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From five to nine... it's exploration time
29.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

From five to nine... it's exploration time

The video of geography teacher Fearghal O’Nuallain and his desire to explore and learn about nature, always and everywhere.

Nacho Sanchez climbs Cthulhu 8C at Arnao
28.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nacho Sanchez climbs Cthulhu 8C at Arnao

Spanish boulderer Ignacio Sánchez González has made the first ascent of the boulder problem Cthulhu 8C at Arnao in Spain.

Sébastian Bouin climbs Chilam Balam 9b at Villanueva del Rosario
28.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastian Bouin climbs Chilam Balam 9b at Villanueva del Rosario

French sports climber Sébastian Bouin has repeated Chilam Balam, the famous 9b at Villanueva del Rosario in Spain.

Frosolone and the great beauty of climbing in Molise
28.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Frosolone and the great beauty of climbing in Molise

The trailer of climbing at Frosolone in Molise, Central Italy, filmed by Michele Caminati for the Ragni di Lecco project 'La Pietra del Sud'.

Palermo and the miraculous climbing on Monte Gallo. By Eugenio Pinotti
27.05.2015 by Eugenio Pinotti in Climbing

Palermo and the miraculous climbing on Monte Gallo. By Eugenio Pinotti

Eugenio Pinotti tells the intriguing story of a new route, or rather a route that could have already existed, on the north face of Mount Gallo: Nato due volte, climbed with Fabrice Calabrese and Mauro Florit in March 2015.

Find your way 2014, Silvio Reffo and Adam Ondra climbing in the Friuli
27.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Find your way 2014, Silvio Reffo and Adam Ondra climbing in the Friuli

The video of the third edition of the Find Your Way meeting staring Adam Ondra and Silvio Reffo climbing at the crags Pal Piccolo and Somplago.

Adventure Awards Days 2015 at Livigno
27.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Adventure Awards Days 2015 at Livigno

From the 27th of July to the 2nd of August 2015 Livigno will host the Adventure Awards Days, the international festival dedicated to adventure and exploration. Events are dedicated to running, trekking, yoga, mtb, photo and storytelling workshops and the first edition of BAM!, the European meeting of bicycle travelers and adventurers. Furthermore: meetings, shows, concerts at dawn, films and parties. Special guests include Paolo Rumiz, Cristiano Godano (voice of Marlene Kunz) and Willy Mulonia.

Langkofel Esposito - Butta, first winter ascent in the Dolomites by Giorgio Travaglia and Alex Walpoth
26.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Langkofel Esposito - Butta, first winter ascent in the Dolomites by Giorgio Travaglia and Alex Walpoth

From 18 to 20 February 2015 Giorgio Travaglia and Alex Walpoth made the first winter ascent of Via Esposito - Butta up the North Face of Langkofel, Dolomites.

Hard Gritstone Bouldering with Benjamin Linné Ryn
26.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hard Gritstone Bouldering with Benjamin Linné Ryn

Thirteen classic gritstone boulder problems and trad climbs in the Peak District National Park climbed by Benjamin Linné Ryn at Stanage Edge, Millstone Edge, Froggatt Edge, Burbage and Black Rocks.

2nd Memorial Tito Traversa at Ivrea
26.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

2nd Memorial Tito Traversa at Ivrea

The 2nd Memorial Tito Traversa will take place at Ivrea from 13 – 14 June 2015 in remembrance of the young Italian climber Tito Traversa.

Neolit and Spaßbremse, two new rock climbs in the  Dolomites by  Simon Gietl
26.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Neolit and Spaßbremse, two new rock climbs in the Dolomites by Simon Gietl

On Piz dla Dorada, above Colfosco in Alta Badia, Dolomites, Simon Gietl has established two new multi-pitch rock climbs: Neolit together with Vittorio Messini and Spaßbremse together with Andrea Oberbacher.

Stefan Scarperi and his European Bouldering bronze in Innsbruck
25.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Stefan Scarperi and his European Bouldering bronze in Innsbruck

Interview with Italian climber Stefan Scarperi who on 16 May 2015 in Innsbruck, Austria won the bronze medal in the European Bouldering Championships.

Matteo Della Bordella wins Grignetta d'Oro 2015
25.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matteo Della Bordella wins Grignetta d'Oro 2015

On Friday, May 22 at Lecco the Grignetta d'Oro 2015 was awarded to Matteo Della Bordella while Ivo Ferrari and Romano Benet received special mentions. The other alpinists in the running for the Italian mountaineering award were Hervé Barmasse, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

Spirito Baldense, new multi-pitch rock climb Val d'Adige, Italy
23.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Spirito Baldense, new multi-pitch rock climb Val d'Adige, Italy

Beppe Vidali, Sergio Coltri, Diego Perotti, Sebastiano Munari and Giuliana Steccanella have made the first ascent of Spirito Baldense (6b, 150m) on Spalti di Pratovecchio in Val d'Adige, Italy.

Speed Climbing World Cup, Qixin Zhong and Iuliia Kaplina win in Saanich
22.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Speed Climbing World Cup, Qixin Zhong and Iuliia Kaplina win in Saanich

The first stage of the Speed Climbing World Cup was held in Central Saanich, Canada, on 17 May 2015 and was won by Qixin Zhong and Iuliia Kaplina who stopped the clock after 7.74 seconds to set a new world record.

Logan Barber breaches The Firewall at Liming, the hardest trad route in China
22.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Logan Barber breaches The Firewall at Liming, the hardest trad route in China

At Liming in China Logan Barber has made the first ascent of The Firewall, a strong contender for the hardest trad climb in the country.

Cima Tuckett, classic ski mountaineering in the Ortles Cevedale massif

Cima Tuckett, classic ski mountaineering in the Ortles Cevedale massif

Mountain Guide Eraldo Meraldi introduces Cima Tuckett (3462m), the classic ski touring itinerary in the Stelvio National Park, Ortles - Cevedale massif, Italy.

Felix Neumärker repeats Action Direct in Frankenjura and To tu jeste nebylo at Labak
21.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Felix Neumärker repeats Action Direct in Frankenjura and To tu jeste nebylo at Labak

On 14/05/2015 Felix Neumärker repeated To tu jeste nebydlo 9a at Labak in the Czech Republic. Two days later he repeated Action Direct, the 9a first climbed by Wolfgang Güllich in Germany’s Frankenjura.

IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships: official presentation in Rome
21.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC World Youth Climbing Championships: official presentation in Rome

The World Youth Climbing Championships, scheduled to take place from 28 August to 6 September 2015 at Arco during the annual Rock Master Festival, will be officially presented to the Italian Olympic Committee on 5 June 2015 in Rome

The King: the first time up the Monviso Coolidge Couloir, by Ivo Ferrari
21.05.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

The King: the first time up the Monviso Coolidge Couloir, by Ivo Ferrari

The North Face of Monviso (3841m) and its Coolidge Gully, one of those climbs "I'd always like to do." By Ivo Ferrari

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