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    Matterhorn West Face climbed in winter by Marco Farina and Marco Majori
    21.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn West Face climbed in winter by Marco Farina and Marco Majori

    From 15 to 16 February 2019 Marco Farina and Marco Majori completed a rare repeat of Via Ottin - Daguin up the west face of the Matterhorn.

    New mixed climb up Pizzo Porola in Bergamo Alps
    15.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    New mixed climb up Pizzo Porola in Bergamo Alps

    Mountaineering in Italy’s Bergamasque Alps: on Pizzo Porola (2981m) Marco Birolini and Ennio Spiranelli have made the first ascent of '80 Primavere ', a mixed climb dedicated to Mario Bergamelli, Honorary President of the Nembrese Alpinist Group.

    Beauty and the Beast in the Pale di San Martino, Dolomites
    14.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Beauty and the Beast in the Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

    Winter climbing in the Dolomites: Simone Banal and Matteo Faletti report about their first ascents, on 8 and 9 January 2019 of 'La Bella' (265m AI5+, 90°) and ‘La Bestia' (250m, AI5+, M6) up Cima del Focobon, Pale di San Martino group, with Alessandro Beber, Marco Pellegrini and Marco Zanni.

    Paragliding in Patagonia, Aaron Durogati makes Fitz Roy flyby
    13.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Paragliding in Patagonia, Aaron Durogati makes Fitz Roy flyby

    In January 2019 Aaron Durogati, Italian paragliding champion and exceptional mountaineer, flew with his paraglider off some of the most beautiful peaks in the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre massifs in Patagonia.

    Ezio Marlier adds two mixed climbs to Ollomont in Valle D'Aosta
    12.02.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

    Ezio Marlier adds two mixed climbs to Ollomont in Valle D'Aosta

    At Ollomont, a splendid valley that hides some of the most mysterious icefalls in Itay’s Aosta Valley, Ezio Marlier has established two mixed climbs: Albice with Alberto Pierotti and Rikiteppa with Paolo Celesia. Marlier reports

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2019: live streaming from Champagny-en-Vanoise
    09.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2019: live streaming from Champagny-en-Vanoise

    
Today at Champagny-en-Vanoise in France the fifth and penultimate stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup.

    Tigersoft, new winter climb in Brenta Dolomites
    07.02.2019 by Simone Banal in Alpinism

    Tigersoft, new winter climb in Brenta Dolomites

    Winter mountaineering in the Brenta Dolomites: Simone Banal reports about the first ascent of Tigersoft, a new winter climb up the north face of Cima Brenta established with Fabrizio Dellai and Marco Zanni.

    Caddymania, new Dolomites winter climb up Langkofel by Alessandro Baù, Giovanni Zaccaria
    05.02.2019 by Giovanni Zaccaria in Alpinism

    Caddymania, new Dolomites winter climb up Langkofel by Alessandro Baù, Giovanni Zaccaria

    Winter mountaineering in the Dolomites: on the NW Face of the Innerkofler Tower, Langkofel / Sassolungo, Alessandro Baù and Giovanni Zaccaria have made the first ascent of the mixed climb of Caddymania. Zaccaria reports.

    Russians unbeatable at Corvara in the Ice Climbing World Cup 2019
    04.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Russians unbeatable at Corvara in the Ice Climbing World Cup 2019

    The fourth stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup took place in Corvara - Rabenstein, Italy, last weekend. Russians Maria Tolokonina and Nikolai Kuzovlev won the Lead event,  Anton Nemov and Ekaterina Feoktistova the Speed.

    Peitlerkofel Dolomites / Simon Gietl, Mark Oberlechner add new winter climb
    02.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Peitlerkofel Dolomites / Simon Gietl, Mark Oberlechner add new winter climb

    On 26 January 2019 Italian mountaineers Simon Gietl and Mark Oberlechner made the first ascent of Kalipe, a difficult new ice and mixed climb up the North Face of Peitlerkofel / Sass de Putia in the Dolomites.

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2019, all set for Corvara / Rabenstein, Italy
    01.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2019, all set for Corvara / Rabenstein, Italy

    The fourth stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2019 takes place in Corvara / Rabenstein in Val Passiria, Italy this weekend.

    Pelmoon, new mixed climb up Pelmo North Face in Dolomites
    01.02.2019 by Enrico Geremia in Alpinism

    Pelmoon, new mixed climb up Pelmo North Face in Dolomites

    Enrico Geremia reports about the first ascent of Pelmoon up the North Face of Mt. Pelmo in the Dolomites, established over two days with his brother Daniele Geremia and Fabrizio della Rossa.

    Corno Stella Dièdre Rouge first free winter ascent by Symon Welfringer and Xavier Cailhol
    29.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Corno Stella Dièdre Rouge first free winter ascent by Symon Welfringer and Xavier Cailhol

    Symon Welfringer and Xavier Cailhol have completed what is likely to be the first free winter ascent of Dièdre Rouge up the NE Face of Corno Stella (Maritime Alps).

     Spontaneity, altruism and drama in Patagonia
    27.01.2019 by Claudio Migliorini in Alpinism

    Spontaneity, altruism and drama in Patagonia

    Tragedy in Patagonia: last week a Czech mountaineer died on Fitz Roy and two Brazilian mountaineers have gone missing. A 19-man rescue attempt was launched including Italian mountaineers Claudio Migliorini, Luca Schiera, Edoardo Albrighi, Jacopo Zezza, Giampaolo Calzà, Paolo Marazzi, Dimitri Anghileri, two Spanish climbers, two Argentinians and Denis Urubko. Migliorini reports about the rescue attempt the set off at 10pm on 21 January 2019 and was coordinated by Carolina Codò.

    Pioneering Patagonia: Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera climb Cerro Mangiafuoco
    26.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pioneering Patagonia: Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera climb Cerro Mangiafuoco

    In Patagonia the two Ragni di Lecco alpinists Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera have made the first ascent of Cerro Mangiafuoco. The new route is called L'appel du vide (6c M4 400m).

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2019, Saas Fee in Switzerland hosts third stage
    25.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ice Climbing World Cup 2019, Saas Fee in Switzerland hosts third stage

    The third stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2019 takes place in Saas Fee, Switzerland today. The Speed finals take place the evening, tomorrow hosts the Lead semifinals and Finals. All stages transmitted in live streaming.

    Thomas Bubendorfer discovers No Country for Old Men in South Tyrol, Italy
    24.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Thomas Bubendorfer discovers No Country for Old Men in South Tyrol, Italy

    Austrian alpinists Thomas Bubendorfer and Max Sparber have made the first ascent of No Country for Old Men, a challenging mixed climb close to Sand in Taufers in the South Tyrol, Italy.

    David Lama: the Valsertal Sagzahn - Verschneidung video
    23.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    David Lama: the Valsertal Sagzahn - Verschneidung video

    The video of the first ascent of Sagzahn-Verschneidung, a mixed climb established by David Lama and Peter Mühlburger in 2018 up Mt. Sagwand in Austria’s Valsertal.

    Aiguille Rouges de Rochefort: Trento, Farina, Majori establish new climb in Mont Blanc massif
    21.01.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

    Aiguille Rouges de Rochefort: Trento, Farina, Majori establish new climb in Mont Blanc massif

    Denis Trento reports about a new winter climb up the east face of Aiguille Rouges de Rochefort in the Mont Blanc massif. The outing was completed with Marco Farina and Marco Majori after a first attempt with Andrea Peron.

    Last Minute, new mixed climb in Dolomites Langental
    19.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Last Minute, new mixed climb in Dolomites Langental

    Dolomites ice climbing: at the end of 2018 in the Langental - Vallunga, Petr Vejvoda and Jan Zahula established Ultimo Minuto, a new mixed climb to the right of the famous icefall Piovra.

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