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30.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Daniel Woods questing for 9b at Oliana, Siurana, Margalef

The video of American climber Daniel Woods at Oliana, Siurana and Margalef, questing for his first 9b. A legendary grade in sport climbing.

29.03.2018 by Archil Badriashvili in Alpinism

Shkhara South Face, new route and first winter ascent in Caucasus by Archil Badriashvili, Giorgi Tepnadze

In February 2018 Georgian mountaineers Archil Badriashvili and Giorgi Tepnadze climbed alpine style for 8 days to establish a new route up Mt. Shkhara (5,203 m), Georgia. In doing so they also made the first winter ascent of the mountain’s 2300 m high South Face.

Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc skied by Davide Capozzi, Denis Trento

Davide Capozzi and Denis Trento completed a rare descent of the Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin in the Mont Blanc massif, on snowboard and skis respectively. Capozzi reports.

27.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama solo first ascent of Hohe Kirche Nord Pfeiler in Valsertal

On 24/03/2018 Austrian alpinist David Lama made the solo first ascent of Nord Pfeiler, a new mixed climb up the North Face of Hohe Kirche in Valsertal, Austria.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg endures a tough first week

The report of the first week of Red Bull Der Lange Weg, rhe ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice currently being attempted by Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug.

26.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Los Picos 6500, seven summits climbed in Andes by Franco Nicolini and Franchini brothers

The Los Picos 6500 expedition comprised of Italian alpinists Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini continues at a rapid pace and the trio has now climbed 7 of the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes.

25.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin's new mega climb up Grand Arch at Getu in China

Spanish rock climber Edu Marin is currently establishing a huge new multi-pitch climb up the Grand Arch at Getu in China.

24.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Yuji Hirayama, James Pearson, Cedar Wright climbing on the Faroe Islands

The video of James Pearson, Cedar Wright and Yuji Hirayama climbing Cape Enniberg on the Faroe Islands.

23.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Albert Leichtfried, Benedikt Purner climb new ice in Iceland

In Iceland the Austrian alpinists Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner have made the first ascent of the new mixed climb Shelter of the gods M10.

22.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria climbs one of Italy's most beautiful boulder problems at Pietra del Toro

At Pietra del Toro in Basilicata Niccolò Ceria has made the first ascent of Goemon, describing the line as one of the most beautiful boulder problems in Italy.

21.03.2018 by Tom Ehrig in Alpinism

Germans climb new route up Aguja Val Biois in Patagonia

On January 15th 2018 Tom Ehrig, Felix Getzlaff and Lutz Zybell climbed the new route La Torcida (450m, 12 pitches, 7a M) up Aguja Val Biois in Patagonia. Tom Ehrig reports.

20.03.2018 by Matteo Giglio in Alpinism

Burian in Valle di Cogne, new mixed climb by Matteo Giglio and François Cazzanelli

The report by Matteo Giglio who teamed up with François Cazzanelli to make the first ascent of a mixed climb called Burian (150 m, WI5 R M8) up the Paretone di Chevril face in Valle di Cogne, Valle d’Aosta, Italy.

Matteo Della Bordella talks King Kong up Cerro Riso Patrón Sur in Patagonia, climbed with Silvan Schüpbach

Italy’s Matteo Della Bordella reports about the first ascent of King Kong, the new mixed climb up Cerro Riso Patrón Sur established last February during a 22-day 'by fair means' climbing expedition with Switzerland’s Silvan Schüpbach. The two mountaineers travelled to one of the most isolated areas of Patagonia by kayak.

18.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bouldering at Chironico: Martin Keller climbing Big Kat

The video of Swiss climber Martin Keller on the 8B+ boulder problem Big Kat at Chironico in Switzerland.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg begins today!

The Red Bull Der Lange Weg got underway today at 10:00am. The ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice will be attempted by Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug. Following in the footsteps of the historic 1971 Austrians Robert Kittl, Klaus Hoi, Hansjörg Farbmacher and Hans Mariacher, the 2018 team aims to complete the traverse in less than 41 days.

16.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Los Picos 6500, first summits climbed in the Andes by Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini, Silvestro Franchini

In the Andes the Italian alpinists Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini have successfully climbed the first three mountains of the Los Picos 6500 project. The aim is to climb the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes in circa 60 days and shortly after their arrival they ascended Aconcagua, Tupungato and Mercedario. They will be accompanied by their friend and fellow mountaineer Michele Leonardi.

16.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nina Caprez and Barbara Zangerl climbing Die Unendliche Geschichte in Rätikon

The video of Nina Caprez and Barbara Zangerl and their 2015 repeat of the famous multi-pitch alpine sports climb Die Unendliche Geschichte in Rätikon, Switzerland. First ascended by Beat Kammerlander, the route had only been repeated once previously, by Pietro dal Prà in 2005.

15.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson officially presumed dead in Alaska

The two highly talented alpinists Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are officially missing and presumed deceased in Alaska. They have not been heard from since their 5 March ascent of the Mendenhall Towers.

14.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jumbo Jet direct start in Val Lietres, Dolomites

In Val Lietres (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayr have added a direct start, up rock, to the famous icefall Jumbo Jet. With this new variant the route tackles overall difficulties up to M7 WI5+.

13.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Wild French rock climbs in Pirrit Hills, Antarctica

In early 2018 a French Groupe Militaire de haute montagne expedition comprised of Arnaud Bayol, Antoine Bletton, Jean-Yves Igonenc, Didier Jourdain, Sébastien Moatti, Dimitry Munoz established a series of new rock climbs in the Pirrit Hills range of Antarctica. Highlights include Coming in from the cold up Mount Tidd (2244 m) and Corrasion up the virgin Mount Turcotte (1950 m).

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