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    Janez Svoljšak, goodbye to the promising climber from Slovenia
    19.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Janez Svoljšak, goodbye to the promising climber from Slovenia

    Slovenian alpinist Janez Svoljšak passed away on 15 July at base camp while on an expedition to climb Tahu Rutum (6650m), Karakorum, Pakistan. The promising mountaineer was just 25 years old.

    Max Berger paraglides off K2 Shoulder
    19.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Max Berger paraglides off K2 Shoulder

    The video of Austrian mountaineer Max Berger paragliding off the Shoulder of K2 at an altitude of almost 8000m.

    Aiguille Noire, Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and Mont Blanc. Integral 2.0
    10.07.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

    Aiguille Noire, Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and Mont Blanc. Integral 2.0

    Denis Trento reports about a fast ascent of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey carried out by Marco Farina and Gabriele Carrara combined, the next day with Trento himself, with the Via Bonatti - Oggioni up the Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and the summit of Mont Blanc.

    Max Berger summits Broad Peak, paraglides from Camp 3
    08.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Max Berger summits Broad Peak, paraglides from Camp 3

    Last week Austrian mountaineer Max Berger summited Broad Peak (8047m) and then paraglided from Camp 3 at 7100 meters. He now plans to climb and fly K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

    Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri
    07.07.2019 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri

    Ivo Ferrari remembers Marco Anghileri, his friend and mountaineer from Lecco.

    Piolets d'Or 2019: jury and big list of world’s most significant, innovative mountain climbs
    05.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2019: jury and big list of world’s most significant, innovative mountain climbs

    58 ascents carried out in 2018 have been included in the Big list, from which winners will be selected for the Piolets d’Or , the prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 19 - 22 September 2019 during the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland. The jury is comprised of: Sandy Allan, Kazu Amano, Valeri Babanov, Jordi Corominas, Fred Degoulet, Ines Papert, Andrej Štremfelj.

    Simon Messner completes solo ascent of unclimbed Geshot Peak / Toshe III in Pakistan
    05.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simon Messner completes solo ascent of unclimbed Geshot Peak / Toshe III in Pakistan

    The South Tyrolean mountaineer Simon Messner has made a solo ascent of Toshe III, a 6,200m mountain in Pakistan that had never been climbed before, known locally as Geshot Peak.

    Grand Flambeau, Ezio Marlier discovers two mixed climbs in the Mont Blanc massif
    03.07.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

    Grand Flambeau, Ezio Marlier discovers two mixed climbs in the Mont Blanc massif

    Mountaineering on Mont Blanc and a stone's throw from the Torino refuge: Aosta mountain guide Ezio Marlier introduces two new mixed climb on Grand Flambeau, Koala Pirla and La Vie in Rosa.

    Denali Slovak Direct climbed in Alaska by Bru Busom, Marc Toralles
    27.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Denali Slovak Direct climbed in Alaska by Bru Busom, Marc Toralles

    Spanish mountaineers Bru Busom and Marc Toralles report about their June 2019 repeat, despite difficult conditions, of the Slovak Direct, the famous and difficult route up the South Face of Denali (6194m) in Alaska established from 13 - 23 May 1984 by Blažej Adam, Tono Križo and František Korl.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village
    25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village

    Film premieres and top speakers feature highly in the Alpine Village program of the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, the unique event from 4 - 7 July for climbers of all abilities wishing to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly at Chamonix Mont Blanc.

    Karl Egloff sets new Denali Speed record in Alaska
    23.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Karl Egloff sets new Denali Speed record in Alaska

    Ecuadorian - Swiss mountain guide Karl Egloff has set a new speed record on Denali in Alaska, climbing the West Buttress route in 7:40 and returning to his starting point in 11:44. In doing so he beat the previous fastest known time set in 2014 by Kilian Jornet Burgarda.

    Ice & Palms, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck cycle ski across the Alps

    Ice & Palms, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck cycle ski across the Alps

    The award-winning film Ice & Palms that documents the extraordinary journey carried out by Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck across the Alps by bike and of skis from Germany to Nice in France

    Plane lands below summit of Mont Blanc
    20.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Plane lands below summit of Mont Blanc

    On Tuesday morning a plane containing two Swissmen landed circa 400 meters below the summit of Mont Blanc, before being intercepted by police.

    King Cobra on Mount Barrill, big wall variation to Cobra Pillar in Alaska
    20.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    King Cobra on Mount Barrill, big wall variation to Cobra Pillar in Alaska

    Daniel Joll, Kim Ladiges, Alastair McDowell and John Price have made the first ascent of King Cobra (550m, 5.11), a 350m variation to the famous Cobra Pillar on the East Face of Mount Barrill (2332m) in the Ruth Gorge, Alaska.

    Tomas Franchini and his solo ascent of Lamo She in China
    20.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Tomas Franchini and his solo ascent of Lamo She in China

    Interview with the Italian mountaineer Tomas Franchini after his solo ascent of the virgin East Face of Lamo She (6070m) in China. The 1500m new climb is called Wild Blood and was graded WI5, M5, V°, 90°

    Gran Paradiso new summit ascent and descent route. Interview with Alex Chabod
    19.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Gran Paradiso new summit ascent and descent route. Interview with Alex Chabod

    Interview with Alex Chabod, vice president of the Gran Paradiso Mountain Guides, after the decision to recommend an ascent route and a different descent route on Gran Paradiso in order to avoid queues forming on the final meters to the summit.

    Mountaineering exploration in Pakistan for Matteo della Bordella, Massimo Faletti, Maurizio Giordani, David Hall
    17.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mountaineering exploration in Pakistan for Matteo della Bordella, Massimo Faletti, Maurizio Giordani, David Hall

    A group of Italian mountaineers comprised of Matteo della Bordella, Maurizio Giordani, Massimo Faletti and David Hall are about to embark on a one-month expedition to explore unchartered mountains in Pakistan.

    Krzysztof Wielicki awarded Piolet d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award
    14.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Krzysztof Wielicki awarded Piolet d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award

    In September 2019 the Polish mountaineer Krzysztof Wielicki will receive the Piolets d'Or Carrière 2019. In the past this prize has been awarded to Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, Robert Paragot, Kurt Diemberger, John Roskelley, Chris Bonington, Wojciech Kurtyka, Jeff Lowe and Andrej Štremfelj.

    Chamlang UFO Line: Márek Holeček reports of alpine style first ascent in Nepal
    11.06.2019 by Márek Holeček in Alpinism

    Chamlang UFO Line: Márek Holeček reports of alpine style first ascent in Nepal

    Czech mountaineer Márek Holeček reports about his alpine style ascent, carried out with climbing partner Zdeněk Hák of the virgin NW Face of Chamlang (7321 m) in the Nepalese Himalaya. The new climb has been called UFO Line and is described as 'the hardest climb we have done together in the mountains.'

    Five first ascents in Alaska by Simon Richardson and Mark Robson
    07.06.2019 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

    Five first ascents in Alaska by Simon Richardson and Mark Robson

    Despite challenging conditions Simon Richardson and Mark Robson have made the first ascent of five hitherto unclimbed peaks in the Stikine Range in South-East Alaska, including Peak 7180, one of the highest unclimbed mountains in the region. Richardson reports.

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