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15.10.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi and the special sense of climbing at the Arco Champions Challenge

On Saturday 13 October 2018 Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi took part in the Champions Challenge at Arco (Garda Trentino, Italy). Open to all, this was a day with the two champion athletes, at the Climbing Stadium and at the crag Pueblo di Massone.

15.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rodellar in Spain, its climbing and the La Sportiva meeting portfolio

Climbing photos taken by Matteo Pavana of the La Sportiva athletes meeting that took place in Rodellar, Spain, from 21 - 23 September.

14.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Why not? Eleonora Delnevo attempts Zodiac on El Capitan in 2016

The film Why not? documenting the attempt by Eleonora Delnevo to climb Zodiac on El Capitan in Yosemite in 2016 with Diego Pezzoli, Angelo Angelilli and Franco Perlotto.

12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi at Arco for climbing's Champions Challenge

Tomorrow, Saturday 13 October 2018, Arco di Trento in Italy will host the climbing challenge between Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi: an entire day at the Climbing Stadium and the crag Massone.

12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Piolets d’Or 2018 ceremony in Poland / Report and photos

Complete report and photographs of the Piolets d’Or 2018, the prestigious annual mountaineering award celebrated from 20 - 23 September at Ladek Zdrój in Poland.

12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Eleonora Delnevo & Co climb El Capitan Zodiac in Yosemite

Eleonora Delnevo - the Italian paraclimber paralysed from the waist down after a mountaineering accident in 2015 - has climbed the Zodiac route on El Capitan in Yosemite together with Mauro Gibellini, Diego Pezzoli and Antonio Pozzi.

11.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat at Jansegg repeats Pirmin Bertle 9a+

At Jansegg in Switzerland Cédric Lachat has repeated La Cène du Roi Lézard, the 9a+ established in 2017 by Pirmin Bertle.

11.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Champions Challenge: Adam Ondra - Stefano Ghisolfi interview before Saturday showdown

Double interview with Stefano Ghisolfi and Adam Ondra who on Saturday 13 October 2018 at Arco di Trento (Garda Trentino), Italy, will take part in the Champions Challenge. This event is open to all; from the Climbing Stadium artificial wall to the historic Massone crag, this promises to be a day of climbing, fun and friendship.

11.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Grampians bouldering: Niccolò Ceria climbing in Australia

The video of Italian climber Niccolò Ceria bouldering at the Grampians in Australia.

10.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires: sport climbing's first medals

Live streaming at 14:00 today from Buenos Aires where the first Youth Olympics Sport Climbing is taking place. The women's race was won yesterday by the Austria's Sandra Lettner, ahead of Slovenia's Vita Lukan and Laura Lammer from Austria.

10.10.2018 by Ján Smoleň in Alpinism

Aiguille d'Argentiere: new climbs in the Mont Blanc massif

Slovak mountaineers Ondrej Húserka and Ján Smoleň have established two new rock climbs on Aiguille d’Argentière in the Mont Blanc massif: Crystal route up Contreforts Charlet-Straton and In memory of Červienka up Plateau du Jardin.

09.10.2018 by Nikolaj Niebuhr in Alpinism

Marmolada South Face climbed by Nikolaj Niebuhr, Danish mountaineer with hemiplegia

Paraclimbing: Nikolaj Niebuhr has repeated the classic Bettega - Tomasson climb up the south face of Marmolada, Dolomites. This ascent marks an important moment for the 35-year-old Dane who, following an operation for cerebral edema aged 8, has been partially paralysed in the righthand side of his body.

08.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Eric Albertini frees Infinity 9a, the longest climb at Pueblo, Massone Arco

Rock climbing at Arco, Italy: at the crag Massone the 32-year-old electrician from Brescia Eric Albertini repeated the 9a Pure Dreaming and made the first ascent of Infinity. Graded 9a, this 50m outing is now the longest sport climb in the sector Pueblo at Massone.

07.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Virgin Himalayan 6000er climbed by Austrian dream team

Alpinists Hansjörg Auer, Max Berger, Much Mayr and Guido Unterwurzacher from Austria have made a three-day alpine style ascent of a previously unclimbed 6050m peak in the Indian Himalaya.

06.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jan Hojer repeats Es Pontas, Chris Sharma’s DWS Mallorca masterpiece

German climber Jan Hojer has made the third ascent of Es Pontas, the famous Deep Water Solo freed by Chris Sharma in 2006 on the island of Mallorca in Spain.

06.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Lhotse first ski descent carried out by Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison

The Americans Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison have carried out the first integral ski descent of Lhotse (8516m) in the Himalaya, skiing directly off the summit down to Camp 2 at 6400 meters.

05.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

El Capitan Freerider: Alexander Huber Yosemite masterpiece celebrates 20th anniversary

Interview with German climber Alexander Huber 20 years after the first free ascent of Freerider, the famous big wall on El Capitan in Yosemite.

04.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grande Jorasses Japanese Couloir / Spaniards make rare repeat of central gem

In the Mont Blanc massif the Spanish mountaineers Roger Cararach Soler, Marc Toralles and Bru Busom repeated the Japanese Couloir, the so-called 'Couloir central' that splits the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses. The three repeated the climb in 24 hours, without bivouacs, and at the start of the season.

03.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Wenden: Matteo Della Bordella completes Kaspar Ochsner and Ueli Steck climb

On Reissend Nollen in Switzerland’s Wendenstöcke Matteo Della Bordella, accompanied by Silvan Schüpbach, has made the first free ascent of 'Polenta con farina degli altri', a multi-pitch alpine climb that was started by Kaspar Ochsner and Ueli Steck. Della Bordella completed the route with Dimitri Anghileri and Paolo Spreafico.

02.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Verdon Gorge: Sébastien Bouin frees his climbing masterpiece at La Ramirole

At the Gorges du Verdon in France Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of 'La cote d'usure', a 60-meter sport climb graded 9a+ bolted by the French climber nine years ago.

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