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05.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl completes winter solo of Große Mauer on Heiligkreuzkofel, Dolomites

Yesterday Simon Gietl made a winter solo ascent of Große Mauer / Grande Muro on Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites. The mountaineer the South Tyrol, Italy, returned to valley by paraglider.

05.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Seb Bouin uncut on Fred Rouhling’s Akira

The video of Sébastien Bouin climbing Akira, the famous route freed by Fred Rouhling at Eaux Claires in France in 1995.

04.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni sails his Crystal Ship, 8C boulder at Cresciano

In early January at Cresciano in Switzerland Giuliano Cameroni made the first ascent of a long-standing project now called Crystal Ship. The 8C boulder problem has been repeated by Clément Lechaptois.

04.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Civetta Dolomites double: first winter ascents of Chimera Verticale and W Mexico Cabrones

Two huge climbs were repeated on the northwest face of Civetta in the Dolomites, Italy: Chimera Verticale by Titus Prinoth and Alex Walpoth, and W Mexico Cabrones by Alessandro Baù, Thomas Gianola and Giovanni Zaccaria. This is the first time both routes have been climbed in winter.

Yosemite Half Dome integral ski descent by Zach Milligan, Jason Torlano

American alpinists Jason Torlano and Zach Milligan have skied down Half Dome. This is reputed to be the first integral descent from the summit all the way back down into Yosemite Valley.

02.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacob Cook climbing The Lizard King, gritstone E9 at Ilkley in England


The video of British climber Jacob Cook making the first ascent in 2014 of The Lizard King, an E9 trad climb at Ilkley in England

02.03.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

About Tamara Lunger and K2 in winter

Tamara Lunger from the South Tyrol, Italy, has recently returned home after attempting to climb K2 in winter. The expedition was an important but also tragic experience, marked by the loss of Sergi Mingote, Atanas Skatov, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Juan Pablo Mohr and John Snorri Sigurjónsson.

01.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alex Buisse and his Mont Blanc Lines climbing posters

Interview with French photographer Alex Buisse about his Mont Blanc Lines climbing poster project.

01.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Corrado Pesce, Will Sim repeat Petit Dru SW Pillar in Mont Blanc massif

Alpinists Corrado Korra Pesce and Will Sim have repeated Voie des Papas / Via Bonatti on the SW Pillar of Petit Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

27.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl makes winter solo ascent of Mittelpfeiler on Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites

On 25/02/2021 South Tyrolean alpinist Simon Gietl completed a solo ascent of Mittelpfeiler / Pilastro di Mezzo on Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites, via the Mariacher variation.

Grandes Jorasses new climb by Matteo Della Bordella, Giacomo Mauri, Luca Schiera

On 24/02/2021 the Italian mountaineers Matteo Della Bordella, Giacomo Mauri and Luca Schiera made the first ascent of Il Regalo di Berna, a new route on the South Face of the Grandes Jorasses dedicated to Matteo Bernasconi. Della Bordella reports.

25.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Steve House live online / Nanga Parbat Rupal Face ascent with Vince Anderson

Tonight at 19:00 CET American alpinist Steve House will talk about the ascent of the Rupal face of Nanga Parbat, carried out with Vince Anderson over a period of eight days in alpine style in 2005.

25.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Elias Iagnemma climbing Gioia at night

The video of 25-year-old Italian climber Elias Iagnemma who on 13/02/2021 made only the fifth ascent of Gioia at Varazze, Italy.


24.02.2021 by Simon Messner in Alpinism

Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer establish Eremit in Stubaital

In Pinnistal, a small side valley of the Stubaital in Austria, Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer have established Eremit, a difficult mixed climb protected with trad gear and pegs. Messner reports.



23.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tom Bolger frees Frenesí 9a/+ at Margalef in Spain

British rock climber Tom Bolger is on a roll and has made the first ascent of Frenesí, a 9a/+ sport climb at Margalef in Spain.

23.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Elias Iagnemma repeats Christian Core's Gioia at Varazze

On Saturday 13 February 2021 at Varazze in Italy 25-year-old Elias Iagnemma made only the fourth repeat of Christian Core's ace boulder problem Gioia.



Paul Bonhomme skis new line down Mont Pélago in Mercantour massif, France

French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has made a new ski descent down Mont Pélago (2768m) the Mercantour massif in France. The 600m descent is called Les Larmes d’Ulysse.

21.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nils Favre climbs Off the Wagon 8B+ in Val Bavona, Switzerland

Switzerland’s Nils Favre has made a swift repeat of Off The Wagon 8B+ in Valle Bavona.

20.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Bhagirathi IV West Face first ascent by Ragni di Lecco climbers

Watch, this evening only, the film Cavalli Bardati, which documents the first ascent of the west face of Bhagirathi IV (6193m) in the Indian Himalaya carried out by Ragni di Lecco mountaineers Matteo Della Bordella, Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo in September 2019,

20.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Drus West Face: new route climbed live by Gmhm

French mountaineers Thomas Auvaro, Léo Billon, Jordi Noguere and Sébastien Ratel belonging to the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group are currently establishing a new route up the West Face of the Drus in the Mont Blanc massif. The climb is being broadcast in live streaming.

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