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21.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nina Caprez rebolts and reclimbs Mingus, Verdon Gorge classic freed by Lynn Hill in 1994

Swiss climber Nina Caprez reports about her efforts to rebolt parts of Mingus, the 300m multi-pitch climb in the Verdon Gorge, France, first freed onsight by Lynn Hill in 1994 with difficulties up to 8a.

20.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert and Janja Garnbret king and queen of Munich

The fifth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2019 was won yesterday by Jakob Schubert and Janja Garnbret in Munich, Germany. Fanny Gibert and Adam Ondra took silver, Mia Krampl and Jan Hojer bronze.

20.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Dolorock 2019 in Höhlensteintal, Dolomites: interview with Christian Sordo

Interview with Christian Sordo, mountain guide and one of the driving forces behind Dolorock, the international climbing meeting that will take place from 24 to 26 May 2019 in Höhlensteintal, close to the Tre Cime di Lavaredo / Drei Zinnen, Dolomites.

20.05.2019 by Sandro Neri in Climbing

In memory of Lorenzo Major

Paraclimbing champion and talented athlete Lorenzo Major has passed away. This is a huge loss for the entire Paralympic community. Sandro Neri remembers his Italian teammate.

19.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2019 live in Munich

Live streaming today from Munich, Germany, of the fifth stage of the Boulder World Cup 2019.

18.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James McHaffie takes trad climbing whipper at Nesscliffe

Video of British trad climber James McHaffie taking a long fall off an old trad climbing project at Nesscliffe, England.

17.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Environment

Val di Mello: agreement reached for contested path for the disabled

After months of controversy concerning a planned expansion in Val di Mello, Italy, of an existing path that would make it accessible to wheelchairs and the disabled, an agreement has now been reached to protect the pristine valley. The peaceful protest scheduled for Saturday 18th May has therefore be transformed into a celebration for all.

16.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Blind paraclimber Jesse Dufton masters British trad climbing

Blind British paraclimber Jesse Dufton has repeated the famous trad climb The Sloth at The Roaches in England. The ascent has been described by those who know as redefining the word 'impressive'.

15.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest new route attempt by Cory Richards and Esteban Mena

Mountaineers Cory Richards from the USA and Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena from Ecuador are currently trying to forge a new climb up the NE Face of Everest. Kami Rita Sherpa has just climbed the highest mountain in the world for a record-breaking 23rd time.

Punta dell'Orco: Beber, Lanzafame and Maganzini ski Canale dell'Orco

Marco Maganzini reports about what is likely to be the first ski descent of 'Canale dell'Orco', carried out on 22/03/2019 with Alessandro Beber and Claudio Lanzafame on Punta dell'Orco (3069m) above Val Genova in Adamello massif of the Italian Alps.

13.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

Klaus Fengler wins the Arco Rock Star 2019 climbing photo contest

German photographer Klaus Fengler has won the fourth edition of Arco Rock Star, the annual climbing photography competition that takes place during the Adventure Days in Arco, Italy. Federico Ravassard placed second, Matteo Pavana third, while Luca Rigo won the Open category.

13.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Matterhorn Carrel hut restrictions. Interview with Flavio Bich, Cervino guides president

Interview with the president of the Cervino mountain guides Flavio Bich, after the decision to restrict the places available in Capanna Carrel, the hut on the Italian side of the Matterhorn, and to make reservation obligatory in the summer months.

12.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC World Youth Championships 2019 in Arco, Italy

From 22 to 31 August 2019 the Rock Master Festival in Arco will host the IFSC World Youth Championships. Over 1000 young athletes from 50 countries are expected, while the Rock Master will be decided with the Duel on Saturday 31 August.

11.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Charlie Woodburn’s gritstone masterpiece Harder, Faster at Black Rocks

In November 2000 Charlie Woodburn made the first ascent of Harder, Faster at Black Rocks in England. Almost 20 years later, this remains one of the most dangerous and least repeated trad climbs in Great Britain.

10.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jonathan Siegrist in Spain sends 9b again, La planta de Shiva at Villanueva del Rosario

US sport climber Jonathan Siegrist has climbed La planta de Shiva at Villanueva del Rosario, the 9b freed by Adam Ondra and repeated so far by only Jakob Schubert and Angela Eiter.

10.05.2019 by Mirko Sotgiu in Climbing

Francesca Medici climbs her first 8c at Covolo, Italy

At the crag Covolo in Northern Italy, Francesca Medici has climbed Na Vida Nomada, her first 8c sports climb.

09.05.2019 by Andreas Kubin in Alpinism

The best climber in the world: Marcel Rémy aged 96 attempts 6a multi-pitch

96-year-old Swiss alpinist Marcel Rémy has attempted to climb a 6a multi-pitch rock climb. Is he perhaps the best climber in the world. Andreas Kubin reports.

Another Brenta Dolomites big line skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

During what seems to resemble a never-ending winter, on 01/05/2019 Luca Dallavalle and Roberto Dallavalle completed what is believed to be the first ski descent of the NE Face of Crozzon di Val d'Agola in the Brenta Dolomites.

08.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star 2019 international climbing photography contest starts Friday

The Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest will be held from 10 to 12 May 2019 at Arco, Italy. Registration is still open for the OPEN category. The event takes place during the Adventure Awards Days festival; Stefano Gregoretti will receive the Best Adventurer award.

07.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret the Great commands in China, with Tomoa Narasaki

The fourth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2019 took place at Wujiang in China last weekend and was won by Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Tomoa Narasaki from Japan. Akiyo Noguchi and Kai Horada placed second, Ai Mori and Jakob Schubert third

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