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18.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Huascarán Norte in Peru climbed by Tomas Franchini, Silvestro Franchini

The Italian alpine guides Silvestro Franchini and his brother Tomas Franchini have climbed Huascarán Norte, the highest mountain in Peru, as part of their Los Picos 6500 project which aims to climb the 16 highest peaks of the South American Andes.

18.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Devil's Paw in Alaska: Brette Harrington and Gabe Hayden climb West Face

Mountain climbing in Alaska: Brette Harrington and Gabe Hayden have made the first ascent of Shaa Téix’i (1300m, 5.11a) up the West Face of the Devils Paw, Juneau Ice Cap.

17.09.2018 by Paolo Tassi in Events

Cinque Torri, Dolomites climbing and the Delicious Climbing Dolomiti event by Paolino Tassi

Italian mountain guide Paolo Tassi invites everyone to take part on Sunday 23 September 2018 in the Delicious Climbing Dolomiti event at the world-famous Cinque Torri (Cortina): an unmissable opportunity to climb together and share the sense of climbing in a unique setting in the heart of the Dolomites.

16.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Kai Harada Boulder World Champions

On Friday night at Innsbruck in Austria Janja Garnbret from Slovenia was crowned Boulder World Champion. Akiyo Noguchi from Japan took silver, Staša Gejo from Serbia bronze. The men's competition was won on Saturday night by Japan's Kai Harada, ahead of Jongwon Chon from South Kore and Gregor Vezonik from Slovenia.

14.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Liv Sansoz completes 82 x 4000m peaks in the Alps

French climber and alpinist Liv Sansoz has completed all 82 alpine four-thousanders.

14.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Scotoni: Nicola Tondini completes first single push of his Dolomites Direttissima

Nicola Tondini, climbing with Lorenzo d'Addario, has made the first single push free ascent of 'Non abbiate paura di sognare' up Cima Scotoni in the Italian Dolomites.

13.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Cinque Torri and the Delicious Climbing Dolomiti contest 2018

On Sunday 23 September 2018 the Cinque Torri crags in the Dolomites above Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the 2nd Delicious Climbing Dolomiti climbing contest. A rock climbing competition in pairs, open to everyone, part of the third Delicious Festival.

13.09.2018 by Giuliano Cameroni in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni at Rocklands beams up The Smile

Swiss climber Giuliano Cameroni reports about The Smile at Rocklands, South Africa, a boulder problem he freed at 8C which he believes is 'a contender for one of the best problems in the world'.

12.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car

The Grands Montets cable car middle station caught fire yesterday afternoon. While no one was injured, the fire has caused significant damages.

11.09.2018 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

Thagas Valley / Nicolas Favresse reports of Karakorum climbing expedition

Belgian climber Nicolas Favresse provides details about the climbing expedition to the little-known Thagas Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan together with Mathieu Maynadier, Carlitos Molina and Jean-Louis Wertz. Two virgin 6000ers were climbed, while Maynadier was struck by rockfall and airlifted to safety.

11.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Zealand: another mixed climb up Aoraki / Mount Cook

Mountaineers Caleb Jennings and Kim Ladiges have made the first ascent of Pilgrim, a new mixed climb up the south face of Aoraki / Mt Cook (3,764 m) in New Zealand.

10.09.2018 by Diego Toigo in Alpinism

Mente Demente new rock climb up Spiz of Lastia in the Italian Dolomites

Diego Toigo reports about the first ascent of Mente Demente, climbed on 17 August with Francesco Fent and Alberto Maschio up the NW Face of Spiz della Lastia, Agner, Dolomites

09.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Jakob Schubert crowned 2018 Lead Climbing World Champion

27-year-old Austrian athlete Jakob Schubert was crowned Lead World Champion 2018 this evening in Innsbruck. Austria. Czech climber Adam Ondra took silver, Germany's Alexander Megos bronze.

08.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Jessica Pilz Lead Climbing World Champion 2018

This evening at Innsbruck, Austria, Jessica Pilz won the Lead Climbing World Championships 2018. Janja Garnbret took silver, Jain Kim bronze.

08.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Extreme trad climbing in Scotland: Gérome Pouvreau and Florence Pinet repeat Rhapsody and Requiem

At Dumbarton Rock in Scotland, French climber Gérome Pouvreau has repeated Rhapsody E11, while Florence Pinet climbed Requiem E8 6b.

07.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tom Belz summits Kilimanjaro on route towards personal growth

On 9 August 2018 the disabled mountaineer Tom Belz reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, without a leg and on crutches. An adventure to understand his personal limits but above all to encourage others to push beyone their personal boundaries.

06.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Latok I. The Aleš Česen interview

Interview with Slovenian alpinist Aleš Česen after the ascent, carried out with Luka Stražar and Tom Livingstone, of Latok I via the north and south face. The three were only the second team to reach the summit of the 7,145m high mountain in Pakistan’s Karakorum after the 1979 first ascent.

05.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Andreas Steindl sprints up and down Matterhorn in 4 hours

On Monday 27 August 2018 the 29-year-old Swiss mountain guide Andreas Steindl ascended and descended the Matterhorn via the Hornli ridge at breakneck speed, requiring 3 hours, 59 minutes and 52 seconds for the round-trip from Zermatt.

05.09.2018 by Alberto Gnerro in Competitions

Federica Mingolla and Marcello Bombardi win the rock climbing competition at Valgrisenche

The outdoor rock climbing competition at Valgrisenche, Valle d'Aosta, was won on Sunday 2 September by Federica Mingolla and Marcello Bombardi. the fought-out comp took place at the same crag that hosted the first climbing competition in Valle d'Aosta 30 years ago. The report by Alberto Gnerro, route setter and winner of that historic first competition three decades ago.

04.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Blood Moon, Brits climb new route up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar

Alan Carne, Calum Cunningham and Robbie Phillips have made the first ascent of Blood Moon (8a+, 700m) up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar.




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