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29.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi climbing The Bow at Arco, Italy

Running commentary from Stefano Ghisolfi about the first ascent of The Bow 9a+ at Padaro, Arco, Italy.

29.10.2020 by Boris Čujić in Climbing

Čikola Canyon, Croatia's new climbing hot spot

Čikola Canyon, the new climbing hot spot in Croatia
Boris Čujić introduces Čikola Canyon, the up-and-coming climbing area close to Šibenik in Croatia.



29.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Adam Ondra attempting Perfecto Mundo at Margalef

The video of Adam Ondra attempting Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ at Margalef in Spain bolted by Chris Sharma, freed by Alexander Megos in 2018 and repeated by Stefano Ghisolfi and Jakob Schubert.

28.10.2020 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

Sani Pakkush South Face first ascent by Symon Welfringer, Pierrick Fine

Climbing in alpine style, from 16 - 20 October 2020 French alpinists Symon Welfringer and Pierrick Fine made the first ascent of the virgin South Face of Sani Pakush, a 6951m peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Welfringer reports about their important ascent which may well be only the second successful summit, after the first ascent carried out in 1991
 by a German climbing expedition.

27.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Picos de Europa: Pou brothers and Kico Cerdá add Vibora to Urdón

Eneko and Iker Pou, climbing with Kico Cerdá, have made the first ascent of Vibora (180m, 8a) up the overhanging Urdón face close to Barranco de la Hermida in the Picos de Europa massif in Spain.

26.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Tribe at Cadarese: the James Pearson second ascent interview

Interview with British rock climber James Pearson after the second ascent of Tribe, the extremely difficult trad climb at Cadarese in Italy first ascended by Jacopo Larcher in 2019

26.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Federica Mingolla stars in A New Morning

The video portrait of Federica Mingolla that explores the path the Italian has taken from her early sport climbing days to evolving into one of the world’s most compete climbers.

26.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin adds Beyond Integral 9b/+ Pic Saint Loup France

On 20/10/2020 Seb Bouin made the first ascent of Beyond integral 9b/+ and Terra Nova 8c+ at the crag Pic Saint Loup in France.

25.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Marine Thevenet repeats New Base Line, classic Bernd Zangerl boulder at Magic Wood

French rock climber Marine Thevenet has repeated New Base Line, the classic 8B+ boulder problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland established by Bernd Zangerl.

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.

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.

22.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cadarese Tribe repeated by James Pearson

British rock climber James Pearson has made the second ascent of Tribe, the extremely difficult trad climb at Cadarese in Italy first ascended by Jacopo Larcher.

22.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Xylophon added to Heiligkreuzkofel, Dolomites, by Martin Dejori, Titus Prinoth, Alex Walpoth

The climbers belonging to the GAG Val Gardena mountaineering club Martin Dejori, Titus Prinoth and Alex Walpoth have established Xylophon, a multi-pitch rock climb up Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass de la Crusc in the Dolomites, Italy.

21.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Luka Lindič, Ines Papert float up Wolke 7 on Hinteres Feuerhörndl at Reiteralm

Luka Lindič and Ines Papert have made the first ascent of Wolke 7 on Hintere Feuerhörndl at Reiteralm in the Berchtesgaden Alps in Germany.

21.10.2020 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Cadarese, the crack climbing paradise in Val d’Ossola, Italy

The crag Cadarese in Val d’Ossola, Italy, often referred to as Cadda and without doubt one of the most important crack climbing destinations in Italy and Europe.

20.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marín frees Arco Iris, extreme multipitch at Montserrat in Spain

Spanish rock climber Edu Marin has made the first free ascent of Arco Iris, a 200m multi-pitch climb graded 8c+ at Montserrat in Spain, first ascended in 1979 as an aid climb by Armand Ballart and German Folch.

19.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert strikes again at Arco

In just five days climbing at Arco, Jakob Schubert sent a series of difficult sport climbs including 
'Beginning' 9a/9a + at Eremo di San Paolo and an onsight of the ‘8c '5 Uve’ at Narango.

19.10.2020 by Michal Coubal in Alpinism

Trogkofel: new route in Italy's Carnic Alps by Anna & Michal Coubal

On 20-21/08/2020 Czech alpinist Michel Coubal and his daughter Anna Coubalova made the first ascent of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, a new multi-pitch climb up the north face of Trogkofel / Creta di Aip, Carnic Alps, Italy.

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. 



16.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

Petition against oil drilling close to Fontainebleau

A petition has been launched by Environnement Bocage Gâtinais (EBG) against an Oil Drilling project just 4 km from the Fontainebleau forest, famous for being the world's bouldering mecca. On the 19th of October EBG will present the petition to the commissioner.

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