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15.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Priti and Jeff Wright make the first ascent of K6 Central, Karakorum

The video of the first ascent of K6 Central (7155m) nel Karakorum, Pakistan, carried out on 9 October 2020 by American climbers Jeff and Priti Wright.

Bietschorn SW Face, first ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez, Gilles Sierro

On 9 May 2021 the three mountain guides Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez and Gilles Sierro completed the first ski descent of the SW Face of Bietschorn in Valais, Switzerland

13.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Seb Bouin uncut on Fred Rouhling’s Hugh at Eaux Claires

The video of Sébastien Bouin at Eaux Claires repeating Hugh the first 9a in France put up by Fred Rouhling in 1993.

13.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Reinhold Messner and Diane, Gioachino and Betta Gobbi, two weddings and an ode to life

While Reinhold Messner and Diane Schumacher have announced their wedding, the historic owners of Grivel, Betta and Gioachino Gobbi, got married on May 8 2021.

Andrzej Bargiel, Jędrek Baranowski climb Laila Peak

On 10 May Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski climbed Laila Peak (6096m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Starting from about 150m below the summit, the two Polish mountaineers then descended on skis.

11.05.2021 by Luka Lindič in Alpinism

Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington in Alaska. Luka Lindič reports

Luka Lindič reports about the first ascent, carried out with Ines Papert, of Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington’s West face, Central Denali Range, Alaska in April 2021.

10.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Brittany Goris free climbs Salathé Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite

American rock climber Brittany Goris has made a rare free ascent of the Salathé Wall on El Capitan.

09.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Claudia Ghisolfi grand on Noia 8c+ at Andonno

At Andonno in Italy 24-year-old climber Claudia Ghisolfi has repeated Noia, the legendary 8c+ established in 1993 by Severino Scassa.

08.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Marcello Bombardi makes no mistakes on Lapsus at Andonno, Italy

Two days ago at Andonno in Italy 27-year-old Marcello Bombardi made the third ascent of Lapsus, after Stefano Ghisolfi and Adam Ondra.

Paul Bonhomme makes first ski descent of Mont Pouzenc West Face

On 04/05/2021 the French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme made the first ski descent of the the West Face of Mont Pouzenc (Embrunais, France).

06.05.2021 by Rolando Larcher in Climbing

La Severina, the dream crag at Palinuro in Italy

Rolando Larcher introduces the splendid crag La Severina close to Palinuro in Campania, Italy. A '40m high overhanging forest of stalactites' developed between 2019 and 2020 that currently boasts 20 routes between 6b and 8c.


Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

On 30 April Andrzej Bargiel made the first ascent Yawash Sar II (6178m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Having reached the summit via the west face, the Polish mountaineer then made the mountain’s first ski descent.

04.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ines Papert, Luka Lindič climb new route up Mt. Huntington in Alaska

Ines Papert from Germany and Luka Lindič from Slovenia have established Heart of Stone, a new mixed climb up the west face of Mt. Huntington (3731m) in Alaska.

03.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi repeats The Ring of Life 9a/+ at Covolo, Italy

Watch Stefano Ghisolfi make the first repeat of The Ring of Life, the 9a/+ freed by Silvio Reffo in 2014 and the most difficult climb at at Covolo, Italy.

Hermann Comploj completes big first ski descent down Col Turont, Dolomites

Interview with mountain guide Hermann Comploj who on 24/03/2021 made the first ski descent of the North Couloir on Col Turont (2419m) in Langental / Vallunga, Dolomites, Italy.

30.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

An ordinary day for Nico Favresse

An ordinary day of Belgian climber Nicolas Favresse, for the last 20 years one of the driving forces in the climbing world, seen through the eyes of Jan Novak.

29.04.2021 by Alessandro Beber in Alpinism

Monte Colodri, Arco: Alessandro Beber, Matteo Pavana complete their Opera Buffa

On the east face of Monte Colodri in Arco (Sarca Valley, Italy) Alessandro Beber and Matteo Pavana have established the multi-pitch rock climb Opera Buffa (270m, 7c+). Beber reports.



28.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl quests Can you hear me? on Cima Scotoni in the Dolomites

The first ascent video of Can you hear me? on Cima Scotoni in the Dolomites, the 550m multi-pitch first ascended rope solo by Simon Gietl in memory of his friend Gerhard Fiegl.

27.04.2021 by Laura Giunta in Climbing

Rock climbing at Sperlonga featured in Petzl Legend Tour Italy

After the magnificent limestone crags at Finale Ligure, the second stage of the Petzl Legend Tour Italy stops off at Sperlonga, the hotspot for sport climbing development in Central Italy during the 1980’s.

Brenta Dolomites Cima Margherita - Canale Merzbacher integral ski descent

The report by Andrea Cozzini and Claudio Lanzafame who on 13 March 2021 in the Brenta Dolomites made what is likely to be the first complete ski descent of Cima Margherita face and the Merzbacher gully.

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