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04.12.2020 by Aaron Durogati in Alpinism

Aaron Durogati and Simon Gietl climb & fly Mount Rauchkofel North Face

On 29/11/2020 Simon Gietl and Aaron Durogati made the first ascent of a new 500m route on the hitherto unclimbed north face of Mount Rauchkofel in the South Tyrol, Italy. After the ascent, the two climbers paraglided back down to valley. Durogati reports about this latest paralpinism adventure.

04.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Ghosts from Above, Everest through the eyes of Renan Ozturk


In The Ghosts Above, American alpinist and filmmaker Renan Ozturk joins an expedition to Everest following in the footsteps of Andrew Irvine and George Mallory, the British climbers who perished on the mountain on June 8, 1924.

03.12.2020 by Francesco Salvaterra in Alpinism

Brenta Dolomites Campanile Basso West Couloir climbed by Francesco Salvaterra, Piero Onorati



A deep couloir is located between the west face of Torrione Comici and the shoulder of Campanile Basso. Uninviting in summer, this gully is an extremely interesting winter. climb. Mountain guide Francesco Salvaterra reports about his 15 November 2020 ascent with Piero Onorati.

02.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bernd Zangerl explores his limits on Grenzenlos in Valle dell’Orco

Austrian boulderer Bernd Zangerl has made the first ascent of a difficult crack called Grenzenlos in Valle Orco, Italy. Protected with a pecker, it is a mix between a trad climb and a highball.

01.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach follow their instincts on Pizzo Badile

Alpinists Matteo Della Bordella and Silvan Schüpbach have climbed Crossway of Friendship on the northeast face of Pizzo Badile. This variation is dedicated to the late Matteo Bernasconi.

30.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marín on The Clinic, the most difficult sport climb in China

The video of Spanish climber Edu Marín making the first ascent in December 2019 of The Clinic, at 9a+, the hardest sport climb in China
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30.11.2020 by Federica Mingolla in Alpinism

Federica Mingolla frees Angels and Demons in Valle Orco

On Caporal in Valle dell’Orco, Italy, Federica Mingolla has made the first free ascent of 'Angels and Demons', the multi-pitch rock climb started by Ezio Marlier and Massimo Farina 15 years ago Mingolla completed the route with Leonardo Gheza before freeing it with Simone Papalia. Her report, as well as those of photographer Federico Ravassard.

28.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Viktoriia Meshkova, Aleksei Rubtsov qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games

Viktoriia Meshkova and Aleksei Rubtsov from Russia have qualified for Tokyo Olympic Games after winning the European Combined Championships in Moscow, Russia. Stasa Gejo and Sascha Lehmann placed second, Eliska Adamovska and Sergei Luzhetskii placed third.

28.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin makes first repeat of Fred Rouhling’s De l’autre Côté du Ciel

French rock climber Seb Bouin has made the first repeat of another Fred Rouhling 1990’s testpiece, De l’autre Côté du Ciel at Les Eaux Claires.

28.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Combined Championships Moscow 2020: live Finals

Live streaming at 13:35 CET today from the Finals of the European Combined Championships 2020, currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. Up for grabs the final two European spots at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

27.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Combined Championships Moscow 2020: Qualifiers live

Live streaming today of the European Combined Championships 2020 from Moscow, Russia, for the final two European spots at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

27.11.2020 by Marco Bozzetta in Alpinism

Rosengarten Dolomites climb in memory of Andrea Concini

Mountain guide Marco Bozzetta reports about the new multi-pitch rock climb established up Pala di Socorda (Dirupi di Larsec, Rosengarten group, Dolomites) with Giovanni Andriano. The new route is dedicated to Andrea Concini who perished last winter on the north face of Cima Brenta, and with whom Bozzetta had started the route.

26.11.2020 by Benjamin Lieber in Alpinism

Alaska's autumn nets two big new climbs in Hayes Range

Benjamin Lieber reports about two big new climbs ascended in Alaska’s Hayes Range: DeWilde Style (800m AI4+) up the SE Face of Peak 9,250ft with Alex Hansen and Longing For Light (700m AI5) on the NE Shoulder of Mount Moffit climbed above the Trident Glacier with Hansen and Austin Schmitz.

26.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi - The Way to Change

The first three episodes produced by Stefano Ghisolfi and Sara Grippo documenting the Italian’s repeat of Change, the world’s first 9b+ located at Flatanger in Norway.

25.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Viktoriia Meshkova, Sascha Lehmann European Lead Champions 2020

In Moscow earlier today Viktoriia Meshkova from Russia and Sascha Lehmann from Switzerland won the 2020 European Lead Championship.


25.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites Pale di San Lucano: big new climb by Martin Dejori, Titus Prinoth, Alex Walpoth

The South Tyrolean mountaineers Alex Walpoth, Titus Prinoth and Martin Dejori have made the first ascent of Guardiano dei Sogni on Terza Pala di San Lucano, Pale di San Lucano, Dolomites. This big, 1400m new route was established with three bivouacs.

25.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Lead Championships Moscow 2020 live

Live streaming today of the European Lead Championships 2020 from Moscow, Russia. Semifinals this morning, Finals this afternoon

24.11.2020 by Martin Feistl in Alpinism

24 hours of freedom on Sagwand in Valsertal by Martin Feistl, Sven Brand

In mid-November 2020 Martin Feistl and Sven Brand in Valsertal, Austria, made the first ascent of 24 hours of freedom (300m, M6, WI 4, X) on the north face of Sagwand. This is a direct start to Rampenführe, the original line up the face, and shares a short section with the winter version of Schiefer Riss, climbed in 2013 by Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Peter Ortner.

23.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Viktoriia Meshkova & Jernej Kruder crowned European Boulder Champions 2020

In Moscow today Viktoriia Meshkova from Russia and Jernej Kruder from Slovenia won the 2020 European Bouldering Championship.
 Chloe Caulier and Sergei Luzhetskii won silver, Stasa Gejo and Nikolai Iarilovets bronze.

23.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Fred Rouhling's Akira finally repeated after 25 years by Sébastien Bouin, Lucien Martinez

Akira, the famous sport climb established by Fred Rouhling in 1995, has finally been repeated for the first time by Sébastien Bouin and Lucien Martinez. According to the two young Frenchmen the route is a difficult 9a, and not 9b as suggested by Rouhling 25 years ago.

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