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22.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Sport Climbing Proposed for Olympic Games Paris 2024

The Paris Organising Committee has proposed to add Sport Climbing to the Olympic Games Paris 2024. If approved, sport climbing will feature in the Summer Olympic Games for the second consecutive edition after Tokyo 2020. Furthermore, under new proposals Speed climbing is separated from Boulder + Lead.

21.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn West Face climbed in winter by Marco Farina and Marco Majori

From 15 to 16 February 2019 Marco Farina and Marco Majori completed a rare repeat of Via Ottin - Daguin up the west face of the Matterhorn.

20.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni potent on Poison the Well, 8C+ boulder at Brione in Switzerland

Swiss rock climber Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of Poison the Well, an 8C+ boulder problem at Brione in Switzerland.

Brenta Dolomites Cima Mandron skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

On 16/02/2019 Roberto Dallavalle and his brother Luca made the first ski descent on the south face of Cima Mandron in the Brenta Dolomites.

19.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

Arc'teryx King of Dolomites 2019 frreeride photo contest in Pale di San Martino

From 21 - 24 February 2019 San Martino di Castrozza (Dolomites) will host the seventh edition of King of Dolomites, the international photo contest to shoot the most beautiful freeride photo of the Dolomites.

18.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Quarrymen, featuring climbers James Pearson and Johnny Dawes

The film The Quarrymen by Neil Hart, about the slate quarries above Llanberis in North Wales starring James Pearson, Johnny Dawes and one of Britain’s most famous multi-pitch rock climb, The Quarryman.

16.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Isabelle Faus sends Memory is Parallax, her third 8B+ boulder problem

Isabelle Faus has climbed Memory is Parallax, an 8B+ boulder problem at Elkland, Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.

15.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New mixed climb up Pizzo Porola in Bergamo Alps

Mountaineering in Italy’s Bergamasque Alps: on Pizzo Porola (2981m) Marco Birolini and Ennio Spiranelli have made the first ascent of '80 Primavere ', a mixed climb dedicated to Mario Bergamelli, Honorary President of the Nembrese Alpinist Group.

14.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Beauty and the Beast in the Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

Winter climbing in the Dolomites: Simone Banal and Matteo Faletti report about their first ascents, on 8 and 9 January 2019 of 'La Bella' (265m AI5+, 90°) and ‘La Bestia' (250m, AI5+, M6) up Cima del Focobon, Pale di San Martino group, with Alessandro Beber, Marco Pellegrini and Marco Zanni.

13.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Paragliding in Patagonia, Aaron Durogati makes Fitz Roy flyby

In January 2019 Aaron Durogati, Italian paragliding champion and exceptional mountaineer, flew with his paraglider off some of the most beautiful peaks in the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre massifs in Patagonia.

13.02.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Ciao Albino Marchi, the driving force behind the Arco Rock Master

Albino Marchi passed away yesterday afternoon. He was instrumental in the development of the Arco Rock Master climbing competition and his climbing event experience was second to none.

12.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra climbs 9b again / Neanderthal repeat at Santa Linya

Sport climbing in Spain: at Santa Linya Adam Ondra has repeated Neanderthal, a 9b sports climb first ascended by Chris Sharma in 2009

12.02.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

Ezio Marlier adds two mixed climbs to Ollomont in Valle D'Aosta

At Ollomont, a splendid valley that hides some of the most mysterious icefalls in Itay’s Aosta Valley, Ezio Marlier has established two mixed climbs: Albice with Alberto Pierotti and Rikiteppa with Paolo Celesia. Marlier reports

11.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Free Solo featuring Alex Honnold climbing El Capitan wins BAFTA and Eddie Awards

Free Solo, the film that portrays Alex Honnold and his ropeless ascent of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, won a BAFTA award last night in the Documentary category. In early February, Free Solo won a Eddie Award at the American Cinema Editors Awards 2019.

Paul Bonhomme and Stephane Roguet discover Injection l'Étale on Mt. Étale in France

On 6 February 2019 French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Stephane Roguet made the first ski descent of the East Face of Mt. Étale in France.

10.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra and Piotr Schab send 9a+ in Spain

Sport climbing in Spain: Adam Ondra has sent Catxasa at Santa Linya while Piotr Schab has redointed La Rambla in Siurana. Both climbs are graded 9a+.

09.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2019: live streaming from Champagny-en-Vanoise

Today at Champagny-en-Vanoise in France the fifth and penultimate stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup.

Pietra Grande first ski descent in Brenta Dolomites by Claudio Lanzafame, Marco Maganzini

Claudio Lanzafame and Marco Maganzini have made a first ski descent on the northwest face of Pietra Grande in the Brenta Dolomites, Italy. Lanzafame reports about True Love, climbed and skied on on 20/12/2018

07.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra / Final episode of USA and Chile climbing road trip

VBlog #18 of Adam Ondra: the last episode of this climbing trip across the Americas comes from Valle de Los Cóndores in Chile.

07.02.2019 by Simone Banal in Alpinism

Tigersoft, new winter climb in Brenta Dolomites

Winter mountaineering in the Brenta Dolomites: Simone Banal reports about the first ascent of Tigersoft, a new winter climb up the north face of Cima Brenta established with Fabrizio Dellai and Marco Zanni.




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