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Bouldering: Ronnie Dickson climbs Resident Evil 7C+
21.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bouldering: Ronnie Dickson climbs Resident Evil 7C+

American climber Ronnie Dickson has sent Resident Evil V10/7C+ in Joe's Valley, Utah, USA, becoming the first above knee amputee to climb a boulder problem of this difficulty.

XX Mezzalama legendary ski mountaineering Saturday 25 April
20.04.2015 by Marco Spataro in Competitions

XX Mezzalama legendary ski mountaineering Saturday 25 April

The XX Mezzalama, the legendary ski mountaineering competition in the Monte Rosa massif, takes place on 25 April 2015. Marco Spataro reports.

Rock & Walls 2015 Boulder Contest at Luogosanto in Sardinia
20.04.2015 by Enrico Baistrocchi in Climbing

Rock & Walls 2015 Boulder Contest at Luogosanto in Sardinia

On 9 and 10 May Luogosanto in Gallura, Sardinia, will host the Rock & Walls 2015 Boulder Contest. The program includes a street boulder competition on Saturday followed by a climbing meeting the next day at a new bouldering area.

In Vino Veritas, new ice cimb in the Fanes Dolomites
18.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

In Vino Veritas, new ice cimb in the Fanes Dolomites

On 21/03/2015 Manuel Baumgartner and Martin Baumgartner made the first ascent of In Vino Veritas, a new of ice and mixed climb up Banc dal Se’, Fanes, Dolomites.

Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike
17.04.2015 by Giovanni Zaccaria in Alpinism

Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike

From Padua, close to Venice, all the way to the summit of Mont Blanc: a bicycle ride that culminated on the summit of the symbol of mountaineering. A great adventure experienced at just the right speed which, three summers down the line, still lives on in the memories of the young cyclists and alpinists: Giovanni Zaccaria, Claudio Gavagnin, Giuseppe Frizziero, Francesco Facco. The report by Giovanni Zaccaria.

Alexander Feichter repeats Underground at Massone, Arco
17.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Feichter repeats Underground at Massone, Arco

On 21/03/2015 Alexander Feichter redpointed the classic 9a sport climbing test Underground 9a at Massone, Arco, Italy.

Kalymnos rebolting program approved
16.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Kalymnos rebolting program approved

An EU funded rebolting program has been approved to rebolt circa 250 sport climbs on the Greek island of Kalymnos.

Varazze BluBloc 2015, the bouldering meeting in Liguria
16.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Varazze BluBloc 2015, the bouldering meeting in Liguria

The second Varazze BluBloc boulder meeting takes place at Varazze (Savona, Liguria, Italy) on 25 April 2015.

Monte Emilius NW Couloir snowboard descent by Capozzi and Herry

Monte Emilius NW Couloir snowboard descent by Capozzi and Herry

Davide Capozzi reports about the first snowboard descent (and possible first overall descent) of the NW Couloir on the North Face of Mount Emilius, Valle d’Aosta, carried out with Julien Herry on 13/04/2015.

Johnny Dawes no handed climbing
15.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Johnny Dawes no handed climbing

The video of Johnny Dawes rock climbing without hands

Jacopo Larcher repeats Helmutant at Saustall
15.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacopo Larcher repeats Helmutant at Saustall

Italian climber Jacopo Larcher has repeated Helmutant 9a at the crag Saustall close to Meran, South Tyrol, Italy.

Silvio Reffo climbs 9a at Rovereto
14.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Silvio Reffo climbs 9a at Rovereto

Italian sport climber Silvio Reffo has made the third ascent of Back Road 9a above Rovereto (Arco), Italy.

Elba Discovery #3, Madonna del Monte and the third Rock Slave XP 2014 video
14.04.2015 by Marzio Nardi in Climbing

Elba Discovery #3, Madonna del Monte and the third Rock Slave XP 2014 video

The third episode of Rock Slave XP 2014 Elba Discovery: Madonna del Monte and the climbing and bouldering Italy's Isola d'Elba. With Luca Andreozzi, Martina Blanchet, Federica Mingolla, Alberto Gotta, Alessandro Palma, Marzio Nardi and Adriano Trombetta.

Piolet d'Or 2015: the 3 ascent videos
13.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolet d'Or 2015: the 3 ascent videos

The videos of the three Piolet d'Or 2015 winning ascents: the Fitz Roy Traverse by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Thamserku by the Russians Alexander Gukov and Alexei Lonchinskiy and the ascent of Hagshu by the Slovenians Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj.  The videos were produced for the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2015. Concept & editing Vinicio Stefanello (Planetmountain.com) and Francesco Mansutti (Studio Due) for Comune di Courmayeur and Centro Servizi Courmayeur srl.

Piolet d'Or 2015: the grande finale at Courmayeur
13.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolet d'Or 2015: the grande finale at Courmayeur

On Saturday 11 April the awards ceremony of the 23rd Piolet d'Or, the Oscars of alpinism, were held at Courmayeur, Italy. Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Russians Aleksander Gukov and Aleksey Lonchinsky and Slovenians Marko Prezelj, Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic were awarded the Piolet d'Or 2015. Britain’s Chris Bonington received the Piolet d'Or Carrière.

Johnny Dawes slate masterpiece repeated after 28 years
10.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Johnny Dawes slate masterpiece repeated after 28 years

James McHaffie and Pete Robins have repeated Coeur de Lion E8 7a in Twll Mawr, Llanberis, Wales. This is only second ascent of the route that was put up by Johnny Dawes in 1987.

Piolet d'Or 2015: the world's mountaineering élite at Courmayeur and Chamonix
10.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolet d'Or 2015: the world's mountaineering élite at Courmayeur and Chamonix

Courmayeur and Chamonix are the world’s mountaineering capital once again thanks to the Piolet d'Or 2015. The recipients of the 23rd edition of this prestigious award are Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Alexander Gukov, Alexei Lonchinskiy, Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj. The 7th Piolet d'Or Carrière will be awarded to the great British mountaineer Chris Bonington.

SuperPiter on Mount Aga, new ice climb in the Bergamo Alps
10.04.2015 by Ennio Spiranelli in Alpinism

SuperPiter on Mount Aga, new ice climb in the Bergamo Alps

On 04/03/2015 Yuri Parimbelli, Marco Kita Tiraboschi and Ennio Spiranelli made the first ascent of SuperPiter (450m, AI 6+ M6), a new mixed climb up Mount Aga, Bergamo Alps.

Alexander Megos climbs Australia's second 9a
09.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos climbs Australia's second 9a

Alexander Megos from Germany has made the first ascent of Schweinebaumeln 9a at the Elphinstone, Blue Mountains, Australia

Sivridağ, new trad climb in Anatolia, Turkey
09.04.2015 by Tunç Fındık in Alpinism

Sivridağ, new trad climb in Anatolia, Turkey

Tunç Fındık reports about Sivridağ in the Beydağları massif, one of the most important trad climbing areas in Turkey where together with Rauf Osman Pınarbaşı he has now made the first ascent of Punisher (450m, VI).

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