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Bouldering World Championships 2014 kicks off in Munich tomorrow
20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Championships 2014 kicks off in Munich tomorrow

The 2014 Bouldering World Championship starts in Munich, Germany tomorrow. The men's Qualification takes place on Thursday, the Women's Qualification on Friday while the Semifinals and Finals take place on Saturday.

Electric Funeral, new route in Canada's Bugaboos by Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz
20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Electric Funeral, new route in Canada's Bugaboos by Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz

Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz have made the first ascent of Electric Funeral (300m, 5.11+) on the Wide Awake Tower, Bugaboos, Canada.

Diretta Consiglio: sun, sky, rock and the Gran Sasso d'Italia. By Ivo Ferrari
20.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Diretta Consiglio: sun, sky, rock and the Gran Sasso d'Italia. By Ivo Ferrari

Ivo Ferrari climbs 'La Diretta Consiglio' up the Gran Sasso. A day spent between the rocks and the sky, reliving the beauty of the climb.

Niccolò Ceria and the Red Rocks video
19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria and the Red Rocks video

The video of Niccolò Ceria climbing at Red Rocks, USA.

Climbers rise to the Ice Bucket Challenge
19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbers rise to the Ice Bucket Challenge

Climbers such as Sean McColl, Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, the campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Climbing at Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe in the Dolomites
19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing at Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe in the Dolomites

The sports crag Würzjoch - Passo delle Erbe, at the base of the gigantic Peitlerkofel (Sass de Putia) in the Dolomites. Part 5 of the series 'Crags for each season' published together with Vertical-Life.info.

Roger Schäli and the film Loslassen, let go
18.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Roger Schäli and the film Loslassen, let go

The entire version of Loslassen, let go is now online. This film recounts the ascent of Arwa Spire (6193m) in India together with Simon Gietl, but also talks about the human relationships.

Brenta Base Camp #1 - meetings, new climbs and lightening bolts
18.08.2014 by Alessandro Beber in Alpinism

Brenta Base Camp #1 - meetings, new climbs and lightening bolts

The first report of the Brenta Base Camp, the small 'expedition' into the the heart of the Brenta Dolomites during the Discover Brenta Dolomites event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first traverse of this massif. Alessandro Beber reports about Scintilla (450m, VIII), the new climb up the East Face of Brenta Alta first ascended together with Simone Banal, Alessandro Baù and Claudia Mario.

Zlagboard Contest at the Arco Rock Master Festival
18.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Zlagboard Contest at the Arco Rock Master Festival

The fourth Zlagboard Contest takes place from 29 - 31 August, during the Arco Rock Master Festival in Italy, to test your finger strength.

Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino
15.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino

The Ferrino High-lab, located at an altitude of 3585m of the Valle d'Aosta side on Monte Rosa, celebrates 20 years. It is the highest laboratory in Italy. And it is up there that the company from Turin, the market leader for mountain outdoor products (and more), tests its tents and invites all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a unique experience: that of a real Base Camp!

Mont Blanc, six alpinists perish on Aiguille d'Argentiere
14.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mont Blanc, six alpinists perish on Aiguille d'Argentiere

On 13/08/2014 six alpinists were found dead on Aiguille d'Argentiere in the Mont Blanc massif.

Astro Zap on Trident du Tacul by Bassanini and Camurri
14.08.2014 by Lamberto Camurri in Alpinism

Astro Zap on Trident du Tacul by Bassanini and Camurri

On 4/09/2013 Giovani Bassanini and Lamberto Camurri made the first ascent of Astro Zap (7a), a line that climbs the crack avoided by the Via Diretta Bonatti, first climbed by Walter Bonatti and Cosimo Zappelli in 1963 up Le Trident du Tacul in the Mont Blanc massif.

A walk to Plätzwiese in the Dolomites
13.08.2014 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

A walk to Plätzwiese in the Dolomites

Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces Plätzwiese, an easy hike up to the luscious alpine meadows and the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites.

Ak-Su valley, two new rock climbs by Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo
12.08.2014 by Luca Schiera in Alpinism

Ak-Su valley, two new rock climbs by Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo

A great and intense and climbing trip to the Ak-su Valley (Kyrgyzstan) resulted in two new climbs and three repeats for the Italian alpinists Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo. Schiera provides the report.

Meteora climbing at risk in Greece
11.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Meteora climbing at risk in Greece

A petition launched by the Committee of Meteora Climbers against banning climbing at these famous towers in Thessalia, Greece. The report by George Voutiropoulos.

Muzzerone Parete Centrale climbing ban
11.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Muzzerone Parete Centrale climbing ban

As of 6/08/2014 the Comune di Porto Venere (La Spezia) has prohibited climbing on and access to Parete Centrale, Monte Muzzerone.

Biographie at Céüse climbed by Sachi Amma and Adam Ondra
09.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Biographie at Céüse climbed by Sachi Amma and Adam Ondra

Sachi Amma and Adam Ondra have repeated Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse in France.

No Rest For the Wicked, new route in Alaska by John Frieh and Jess Roskelley
08.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

No Rest For the Wicked, new route in Alaska by John Frieh and Jess Roskelley

On 29 and 30 May 2014 American alpinists John Frieh and Jess Roskelley made the first ascent of No Rest For the Wicked (IV+ AI6 M7), a difficult new route up the West Witches Tit in SE Alaska. The report by John Frieh.

Abella de la Conca: new routes and video
07.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Abella de la Conca: new routes and video

New sport climbs have been added and freed at Abella de la Conca in Spain by Klemen Becan Caroline Ciavaldini , Enzo Oddo, Kevin Aglae, Kevin Aglae, Jonas Schachtsneider, and James Pearson. The video by Francisco Taranto Jr.

New ice climbs in Chile by Cecilia Buil and Anna Torretta in Chile
06.08.2014 by Anna Torretta in Alpinism

New ice climbs in Chile by Cecilia Buil and Anna Torretta in Chile

In mid-July Cecilia Buil from Spain and Anna Torretta from Italy made the first ascent of La Gioconda (160m, WI 6) a new ice climb on the glacier Cerro El Marmolejo (6109m, Chile) to which they then added the variation Le Bombardier (30m, WI 6-). The report by Anna Torretta.

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