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22.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Pietro Radassao makes first ascent of Frosolone Re Kaioh 8c+

At the crag Colle dell'Orso in Frosolone (Italy) Pietro Radassao has made the first scent of Re Kaioh, a possible 8c+.

21.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Wujiang Lead and Speed World Cup: live streaming from China

Live streaming from Wujiang in China where the penultimate stage of the climbing Lead World Cup and Speed World Cup are currently taking place. The Lead finals will be streamed live today at 12:30.

19.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Champions Challenge 2018: photos & thoughts of Adam Ondra & Stefano Ghisolfi

The photos taken by Giampaolo Calzà and the thoughts of Stefano Ghisolfi and Adam Ondra about the recent Champions Challenge, the climbing event that took place last Saturday at Arco, Italy.

19.10.2018 by Carlo Cosi in Climbing

Arco rock climbing: Mescalito on Colodri, the classic multi pitch climb by Renato Bernard and Renzo Vettori

The route topo of Mescalito up Rupe Secca on Monte Colodri in Arco, the multi-pitch rock climb first ascended in 1982 by Renato Bernard and Renzo Vettori and widely considered a masterpiece of the Sarca Valley. By Carlo Cosi, mountain guide.

18.10.2018 by Federica Mingolla in Climbing

Federica Mingolla climbs old projects in Valle dell’Orco, Italy

Italian climber Federica Mingolla reports about her first free ascent in Valle Orco, Italy, of an old project bolted in 2001 by Giovannino Massari and now graded 8a+. The route joins another nearby line freed by Mingolla a year ago: Occhi Nuovi 8a+.

17.10.2018 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

Crevasse fall on Toula Glacier: mountain guide Ezio Marlier reports

Last Saturday a young man fell into a crevasse on the Col del Toula glacier (Mont Blanc). He is currently in hospital in Sallanches. The report and considerations of Ezio Marlier, a well-known alpinist and mountain guide from Valle d'Aosta who, together with Rifugio Torino hut warden and Mountain Guide Armando Chanoine, first reached the accident site.

16.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ben Dare makes solo first ascent of new mixed climb up Mt Percy Smith, New Zealand

On 7 October 2018 Ben Dare made a solo first ascent of ‘The Promise’, a new mixed climb up the 700m high SW Face of Mt Percy Smith, New Zealand.

16.10.2018 by Narci Simion in Climbing

Pale di San Martino Dolomites: Manolo and Narci Simion establish Bebe Forever up Tacca Bianca

On 29 August 2018 Manolo (aka Maurizio Zanolla) and Narci Simion made the first free ascent of Bebe Forever (100m, max 7b/c max 6c), a new rock climb up Tacca Bianca (Val Canali, Pale di San Martino, Dolomites). The line is dedicated to Gabriele 'Bebe' Simion, son of Narci. The report by Narci Simion.

15.10.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi and the special sense of climbing at the Arco Champions Challenge

On Saturday 13 October 2018 Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi took part in the Champions Challenge at Arco (Garda Trentino, Italy). Open to all, this was a day with the two champion athletes, at the Climbing Stadium and at the crag Pueblo di Massone.

15.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rodellar in Spain, its climbing and the La Sportiva meeting portfolio

Climbing photos taken by Matteo Pavana of the La Sportiva athletes meeting that took place in Rodellar, Spain, from 21 - 23 September.

14.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Why not? Eleonora Delnevo attempts Zodiac on El Capitan in 2016

The film Why not? documenting the attempt by Eleonora Delnevo to climb Zodiac on El Capitan in Yosemite in 2016 with Diego Pezzoli, Angelo Angelilli and Franco Perlotto.

12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi at Arco for climbing's Champions Challenge

Tomorrow, Saturday 13 October 2018, Arco di Trento in Italy will host the climbing challenge between Adam Ondra and Stefano Ghisolfi: an entire day at the Climbing Stadium and the crag Massone.

12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Piolets d’Or 2018 ceremony in Poland / Report and photos

Complete report and photographs of the Piolets d’Or 2018, the prestigious annual mountaineering award celebrated from 20 - 23 September at Ladek Zdrój in Poland.

12.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Eleonora Delnevo & Co climb El Capitan Zodiac in Yosemite

Eleonora Delnevo - the Italian paraclimber paralysed from the waist down after a mountaineering accident in 2015 - has climbed the Zodiac route on El Capitan in Yosemite together with Mauro Gibellini, Diego Pezzoli and Antonio Pozzi.

11.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat at Jansegg repeats Pirmin Bertle 9a+

At Jansegg in Switzerland Cédric Lachat has repeated La Cène du Roi Lézard, the 9a+ established in 2017 by Pirmin Bertle.

11.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Champions Challenge: Adam Ondra - Stefano Ghisolfi interview before Saturday showdown

Double interview with Stefano Ghisolfi and Adam Ondra who on Saturday 13 October 2018 at Arco di Trento (Garda Trentino), Italy, will take part in the Champions Challenge. This event is open to all; from the Climbing Stadium artificial wall to the historic Massone crag, this promises to be a day of climbing, fun and friendship.

11.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Grampians bouldering: Niccolò Ceria climbing in Australia

The video of Italian climber Niccolò Ceria bouldering at the Grampians in Australia.

10.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires: sport climbing's first medals

Live streaming at 14:00 today from Buenos Aires where the first Youth Olympics Sport Climbing is taking place. The women's race was won yesterday by the Austria's Sandra Lettner, ahead of Slovenia's Vita Lukan and Laura Lammer from Austria.

10.10.2018 by Ján Smoleň in Alpinism

Aiguille d'Argentiere: new climbs in the Mont Blanc massif

Slovak mountaineers Ondrej Húserka and Ján Smoleň have established two new rock climbs on Aiguille d’Argentière in the Mont Blanc massif: Crystal route up Contreforts Charlet-Straton and In memory of Červienka up Plateau du Jardin.

09.10.2018 by Nikolaj Niebuhr in Alpinism

Marmolada South Face climbed by Nikolaj Niebuhr, Danish mountaineer with hemiplegia

Paraclimbing: Nikolaj Niebuhr has repeated the classic Bettega - Tomasson climb up the south face of Marmolada, Dolomites. This ascent marks an important moment for the 35-year-old Dane who, following an operation for cerebral edema aged 8, has been partially paralysed in the righthand side of his body.

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