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22.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra convinces his Disbelief 9b in Canada

25-year-old Czech sports climber Adam Ondra has freed a 9b slab, Disbelief at the sports crag Acephale in Canada.

21.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2018 - Briançon Live

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.

20.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Karl Unterkircher Award 2018 / Nanga Parbat by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon

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.

20.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Broad Peak drone footage of Rick Allen rescue

Footage of the moment Scottish mountaineer Rick Allen was identified by a drone above 7000 meters on Broad Peak after having been reported missing.

19.07.2018 by Bas Visscher in Alpinism

Kachqiant climbed in Pakistan's Hindu Raj by Danny Schoch and Bas Visscher

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.

19.07.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Grivel: history, wonders and the first 200 years of mountaineering

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.

18.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Stefano Ghisolfi climbs to Chamonix at his feet

Interview with Stefano Ghisolfi after his victory at Chamonix of the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2018.

18.07.2018 by Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

Ciao Monica

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.

17.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rick Allen rescued by drone in descent off Broad Peak

Thanks to the help of a drone leading British mountaineer Rick Allen has been rescued in descent off Broad Peak (8047m) in Pakistan.

16.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Anna Stöhr world champion climber retires from bouldering competitions

Austrian athlete Anna Stöhr has officially announced her retirement for bouldering competitions.

15.07.2018 by Enrico Paganin in Alpinism

Antelao, Dolomites: Enrico Paganin makes solo first ascent of Via Mamabi

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.

14.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Stefano Ghisolfi and Jessica Pilz climb to perfection in Chamonix

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.

13.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Slackline between two icefalls walked by Lukas Irmler & Pablo Signoret

The video of Lukas Irmler and Pablo Signoret walking across a highline rigged between two icefalls in France.

13.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chamonix Lead World Cup live streaming today

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.

12.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert victorious in Villars

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.

11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Maurizio Giordano perishes climbing Gasherbrum IV

32-year-old mountaineer Italian Maurizio Giordano from the Aosta Military Expedition perished while climbing Gasherbrum IV in Karakorum, Pakistan.

11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance

After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.

10.07.2018 by James Pearson in Alpinism

El Ojo Critico in Ordesa repeated by James Pearson

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.

09.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer, Lupghar Sar West solo ascent details

The first details from Hansjörg Auer about his solo first ascent of the West Face of Lupghar Sar West in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

09.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer completes solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West

Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer has made a solitary ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

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