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23.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Boulder World Cup at Brixen, Italy, in June 2022

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.

22.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Yuji Hirayama sending Hanabi at Mt Futago

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.

22.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tauern Supercouloir on Gubachspitze in Austria climbed by Sepp Stanglechner, Hans Zlöbl

Austrian mountaineers Sepp Stanglechner and Hans Zlöbl have made the first ascent of Tauern Supercouloir on Gubachspitze in the Venediger Group.

22.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

Petzl RocTrip 2022 at Manikia in Greece

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.

21.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl makes winter solo of Hruschka on Peitlerkofel, Dolomites

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.

21.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski mountaineering World Cup 2022: Emily Harrop, Oriol Cardona Coll win the Sprint in Val Martello

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).

19.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Stefano Ghisolfi climbing The Lonely Mountain 9b

Uncut climbing video: Stefano Ghisolfi making the first ascent of The Lonely Mountain 9b at Arco, Italy in December 2021

19.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Reel Rock 16

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.

18.03.2022 by Sebastian Pelletti in Alpinism

Grupo La Paz in Patagonian Chile traversed by Antar Machado, Sebastian Pelletti, Hernán Rodriguez

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.

17.03.2022 by Silvan Schüpbach in Alpinism

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.



16.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria fires La Révolutionnaire, Charles Albert's Fontainebleau testpiece

At Fontainebleau in France Italian climber Niccolò Ceria has repeated La Révolutionnaire, the boulder problem put up by Charles Albert and graded 8C+.

16.03.2022 by Grivel in Events

Ukraine crisis: Grivel halts deliveries to Russia

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.

16.03.2022 by Karpos in Events

Karpos supports Ukraine refugees

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.

15.03.2022 by Laura Tiefenthaler in Alpinism

Eiger North Face Heckmair route climbed in a day by Laura Tiefenthaler, Jana Möhrer

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.

14.03.2022 by Juho Knuuttila in Alpinism

Entropi on Mt. Blokktind in Norway climbed by Juho Knuuttila, Eivind Jacobsen

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.'



13.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

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.

Mount Ethelbert South Face first ski descent by Christina Lustenberger, Mark Herbison, Sam Smoothy

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.

11.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hazel Findlay climbs her first 9a, Esclatamasters at Perles in Spain

British rock climber Hazel Findlay has redpointed her first 9a, Esclatamasters 9a at Perles in Spain.



11.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mad Vlad climbed on Aiguille Noire de Peuterey by Jon Bracey, Matt Helliker

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.

10.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Last great icefall climbed on Ben Nevis by Greg Boswell, Hamish Frost, Guy Robertson

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.'

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