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    Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek make first repeat of Brento Centro
    01.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek make first repeat of Brento Centro

    On 28 and 29 June 2015 Polish climbers Lukasz Dudek and Jacek Matuszek repeated Brento Centro (8b, 600m), the route first climbed by David Lama and Jorg Verhoeven up Monte Brento, Valle del Sarca, Italy

    Jonathan Siegrist climbing Le Cadre Nouvelle at Céüse
    30.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Jonathan Siegrist climbing Le Cadre Nouvelle at Céüse

    The video of American climber Jonathan Siegrist redpointing Le Cadre Nouvelle 9a at Ceuse, France.

    Sachi Amma climbing hard at Oliana and Santa Linya, Spain
    30.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Sachi Amma climbing hard at Oliana and Santa Linya, Spain

    The video of Sachi Amma’s successful climbing trip to Oliana and Santa Linya in Spain at the start of the year during which he climbed six routes graded 9a - 9b.

    Action Directe in Frankenjura climbed by Julius Westphal
    29.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Action Directe in Frankenjura climbed by Julius Westphal

    On 25/06/2015 Julius Westphal repeated Action Directe in Frankenjura, Germany.

    Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker tackle the Profilveggen Recovery Drink
    25.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker tackle the Profilveggen Recovery Drink

    The video of British climbers Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker attempting to repeat The recovery drink on the Profilveggen / Profile wall at Jøssingfjord in Norway, freed in 2013 by Nicolas Favresse

    Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration
    25.06.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration

    From 10 to 19 July 2015, the Matterhorn, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta invite everyone to take part in the ten-day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the legendary first two ascents of the mountain. Mountaineering events and outdoor activities, mountain walks, theater, music, dance, cinema, theater and literature events have been organised to celebrate the great mountain , the epic achievements of its cavaliers Jean-Antoine Carrel and Edward Whymper, and all those who followed in their footsteps to make the Matterhorn and alpinism legendary.

    The Nose on El Capitan via Google Street View
    24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    The Nose on El Capitan via Google Street View

    Today Google released a Street View version of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite along with climbers Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold and Lynn Hill.

    Stefano Ghisolfi climbs Biographie 9a+ at Céüse
    23.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi climbs Biographie 9a+ at Céüse

    At Ceuse in France Stefano Ghisolfi has repeated Biographie 9a+

    The Heart Route on El Capitan climbed free by Mason Earle and Brad Gobright
    22.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    The Heart Route on El Capitan climbed free by Mason Earle and Brad Gobright

    American climbers Mason Earle and Brad Gobright have made the first free ascent of The Heart Route, the big wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, first climbed by Chuck Kroger and Scott Davis in 1970.

    Baffin Island Virgin - Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag big wall climb
    21.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Baffin Island Virgin - Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag big wall climb

    The short film documenting the first ascent of “New Dog, Old Tricks, a big wall climbed in May 2014 by Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc
    20.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc

    From 12 - 14 June 2015 the 4th Arcteryx Alpine Academy took place at Chamonix. 340 participants from 25 countries took part in the event aimed at teaching mountain safety and improving mountain skills on Mont Blanc.

    Nifada, Angela Eiter and Bernie Ruech climb untouched rock in Greece
    18.06.2015 by Angela Eiter in Climbing

    Nifada, Angela Eiter and Bernie Ruech climb untouched rock in Greece

    Austrian climber Angela Eiter reports about her recent trips to Greece where, close to Leonidio, she and her partner Bernie Ruech developed Nifada. The new crag currently hosts 14 routes up to 8c+.

    Iranians climb new Tsaranoro big wall in Madagascar
    17.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Iranians climb new Tsaranoro big wall in Madagascar

    In April 2015 the Iranian climbers Hassan Gerami, Hamid Reza Shafaghi and Farshad Mijoji made the first ascent of The Change Experience (8b, A2 442m), a new multi-pitch rock climb up the Karambony tower (Ecole) located in the Tsaranoro massif, Madagascar.

    Chris Sharma climbs Jumbo Wood on giant Redwood tree
    16.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Chris Sharma climbs Jumbo Wood on giant Redwood tree

    The video of American rock climber Chris Sharma climbing a giant redwood tree in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California, USA.

    Monte Bianco di Presanella and the new rock climb Il Male di Vivere

    Monte Bianco di Presanella and the new rock climb Il Male di Vivere

    From 2 to 3 June 2015 Paolo Baroldi, Francesco Salvaterra and Alessio Tait made the first ascent of a new rock climb up the East Face of Monte Bianco di Presanella. The new route is called Il Male di Vivere (300m , 45° M 7a+ (VIII+) R3), has been described as “a difficult climb in a severe setting”, and crosses Gian Gian, the route put up in 1977 by Urbano Dell'Eva and Ivan Bertinotti.

    Swiss Spéléologie climb in Morocco's Caiat massif

    Swiss Spéléologie climb in Morocco's Caiat massif

    Armando Bodeo and Jasmin Biller from Switzerland report about the first ascent of Spéléologie (7a, 6c obligatory, 150m), a new multi-pitch rock climb on the Caiat face, Rif mountains, Morocco

    Andi Hammerstingl & Xaver Mayr add 4 Gewinnt to Pantherkopf, Wetterstein
    15.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Andi Hammerstingl & Xaver Mayr add 4 Gewinnt to Pantherkopf, Wetterstein

    On 5 June 2015 German climbers Xaver Mayr and Andi Hammerstingl made the first free ascent of 4 Gewinnt, their new route up the South Face of Pantherkopf in the Wetterstein massif, Austria.

    Liming and the trad climbing in China
    15.06.2015 by Luca Schiera in Climbing

    Liming and the trad climbing in China

    Luca Schiera introduces Liming, the famous trad climbing area in China. The Italian alpinist and member of the Ragni di Lecco club visited the area together with Paolo Marazzi in November 2014.

    Video: Ben Moon's ascent of Rainshadow at Malham Cove
    15.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Video: Ben Moon's ascent of Rainshadow at Malham Cove

    Footage of Ben Moon’s redpoint of Rainshadow 9a at Malham Cove.

    Sass Pordoi South Face rockfall in the Dolomites

    Sass Pordoi South Face rockfall in the Dolomites

    The Alta Val di Fassa Mountain Guides inform about rockfall that has affected a section of the South Face of Sass Pordoi in the Dolomites and advise against climbing routes in the vicinity of the affected area.

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