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Nepal blizzard: 39 dead while rescue continues in Annapurna region
18.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Nepal blizzard: 39 dead while rescue continues in Annapurna region

Hundreds of trekkers have been rescued in northern Nepal after violent snowstorms killed at least 39 people, including 5 at Dhalaugiri Base Camp.

Kishtwar: three Himalayan first ascents by Siegrist, Senf and Abegglen
17.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kishtwar: three Himalayan first ascents by Siegrist, Senf and Abegglen

In September 2014 Dres Abegglen, Thomas Senf and Stephan Siegrist made the first ascents of the peaks Shiepra 5885m and Kharagosa 5840m in the Kishtwar region of India's Himalaya. Furthermore, at the start of October the trio climbed a new route up Kishtwar Shivling, making what is believed to be only the mountains second ascent.

Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion? The conference at the Brixen IMS
17.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion? The conference at the Brixen IMS

On Saturday 18 October 18 the International Mountain Summit at Brixen will hold the conference "Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion?" Organised by the Master in Mountain Medicine and its director Dr. Luigi Festi, this conference will attempt to provide a definition to doping in the mountains and set guidelines that aims to raise awareness and increase safety in high altitude mountaineering.

Shark's Tooth in Greenland by fair means, the report by Matteo Della Bordella

Shark's Tooth in Greenland by fair means, the report by Matteo Della Bordella

The report by Matteo Della Bordella about the first ascent of The Great Shark Hunt (900m, 7b+), the new route up Shark's Tooth in Greenland established onsight and in a single push in August 2014 together with Silvan Schüpbach and Christian Ledergerber. A great adventure that involved kayaks (to paddle to and from the mountain), total isolation, superb climbing and a close encounter with a polar bear.

Lead World Cup 2014: Jakob Schubert and Mina Markovic win in South Korea
16.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2014: Jakob Schubert and Mina Markovic win in South Korea

The fifth stage of the Lead World Cup 2014 was won on 12 October at Mokpo in South Korea by Jakob Schubert from Austria and Mina Markovic from Slovenia. The stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Marcin Dzienski and Iuliia Kaplina.

Annapurna: at least 24 die in Nepal avalanches and blizzards
15.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Annapurna: at least 24 die in Nepal avalanches and blizzards

A series of violent blizzards and avalanches have killed at least 24 people in Nepal, many of whom were trekking along the Annapurna circuit.

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 - the report
15.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 - the report

The report of the The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 that took place on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, from 9 - 12 October 2014.

Tom Ballard, climbing in his veins
15.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Tom Ballard, climbing in his veins

Interview with talented British climber and alpinist Tom Ballard.

Angela Eiter climbs 9a: Hades at Götterwandl in Austria
14.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angela Eiter climbs 9a: Hades at Götterwandl in Austria

On 6 September 2014 Angela Eiter redpointed Hades 9a at the crag Götterwandl close to Nassereith in Austria, three days after Zauberfee 8c+ at Arco, Italy.

GORE-TEX® Experience Tour
14.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

GORE-TEX® Experience Tour

Experience an intense and unique adventure with the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour: together with world-famous Himalayan alpinist Edurne Pasaban climb in the footsteps of Lucy Walker, the great pioneer of alpinism, to rediscover the beauty of the Alps and the meaning of taking to the mountains.

Florian Riegler frees Albatros in Vallunga, Dolomites
14.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Florian Riegler frees Albatros in Vallunga, Dolomites

On 27/09/2014 Florian Riegler, together with his brother Martin Riegler, has made the first free ascent of the multi-pitch rock climb Albatros (8b, 200m) up the South Face of Col Turont, Vallunga, Dolomites.

Paris - La Nuit and the bouldering at Fontainebleau
13.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Paris - La Nuit and the bouldering at Fontainebleau

The video of Paris, its monuments and the bouldering at Fontainebleau with Mélanie Sandoz, Klemen Becan, Shauna Coxsey, Mélissa Le Nevé, Mayan Smith Gobat, Ben Rueck, Shauna Coxsey, Klemen Becan and Guillaume Glairon Mondet.

Alexander Huber climbs difficult Wetterbock multipitch
13.10.2014 by Alexander Huber in Climbing

Alexander Huber climbs difficult Wetterbock multipitch

The report by German alpinist Alexander Huber who, on 18 September 2014 together Michi Althammer made the first free ascent of Wetterbock (8c, 10 pitches) up the Wetterbockwand, Göll East Face, Berchtesgaden Alps, Austria.

Omis and its sport climbing in southern Croatia
13.10.2014 by Boris Čujić in Climbing

Omis and its sport climbing in southern Croatia

Boris Cujic introduces Omis, located close to Split and one of the most interesting sport climbing areas in the south of Croatia.

Anna Torretta and Cecilia Buil: ice climbing on Marmolejo in Chile
10.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Anna Torretta and Cecilia Buil: ice climbing on Marmolejo in Chile

The video of Anna Torretta and Cecilia Buil and the first ascent of the ice climb La Gioconda (160m, WI 6) above the glacier Cerro El Marmolejo (6109m, Chile).

Has exploratory alpinism failed?
10.10.2014 by Manuel Lugli in Alpinism

Has exploratory alpinism failed?

Starting from a recent statement by Reinhold Messner, Manuel Lugli discusses the presumed end of “traditional” and exploratory alpinism.

Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin repeat Viaje de Los Locos in Sardinia
09.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin repeat Viaje de Los Locos in Sardinia

America's Sasha DiGiulian and Spain's Edu Marin have repeated Viaje de Los Locos (8b+, 330m) in the Gole di Goroppu, Sardinia.

Angela Eiter frees Hercules 8c+ at Götterwandl in Austria
09.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angela Eiter frees Hercules 8c+ at Götterwandl in Austria

On 04/10/2014 at the Austrian crag Götterwandl Angela Eiter made the first ascent of Hercules 8c+.

Federica Mingolla repeats Tom et je ris 8b+ in the Verdon Gorge
09.10.2014 by Edoardo Falletta in Climbing

Federica Mingolla repeats Tom et je ris 8b+ in the Verdon Gorge

On 2 October 2014 Italian climber Federica Mingolla repeated the spectacular climb Tom et je ris 8b+ in the Verdon Gorge, France. The report by Edoardo Falletta

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014: kick-off!
08.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014: kick-off!

The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 begins today. The international climbing meeting takes place on the island of Kalymnos, Greece, from 9 – 12 October 2014. More than 2500 climbers are expected for this third edition that will celebrate sport climbing with a handful of true climbing legends: Patxi Arocena, Yuji Hirayama, Gerhard Hörhager, Ben Moon, Jean-Baptiste Tribout and Boone Speed.

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