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  • 01.09.2014 Sir Chris Bonington climbs the Old Man of Hoy for 80th birthday

    Sir Chris Bonington climbs the Old Man of Hoy for 80th birthday

    On 20 August British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, together with Leo Houlding, climbed The Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Islands, UK. The ascent celebrates Bonington's 80th birthday and is aimed at raising awareness and funds for motor neurone disease (MND) charities.

  • 01.09.2014 Arco Rock Legends 2014, the Awards Ceremony videos

    Arco Rock Legends 2014, the Awards Ceremony videos

    The videos of the ninth edition of Arco Rock Legends that took place on Friday 29/08/2014. The climbers for the La Sportiva Competition Award Urko Carmona Barandiaran (winner), Sachi Amma and Dmitrii Sharafutdinov, while the climbers in the Salewa Rock Award are Muriel Sarkany (winner), Alexander Megos and Adam Ondra. The third clip is dedicated to Mauro Corona who received the Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil prize.

  • 31.08.2014 Alex Puccio and Jernej Kruder win the Rock Master KO Boulder Contest

    Alex Puccio and Jernej Kruder win the Rock Master KO Boulder Contest

    America's Alex Puccio, for the third year running, wins the Boulder Contest at the Arco Rock Master together with Slovenia's Jernej Kruder. Jeremy Bonder from France and Akiyo Noguchi from Japan place second, while Makoto Yamauchi from Japan and Julija Kruder from Slovenia place third.

  • 31.08.2014 Rock Master Festival: Dinara Fakhritdinova and Sean McColl win the Orbit Duel

    Rock Master Festival: Dinara Fakhritdinova and Sean McColl win the Orbit Duel

    Dinara Fakhritdinova and Sean McColl have won the Rock Master Orbit Duel at the Arco Climbing Stadium today, beating Jakob Schubert and Evgeniya Malamid.

    Sir Chris Bonington climbs the Old Man of Hoy for 80th birthday
    01.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Sir Chris Bonington climbs the Old Man of Hoy for 80th birthday

    On 20 August British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, together with Leo Houlding, climbed The Old Man of Hoy, Orkney Islands, UK. The ascent celebrates Bonington's 80th birthday and is aimed at raising awareness and funds for motor neurone disease (MND) charities.

    Arco Rock Legends 2014, the Awards Ceremony videos
    01.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends 2014, the Awards Ceremony videos

    The videos of the ninth edition of Arco Rock Legends that took place on Friday 29/08/2014. The climbers for the La Sportiva Competition Award Urko Carmona Barandiaran (winner), Sachi Amma and Dmitrii Sharafutdinov, while the climbers in the Salewa Rock Award are Muriel Sarkany (winner), Alexander Megos and Adam Ondra. The third clip is dedicated to Mauro Corona who received the Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil prize.

    Alex Puccio and Jernej Kruder win the Rock Master KO Boulder Contest
    31.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Alex Puccio and Jernej Kruder win the Rock Master KO Boulder Contest

    America's Alex Puccio, for the third year running, wins the Boulder Contest at the Arco Rock Master together with Slovenia's Jernej Kruder. Jeremy Bonder from France and Akiyo Noguchi from Japan place second, while Makoto Yamauchi from Japan and Julija Kruder from Slovenia place third.

    Rock Master Festival: Dinara Fakhritdinova and Sean McColl win the Orbit Duel
    31.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Rock Master Festival: Dinara Fakhritdinova and Sean McColl win the Orbit Duel

    Dinara Fakhritdinova and Sean McColl have won the Rock Master Orbit Duel at the Arco Climbing Stadium today, beating Jakob Schubert and Evgeniya Malamid.

    Anouck Jaubert and Libor Hroza win the Speed World Cup. Santoni is third while Hroza sets a new world record!
    31.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Anouck Jaubert and Libor Hroza win the Speed World Cup. Santoni is third while Hroza sets a new world record!

    The IFSC Speed World Cup was won by France’s Anouck Jaubert and Czech climber Libor Hroza who, in his race to win gold, set a new world record stopping the clock after 5.73 seconds. Alessandro Santoni from nearby Riva del Garda finishes third.

    Sachi Amma and Magdalena Röck win the Rock Master Lead 2014. Francesco Vettorata a fantastic second
    30.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Sachi Amma and Magdalena Röck win the Rock Master Lead 2014. Francesco Vettorata a fantastic second

    Sachi Amma and Magdalena Röck win the Rock Master Lead 2014. Francesco Vettorata a fantastic second.

    Rock Master Lead, Semifinal results
    30.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Rock Master Lead, Semifinal results

    Jakob Schubert and Hélène Janicot place first in the onsight round. Schubert is joined in the Final by McColl, Amma, Skofic, Chernikov, Vettorata, Kryukov, Primozic and Timmermans. In the women's Janicot is joined by Röck, Markovic, Durif, Lavarda, Malamid, Becerra, Fakhritdinova and Claudia Ghisolfi. The final begins this evening at 20.00.

    Muriel Sarkany and Urko Carmona Barandiaran win the Arco Rock Legends 2014
    30.08.2014 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

    Muriel Sarkany and Urko Carmona Barandiaran win the Arco Rock Legends 2014

    On Friday 29/08/2014 during the 9th edition of Arco Rock Legends the Salewa Rock Award was won by Muriel Sarkany while Urko Carmona Barandiaran won the La Sportiva Competition Award. The Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil award was assigned to the Italian writer, sculptor, alpinist and rock climber Mauro Corona.

    Paraclimbing Cup, a great competition for everyone!
    29.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Paraclimbing Cup, a great competition for everyone!

    The Italian leg of the Paraclimbing World Cup has just come to an end on the enormous Climbing Stadium overhangs.

    Rock Master Boulder: all the results from the Open
    29.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Rock Master Boulder: all the results from the Open

    The Men's Open Boulder finished this morning. Those who have qualified for the Final on Sunday 31 August are Kokoro Fuji (JPN), James Kassay (AUS), Gregor Vezonik (SLO), Makoto Yamauchi (JPN). The four women who qualify are Katja Kadic (SLO), Ekaterina Andreeva (RUS), Julija Kruder (SLO), Sol Sa (KOR).

    Domen Skofic repeats Underground at Arco
    29.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Domen Skofic repeats Underground at Arco

    Yesterday 20-year-old Domen Skofic repeated Underground 9a at Arco.

    Rock Master Lead: all the results from the Open
    28.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Rock Master Lead: all the results from the Open

    Charlotte Durif, Mathilde Becerra, Claudia Ghisolfi, Christine Schranz, Maja Vidmar, Alina Ring all qualify for the Semifinal. The male qualifiers for Saturday’s onsight are Mikhail Chernikov, Valeriy Kryukov, Urban Primozic, Francesco Vettorata, Thomas Joannes and Loïc Timmermans.

    Climbing at Malga Ciapela
    28.08.2014 by Mauro Dell'Antonia in Climbing

    Climbing at Malga Ciapela

    The crag Malga Ciapéla, sport climbing beneath the Marmolada in the Italian Dolomites by Mauro Dell'Antonia.

     Rock Master Festival 2014: a great climbing show at Arco
    27.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Rock Master Festival 2014: a great climbing show at Arco

    The Rock Master Festival 2014 kicks off on Thursday 28 August with an intense four day line-up: Lead, Boulder, Paraclimbing Cup, Speed World Cup and the Arco Rock Legends Award. The Festival then continues from 4 - 7 September with the Rock Junior competition and the IFSC European Youth Bouldering Championships.

    Africa Fusion, Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay in South Africa
    27.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Africa Fusion, Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay in South Africa

    The video of Alex Honnold and Hazel Findlay and their climbing trip to South Africa.

    Angela Eiter boulders 8B at Rocklands in South Africa
    26.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Angela Eiter boulders 8B at Rocklands in South Africa

    Austrian climber Angela Eiter has repeated Fragile steps FB8B at Rocklands, South Africa

    Brenta Base Camp #2 - two new routes up Punta Jolanda
    25.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Brenta Base Camp #2 - two new routes up Punta Jolanda

    The report by Alessandro Beber and Alessandro Baù about two new rock climbs on Punta Jolanda: Prua degli Onironauti (250m, VII) and Badanti al seguito (220m, VIII), established on 04/08/2014 together with Matteo Baù, Fabrizio Dellai, Matteo Faletti and Claudia Mario. The second 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.

    Gran Sasso Paretone. By Ivo Ferrari
    25.08.2014 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Gran Sasso Paretone. By Ivo Ferrari

    The journey with Ivo Ferrari up the route Diretta Alessandri on Terzo Pilastro, Paretone del Gran Sasso, first ascended by Domenico Alessandri, Roberto Furi and Carlo Leone on 21 July 1968.

    Stefano Ghisolfi, first 9a+ with Le moustache qui fâche
    25.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Ghisolfi, first 9a+ with Le moustache qui fâche

    At Entraygues in France Stefano Ghisolfi has climbed Le moustache qui fâche, his first 9a+.

    Adam Ondra and Juliane Wurm Bouldering World Champions!
    23.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Adam Ondra and Juliane Wurm Bouldering World Champions!

    This evening in Munich, Germany, Adam Ondra and Juliane Wurm won the Bouldering World Championship 2014. Silver was won by Jernej Kruder and Alex Puccio, while bronze went to Jan Hojer and Akiyo Noguchi.

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