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=42453 Argyro Papathanasiou climbs 8b+/8c at Athens At Spilia Daveli close to Athens, Greece, Argyro Papathanasiou has climbed Au revoir 8b+/8c. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42453 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:55:32 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42452 The Old Man of Hoy and Sir Chris Bonington The video of The Old Man of Hoy, Scotland, climbed in August 2014 by Leo Houlding and one of the first ascentionists, the 80-year-old British mountaineer Chris Bonington. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42452 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:59:58 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42450 Alexander Megos climbs Lucid Dreaming 8C at Bishop German climber Alexander Megos has made the third ascent of Lucid Dreaming V15 / 8C at Bishop, USA. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42450 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:23:30 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42449 Nicolas Favresse climbing The recovery drink in Norway The complete video of Nicolas Favresse and The recovery drink, the route he freed at the crag Profilveggen / Profile wall at Jøssingfjord in Norway in 2013. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42449 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:59:55 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42448 Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson raise the bar with Range War in Scotland At Creag an Dubh Loch in Scotland Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson made the first ascent, onsight, of Range War  X/10. This is only the second route of this difficulty to be ascended in this style, after their The Greatest Show on Earth at Cul Mor. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42448 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:24:02 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42447 Piolets d'Or 2015: Chris Bonington to receive Lifetime Achievement Award From 9 - 12 April 2015 Courmayeur and Chamonix become the world’s mountaineering capital with the 23 edition of the Piolets d’Or, the most prestigious mountaineering award. Britain’s Sir Chris Bonington will receive the Piolet d'Or Carrière - the Lifetime Achievement Award. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42447 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:16:04 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42446 Melloblocco 2015 - register online now! Pre-registration is now online for Melloblocco 2015, the biggest bouldering and climbing meeting in the world that will be held in Val di Mello - Val Masino, Italy, from 30 April to 3 May 2015. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42446 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:00:21 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42444 Chamonix success for the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face The results of the first stage of the Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015 by The North Face that took place in Chamonix, France last weekend. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42444 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:13:35 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42443 Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein bouldering at Chaos Canyon The bouldering video of Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein at Chaos Canyon, Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado, USA. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42443 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:30:09 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42442 Ice Climbing World Cup 2015: Angelika Rainer and Maxim Tomilov win in Saas Fee Italy’s Angelika Rainer reconfirms her form by winning, for the fifth time ever, the Saas Fee stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup in Switzerland; absolute domination on behalf of Russia’s Maxim Tomilov with three consecutive victories. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42442 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:50:51 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42441 Colin Haley and Marc-Andre Leclerc climb Travesia del Oso Buda in Patagonia From 18 - 21 January 2015 Colin Haley and Marc-André Leclerc climbed Cerro Torre, Torre Egger, Punta Herron and Cerro Standhardt, This new traverse from south to north has been called Travesia del Oso Buda, in memory of Bjørn-Eivind Årtun and Chad Kellogg. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42441 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:59:33 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42440 Klemen Bečan is Dedicated at Chulilla in Spain The video of Slovenian climber Klemen Becan who made the first ascent, onsight, of Siempre se Puede Hacer Menos, a possible 8c+ at Chulilla in Spain a few weeks ago. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42440 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:39:36 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42439 Meru at the Sundance Film Festival This evening Meru will première at the Sundance Film Festival. The film documents the first ascent of Shark's Fin up the NW face of Meru (6310), Himalaya, carried out in 2011 by American alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42439 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:16:49 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42437 Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face: Chamonix kick-off The Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015 by The North Face kicks off tomorrow with the first stage in Chamonix, France. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42437 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:53:39 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42435 Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson make onsight first ascent of The Greatest Show On Earth in Scotland On 19 January 2014 Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson made the first ascent, onsight, of The Greatest Show On Earth, a six pitch outing on Cul Mor in Scotland. If the grade is confirmed, this is quite possibly the first onsight ascent of a grade X/10 winter climb in Britain. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42435 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:43:55 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42434 Progetto Icaro at Santa Caterina, Italy The report about the first stage of Progetto Icaro 2014/2015 that took place at Santa Caterina, Alta Valtellina on Monday 22 December 2014. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42434 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:23:05 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42433 Jacopo Larcher - Evolve The trailer for the short film Evolve that documents the evolution of Jacopo Larcher, as a climber and also as a person. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42433 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:22:57 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42432 Tom Ballard, Cima Grande di Lavaredo and Pizzo Badile in winter for his Starlight and Storm project British mountaineer Tom Ballard, as part of his project Starlight and Storm to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, has recently climbed the Comici - Dimai route on Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Dolomites and the Cassin route up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42432 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:35:26 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42430 Triglav and Travnik, important winter ascents in Slovenia by Mrak, Vukotič and Marčič From  23 - 26 December young Slovenian alpinists Matevž Mrak (23) and Matevž Vukotič (24) made the second winter ascent, and first ever from the base of the face, of one of Slovenia’s most famous routes, Obraz Sfinge on the North Face of Triglav. They did so by climbing the Prusik - Szalay route, for an outing graded VI, M6+ R, AI4, VII- A1 (1000m, 1600m total length ). On 10 January 2015 Mrak, Vukotič and Nejc Marčič (29) made the second winter ascent of the Sveča route (VII- M, 800m) on Travnik in an 18-hour push. Matevž Mrak provides the details. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42430 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:00:14 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42429 Adam Ondra, climbing and video interview from King Rock Verona Video interview starring Adam Ondra, filmed on Sunday, 18 January 2015, at the King Rock Verona climbing gym where the Czech climber was a guest and climbed with his fans. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42429 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:35:13 +0100