The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has announced that the Boulder World Cup event originally scheduled to take place in Moscow, Russia, has now been rescheduled to take place in Brixen, Italy from 10 to 12 June 2022.
The video of Japanese climber Yuji Hirayama making the first free ascent of Hanabi, the 8c+ freed by the 52-year-old at Futagoyama (Mt Futago) in Japan at the end of 2021.
Austrian mountaineers Sepp Stanglechner and Hans Zlöbl have made the first ascent of Tauern Supercouloir on Gubachspitze in the Venediger Group.
The Petzl RocTrip will take place from 12 to 15 May 2022 at Manikia in Greece. A new online format will provide everyone with the opportunity to take part in the famous climbing meeting.
On Saturday 19 March 2022 Simon Gietl from the South Tyrol, Italy, made a solo winter ascent of Via Hruschka on the north face of Peitlerkofel / Sass de Putia in the Dolomites. The 37-year-old descended by paragliding off the summit.
The penultimate Sprint stage of the Ski mountaineering World Cup 2022 was won yesterday in Val Martello, Italy by Emily Harrop (FRA) and Oriol Cardona Coll (ESP).
Uncut climbing video: Stefano Ghisolfi making the first ascent of The Lonely Mountain 9b at Arco, Italy in December 2021
From 24 to 27 March the global online premiere of Reel Rock 16 featuring 4 new climbing films: Bridge Boys with Tom Randall and Pete Whittaker, Barefoot Charles with Charles Albert, Big Things To Come with Alex Johnson and Cuddle with Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold.
From 21 to 23 February Antar Machado, Sebastian Pelletti and Hernán Rodriguez completed the skyline traverse of Grupo La Paz in the Cordillera Riesco in Patagonia, Chile. The trio climbed ‘Ayayema Wesqar’ alpine style from west to east past difficulties up to 5.11- and bivied two nights in between the four towers in the middle. Sebastian Pelletti reports.
Putins Paranoia Trip on Ärmighorn & Peace for Ukraine on Nüschleten climbed in Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
The report by Swiss mountaineer Silvan Schüpbach who recently established two new mixed climbs in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland: Putins Paranoia Trip on Ärmighorn with Janluca Kostner and Peace for Ukraine on Nüschleten with Michel Kipf and Tizian Tobler.
At Fontainebleau in France Italian climber Niccolò Ceria has repeated La Révolutionnaire, the boulder problem put up by Charles Albert and graded 8C+.
As a result of the war in the Ukraine, Grivel decided to temporarily stop deliveries to Russia. Published below is the 10/03/2022 press release of the historic Valle d'Aosta climbing gear company.
The Italian outdoor clothing brand Karpos has made a donation of 50,000 euros towards the Italian Veneto Region fundraising campaign for refugees from the Ukraine. Published below is their press release.
On 08/03/2022 Laura Tiefenthaler from Austria and Jana Möhrer from Germany repeated the classic Heckmair route on the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland. Tiefenthaler reports.
Juho Knuuttila reports about the first ascent of Entropi on the NW Face of Mt. Blokktind, carried out with Eivind Jacobsen on 04/03/2022. The stunning 1000m mixed climb has been described by the Finnish alpinist as 'one of the most beautiful winter lines I have seen in northern Norway.'
Pierra Menta 2022 won by Matteo Eydallin - Michele Boscacci and Axelle Gachet Mollaret - Tove Alexandersson
The 36th edition of the classic Pierra Menta ski mountaineering competition in Arêches-Beaufort in France took place from 9 to 12 March 2022 and was won by the Italians Matteo Eydallin and Michele Boscacci. The French-Swedish team comprised of Axelle Gachet Mollaret and Tove Alexandersson won the women's event.
On 05/03/2022 Christina Lustenberger, Mark Herbison and Sam Smoothy made the first ski descent of the South Face of Mount Ethelbert (3180m) in the Purcell Mountains in Canada. The 45°, 1400m descent, was skied with just one short abseil.
British rock climber Hazel Findlay has redpointed her first 9a, Esclatamasters 9a at Perles in Spain.
British mountaineers Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker have climbed Mad Vlad (350m M7 R, IX/8). This is likely to be a new route on the ENE Face of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc massif.
On 6 March 2022 Greg Boswell, Hamish Frost and Guy Robertson made the first ascent of The Fear Factory (350m, WI6R), described as 'the last great unclimbed icefall on Ben Nevis.'