In April 2013, Stephanie Bodet, Yong Liu, Arnaud Petit, David Kashlikowski and Tam Khairudin Haja made the first ascent of Damai Sentosa (280m, 6c+, 6b+ oblig) up the Dragon's Horns (Bukit Nenek Simukut) on Tioman Island, Malaysia.
The 7th SuperAlp gets underway on 4 July 2013, a crossing dedicated to the Alpine Convention and to sustainable means of transport in the mountains. Simonetta Radice is among the journalists and travellers and, from Chamonix to Domodossola, she will talk to planetmountain.com about the territory of these high lands and their visions for the future.
Rossano Libera recalls the first integral repeat of Birthright (Grands Charmoz - Mont Blanc) carried out in 2008 with Claudio Pozzi.
The video filmed last spring by OpenCircle starring the Ragni di Lecco at Palinuro, one of Italy's the most beautiful seaside climbing areas in terms of landscape and rock quality.
On 07/06/2013 British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey made the first free ascent of Birthright, first climbed in 1993 by Mark Twight and Scott Backes on the Grands Charmoz, Mont Blanc massif.
From 15 -16 June the final stage of the Italian Salewa Rock Show 2013 circuit took place at Città dei Sassi (Sassolungo, Sella, Dolomiti) above Val Gardena. Matilda Segui and Danilo Marchionne were elected "Climber of the Day" and will therefore represent Italy at Cube, the enormous Salewa climbing wall at Bolzano.
The backstage video of the film The Change which documents Adam Ondra and the first ascent of Change, his 9b+ at Flatanger in Norway.
In praise of climbing and nature's beauty. This is Jeef, the route first ascended in 1992 by the French brothers François & Arnaud Petit on Punta U Corbu in Bavella (Corsica). A small masterpiece, examined by Maurizio Oviglia and Arnaud Petit.
In May 2013 Fabio Failla, Massimo Faletti, Fabio Failla, Massimo Faletti, Luigi Filocamo and Sergio Soraci made the first ascent of La vita tra le dita (200m, 6 pitches, 6b+ obl), a new climb up the north face of Monte Monaco (Sicily).
Video of American alpinist Tad McCrea and his recent climbs in Alaska, Patagonia and other parts of North America.
Czech climbers Jan Kares and Slavek Dostal establish the multi-pitch route Megalodon (220m, 7b+) at Dinopark, Baunei, Sardinia.
On 14 May David Lama soloed the Mittelpfeiler route (800m, M5) up Sagwand in the Valsertal, Zillertal Alps, Austria.
Video of American climber Ethan Pringle sending the boulder problem Sunseeker 8B at Mt. Evans, Colorado, USA.
On 10/06/2013 Silvio Reffo repeated two 8c+ routes on the same day, Bucking Bronco and Warbeast, both freed recently by Markus Bock at Nago, Arco, Italy.
Interview with Aaron Durogati, the 26-year-old from Meran and winner of the paragliding World Cup. Together with Peter Gebhard and expert Andy Frötscher he will take part in the superb Red Bull X-Alps 2013 paragliding and running marathon: across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco, beginning on 7 July.
Interview with Englishman Kenton Cool after his ascent of Nuptse, Everest and Lhotse carried out between 18 and 20 May. The detailed account of this Himalayan triple and his point of view, as a mountain guide, about commerical expeditions and the crowds on Everest.
The timelapse video filmed by Elia Saikaly during the latest season on Everest.
Domenico Intorre introduces the crag Subiaco in Valle dell’Aniene, Lazio, close to Rome, Italy
Two stages of the Bouldering World Cup 2013 have just been held on North American soil; on 2 June in Toronto (Canada) the Austrians Anna Stöhr and Kilian Fischhuber climbed to victory, while on 8 June in Vail (USA) victory went to Russia's Dmitrii Sharafutdinov and Anna Stöhr once again. Both Stöhr and Sharafutdinov have already won the overall Bouldering World Cup 2013, a stage before the end of the season.
Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated the climb Ground Zero at Tetto di Sarre, Aosta. This is the first 9a for the strong climber from Turin.