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20.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climbs on two Karakorum 6000ers

American alpinists Jess Roskelley and Kurt Ross and Belgium's Nelson Neirinck have made the first ascents of two previously unclimbed mountains in Pakistan’s Karakorum massif: Chhota Bhai 6321 m and Changi Tower 2 6250 m above the Kondus valley.

20.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Miho Nonaka and Jernej Kruder win Bouldering World Cup 2018

Japan's Miho Nonaka and Slovenia’s Jernej Kruder won the Boulder World Cup 2018. The last stage took place in Munich last weekend and was won by the Slovenians Janja Garnbret and Gregor Vezonik.

19.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Almirante Nieto, new route in Torres del Paine park, Patagonia

Felipe Bishara and Christian Barra Muñoz have established a new route up the hitherto unclimbed SE Face of Cerro Almirante Nieto, Torries del Paine, Patagonia.

18.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018 - last stage live in Munich

Live streaming today from Munich, Germany, of the last stage of the Boulder World Cup 2018.

17.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marco Milanese Tre Cime di Lavaredo triple free solo & BASE jumps

Yesterday Marco Milanese free solo climbed Cima Piccola, Cima Ovest until half height and Cima Grande in the Dolomites before BASE jumping off all three of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Dani Arnold interview after 2-hour 4-minute Grandes Jorasses Cassin Route ascent

Interview with Swiss alpinist Daniel Arnold who on 27/07/2018 climbed the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif in a record-breaking 2 hours and 4 minutes.

16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur

The video documenting the Grivel Day at Courmayeur. On 5 August 2018 Grivel Courmayeur celebrated its 200th anniversary and its timeless, boundless love for mountaineering.

15.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rungofarka, Himalaya: Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau first ascent video

The video of the first ascent of Rungofarka, a 6495 m peak in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya carried out in September 2017 by American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau.

14.08.2018 by Nina Caprez in Climbing

Tolerance by Nina Caprez

Swiss climber Nina Caprez talks about her recent trip to Lebanon where she joined up with the non-profit organisation ClimbAID to bring climbing to Syrian refugees and Lebanese youth affected by the war.

14.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Latok I North Ridge finally climbed after 40 years by Aleš Česen, Luka Stražar, Tom Livingstone

Slovenians Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar and Briton Tom Livingstone have climbed Latok I (7145 m) in the Karakorum (Pakistan) via the coveted North Ridge, recognised as one of the last major unclimbed lines in high-altitude mountaineering.

13.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold climbs the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours and 4 minutes

On 27 July 2018 Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold climbed the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif in just 2 hours and 4 minutes.

13.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Uein Line, new rock climb up Große Fermeda in Geisler Dolomites

At the start of August Aaron Moroder and Miran Mittermair teamed up to establish Uein Line on Große Fermeda, the striking tower in one of the most famous mountain groups in the Dolomites, the Geisler.

13.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

World Youth Climbing Championships: gold for Laura Rogora, Sam Avezou, Ekaterina Barashchuk and Gian Luca Zodda

The Youth Climbing World Championships are currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. Laura Rogora from Italy and Sam Avezou from France have been crowned Youth A Bouldering World Champions, while Ekaterina Barashchuk from Russia and Gian Luca Zodda from Italy have been crowned Speed World Champions in the Juniors category.

12.08.2018 by Giorgio Pirovano in Climbing

Agrodolce, new rock climb in Brenta Dolomites

On Castello di Vallesinella in the Brenta Dolomites Giorgio Pirovano, Nicola Castagna and Sara Ongari established Agrodolce, a new 6-pitch rock climb first ascended ground-up, onsight, with bolts only at the belays and difficulties up to grade VII.

11.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caro North discovers new climbing in Patagonia's Minialaska

The video of Caro North and her discovery of Minialaska, a new rock climbing area in Patagonia.

10.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Daniel Jung reaps first repeat of Recovery drink, Favresse's difficult crack climb in Norway

German climber Daniel Jung has made the first repeat of Recovery drink, the difficult trad climb on the Profilveggen wall at Jøssingfjord in Norway. First ascended in 2013 by Nicolas Favresse, the route had foiled some of the best crack climbers in the world.

10.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger double debut for Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher

On the North Face of the Eiger Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have repeated Deep Blue Sea and Magic Mushroom. This is the first time on the famous Swiss mountain for the two climbers.

09.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold Free Solo trailer featuring Freerider on El Capitan

The trailer of the film Free Solo that documents Alex Honnold and his historic free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite, carried out by American on 3 June 2017.

09.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mathieu Maynadier, lucky escape after rockfall in Tagas Valley, Karakorum

On 6 August 2018 French mountaineer Mathieu Maynadier was hit by rockfall while on an climbing expedition in the Tagas Valley in Pakistan’s Karakorum with Nicolas Favresse, Carlos Molina and Jean-Louis Wertz. Maynadier was taken to Skardu military hospital by helicopter where his condition is far better than initially feared. He will be repatriated to France this week.

08.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Hansjörg Auer: Lupghar Sar West solo interview

Interview with Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer after his July 2018 solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

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