The Paris Organising Committee has proposed to add Sport Climbing to the Olympic Games Paris 2024. If approved, sport climbing will feature in the Summer Olympic Games for the second consecutive edition after Tokyo 2020. Furthermore, under new proposals Speed climbing is separated from Boulder + Lead.
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.
Swiss rock climber Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of Poison the Well, an 8C+ boulder problem at Brione in Switzerland.
On 16/02/2019 Roberto Dallavalle and his brother Luca made the first ski descent on the south face of Cima Mandron in the Brenta Dolomites.
From 21 - 24 February 2019 San Martino di Castrozza (Dolomites) will host the seventh edition of King of Dolomites, the international photo contest to shoot the most beautiful freeride photo of the Dolomites.
The film The Quarrymen by Neil Hart, about the slate quarries above Llanberis in North Wales starring James Pearson, Johnny Dawes and one of Britain’s most famous multi-pitch rock climb, The Quarryman.
Isabelle Faus has climbed Memory is Parallax, an 8B+ boulder problem at Elkland, Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.
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.
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.
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.
Albino Marchi passed away yesterday afternoon. He was instrumental in the development of the Arco Rock Master climbing competition and his climbing event experience was second to none.
Sport climbing in Spain: at Santa Linya Adam Ondra has repeated Neanderthal, a 9b sports climb first ascended by Chris Sharma in 2009
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
Free Solo, the film that portrays Alex Honnold and his ropeless ascent of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, won a BAFTA award last night in the Documentary category. In early February, Free Solo won a Eddie Award at the American Cinema Editors Awards 2019.
On 6 February 2019 French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Stephane Roguet made the first ski descent of the East Face of Mt. Étale in France.
Sport climbing in Spain: Adam Ondra has sent Catxasa at Santa Linya while Piotr Schab has redointed La Rambla in Siurana. Both climbs are graded 9a+.
Today at Champagny-en-Vanoise in France the fifth and penultimate stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup.
Claudio Lanzafame and Marco Maganzini have made a first ski descent on the northwest face of Pietra Grande in the Brenta Dolomites, Italy. Lanzafame reports about True Love, climbed and skied on on 20/12/2018
VBlog #18 of Adam Ondra: the last episode of this climbing trip across the Americas comes from Valle de Los Cóndores in Chile.
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.