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26.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Jacopo Larcher and Tribe, his most difficult trad climb at Cadarese / Interview

Interview with Jacopo Larcher after his first ascent of Tribe at Cadarese, Italy on 22 March 2019. The Italian rock climber defined the route as 'the most difficult thing I’ve ever climbed'.

25.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer climbs new ice in his Ötztal mountains

This winter Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer ascended three new ice climbs in the Ötztal valley and made a solo first ascent up Rofele Wand in the Ötztal Alps.

24.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cheeky Monkeys added to Coulm d’Mez in Switzerland by Marco Majori and Davide Terraneo

On the east face of Coulm d'Mez in Switzerland Marco Majori and Davide Terraneo have climbed Cheeky Monkeys, a possible new icefall in the Bernina group.

23.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Margo Hayes climbs Papichulo at Oliana, her third 9a+

American sports climber Margo Hayes has repeated Papichulo at Oliana in Spain. This is her third 9a+ after La Rambla at Siurana and Biographie at Céüse.

22.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacopo Larcher frees his mega trad climb at Cadarese

At Cadarese, Italy, Jacopo Larcher has made the first ascent of his huge trad project, defining the pitch as 'the most difficult thing I’ve ever climbed'.

Tonale new ski descent by Miori and Mascaro down Punta Castellaccio

On 9 February 2019 Alessio Miori and Vincenzo Mascaro skied a possible new line down Punta Castellaccio above the Tonale Pass in the Adamello - Presanella group of the Italian Alps.

21.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin makes first free ascent of Valhalla on Getu Grand Arch in China

Spanish rock climber Edu Marin has made the first free ascent of Valhalla, his huge multi-pitch sports climb up through the Grand Arch at Getu in China described as 'the largest roof in the world.'

21.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nina Williams first woman to climb Too Big to Flail highball at Bishop

On 18/03/2019 America's Nina Williams repeated Too Big to Flail, claiming the first female ascent of this huge highball boulder problem at Buttermilks, Bishop, USA.

20.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anna Stöhr climbs her hardest at Arco, Italy

Austrian climber Anna Stöhr has redpointed two 8c’s at Arco, Italy. These are her hardest sport climbs to date after dominating bouldering competitions for over a decade.

20.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, registration online today at 15

Registration starts online today at 15:00 for the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

20.03.2019 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Sardinia rock climbing video: the crag Jerzu 40

The video of the sector Jerzu 40 and Jerzu, the 'historic' sports climbing area in south-east Sardinia. By Maurizio Oviglia

19.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dave Graham rules La Rambla at Siurana

American rock climber Dave Graham has repeated the famous sport climb La Rambla. Gonzalo Larrocha also checks in with a repeat of the benchmark 9a+ at Siurana in Spain.

18.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing at risk in Gampians, Australia

Climbing at the Grampians, one of Australia’s premier climbing areas, is at risk of being banned. An online petition to help safeguard the area’s future has been launched.

18.03.2019 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

Divine Providence on Mont Blanc climbed in winter by Xavier Cailhol, Symon Welfringer

From 17- 19 February 2019 young French alpinists Xavier Cailhol and Symon Welfringer made a winter ascent of Divine Providence up Grand Pilier d’Angle, one of the most famous routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

16.03.2019 by Giuseppe Vidoni in Alpinism

Cimon della Pala: Giuseppe Vidoni and Gabriele Colomba forge new mixed climb in Dolomites

On 24/02/2019 Giuseppe Vidoni and Gabriele Colomba made the first ascent of Via degli Allievi up the north face of Cimon della Pala. About 700m high and with difficulties around AI5 M4, this is likely to be a new mixed climb in the Pale di San Martino group in the Dolomites

15.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Beat Kammerlander climbing Rätikon Kampfzone

The short film about Beat Kammerlander and the first free ascent of Kampfzone, his 8c alpine sports climb in the Rätikon massif.

15.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Will Gadd delves beneath Greenland ice

Canadian alpinist Will Gadd travels to Greenland with glaciologist Jason Gulley to better understand the movement of meltwater underneath the icecap.

Brenta Dolomites Cima Tosa East Face ski descent by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

Luca Dallavalle reports about the probable first ski descent of the east face of Cima Tosa in the Brenta Dolomites, climbed and skied on 03/03/2019 with his brother Roberto Dallavalle.

14.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Championships: Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret crowned Individual World Champions

Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland is currently hosting the Ski Mountaineering World Championships. Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret (FRA) were crowned Individual world champions. Arno Lietha (SUI) and Claudia Galicia Cotrina (ESP) won gold in the Sprint, while Werner Marti (SUI) and Andrea Mayr (AUT) won the Vertical.

14.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Julia and Jernej Kruder Deep Water Solo climbing at Mallorca

The video of Slovenian siblings Jernej and Julia Kruder DWS climbing on the island of Mallorca in autumn 2018.

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