Martin Feistl has completed the first ascent, rope solo and ground-up, of Flugmeilengenerator up Schwarze Wand in the Wetterstein massif in Germany
Dr. Francesco Cassardo, the Italian mountaineer injured last Saturday at over 6300 meters on Gasherbrum VII, has been airlifted to safety. The rescue efforts by Carlalberto Cala Cimenti, Denis Urubko, Don Bowie, Jaroslaw Zdanowich and Janusz Adamski and also Marco Confortola proved to be of fundamental importance.
The two mountain guides François Cazzanelli and Andreas Steindl have carried out an extremely fast ascent of the Peutérey Integral Ridge in the Mont Blanc massif in just 12 hours and 12 minutes. The round-trip back to the starting point at the La Sorgente campsite in Val Veny, Italy, required just 15 hours and 55 minutes.
Briançon in France is currently hosting the third stage of the 2019 Lead Climbing World Cup. The finals take place this evening at 19:30 and will be transmitted in live streaming
Swiss climber Nina Caprez has made a fast repeat of Voie Petit, up Grand Capucin (3838m), Mont Blanc. Established in 1997 by Arnaud Petit, Stephanie Bodet, Pascal Gaudin and Jean-Paul Petit, this 450m 8b multi-pitch was freed by Alexander Huber in 2005.
Slovenian alpinist Janez Svoljšak passed away on 15 July at base camp while on an expedition to climb Tahu Rutum (6650m), Karakorum, Pakistan. The promising mountaineer was just 25 years old.
The video of Austrian mountaineer Max Berger paragliding off the Shoulder of K2 at an altitude of almost 8000m.
On the south face of Cima Grande di Lavaredo (Dolomites) Christoph Hainz and Gerda Schwienbacher have established Via Grohmann - Hainz, a big new rock climb timed to celebrate the first ascent the mountain carried out 150 years ago, on 21 August 1869 by the Austrian mountaineer Paul Grohmann together with Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salcher.
Live streaming from the Paraclimbing World Championship in Briançon, France
Watch Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein climbing some of the most famous single pitch rock climbs in Yosemite after retiring from climbing competitions.
On 2 July 2019 Spanish climbers Eneko Pou, Iker Pou, Manu Ponce, accompanied by cameraman Alex Estrada, made the first ascent of the north face of Cerro Tornillo, a striking 4900m peak in the SE part of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.
Swiss alpinists Stephan Siegrist and Roger Schaeli have made the first ascent of Silberrücken up Rotbrätt on the West Face of Jungfrau. With difficulties up to 8a+, all pitches have been freed individually and a one-day redpoint is still outstanding.
At Narango above Lake Garda close to Arco, Italy, Camilla Bendazzoli has redpointed Cinque Uve. This is her first 8c sports climb.
The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 was won in Chamonix on Saturday night by 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo and Adam Ondra. The Speed World Cup stage was won by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.
Videos and memories of the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail race, the legendary trail running competition that took place around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites at the end of June and was won by Tim Tollefson and Kathrin Götz.
Spaniard Jorge Díaz-Rullo has repeated Biographie, the 9a+ at Ceuse freed by Chris Sharma in 2001 and recognised as a benchmark for its grade
Live streaming today from Chamonix, France, from the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2019. At 10 am the semi-finals, at 20.30 pm the finals. The Speed World Cup stage was won by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.
German rock climber Robert Leistner has made the first free ascent of Vertreibung der letzten Idealisten up the Nonnengärtner tower in the Elbsandstein massif in Germany. Graded 12a, or French 8c, this is now the most difficult climb in the German part of the Elbsandsteingebirge. What makes this climb remarkable is that is was first ascended and freed, as per tradition, ground-up, past long runouts between the ring bolts and without chalk.
Francesco Salvaterra and Nicola Castagna have made the first ascent of Via Greta, a new multi-pitch rock climb up the South Face of Cima Grostè in the Brenta Dolomites.
The video of Janja Garnbret competing in the Semifinal of the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 at Villars in Switzerland and climbing without a chalk bag. Her ascent is compared to that of 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo who placed second.