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12.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar, film of 1998 first ascent by Rolando Larcher, Marco Sterni, Erik Švab

Online the film documenting the first route up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar, 'Never the same - Mai più così' established in 1998 by Rolando Larcher, Marco Sterni and Erik Svab.

10.12.2018 by Tommy Caldwell in Environment

Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley

Starting from what he has observed in the Yosemite Valley, American climber Tommy Caldwell shares his concerns about climate change.

10.12.2018 by Fabio Olivari in Alpinism

Asta Nunaat in Greenland, Andrea Ghitti and Fabio Olivari climb Gioielli Viventi

On Asta Nunaat in eastern Greenland Andrea Ghitti and Fabio Olivari have made the first ascent of 'Gioielli Viventi', a new rock climb (320m, VI+/A1) established on 9 August 2018. This is likely to be only the second ascent of this mountain, after the first carried out in 2006 by Andi Fichtner, Christoph Hainz and Roger Schaeli. Olivari reports.

09.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra climbing at Smith Rock / VBlog #7

The video of Adam Ondra climbing at Smith Rock in Oregon, the birthplace of American sport climbing.

08.12.2018 by Daniel Ladurner in Alpinism

Airport, possible new ice climb in Langental, Dolomites, by Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr

In Langental (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayr have climbed a possible new icefall they have called Airport. The line runs to the left of the classic Jumbo Jet drip and has been graded WI5+ M4 160m. Ladurner reports.

07.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi absolutely perfect on Perfecto Mundo at Margalef

Today at Margalef in Spain the Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi repeated Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ freed by Alexander Megos and considered one of the hardest sport climbs in the world.

07.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sonnie Trotter frees North America Wall variation on El Capitan

Climbing with Tommy Caldwell, on 19 November Sonnie Trotter made the first one day free ascent of a new all free variation to North America Wall / El Nino. The Canadian had discovered the 3-pitch variation, now called Pineapple Express, in 2017 with Alex Honnold.

07.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Matilda Söderlund returns to form at Red River Gorge

Swedish rock climber Matilda Söderlund has repeated Pure Imagination 8c+ at Red River Gorge, USA

06.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nina Caprez and Eline Le Menestrel climbing The Nose, El Capitan

The video of Nina Caprez and Eline Le Menestrel repeating The Nose, the famous big wall climb up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.

06.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson cast their Forge in Scotland

Scottish mountaineers Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have started their winter climbing season in style with the first ascent of The Forge X/10 at An Teallach in NNW Scotland.

05.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

La Sportiva 90th, mountaineering, climbing and footwear history in a prize-winning book

The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' celebrating the first 90 years of the famous Italian outdoor footwear and clothing company is now on sale at www.lasportiva.com.

05.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Fitz Roy Supercanaleta climbed in Patagonia by Michele Colturi, Federico Martinelli, Federico Secchi

From 25 - 28 November 2018 the Italian alpinists Michele Colturi, Federico Martinelli and Federico Secchi repeated the famous Supercanaleta route up Fitz Roy in Patagonia.

04.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mélissa Le Nevé climbing Golden Ticket at Red River Gorge

The video of French climber Mélissa Le Nevé on Golden Ticket at Red River Gorge, USA.

04.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

David Lama / The Lunag Ri Solo Interview

Interview with David Lama after his October 2018 solo first ascent of Lunag Ri, the 6907m mountain on the border between Nepal and Tibet.

03.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Russisches Roulette / New Kristallwand mixed climb by Matthias Wurzer, Peter Wurzer

Austrian mountain guides Matthias Wurzer and Peter Wurzer have established Russisches Roulette, Russian roulette, a difficult and dangerous mixed climb up the northeast face of Kristallwand (Venediger Group, Hohe Tauern, Austria).

03.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Le Quatuor à cordes, new climb up Lobuche East above Nepal's Khumbu valley

Himalayan climbing: French mountaineers Aurélien Vaissière, Antonin Cecchini, Laurent Thévenot and Symon Welfringer have established Le Quattro à Cordes, a new route up Lobuche East (6120m) above the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

02.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert repeats El bon combat, Chris Sharma’s king line at Cova de Ocell

Austrian climber Jakob Schubert has made the first repeat of El bon combat, the superbly difficult route freed by Chris Sharma in 2015 at Cova de Ocell in Spain.

01.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Odyssee video featuring Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher

The short film by Paolo Sartori documenting the repeat of Odyssee on the North Face of the Eiger by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher in August 2018

30.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra onsight attempt on the Salathé Wall in Yosemite / VBlog #6

Adam Ondra attempting to onsight the crux pitches of the Salathé Wall up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA. Belayed by Nicolas Favresse in autumn 2018, the Czech climber deals with the Enduro corner and tries his luck on the Headwall.

30.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron climb A Peak Central Couloir in Cabinet Mountains, USA

The Central Couloir of A Peak in the Cabinet Mountains, Montana, USA, has been climbed by Jess Roskelley and Scott Coldiron.




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