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    Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley
    10.12.2018 by Tommy Caldwell in Environment

    Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley

    Starting from what he has observed in the Yosemite Valley, American climber Tommy Caldwell shares his concerns about climate change.

    Airport, possible new ice climb in Langental, Dolomites, by Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr
    08.12.2018 by Daniel Ladurner in Alpinism

    Airport, possible new ice climb in Langental, Dolomites, by Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr

    In Langental (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayr have climbed a possible new icefall they have called Airport. The line runs to the left of the classic Jumbo Jet drip and has been graded WI5+ M4 160m. Ladurner reports.

    Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson cast their Forge in Scotland
    06.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson cast their Forge in Scotland

    Scottish mountaineers Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have started their winter climbing season in style with the first ascent of The Forge X/10 at An Teallach in NNW Scotland.

    La Sportiva 90th, mountaineering, climbing and footwear history in a prize-winning book
    05.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    La Sportiva 90th, mountaineering, climbing and footwear history in a prize-winning book

    The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' celebrating the first 90 years of the famous Italian outdoor footwear and clothing company is now on sale at www.lasportiva.com.

    Fitz Roy Supercanaleta climbed in Patagonia by Michele Colturi, Federico Martinelli, Federico Secchi
    05.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Fitz Roy Supercanaleta climbed in Patagonia by Michele Colturi, Federico Martinelli, Federico Secchi

    From 25 - 28 November 2018 the Italian alpinists Michele Colturi, Federico Martinelli and Federico Secchi repeated the famous Supercanaleta route up Fitz Roy in Patagonia.

    David Lama / The Lunag Ri Solo Interview
    04.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    David Lama / The Lunag Ri Solo Interview

    Interview with David Lama after his October 2018 solo first ascent of Lunag Ri, the 6907m mountain on the border between Nepal and Tibet.

    Russisches Roulette / New Kristallwand mixed climb by Matthias Wurzer, Peter Wurzer
    03.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Russisches Roulette / New Kristallwand mixed climb by Matthias Wurzer, Peter Wurzer

    Austrian mountain guides Matthias Wurzer and Peter Wurzer have established Russisches Roulette, Russian roulette, a difficult and dangerous mixed climb up the northeast face of Kristallwand (Venediger Group, Hohe Tauern, Austria).

    Le Quatuor à cordes, new climb up Lobuche East above Nepal's Khumbu valley
    03.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Le Quatuor à cordes, new climb up Lobuche East above Nepal's Khumbu valley

    Himalayan climbing: French mountaineers Aurélien Vaissière, Antonin Cecchini, Laurent Thévenot and Symon Welfringer have established Le Quattro à Cordes, a new route up Lobuche East (6120m) above the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

    Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron climb A Peak Central Couloir in Cabinet Mountains, USA
    30.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron climb A Peak Central Couloir in Cabinet Mountains, USA

    The Central Couloir of A Peak in the Cabinet Mountains, Montana, USA, has been climbed by Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron.

    David Lama Lunag Ri solo ascent video
    27.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    David Lama Lunag Ri solo ascent video

    The video of David Lama and his solo ascent of Lunag Ri, the 6907m mountain on the border between Nepal and Tibet, climbed on 25 October 2018 by the Austrian mountaineer.

    Chris Wright and Graham Zimmerman add The Indirect American to Mt MacDonald, Canada
    26.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Chris Wright and Graham Zimmerman add The Indirect American to Mt MacDonald, Canada

    Chris Wright (USA/UK) and Graham Zimmerman (USA/NZ) have made the first ascent of a long, difficult mixed route on the North Face of Mount MacDonald in the Selkirk Mountains in British Columbia, Canada. 1000 meters long, the Indirect American was climbed from 11 - 13 November 2018 and deals with difficulties up to WI4+ M7.

    Wechnerwand North Face climbed by Philipp Brugger, Martin Sieberer
    24.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Wechnerwand North Face climbed by Philipp Brugger, Martin Sieberer

    At the start of November 2018 Philipp Brugger and Martin Sieberer climbed a new winter route up the North Face of Wechnerwand in the Stubai Alps in Austria.

    Himjung in Nepal / Vitus Auer, Sebastian Fuchs, Stefan Larcher climb new route up 7000er
    23.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Himjung in Nepal / Vitus Auer, Sebastian Fuchs, Stefan Larcher climb new route up 7000er

    Climbing alpine style for 3 days, mountaineers Vitus Auer, Sebastian Fuchs and Stefan Larcher have established a new route up Mt. Himjung (7092 m) in Nepal.

    Langdung: new Spanish route in Nepalese Himalayas
    22.11.2018 by Jesús Ibarz in Alpinism

    Langdung: new Spanish route in Nepalese Himalayas

    At the end of October 2018 Spanish mountaineers Pablo Ruix (Blín), Jesús Ibarz and Edu Recio established a new route up Langdung (6357 m) above the Rolwaling valley in Nepal. Ibarz reports about their Bihâna (6c+, 1500 m, ED+).

    Pakistan 2018: Kiris Peak and a yesteryear mountaineering adventure. By Maurizio Giordani
    16.11.2018 by Maurizio Giordani in Alpinism

    Pakistan 2018: Kiris Peak and a yesteryear mountaineering adventure. By Maurizio Giordani

    Italian alpinist Maurizio Giordani reports about his climbing expedition to Pakistan during which, with Massimo Faletti, he completed a stylish ascent of Water World, a beautiful and difficult big wall up the hitherto unclimbed Kiris Peak (5428m). The other expedition members included Manrico Dell’Agnola, Antonella Giacomin, Cristiano Marinello, Andrea Peron, Nancy Paoletto, Giorgio Zeni, Luisa Boscheri, Andrea Marchel and Nadia Pezzi.

    Mugu Peaks in Nepal, new route climbed by Anna Torretta, Cecilia Buil, Ixchel Foord
    15.11.2018 by Anna Torretta in Alpinism

    Mugu Peaks in Nepal, new route climbed by Anna Torretta, Cecilia Buil, Ixchel Foord

    The report by Italian mountaineer Anna Torretta who with Cecilia Buil from Spain and Ixchel Foord from Mexico made the first ascent of Couloir SW (600m, A1, 6a, M5), a new climb up the virgin Mugu Peaks (5467 meters) in the Karnali district of NW Nepal.

    Simone Moro, Tamara Lunger and the first winter ascent of Pik Pobeda in Siberia
    14.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simone Moro, Tamara Lunger and the first winter ascent of Pik Pobeda in Siberia

    The short film of the first winter ascent of Pik Pobeda, carried out by Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger. The highest mountain in Siberia is known as one of coldest places on earth.

    Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini forge new mixed climb up Mt Prijakt in Austria
    12.11.2018 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

    Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini forge new mixed climb up Mt Prijakt in Austria

    Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini have made the first ascent of Sintflut, Deluge, a new ice and mixed climb up the north face of Mount Prijakt in Austria. Messini reports.

    Patagonia El Faro climbed by Martin Elias, François Poncet and Jérôme Sullivan
    07.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Patagonia El Faro climbed by Martin Elias, François Poncet and Jérôme Sullivan

    In Patagonia close to Cerro San Lorenzo alpinists Martin Elias, François Poncet and Jérôme Sullivan have made the first ascent of a previously unclimbed tower. Called El Faro, it was climbed alpine style via their new route La Milagrosa (1200m, A3, M7, 6a).

    Hansjörg Auer: Indian 6000er ascent video
    03.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer: Indian 6000er ascent video

    The video of mountaineers Hansjörg Auer, Max Berger, Much Mayr and Guido Unterwurzacher and their ascent of a previously unclimbed 6050m peak in the Indian Himalaya.

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