Towards the end of June French mountain guides Martin Elias, Victor Saucède, Jeremy Stagnetto and Jérôme Sullivan made the first ascent of Harvest Moon, a new route on Dansam West (6600m) above the Kondus Valley in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Climbed alpine style, the 1600m route is graded M6 WI6. Jérôme Sullivan reports.
American climber Tommy Caldwell is the focus of the fourth episode of the Climbing Sparkling Moments podcast by La Sportiva.
Italian alpinists Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni have managed to climb all 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps. The trainee mountain guides set off on 4 May and required 80 days to complete the climbs.
Simon Messner and Philipp Prünster have made the first ascent of Sinnfresser, a new multi-pitch rock climb on Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass de la Crusc in the Dolomites.
Local climbers Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have launched a petition to save Lorünser Wändle, one of the most important crags in Vorarlberg, Austria currently at risk of being quarried.
There are 10 days left until the end of Dolorock, the climbing festival in the Höhlensteintal / Valle di Landro in the Dolomites.
The short film by Nicolò and Fulvio Mariani documenting the first free ascent of Leap of Faith on Poncione d’Alnasca in Switzerland, carried out by Matteo Della Bordella and Alessandro Zeni in autumn 2020.
Alpinists Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin and Alex Torres have made the first ascent of Cerveza, Pan y Ácido, a new mixed climb up the South Face of Concha de Caracol in the Cordillera Vilcanota massif in Peru.
12-year-old Italian climber Andrea Chelleris has redpointed his first 9a, Pure Dreaming at Massone, Arco.
Last night Stefano Ghisolfi from Italy and Eliška Adamovská from the Czech republic won the fourth stage of the Lead World Cup in Briançon in France.
Briançon in France is currently hosting the fourth stage of the Lead World Cup 2021. Stefano Ghisolfi and Natalia Grossman currently lead the provisional ranking. The finals begin this evening at 19:30.
The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.
Enenko and Iker Pou have made the first ascent of ¡Viva Perú Carajo !, a new mixed climb up the South Face of Nevado Huamashraju East in Peru. At the same time their expedition partners Manu Ponce and Micher Quito also established a new route up the mountain’s north face.
The penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2021 was won on Tuesday night by Laura Rogora from Italy and Sean Bailey from the USA in Chamonix in France. Stefano Ghisolfi placed a wonderful second, together with America’s Natalia Grossman. Aleksandra Totkova from Bulgaria and Martin Stranik from the Czech Republic won bronze.
52-year-old climber Alfredo Webber has made his dream com true by repeating Pure Dreaming, the 9a he bolted a few years ago at Massone above Arco, Italy.
German climbers Stefan Glowacz and Philipp Hans have made the first ascent of Wallride Vol. 1, a new route up Croda Bianca (2841m) in the Marmarole group, Dolomites as part of their Wallride project.
Live streaming today from the penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2021. The semi-Finals take place at 19:30 today, followed by the finals tomorrow at 20:30.
French rock climber Patrick Edlinger is the protagonist of the second episode of the La Sportiva Climbing Sparkling Moments.
In November 2020 Raimundo De Andraca, Antonio Eguiguren, Sebastian Rojas, Nicolas Valderrama and Galo Viguera scored the first ski descent of South Face of Monte San Valentin, at 4058m the highest mountain in Patagonia. De Andraca and Rojas with Cristonal Diaz and Diego Saez completed the first winter ascent and first ski descent of Cerro Alto de los Arrieros in Chile.
Aspirant mountain guide Gabriel Perenzoni talks about his dream of climbing the 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps with Nicola Castagna. Their project is called Altavia 4000 and having set off on 4 May, that have already climbed 62 mountains in 60 days.