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=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) Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:42:42 +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) Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:34:46 +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 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42428 Effimera, Matteo Bernasconi's Pizzo Badile dream The short film directed by Riky Felderer about Matteo Bernasconi and his desire to make the first ascent of a new mixed route up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42428 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:01:55 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42427 Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell and The Wall of Early Morning Light on El Capitan Archive footage of Warren Harding and Dean Caldwell topping out on El Capitan, Yosemite, after the first ascent in 1970 of Dawn Wall, aka The Wall of Early Morning Light. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42427 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:38:26 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42426 Nanga Parbat in winter, Tomasz Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol return to Base Camp after reaching 7800m News just in: France’s Elisabeth Revol and Poland’s Tomasz Mackiewicz have returned to base camp of Nanga Parbat after reaching 7800m during their attempt to make the first winter ascent of this 8126m giant in the Karakorum. This historic feat on the 9th highest mountain in the world is also being attempted by several other expeditions: on the Diamir side the Italians Daniele Nardi and Roberto Delle Monache, on the Rupal Face the Russians Serguey Kondrashkin, Victor Koval, Valery Shamalo and Nickolay Totmjanin. In addition, they will shortly be joined by Spaniard Alex Txikon, the Pakistanis Muhammad Ali Sadpara and Muhammad Khan and an Iranian expedition. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42426 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:02:37 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42425 First ski descents in the Dolomites by Vascellari, D'Alpaos and De Barba Between February and May 2014, Italian skiers Francesco Vascellari, Davide D'Alpaos and Loris De Barba carried out a series of first ski descents to solve some old problems in the Dolomites. They concluded their run with a repeat of the East Face of the Matterhorn, first skied by Tone Valeruz in 1975. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42425 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:58:04 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42423 Climbing and training: Campus Board and the 5 mistakes to be avoided The video tutorial by Christian Core of Dr. Kelios Bonetti explaining the five most common mistakes while training with a Campus Board that force climbers to stop training. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42423 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:10:48 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42422 Angelika Rainer and the Ouray Ice Festival The report by Angelika Rainer about the Ouray Ice Festival, the ice climbing meeting andthe competition that took place from 8 - 11 January, won by Italian ice climber and Canada’s Will Gadd http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42422 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:05:35 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42420 La Divina Commedia at Buco del Piombo climbed by Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera The video of La Divina Commedia, the route first ascended by Simone Pedeferri and Luca Schiera at Buco del Piombo in Valle Bova, Italy, freed in July 2014 with difficulties up to 8b+ (7a obligatory). http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42420 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:21:43 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42417 Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson free climb the Dawn Wall on El Capitan On 15 January 2015, after 19 days on the wall and years of efforts, American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson completed the historic first free ascent of Dawn Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA. Almost 1000m high and with two pitches graded 5.14d (9a), this is probably the hardest big wall in the world. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42417 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:33:04 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42415 Wadi Rum, Jordan: Kristoffy and Krasnansky climb their Fatal Attraction In December 2014 the Slovakian rock climbers Jozo Kristoffy and Martin Krasnansky made the first ascent of Fatal Attraction (8a+, 450m) at Jebel Rum, a contender for the hardest multi-pitch climb in Jordan. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42415 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:32:42 +0100 http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42414 A line, the attempt up the West Ridge of lllimani The documentary of Marco Erbetta, Enrico Rosso and Padre Antonio Zavattarelli attempting to climb the West Ridge of llimani, Cordillera Real, Andes, Bolivia. http://www.planetmountain.com/english/News/shownews1.lasso?l=2&keyid=42414 info@planetmountain.com (Planetmountain.com) Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:59:14 +0100