Briancon, France is currently hosting the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2018. The finals take place this evening at 19:30 and will be transmitted in live streaming.
The 5th Karl Unterkircher Award was awarded on 14 July 2018 in Selva di Val Gardena, Italy to Simone Moro who, together with Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon, carried out the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in February 2016. The other climbers that had been nominated Ines Papert and Luka Lindič for their new route on Kyzyl Asker in Kyrgyzstan (China), and Simon Gietl and Marcel Schenk for the new mixed climb up Pizzo Badile in Switzerland.
Footage of the moment Scottish mountaineer Rick Allen was identified by a drone above 7000 meters on Broad Peak after having been reported missing.
A five-week climbing trip in June and July 2018 to the Hindu Raj mountain range in Pakistan resulted in the probable first ascent of Kachqiant, a 5990m peak overlooking the Dasbar Valley, by Dutch mountaineers Danny Schoch and Bas Visscher. Climbing partners Ruud Rotte and Menno Schokker made an unsuccessful attempt of Chiantir Chish (6200m), turning around at 5800m. Bas Visscher reports.
A day with Gioachino Gobbi in Courmayeur, examining the history of Grivel and alpinism in the brand new Espace Grivel that will be inaugurated on 5 August 2018.
Interview with Stefano Ghisolfi after his victory at Chamonix of the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2018.
Two days ago Monica Campo Bagatin passed away. For over 35 years she ran the hut Rifugio Casèra Bosconero in Val di Zoldo, Dolomites and she was the first woman to join the Val Zoldana mountain rescue squad. On 28 July she would have received at Rocca Pietore the Pelmo d'Oro 2018 Special Mention for her hospitality in the mountains. Francesca Colesanti recalls this unique, unforgettable woman.
Thanks to the help of a drone leading British mountaineer Rick Allen has been rescued in descent off Broad Peak (8047m) in Pakistan.
Austrian athlete Anna Stöhr has officially announced her retirement for bouldering competitions.
Climbing alone on Saturday 30 June 2018, Enrico Paganin made what is likely to be a first ascent up the SW Face of Antelao in the Dolomites. An 'exploratory' climb that ‘doesn’t concentrate on the grade' and which, via a hidden series of diagonal ledges, enters into the heart of the large amphitheater to the right of the historic route established by J. S. Phillimore & Co in 1898.
Last night at Chamonix in France Stefano Ghisolfi won the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2018. The Italian was joined on the podium by Austria’s Jessica Pilz who celebrated her first Lead World stage victory.
The video of Lukas Irmler and Pablo Signoret walking across a highline rigged between two icefalls in France.
Live streaming today from Chamonix, France, from the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2018. At 10 am the semi-finals, at 20.30 pm the finals.
The first stage of the Lead World Cup 2018 was won last Saturday at Villars in Switzerland by Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert. The fourth stage of the Speed World Cup was won by Anouck Jaubert and Aleksandr Shikov.
32-year-old mountaineer Italian Maurizio Giordano from the Aosta Military Expedition perished while climbing Gasherbrum IV in Karakorum, Pakistan.
After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.
British rock climber James Pearson reports about his repeat of El Ojo Critico, the difficult multi-pitch trad climb ascended in Spain’s Ordesa National Park by Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegi in 2007 and repeated previously only by Unai Mendia and Iker Madoz. Belayed by Caroline Ciavaldini, Pearson managed to onsight the difficult trad climb and, equally notable, the crossed the Pyrenees by mountain bike.
The first details from Hansjörg Auer about his solo first ascent of the West Face of Lupghar Sar West in the Karakorum, Pakistan.
Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer has made a solitary ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.
The Lead Climbing World Cup 2018 and the Speed World Cup got underway in Villars, Switzerland, yesterday. Live streaming today at 10.00 am today of the Semifinal, at 20.00 the finals.