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=43441 Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux new European Ski Mountaineering Champions The European Ski Mountaineering Championships are currently taking place at Les Marécottes in Switzerland. The Individual race was won on 05/02/2016 by Italy's Michele Boscacci and France's Laetitia Roux. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43441 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:24:05 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43440 Tom Ballard claims world's first D15 dry tooling climb in the Dolomites British climber Tom Ballard has freed A Line Above the Sky at Tomorrow's World, Dolomites. If the D15 grade is confirmed, this climb weighs in as the hardest drytooling route in the world. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43440 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:11:24 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43439 Oman sport climbing gems discovered by Petit, Macadam, Ruscior The climbing report by French climber Arnaud Petit who in January 2016, together with Read Macadam and Alex Ruscior, established a host of new sport climbs in the Valley of Giants and Wadi Bani Khalid in Oman, before repeating routes at Hadash and on Jebel Misht. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43439 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:24:36 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43437 Cerro Torre SE Ridge, or Compressor route: the ascent by Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach From 30 - 31 January 2016 Italy’s Matteo Della Bordella and Switzerland’s Silvan Schüpbach climbed the SE Ridge (Compressor Route) of Cerro Torre (Patagonia). After the bolts were chopped by Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk in January 2012, this is the third ascent of this route. The first carried out by David Lama (20-21/01/2012 together with Peter Ortner, with a variation on the headwall) is also the first and so far only totally free ascent. The second ascent was carried out by the Slovenians Luka Krajnc and Tadej Krišelj. The report by Matteo Della Bordella. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43437 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sat, 06 Feb 2016 08:24:22 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43436 Luca Rinaldi boulders 8B+ with Off the Wagon in Valle Bavona Italian climber Luca Rinaldi has repeated Off the Wagon, the boulder problem graded 8B+ located in Valle Bavona, Switzerland. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43436 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:39:55 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43435 Interview with Colin Haley and Alex Honnold after the Cerro Torre Traverse in day (Patagonia) Interview with Colin Haley and Alex Honnold who on Sunday 31 January 2016 made the first repeat of the Torre Traverse in Patagonia by enchaining Cerro Standhardt, Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro Torre. The American alpinists needed just 20 hours and 40 minutes from Col Standhardt to the summit of Cerro Torre, and 32 hours in total to return to their starting point. The first Torre Traverse was carried out over 4 days in 2008 by Haley together with Rolando Garibotti. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43435 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:46:16 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43434 New El Diente climb at Monterrey in Mexico From 2 - 21 December 2015 Octavio Aragon, Sergio Almada Berreta and Gareth Leah made the first ascent of El Son del Viento (5.12d, 420m) a new sports climb up the North Face of El Diente, Parque Nacional Cumbres de Monterrey, Mexico. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43434 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:29:14 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43433 Alpine Wall Tour with Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek The trailer of the Alpine Wall Tour, carried out by Polish climbers Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek on five difficult rock climbs in the Alps: End of Silence (Berchtesgaden Alps) Silbergeier (Rätikon), Des Kaisers neue Kleider (Wilder Kaiser) Brento Centro (Monte Brento), Bellavista (Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites) http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43433 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:31:16 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43432 Eispark Osttirol, the new ice climbing venue in Austria The Eispark Osttirol, a new ice climbing crag with approximately 50 artificial icefalls, has been inaugurated close to the Matreier Tauernhaus in East Tirol, Austria. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43432 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:32:17 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43431 Valle dell'Orco, Rolando Larcher climbs new granite on Torre di Aimonin Rolando Larcher recounts the beauty of trad climbing in Italy's Valle dell'Orco: the video (by Riky Felderer) and the report of two new rock climbs on Torre di Aimonin: "Cani & Gatti" (8a+), first ascended with a mix of trad and bolts by M. Oviglia and P. Seimandi and freed by Rolando Larcher and "Conosci te stesso?" (E7 6c or 8a), a trad pitch first ascended by Larcher. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43431 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:44:21 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43428 Maria Tolokonina and Maxim Tomilov win the Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 The final stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 took place last weekend at Rabenstein - Corvara in Italy. After four competitions, both the Lead and Speed World Cups were won by the Russians Maria Tolokonina and Maxim Tomilov. Lead stage victory went ot Janez Svoljšak from Slovenia and Han Na Rai Song from Korea, while the fastest Speed climbers were Radomir Proshchenko and Tolokonina. Corvara also awarded the European Championship title, won by Svoljšak and Switzerland's Petra Klingler (Lead) and by Proshchenko and Tolokonina (Speed). http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43428 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:40:14 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43426 Ice Climbing World Cup at Rabenstein - live streaming The final stage of the Ice Climbing world Cup 2016 began this morning at Rabenstein, Italy. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43426 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:22:35 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43423 Fuiste Alpiste, the video by Ermanno Salvaterra about how Patagonia once used to be Ermanno Salvaterra documents the climbing and Patagonia in1993-94 in this video, Fuiste Alpiste, recently updated with names of the climbers of those unforgettable six months spent, more than twenty years ago, at the base camp of Cerro Torre. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43423 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:31:18 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43422 Trad climbing at Balmanolesca, Italy Maurizio Oviglia introduces trad crack climbing at Balmanolesca, Italy. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43422 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:44:29 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43417 Marianne van der Steen D13+ drytooling flash at Bus del Quai, Italy On 26 January 2016 at Bus del Quai di Iseo (Italy) Dutch climber Marianne van der Steen managed to flash Kamasutra, a drytooling climb graded D13+. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43417 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:27:50 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43415 Adiós Iñaki Coussirat On 21/01/2015 Inaki Coussirat died while climbing Cerro Fitz Roy in Patagonia. Marcello Cominetti remembers the promising young Argentine alpinist. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43415 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:55:51 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43413 Ice Climbing Ecrins 2016 festival report The report about the 26th edition of Ice Climbing Ecrins, the festival that took place from 14 - 17 January at l’Argentière-La Bessée, France. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43413 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:36:55 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43411 Video: David Lama and Conrad Anker attempt Lunag Ri The video of the attempt by David Lama and Conrad Anker to climb Lunag Ri, a 6907m high mountain located on the border between Nepal and Tibet. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43411 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:57:03 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43410 Ice Climbing World Cup: Russians take gold in Saas Fee The third stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 took place in Saas Fee, Switzerland from 22 - 23 January 2016. Russians Maxim Tomilov and Maria Tolokonina won the Lead discipline, while Speed was won by teammates Nikolei Kuzovlev and Ekaterina Koshcheeva. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43410 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:57:03 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43409 Piolets d'Or 2016 moves to La Grave-La Meije The press release of the 24th edition of the prestigious international mountaineering award Piolet d’Or that will be celebrated from 14 - 17 April 2016 at La Grave-La Meije, France. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43409 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:19:10 +0100