Planetmountain.com - Latest news http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/ PlanetMountain.com, Climbing, mountaineering, skiing, trekking, off-piste, bouldering in Italy, Alps, Himalaya, Dolomites. en-EN Copyright, PlanetMountain.com info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/gangstang-nw-ridge-first-ascent-by-malcolm-bass-and-guy-buckingham.html Gangstang NW Ridge first ascent by Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham have just made the first ascent of the beautiful NW Ridge of Gangstang (6162m) in the Himachal Pradesh Himalaya. They reached the summit on the 9th June and descended to base camp the next day completing a five day round trip. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/gangstang-nw-ridge-first-ascent-by-malcolm-bass-and-guy-buckingham.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:22:07 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/bolivia-italians-climb-new-route-up-rumi-mallku.html Bolivia: Italians climb new route up Rumi Mallku On Saturday, 11/06/2016 Enrico Rosso, Pietro Sella and Antonio Zavattarelli made the first ascent of Mindfulness, a new climb up Rumi Mallku (5900m), Cordillera Real, Bolivian Andes. A few days earlier, the 'Illampu 2016' expedition members teamed up with Davide Vitale to make the first repeat of the SW Ridge of Jaqusiri (5900m). Enrico Rosso provides the trip report. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/bolivia-italians-climb-new-route-up-rumi-mallku.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 01 Jul 2016 09:57:28 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/norwegianstyle-new-trad-climb-on-norways-preikestolen.html #Norwegianstyle, new trad climb on Norway's Preikestolen On 13/06/2016 Jon Egil Auestad and Øyvind Salvesen made the first ascent of #Norwegianstyle, a new trad climb up Preikestolen (Pulpit rock) in Norway. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/norwegianstyle-new-trad-climb-on-norways-preikestolen.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:00:30 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/torre-del-formenton-new-rock-climb-at-passo-di-san-pellegrino-dolomites.html Torre del Formenton, new rock climb at Passo di San Pellegrino, Dolomites Marco Bozzetta introduces Occhi d’acqua (7b, 210m), a new multi-pitch rock climb established ground-up in September 2015 together with Costante Carpella up the south face of Torre del Formenton, Val Fredda, Dolomiti. Dolomites. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/torre-del-formenton-new-rock-climb-at-passo-di-san-pellegrino-dolomites.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:05:39 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/barbara-zangerl-jacopo-larcher-repeat-stefan-glowacz-climb-in-the-verdon.html Barbara Zangerl & Jacopo Larcher repeat Stefan Glowacz climb in the Verdon Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have climbed Golden Shower (8b+, 150m), the multi-pitch route freed by Stefan Glowacz in 2012 in Verdon Gorge, France. Their ascent took place shortly after that of the Austrians Tobias Bitschnau and Christoph Schranz. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/barbara-zangerl-jacopo-larcher-repeat-stefan-glowacz-climb-in-the-verdon.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:10:55 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/maybe-chasing-the-snowleopard.html Maybe, chasing the Snowleopard The trailer of the brief documentary that tells the story of the Piedmontese mountaineer Carlalberto Cimenti and his experience in the wild territory of the ex-Soviet Union as he attempts to receive the prestigious ‘Snow Leopard’ prize, awarded by the Russian Mountaineering Federation. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/maybe-chasing-the-snowleopard.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:52:32 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/stefano-ghisolfi-a-year-after-climbing-biographie.html Stefano Ghisolfi, a year after climbing Biographie Stefano Ghisolfi talks about his return to Céüse in France a year after having repeated Biographie. It's a chance to remember those moments with a video that documents his ascent of this legendary sports climb freed by Chris Sharma in 2001. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/stefano-ghisolfi-a-year-after-climbing-biographie.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:26:01 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/competitions/international-ski-mountaineering-the-2017-competition-calendar.html International Ski Mountaineering: the 2017 competition calendar The 2017 ISMF World Cup season contains 11 races in 5 different countries including, for the first time, Turkey. The traditional Grande Course competitions will no longer be part of the World Cup circuit. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/competitions/international-ski-mountaineering-the-2017-competition-calendar.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:56:34 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/sonnie-trotter-free-climbs-the-totem-pole-ewbank-route.html Sonnie Trotter free climbs the Totem Pole Ewbank Route The video of Sonnie Trotter climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania via the Ewbank Route. Established by John Ewbank and Allan Keller with the use of aid in 1968, in 2009 Doug McConnell and Dean Rollins freed the individual pitches on separate days. Trotter’s ascent is the first free ascent in a single push. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/sonnie-trotter-free-climbs-the-totem-pole-ewbank-route.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:59:43 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/new-rock-climb-up-coste-dell-anglone-in-valle-del-sarca-italy.html New rock climb up Coste dell'Anglone in Valle del Sarca, Italy In 2015 Leonardo Dagani made the first ascent of Frog (6c, 220m), a new multi-pitch sports climb up the Piramide Lakshmi, Coste dell'Anglone, Valle del Sarca, Italy. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/new-rock-climb-up-coste-dell-anglone-in-valle-del-sarca-italy.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:36:24 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/martin-keller-is-the-highlander-at-sustenpass-in-switzerland.html Martin Keller is The Highlander at Sustenpass in Switzerland Bouldering: after a 13-year courtship verging on the obsession, Swiss climber Martin Keller has amde the first ascent of The Highlander, an 8C problem at Sustenpass in Switzerland. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/martin-keller-is-the-highlander-at-sustenpass-in-switzerland.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:58:13 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-yuji-hirayama-sachi-amma-klemen-becan-hot-climbing-action-at-flatanger-and-oliana.html Adam Ondra, Yuji Hirayama, Sachi Amma, Klemen Becan, hot climbing action at Flatanger and Oliana Sport climbing news: on 16/06/2016 at Flatanger in Norway Adam Ondra made the first ascent of the 9a+ climb 120 Degrees. And while the talented Japanese Yuji Hirayama and Sachi Amma have now reached this cave, at Oliana in Spain Klemen Bečan from Slovenia has repeated his second 9a+, Papichulo. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/adam-ondra-yuji-hirayama-sachi-amma-klemen-becan-hot-climbing-action-at-flatanger-and-oliana.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:58:31 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/alex-honnold-climbing-at-the-needles.html Alex Honnold climbing at The Needles American rock climber Alex Honnold solo climbing at The Needles in California, USA. The VR footage offers a 360° view and gives the sensation of actually being there. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/alex-honnold-climbing-at-the-needles.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:29:08 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/kishtwar-shivling-east-pillar-first-climbed-by-italian-team.html Kishtwar Shivling East Pillar first climbed by Italian team Alpinism: from 8 - 9 June 2016 the Italian alpinists Nicola Binelli, Luca Cornella, Silvestro Franchini and Tomas Franchini climbed the virgin East Pillar of Kishtwar Shivling in the Indian Himalaya. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/kishtwar-shivling-east-pillar-first-climbed-by-italian-team.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:06:12 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/marmolada-south-face-climbing-banned-only-on-via-dell-ideale.html Marmolada South Face: climbing banned on Via dell’Ideale only Following legislation issued earlier today by the Municipality of Rocca Pietore, it is forbidden to climb the route Via dell’Ideale up Punta Rocca (Punta d'Ombretta), Marmolada south face, Dolomites from 21 June to 15 July 2016. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/alpinism/marmolada-south-face-climbing-banned-only-on-via-dell-ideale.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:14:23 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/competitions/italian-lead-cup-claudia-ghisolfi-and-alberto-gotta-win-at-laquila.html Italian Lead Cup, Claudia Ghisolfi and Alberto Gotta win at L'Aquila On Sunday, June 19 the third stage of the Italian Lead Cup was won o Villa San Angelo, L'Aquila, by Claudia Ghisolfi and Alberto Gotta. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/competitions/italian-lead-cup-claudia-ghisolfi-and-alberto-gotta-win-at-laquila.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:27:17 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/rocklands-trad-climbing-revisited-by-caroline-ciavaldini-james-pearson.html Rocklands trad climbing revisited by Caroline Ciavaldini & James Pearson Climbing video: Caroline Ciavaldini and James Pearson revisit Rocklands in South Africa to discover the area’s wealth of trad climbing. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/rocklands-trad-climbing-revisited-by-caroline-ciavaldini-james-pearson.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:08:35 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/gear/grivel-twin-gate-carabiner-wins-compasso-d-oro-adi.html Grivel Twin Gate carabiner wins Compasso d'Oro - ADI The Grivel Twin Gate carabiner has won the prestigious award Compasso d’oro ADI 2016, category Design for the individual. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/gear/grivel-twin-gate-carabiner-wins-compasso-d-oro-adi.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 20 Jun 2016 18:37:52 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/rustam-gelmanov-repeats-daniel-woods-hypnotized-minds-at-rmnp.html Rustam Gelmanov repeats Daniel Woods' Hypnotized Minds at RMNP Russian climber Rustam Gelmanov climbs Hypnotized Minds, the boulder problem put up by Daniel Woods in the Rocky Mountain National Park graded 8C/8C+. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/rustam-gelmanov-repeats-daniel-woods-hypnotized-minds-at-rmnp.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sun, 19 Jun 2016 18:01:30 +0200 http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/pirmin-bertle-climbs-testpiece-at-piedra-parada-patagonia.html Pirmin Bertle proposes 9a testpiece in Piedra Parada, Patagonia German climber Pirmin Bertle has made the first ascent of 'Azul es el cielo de los ciegos' at Piedra Parada in Argentine Patagonia. Graded 9a, this route may well be the hardest sport climb in South America. http://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/pirmin-bertle-climbs-testpiece-at-piedra-parada-patagonia.html info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sat, 18 Jun 2016 11:02:32 +0200