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17.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Eder Lomba Lopez de Ipiña repeats Rainman 9b at Malham

On Friday 13 May 2022 Basque rock climber Eder Lomba Lopez de Ipiña has made he first repeat of Rainman, at 9b the hardest sport climb in Britain and located at Malham.

17.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Steve McClure falling off Lexicon at Pavey Ark, UK

A short clip of Steve McClure falling off Lexicon, the E11 at Pavey Ark first ascended by Neil Gresham in September 2021 and repeated by McClure a week after his terrifying fall.

16.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Filip Babicz repeats E9 Appointment with Death rope-solo at Wimberry

Polish rock climber Filip Babicz has repeated Appointment with Death, the E9 6c gritstone climb at Wimberry Rocks in England. Babicz made the fifth ascent without crashpad and rope-solo.

13.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Andrea Lanfri, Luca Montanari summit Everest

At 05:40 local time the paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri and his mountain guide Luca Montanari reached the summit of Everest. Both are currently resting at Camp 4 at the South Col

12.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing at risk at Paligremnos - Plakias on Crete, Greece

An online petition has been launched to save Paligremnos - Plakias on the island of Crete in Greece.

12.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

Petzl Roc Trip kicks off at Manikia in Greece

The international climbing meeting Petzl Roc Trip has kicked off at Manikia in Greece. Exclusive content will be published daily on the online platform for those who cannot physically take part in the event

Baffin Island Polar Moon, big first ski descent by Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger

On 4 May 2022 Brette Harrington and Christina Lustenberger made the first ski descent of Polar Moon (1200m, 45°) on Walker Arm, Baffin Island

10.05.2022 by Marco Longo in Alpinism

New winter climb on Cima Immink, Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

Marco Longo reports about the first ascent, with Pietro Simon, of Scivolo del Riky on Cima Immink, Pale di San Martino, Dolomites. The winter route was dedicated to Riccardo Simon, Pietro's father

09.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Changabang West Wall repeated after 46 years by Daniel Joll, Kim Ladiges, Matthew Scholes

Kim Ladiges and Matthew Scholes from Australia and Daniel Joll from New Zealand have made the coveted second ascent of the West Wall of Changabang (6880m) in India, first climbed by British mountaineers Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker in 1976.

08.05.2022 by Newspower in Competitions

European Boulder Cup - live streaming from Brixen

Live streaming from Brixen, Italy, of second stage of the European Boulder Cup 2022. Semifinals at 10 CET, Finals at 16:10.

06.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacopo Larcher explores dangerous new trad climbs at Cadarese

At Cadarese in Val d’Ossola, Italy, the South Tyrolean climber Jacopo Larcher has freed two difficult trad climbs: Waiting for ... and Jeune et con.

06.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sustainable climbing. The guidebook to Tyrol, Austria by Lena Müller, Deniz Scheerer


Lena Müller and Deniz Scheerer have produced a climbing guidebook to climate-friendly rock climbing in Tyrol, Austria. Entitled 'Klimafreundlich Klettern. Ein Guidebook zur Anreise mit Bus, Bahn und Rad für Tirol', the guidebook promotes sustainability through the use of bus, train and bicycle to reach 21 different crags and is free of charge.

05.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Seb Bouin deciphers DNA, possible new 9c in Verdon Gorge, France

On Friday 29 April Sébastien Bouin made the first ascent of DNA in the Ramirole sector of the Verdon Gorge in France. The French climber has suggested the grade 9c, making it one of the most difficult sport climbs in the world.

04.05.2022 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

Senja Island Ulvetanna North Ridge in Norway climbed by Simon Richardson, Mark Robson

Simon Richardson reports about the first ascent of the North Ridge of Ulvetanna on Senja Island in Norway, climbed on 23 April 2022 with Mark Robson. This is possibly only the second ascent of the mountain.

03.05.2022 by Jonas Schild in Climbing

Jonas Schild repeats Gondo Crack, 8c trad crack at Cippo in Switzerland

Swiss climber Jonas Schild reports about his recent repeat of Gondo Crack, the 8c crack climb at Cippo in Switzerland freed by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher in 2017. Schild placed all gear during his ascent

02.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Andrea Lanfri and Luca Montanari complete Everest acclimatisation

Italian mountaineers Andrea Lanfri and Luca Montanari have completed their acclimatisation process on Everest. After spending a night at Camp 3 at 7200m, they are currently resting in base camp. Lanfri, a paralympic athlete, is hoping to summit after 7 May.

01.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Seb Berthe breezes up El Niño on El Capitan in Yosemite

Belgian rock climber Sébastien Berthe has made a swift repeat of El Niño on El Capitan, managing to onsight or flash almost all of this classic Huber testpiece in a single day.

29.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer Fish route solo on Marmolada 15 years ago today

15 years ago today Hansjörg Auer set a major milestone in mountaineering history with his daring free solo of the Via Through the Fish on the south face of the Marmolada in the Dolomites

29.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Resurrection on Pointe de l’Androsace by Gosia Jurewicz, Józek Soszyńsk


Polish alpinists Gosia Jurewicz, Józek Soszyńsk have established Resurrection, a new mixed climb on the NE Face of Pointe de l’Androsace in the Mont Blanc massif.

28.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Delicatessen in Corsica's Bavella repeated by Romy Fuchs, Lara Neumeier

Delicatessen on Punta d’u Corbu at Col de la Bavella, Corsica has been repeated by Romy Fuchs and Lara Neumeier from Germany. The 120m 8b was established by Arnaud Petit and Stéphane Husson in 1992 and is regarded as one of the most beautiful, high-end multi-pitch climbs in France.

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