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Less than a week to Melloblocco!
24.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

Less than a week to Melloblocco!

The 11th Melloblocco begins on 1 May 2014. Over 1700 climbers have pre-registered for the world's most international bouldering meeting that will take place in Valmasino - Val di Mello, Italy, until 4 May 2014.

Matterhorn Zmutt Ridge West Couloir skied by Capozzi, Herry and Civra Dano

Matterhorn Zmutt Ridge West Couloir skied by Capozzi, Herry and Civra Dano

On 17 April 2014 Davide Capozzi, Julien Herry and Francesco Civra Dano descended the West Couloir of the Zmutt Ridge on the Matterhorn, Switzerland.

Everest: Sherpa leave Base Camp, spring climbing season uncertain
23.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest: Sherpa leave Base Camp, spring climbing season uncertain

Reports are coming in of Sherpas leaving Everest Base Camp after the tragic avalanche that killed 16 Sherpa on 18 April 2014 to honour their dead colleagues. The future of the spring 2014 climbing season is reportedly now on the brink.

Hermann Comploj new ski descent on Murfreid North Face, Sella, Dolomites

Hermann Comploj new ski descent on Murfreid North Face, Sella, Dolomites

On 07/04/2014 Hermann Comploj made a new extreme ski descent, alone, down the North Face of Cima Murfreid, Sella group, Dolomites.

Senja Island new ice climbs in Norway by Papert, Hauser and Senf
21.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Senja Island new ice climbs in Norway by Papert, Hauser and Senf

In February 2014 Ines Papert, Rudi Hauser Thomas Senf made three first ascents in Norway: Finnmonster (A2+, WI6 400m) on Senja Island, Eagles Paradise (8/IIIV WI5 500m) up Roalden and Crazy Maze (8+/IX WI4+ 600m) up Breitinden.

Everest avalanche: search operation called off
20.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest avalanche: search operation called off

After three days of searching the rescue operation on Everest has been called off today. The official death toll is 13 Sherpa dead and 3 missing. The entire spring mountaineering season is now uncertain.

Getu petition to save China's National Park is now online
20.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Getu petition to save China's National Park is now online

A petition has now been started to stop the destruction of the Getu National Park in China.

Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro
19.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.

Tragic Everest avalanche, numerous victims
18.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tragic Everest avalanche, numerous victims

In the early hours of this morning an avalanche swept down the flanks of Everest on the Nepalese side of the mountain. At least six Sherpa have died, while numerous other climbers are reported missing.

Nicola Vonarburg climbs hard at Grotta di Mezzegra
18.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nicola Vonarburg climbs hard at Grotta di Mezzegra

At Grotta di Mezzegra in Italy, 41-year-old Swiss climber Nicola Vonarburg has repeated Vamos 8c and Vamos Concita Martinez 8b+.

St Alban, dry tooling in Québec, Canada

St Alban, dry tooling in Québec, Canada

Jean-François Girard introduces the dry tooling crag St Alban, Québec, Canada.

Hervé Barmasse: Matterhorn summit walk
16.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hervé Barmasse: Matterhorn summit walk

A short video clip taken by Hervé Barmasse on the summit of the Matterhorn during the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges on Thursday 13 March 2014.

Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo boulder to victory in Rome
16.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo boulder to victory in Rome

On Sunday 13 April Gabriele Moroni and Asja Gollo won the first stage of the Italian Bouldering Cup 2014 in Rome.

Repairers of the fragile mountain environment
16.04.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

Repairers of the fragile mountain environment

The mountains are a harsh and at the same time fragile environment that needs to be treated with care. The wealth and stability of the mountain ecosystems are directly linked to the presence of man and the effects of a lack of maintenance in the mountains can be felt down in the valleys. Those who carry out maintenance and repairs in the mountains have changed, from farmers to institutions. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

Aiguille du Plan, first free ascent of the Bonington - Tejada-Flores corner by Pesce and Mercier
15.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Plan, first free ascent of the Bonington - Tejada-Flores corner by Pesce and Mercier

On 10/04/2014 Jeff Mercier and Corrado Pesce made the first free acent of the huge corner on the route established by Chris Bonington and Lito Tejada-Flores on 28 - 29 July 1965 up the West Face of Aiguille du Plan, Mont Blanc.

Tour du Grand Paradis: in the shadow of Gran Paradiso

Tour du Grand Paradis: in the shadow of Gran Paradiso

On Sunday 13 April 2014 Michele Boscacci & Matteo Eydallin and Francesca Martinelli & Roberta Pedranzini won the VI Tour du Grand Paradis - Trofeo Renato Chabod. The report by Simonetta Radice.

SanVito Climbing Festival - Outdoor Games 2014
14.04.2014 by Massimo Cappuccio in Events

SanVito Climbing Festival - Outdoor Games 2014

From 15 to 18 May 2014, the fourth edition of the San Vito Climbing Festival & Outdoors Games.

Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report
14.04.2014 by Paolo Tassi in Events

Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report

The report by Paolo Tassi of the 5th edition of the Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, three days of freeride, ski mountaineering and bouldering at Cortina.

Save Getu from destruction!
12.04.2014 by Alberto Selmin in Climbing

Save Getu from destruction!

The appeal by Alberto Selmin and a group of residents and local climbers to stop the development of a hotel and restaurant below the famous Getu arch in China.

Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones
11.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones

Interview with Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindic who, together with Luka Krajnc, made the first free ascent of Rolling Stones up the North Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc), France

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