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=43454 Rabenstein Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 highlights The video highlights of the fourth and final stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 that took place at Rabenstein, Italy, on 30 - 31 January 2016. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43454 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:21:04 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43453 Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016 Nepal's Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has been nominated National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016. Apart from being a highly talented mountainer, Pasang Lhamu distinguished herself for her role in relief efforts after the country suffered a severe earthquake in April 2015. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43453 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:03:09 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43451 Climbing video: Chris Sharma on Catalan Witness the fitness 8C The video of American rock climber Chris Sharma on his boulder problem Catalán Witness the fitness 8C at the crag Cova de Ocell in Spain. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43451 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:30:50 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43449 Angelika Rainer flashes Next Level D13 at Usine in France Italian ice climber Angelika Rainer has flashed "Next Level", a drytooling route graded D13 located at Usine in France. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43449 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:24:22 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43448 Cesare, son of San Mauro The mountains are the last resort to save biodiversity. In this AKU film the Italian botanist Cesare Lasen talks about his life as scientist and man of the mountains. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43448 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:16:32 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43446 Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl breakthrough with Interstellar Spice at Helmcken Falls At the Helmcken Falls in Canada Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl have made the first ascent of Interstellar Spice, a new ice climb they describe as setting "a new level of difficulty for any route of this style." http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43446 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:54:23 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43444 Couloir del Cimino, icefall in Italy's Valle della Pietra On 17/01/2016 Cristian Candiotto and Armando Ligari climbed an icefall in Valle della Pietra (Val Gerola), Lombardy, Italy. Since there are no reports of previous ascents, the drip has been called Couloir del Cimino (I / 3 + 4, 700m). Cristian Candiotto reports. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43444 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:41:10 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43443 Victoria Kreuzer and Kilian Jornet Burgada win the Vertical Race European Championships At Les Marecottes in Switzerland the Vertical Race European Ski Mountaineering Championships were won by Victoria Kreuzer and Kilian Jornet Burgada. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=43443 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Sun, 07 Feb 2016 09:37:07 +0100 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) Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:09:48 +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