Planetmountain.com - Latest news http://www.planetmountain.com/English/News/index.html PlanetMountain.com, Climbing, mountaineering, skiing, trekking, off-piste, bouldering in Italy, Alps, Himalaya, Dolomites. en-EN Copyright 1996-2012, PlanetMountain.com info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42035 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42035 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:31:10 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42033 Niccolò Ceria and the Red Rocks video The video of Niccolò Ceria climbing at Red Rocks, USA. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42033 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:08:35 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42032 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) http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42032 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:43:06 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42031 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42031 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:42:50 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42030 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42030 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:58:17 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42029 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42029 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:30:29 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42027 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42027 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:35:06 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42024 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! http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42024 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:43:59 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42021 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42021 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:09:36 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42020 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42020 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:49:51 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42019 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42019 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:44:25 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42016 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42016 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:36:32 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42015 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42015 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:10:38 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42014 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42014 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:03:32 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42012 Biographie at Céüse climbed by Sachi Amma and Adam Ondra Sachi Amma and Adam Ondra have repeated Biographie 9a+ at Ceuse in France. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42012 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:07:00 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42011 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42011 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:09:31 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42010 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42010 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:32:03 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42008 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. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42008 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sat, 09 Aug 2014 16:10:03 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42007 Alex Puccio repeats Jade to join select female 8B+ club On 2 August 2014 American climber Alex Puccio repeated the boulder problem Jade 8B+ / V14, Rocky Mountains National Park, USA. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42007 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:42:14 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42005 Blåmannen Ikaros: the first free ascent by Thomas Meling On 9 June 2013 Thomas Meling made the first free ascent of Ikaros (7c), first climbed by Robert Caspersen, alone, in 1994 up the North Face of Blåmannen, Norway. The full report by Meling. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42005 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:39:00 +0200