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    Mount Tetnuldi, Georgia: Temur Kurdiani solos new route up West Face
    24.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mount Tetnuldi, Georgia: Temur Kurdiani solos new route up West Face

    Temur Kurdiani has made the solo first ascent of a new route up the West Face of Tetnuldi in the Greater Caucasus Mountain Range in Georgia.

    Mt. Forbes, Canada: virgin East Face climbed by Alik Berg, Quentin Roberts
    23.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mt. Forbes, Canada: virgin East Face climbed by Alik Berg, Quentin Roberts

    Alpinists Alik Berg and Quentin Roberts have made the first ascent of the hitherto unclimbed and impressive East Face of Mount Forbes (3612 m) in the Canadian Rockies.

    Graham Zimmerman, an Imperfect Advocate
    17.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Graham Zimmerman, an Imperfect Advocate

    American alpinist Graham Zimmerman, winner of the Piolets d’Or 2020, sees see firsthand the effects of human-driven climate change on the world and decides that he must take action. This forces him to confront his personal carbon footprint to become an Imperfect Advocate. 



    Two New Routes on Mont Vert de Greuvetta in Mont Blanc massif
    09.10.2020 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

    Two New Routes on Mont Vert de Greuvetta in Mont Blanc massif

    Simon Richardson reports about two new routes climbed on Mont Vert de Greuvetta in the Mont Blanc massif with Michael Rinn, the ephemeral mixed route Dinosaur Gully and the traditional multi-pitch rock climb Autumn Vibes.

    Reinhold Messner and Nirmal Purja encounter streamed today at 12
    08.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Reinhold Messner and Nirmal Purja encounter streamed today at 12

    On Thursday 8 October 2020 at 12:00 the encounter between Reinhold Messner and Nirmal Purja, two of the most famous mountaineers in the world, will be streamed on gazzetta.it and ilfestivaldellosport.it

    Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle
    07.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle

    The film Vertical Ice: The Spirit of Guy Lacelle, dedicated to the Canadian ice climbing guru who died in 2009.

    New line on Mount Robson Emperor Face by Ethan Berman, Uisdean Hawthorn
    07.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    New line on Mount Robson Emperor Face by Ethan Berman, Uisdean Hawthorn

    Ethan Berman and Uisdean Hawthorn have made the first ascent of Running in the Shadows (VI AI5 M6 2000m), a big new mixed route up the famous Emperor Face of Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies.

    Tom Hornbein, Everest West Ridge pioneer, in American Alpine Club Legacy Series
    05.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Hornbein, Everest West Ridge pioneer, in American Alpine Club Legacy Series

    A video tribute to Tom Hornbein, the formidable American mountaineer famous above all for his first ascent of the West Ridge of Everest in 1963 with Willi Unsoeld, by the American Alpine Club Legacy Series.

    Reinhold Messner and Nirmal Purja meeting for Sports Festival in Italy
    05.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Reinhold Messner and Nirmal Purja meeting for Sports Festival in Italy

    On Thursday 8 October the video will be aired documenting the encounter between Reinhold Messner and Nirmal Purja, two of the most famous mountaineers in the world, in the run-up to the Gazzetta dello Sport Festival which take place in Milan, Italy, from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October.

    Ushba & Ailama, difficult new Georgian climbs in the Caucasus by Archil Badriashvili, Giorgi Tepnadze, Levan Lashkarashvili

    Ushba & Ailama, difficult new Georgian climbs in the Caucasus by Archil Badriashvili, Giorgi Tepnadze, Levan Lashkarashvili

    In September 2020 Georgian mountaineers made a 16-day trip to Svaneti in Central Caucasus and completed two new routes. The first, by Archil Badriashvili, Giorgi Tepnadze and Levan Lashkarashvili, up the SW Face of Ailama (4,547m), the second by Badriashvili and Tepnadze up the NW Face of Ushba. Badriashvili reports.

    Ang Rita Sherpa, Nepal's legendary Everest mountaineer, passes away
    23.09.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ang Rita Sherpa, Nepal's legendary Everest mountaineer, passes away

    Ang Rita Sherpa, the legendary Nepalese mountaineer nicknamed Snow Leopard and famous for having climbed Everest 10 times without the use of supplementary oxygen between 1983 and 1996, passed away yesterday at 72.


    Punta Dufour, new cross placed on highest mountain in Monte Rosa massif
    19.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Punta Dufour, new cross placed on highest mountain in Monte Rosa massif

    The video of the new cross on Punta Dufour, at 4634 meters in altitude the highest mountain in the Monte Rosa massif.

    Matterhorn Italian Route: Échelle Jordan temporarily inaccessible
    17.09.2020 by Guide del Cervino in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Italian Route: Échelle Jordan temporarily inaccessible

    The Italian Matterhorn Guides inform that due to rockfall the Échelle Jordan ladder is currently inaccessible. The guides have equipped a new line to the left of the ladder in order to reach the summit.

    Monte Rosa Capanna Margherita end of season timelapse
    16.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Monte Rosa Capanna Margherita end of season timelapse

    The time-lapse from Capanna Margherita on Monte Rosa. This is the last video of 2020, since the highest mountain hut in the Alps has now closed its summer season.

    Cinque Torri flash mob in protest against new infrastructure in the Dolomites
    05.09.2020 by Andrea Benesso in Environment

    Cinque Torri flash mob in protest against new infrastructure in the Dolomites

    The press release concerning a 'mountaineering' flash mob that took place on 03/40/2020 on the Cinque Torri (Cortina, Dolomites) in protest against new ski lifts and constructions in the Dolomites.

    Grandes Jorasses: Federica Mingolla, Leo Gheza repeat Il Giovane Guerriero for Matteo Pasquetto
    21.08.2020 by Federica Mingolla in Alpinism

    Grandes Jorasses: Federica Mingolla, Leo Gheza repeat Il Giovane Guerriero for Matteo Pasquetto

    Federica Mingolla and Leo Gheza have made the first repeat of Il Giovane Guerriero, Young Warrior, the route established only recently up the east face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif by Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo Pasquetto and Luca Moroni. The route was dedicated to Matteo Pasquetto who lost his life during the descent. Mingolla and Gheza report.

    Symon Welfringer completes spicy month in Mont Blanc massif
    18.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Symon Welfringer completes spicy month in Mont Blanc massif

    French mountaineer Symon Welfringer has had a productive July and August in the Mont Blanc massif which includes a single day, all-free ascent of Manitua on the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses.

    Leo Gheza makes solo ascent of Central Pillar of Frêney
    16.08.2020 by Leonardo Gheza in Alpinism

    Leo Gheza makes solo ascent of Central Pillar of Frêney

    Italian mountaineer Leonardo Gheza reports about his solo ascent of the Central Pillar of Frêney in the Mont Blanc massif on 6/08/2020. This might well be the first solo ascent in just a single day. In any case it was an amazing experience on one of the most famous faces in the Alps.

    Paraclimbers Massimo Coda, Andrea Lanfri summit Mont Blanc
    14.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Paraclimbers Massimo Coda, Andrea Lanfri summit Mont Blanc

    Interview with Andrea Lanfri who climbed Mont Blanc via the normal Italian route with Massimo Coda. In all likelihood they are theirs is the first paraclimbing partnership to achieve this undertaking.

    Piolets d’Or 2020: Chamlang, Tengi Ragi Tau, Link Sar and Rakaposhi the winning climbs
    12.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d’Or 2020: Chamlang, Tengi Ragi Tau, Link Sar and Rakaposhi the winning climbs

    Four remarkable ascents will be awarded the Piolets d'Or 2020 at the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland from 11 - 22 September: Chamlang by Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák, Tengi Ragi Tau by Alan Rousseau and Tino Villanueva, Link Sar by Mark Richey, Steve Swenson, Chris Wright and Graham Zimmerman and Rakaposhi by Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima.

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