operation on Everest has been called off today. The official death toll is 13 Sherpa dead and 3 missing. The entire spring mountaineering season is now uncertain.

    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro
    19.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

    Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.

    St Alban, dry tooling in Québec, Canada

    St Alban, dry tooling in Québec, Canada

    Jean-François Girard introduces the dry tooling crag St Alban, Québec, Canada.

    Hervé Barmasse: Matterhorn summit walk
    16.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hervé Barmasse: Matterhorn summit walk

    A short video clip taken by Hervé Barmasse on the summit of the Matterhorn during the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges on Thursday 13 March 2014.

    Aiguille du Plan, first free ascent of the Bonington - Tejada-Flores corner by Pesce and Mercier
    15.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille du Plan, first free ascent of the Bonington - Tejada-Flores corner by Pesce and Mercier

    On 10/04/2014 Jeff Mercier and Corrado Pesce made the first free acent of the huge corner on the route established by Chris Bonington and Lito Tejada-Flores on 28 - 29 July 1965 up the West Face of Aiguille du Plan, Mont Blanc.

    Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones
    11.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones

    Interview with Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindic who, together with Luka Krajnc, made the first free ascent of Rolling Stones up the North Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc), France

     Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno
    08.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno

    From 22 - 27 July 2014 at Livigno, Italy, the second edition of Adventure Awards Days, a festival dedicated to adventure: to live, tell and share.

    Hervé Barmasse, interview after the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges

    Hervé Barmasse, interview after the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges

    On Thursday 13 March Hervé Barmasse made the first winter solo enchainment of the four Matterhorn ridges in winter, as well as the first winter solo ascent of the Furggen Ridge via the overhangs. The interview.

    The Boxer, new ice climb up Monte Pandoro in Molise
    05.04.2014 by Riccardo Quaranta in Alpinism

    The Boxer, new ice climb up Monte Pandoro in Molise

    On 28/03/2014 Riccardo Quaranta and Claudio Di Rienzo made the first ascent of The Boxer, a new mixed route upMonte Pandoro (Monte Miletto, Matese mountain chain), Molise, Italy.

    Rossano Libera video portrait
    04.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rossano Libera video portrait

    The video portrait of Italian alpinist Rossano Libera.

    Dani Arnold solos Crack Baby on Breitwangflue in 27 minutes and 13 seconds
    04.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dani Arnold solos Crack Baby on Breitwangflue in 27 minutes and 13 seconds

    On Sunday 9 March Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold solo climbed Crack Baby up the Breitwangflue in Switzerland in a mere 27 minutes and 13 seconds.

    A descent for Marco

    A descent for Marco

    The salute by Alessandro Beber to Marco Anghileri: a ski descent down the North Face of Cima Dodici, Valsugana, Italy.

    Hansjörg Auer and the Oetztal winter traverse in Austria
    03.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer and the Oetztal winter traverse in Austria

    On 12 -13 February 2014 Hansjörg Auer traversed the ridge line that leads from Gamskogel to Wilde Leck high above the Ötztal in Austria. A long traverse, first carried out many moons ago by the talented Austrian alpinist Reinhard Schiestl.

    Piolets d'Or photos 2014
    02.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or photos 2014

    More than 50 photos documenting the Piolets d'Or 2014 that took place at Courmayeur, Italy, on 29/03/2014.

    Ueli Steck and his Annapurna solo recounted by Erri De Luca
    31.03.2014 by Erri De Luca in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck and his Annapurna solo recounted by Erri De Luca

    The presentation by Erri De Luca of Ueli Steck's ascent of the South Face of Annapurna, 8091m, in October 2013.

    Ueli Steck and Raphael Slawinsky & Ian Welsted win the Piolets d'Or 2014
    29.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Ueli Steck and Raphael Slawinsky & Ian Welsted win the Piolets d'Or 2014

    The Piolets d'Or 2014 was assigned this evening in Courmayeur to two ascents: the NW Face of K6 climbed by Raphael Slawinsky and Ian Welsted and the South Face of Annapurna climbed solo by Ueli Steck. The South Face of Annapurna ascent carried out by da Stephane Benoist and Yannick Graziani received a Special Mention from the Jury, while the "Walter Bonatti" Lifetime Achievement award was given to John Roskelley.

    Piolets d'Or 2014 live on twitter
    29.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Piolets d'Or 2014 live on twitter

    This evening at 21:00 at Courmayeur the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2014. All updates on twitter.

    Evolution new Dolomites ice and mixed climb in Vallunga by Wolfgang Hell and Pavol Rajcan
    28.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Evolution new Dolomites ice and mixed climb in Vallunga by Wolfgang Hell and Pavol Rajcan

    On 15/03/2014 in Vallunga (Dolomites) Wolfgang Hell and Pavol Rajcan made the first ascent of Evoution, a new 120m ice and mixed climb with difficulties up to WI 5+ M9+.

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