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28.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Uncut: watch Alex Megos climb King Capella at Siurana

Watch Alexander Megos make the first repeat of King Capella at Siurana in Spain.

26.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Simon Lorenzi repeats Off the Wagon Low 8C+ in Val Bavona, Switzerland

Belgian rock climber Simon Lorenzi has repeated Off the Wagon Low 8C+ in Val Bavona, Switzerland. His is only the fifth ascent after Shawn Raboutou, James Webb, Daniel Woods and Giuliano Cameroni.

25.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Lorenzo Delladio, CEO La Sportiva, named Italian Entrepreneur of the Year Consumer & Retail category

Last night at the Milan Sotck Exchange Lorenzo Delladio, CEO La Sportiva was awarded the Italian Entrepreneur of the Year prize for the category Consumer & Retail.

24.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Robbie Phillips unlock What We Do In The Shadows at Duntelchaig in Scotland

The first ascent video of What We Do In The Shadows, the new trad climb put up by Robbie Phillips at Duntelchaig in Scotland graded E10 7a.

24.11.2021 by Giuseppe Vidoni in Alpinism

Cascata Major on Mont Blanc East Face climbed by Francesco Civra Dano, Giuseppe Vidoni

On the east face of Mont Blanc Giuseppe Vidoni and Francesco Civra Dano have climbed an icefall that had never been ascended before. Described as 'a real icefall at 4000m, about 200 meters high in the middle of the Brenva face’, the line then took them to the summit of Mont Blanc. Vidoni tells the story.

23.11.2021 by Lindsay Griffin in Alpinism

Yasushi Yamanoi to receive Lifetime Achievement Award Piolet d'Or Carrière 2021

Japanese mountaineer Yasushi Yamanoi is to receive the13th Piolets d'Or Carrière Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize giving ceremony will be celebrated in Briançon, France, from 26 to 29 November.

22.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos repeats King Capella at Siurana in Spain


German rock climber Alex Megos has repeated King Capella at Siurana in Spain. The climb was first ascended by William Bosi earlier this year and originally graded 9b+.



Josune Bereziartu, Lynn Hill, Luisa Iovane: three women who have left their mark in the history of rock climbing

Three women, and three climbs, which helped change the course of rock climbing: Luisa Iovane on Comeback in Val San Nicolò in 1986, Lynn Hill on The Nose in 1993 and Josune Bereziartu on Bain de Sang in 2002. Our article written in conjunction with Vibram, to celebrate climbing yesterday, today and tomorrow as part of their 'Learn to Climb with Vibram' project.

19.11.2021 by Much Mayr in Alpinism

Much Mayr completes Ultimo Tango on Marmolada / Hansjörg Auer's unfinished Dolomites climb

The report by Much Mayr who on the south face of the Marmolada in the Dolomites completed and freed Ultimo Tango, a multi-pitch route he started in 2018 with Hansjörg Auer and concluded, after the death of the Austrian mountaineer, with the help of Guido Unterwurzacher, Peter Mühlburger and Alex Blümel.

Jorg Verhoeven: the past, present and future of indoor and outdoor climbing

36-year-old Dutchman Jorg Verhoven has been climbing for over 25 years and his achievements span the climbing spectrum from big walls in Yosemite to 8C boulders, after having won the Lead World Cup 2006. His thoughts about the state of climbing indoors and outdoor feature in the fourth article of our series created with Vibram, to celebrate climbing yesterday, today and tomorrow as part of the 'Learn to Climb with Vibram' project.

17.11.2021 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

A Brief Climbing History to Mont Vert de Greuvetta, Mont Blanc massif

The brief climbing history to Mont Vert de Greuvetta in the Mont Blanc massif, summarised by Simon Richardson who, this autumn with Michael Rinn, climbed a series of new routes in the range.

16.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Silvan Schüpbach frees Tradündition on Dündenhorn in Switzerland

Swiss mountaineer Silvan Schüpbach has made the first ascent of Tradündition on the west face of Dündenhorn. Established with Peter Von Känel and Simon Wahli, this is probably the hardest trad multi-pitch in the country.

15.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jonathan Siegrist repeats Goldrake 9a+ at Cornalba, Italy

American rock climber Jonathan Siegrist has repeated Goldrake, the 9a+ established in 2010 by Adam Ondra at Cornalba in Italy.

Watch Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger, Andrew McNab climb and ski Gold Card Couloir in Canada

The video of the first ascent, and first ski descent, of the Gold Card Couloir located between Mount Burnham and Mount Grady in the Monashee Mountains, Canada, carried out earlier this year by Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger and Andrew McNab.

14.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Janja Garnbret onsighting American Hustle 8c at Oliana

The uncut video of Janja Garnbret onsighting American Hustle, the 8c at Oliana in Spain climbed by Slovenian two days after Fish Eye, with which she became the first woman in the world to onsight 8c.

12.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Craig Matheson climbs Hard Cheese, cutting edge trad E10 at Bright Beck Cove, UK

On 28 May 2021 British rock climber Craig Matheson made the first ascent of Hard Cheese at Bright Beck Cove in Langdale, UK. Graded E10 7a, this is a major addition to British trad climbing.

12.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Valle dell'Orco and the La Sportiva Athletes Climbing Meeting 2021

The video and the report of the La Sportiva Athletes Climbing Meeting which was took place from 11-13 October 2021 in Valle dell’Orco, Italy.

11.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra makes swift third ascent of Erebor, 9b at Arco in Italy

Czech climber Adam Ondra has made the third ascent of Erebor at the crag Eremo di San Paolo at Arco, Italy. Established by Stefano Ghisolfi in January and repeated by Laura Rogora a month ago, Ondra now believes it warrants 9b.

10.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Peak Kosmos in Kyrgyzstan climbed by Alexander Gukov, Victor Koval

Ace Russian mountaineers Alexander Gukov and Victor Koval have completed an impressive first ascent in the Kokshaal-Too Ridge mountain range, climbing a direct line up the center of the north face of Peak Kosmos in pure alpine style over a period of 7 days.

Aoraki Caroline Face in New Zealand / Second ski descent by Joe Collinson, Will Rountree, Sam Smoothy

On 21 October 2021, New Zealand mountaineers Joe Collinson, Will Rountree and Sam Smoothy made the second descent of the 2000m Caroline Face of Aoraki / Mt Cook, at 3724m the highest mountain in New Zealand.



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