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'.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
The video of the sector Jerzu 40 and Jerzu, the 'historic' sports climbing area in south-east Sardinia. By Maurizio Oviglia
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.
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.
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.
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
The short film about Beat Kammerlander and the first free ascent of Kampfzone, his 8c alpine sports climb in the Rätikon massif.
Canadian alpinist Will Gadd travels to Greenland with glaciologist Jason Gulley to better understand the movement of meltwater underneath the icecap.
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.
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.
The video of Slovenian siblings Jernej and Julia Kruder DWS climbing on the island of Mallorca in autumn 2018.