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=42128 Monte Pelmo in watercolour by Riccarda de Eccher Riccarda de Eccher in this video, filmed by her son Nick Goldston, creates her vision of Mount Pelmo and the Dolomites in the impalpable languages of watercolours and art. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42128 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:06:10 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42126 Bilibino big walls climbed by Australians in Russia This summer Australian climbers Chris Fitzgerald and Chris Warner, acting on a photo taken by a Russian friend, travelled to the remote Bilibino area in eastern Russia where they made the first ascent of 6 new routes on what they believe are 4 previously virgin peaks. The report by Chris Warner. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42126 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:00:15 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42124 Kalymnos, climbing on the island of Neverland Nicoletta Costi and Nicola Noè recount how Kalymnos appears towards the end of summer 2014. An island seemingly made for all the climbers in the world http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42124 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:43:00 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42121 Ohne Rauch stirbst du auch, Cima Grande di Lavaredo: Ines Papert and Lisi Steurer climb free in the Dolomites On 17/08/2014 German alpinist Ines Papert made the first one day ascent of Ohne Rauch stirbst du auch 8a, a route established in 2010 by Hannes Pfeifhofer and Daniel Roger. The second free ascent was carried out by Austria's Lisi Steurer on 28/08/2014. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42121 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:47:50 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42119 Greenland new rock climbs by Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger This summer Ralph Villiger and Harald Fichtinger made the first ascent of the Austrian-Swiss-Route up the SW Face of Mount Kirken, NE Greenland. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42119 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:24:59 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42118 Forza 5, new climb up Quarto Torrione di Mondeval in the Dolomites Giovanni Bergamin, Francesco Leardi, Giuliano Pettenuzzo and Valerio Ranzato have made the first ascent of Forza 5 (280m, 6b/A1), a new climb up Quarto Torrione di Mondeval, Lastoni of Formin group, Dolomites. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42118 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:38:43 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42117 Adam Ondra and Jain Kim Lead World Champions! This evening at Gijón in Spain Adam Ondra and Jain Kim won the Lead World Championship 2014. Silver was won by Ramon Julien Puigblanque and Mina Markovic, bronze by Sachi Amma e Magdalena Röck. Speed was won by Danyl Boldyrev and Alina Gaidamakina, while Urko Carmona Barandiaran and Christa Brelsford, Mathieu Besnard and Elodie Orbaen, Koichiro Kobayashi and Alessia Refolo, and András Szijártó won their respective categories of the Paraclimbing World Championships. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42117 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:37:55 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42116 Anak Verhoven climbs 8c+ at the Gorges du Loup Belgian climber Anak Verhoven has redpointed Ultimate Sacrifice 8c+ at the Gorges du Loup, France. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42116 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:58:32 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42115 GraMitico Valdaone 2014 bouldering meeting in Valle di Daone The 'GraMitico' bouldering meeting will take place in Valle di Daone (Italy) from 13 - 14 September 2014 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42115 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:05:56 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42113 Discover Brenta Dolomites - From the past to the future of alpinism in the Dolomites The final dispatch of the Discover Brenta Dolomites project that organised a series of events by Molveno Holiday, APT Dolomiti Paganella and the municipality of Molveno to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of alpinism in the Brenta Dolomites. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42113 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:39:01 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42112 Alexander Megos locates Geocache in the Frankenjura On 10/09/2014 Germany's Frankenjura Alexander Megos made the first ascent of Geocache, repeated Action Directe 9a and climbed Sundance Kid 9a. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42112 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:10:06 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42109 Tor des Géants, a journey between the competition, the celebrations and the mountains. By Linda Cottino After the victory of local runner Franco Collé, followed by Nichademus Hollon (USA) and the Frenchmen Antoine Guillon and Christophe Le-Saux, France's Emilie Lecomte crossed the finishing line last night after 85 hours and 53 minutes, setting a new female track record. Italy's Lisa Barzani finished second in 94 hours and 43 minutes. While the finishing line will officially close on Saturday, runners continue to arrive at Courmayeur. The time has come to share some thoughts about this great tour of the Valle d'Aosta. The report and ideas of Linda Cottino. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42109 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:41:45 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42108 Climbing at Frea, Dolomites The historic crag Frea, just below the Gardena Pass in the Italian 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=42108 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:17:32 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42107 Brenta Base Camp 3 - the new climb Attraverso il Tempo on Campanile Basso The third and final dispatch 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. The report by Alessandro Beber and Matteo Faletti about the first ascent of Via Attraverso il Tempo (420m, VIII) up the SW Face of Campanile Basso, a new route climbed in August 2014 together with Alessandro Baù and Matteo Faletti. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42107 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:15:58 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42105 Nalle Hukkataival climbs difficult new Grampians boulders In the Grampians, Australia, Nalle Hukkataival has climbed a series of difficult new boulder problems including Road Sweet Home (V15). http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42105 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:07:19 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42103 Franco Collé wins the Tor des Géants 2014 This morning Franco Collé won the Tor des Géants 2014 after 71 hours and 49 minutes. All the other athletes competing in the endurance trail across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, via the 330km and 24,000m elevation gain course, have until 13 September to complete the grueling race. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42103 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:30:32 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42101 Condemned? Alpinism, alpinists and the love for the mountains. By Ivo Ferrari A passion, even alpinism and climbing, requires a lot, at times even too much. Is it really necessary? Perhaps it is, because even the happiness that stems from alpinism and climbing has another side of the coin, that must be recognised and accepted so that it can be "governed". It's our love, and perhaps we're condemned to keep it, beyond the good and evil. Here's how Ivo Ferarri tells us of his "condemnation". http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42101 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:08:14 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42100 Corrado Pesce and his Polish route solo up Grandes Jorasses On Monday 8 September the Italian alpinist Corrado "Korra" Pesce made a fast solo ascent of the Polish route up Pointe Helene on the North Face of the Grande Jorasses (Mont Blanc). http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42100 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:17:10 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42098 British trad: great Pembroke climbs by Caroline Ciavaldini, Yuji Hirayama and James Pearson At Pembroke in Wales Caroline Ciavaldini has climbed Mercia Wall E8, Yuji Hirayama has climbed The Big Issue E9 while James Pearson has made a flash ascent of Something's Burning E9. Caroline Ciavaldini talks us through these three difficult trad climbs. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42098 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:21:33 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42097 Tor des Géants, the race is in full swing The fifth edition of the Tor des Géant, the great endurance trail race across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, is currently in full swing. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42097 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:49:49 +0200