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15.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini makes first female ascent of The Quarryman in Wales

France's Caroline Ciavaldini has made the long-awaited first female ascent of The Quarryman in the slate quarries above Llanberris in North Wales. First ascended by Johnny Dawes back in 1987, this climb is one of the most famous multi-pitch rock climbs in Great Britain.

14.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018: Meiringen marks new season start

Yesterday the international climbing competition season got underway with the first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 in Meiringen Switzerland. The Semifinals and Finals take place today at 11:00 and 18:30 respectively and can be followed in in live streaming.

Red Bull der Lange Weg reaches the foot of Mont Blanc

Red Bull der Lange Weg, the ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps: Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle and Mark Smiley have reached Courmayeur, Italy. If conditions are favourable, the alpinists will attempt to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc tomorrow.

13.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Environment

The mountain cairns of Pontus Jansson

The video of rock balancing master Pontus Jansson and his cairns.

12.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Pete Whittaker rope-solo climb up El Capitan

The video of Pete Whittaker and his rope-solo free ascent of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite. Carried out in November 2016, with this ascent the British climber became the first person to rope solo, all free, El Cap in under 24 hours.

11.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin adds one of France’s hardest sport climbs to Russan

At the French crag Russan (Pont St Nicholas-Seynes) Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of 'Les yeux plus gros que l’antre'. 70 meters long and graded 9a+/9b, this is now one of the most difficult sport climbs in France.

10.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin and his Valhalla climb through Getu Grand Arch in China

The second episode documenting the efforts of Spanish climber Edu Marin attempting his new route Valhalla through the immense Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.

10.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Los Picos 6500: 13 Andes summits in 43 days by Franco Nicolini and Franchini brothers

The first part of Los Picos 6500 expedition comprised of Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini has now come to an end. The Italian alpinists have climbed 13 of the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes and the final three will be attempted when weather conditions improve in Peru in September.

Tamara Lunger withdraws from Der Lange Weg ski mountaineering traverse of the Alps

After tackling over 900 km, the South Tyrolean alpinist and ski mountaineer Tamara Lunger has withdrawn from the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the great ski mountaineering trips across the Alps from Vienna to Nice.

09.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret win Overall Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018

The final stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup Individual was won on Sunday in the Brenta Dolomites by Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux. The Overall World Cup was won by Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret.

07.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Puccio fires fourth 8B+ at Leavenworth, USA

American climber Alex Puccio has climbed her fourth boulder problem graded 8B+, Penrose step at Leavenworth, USA.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg: the ski mountaineering traverse reaches halfway point

For the last 20 days Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug have been traversing across the Alps from Vienna to Nice. While Núria Picas has pulled out of the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the others have crossed the Spluga Pass and are continuing westwards.

05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest - A Time Lapse Film by Elia Saikaly

The timelapse film of Everest by Canadian mountaineer and photographer Elia Saikaly.

05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.

04.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Young Nemuel Feurle masters Prinzip Hoffnung

16-year-old Austrian climber Nemuel Feurle has repeated Prinzip Hoffnung, the difficult trad climb freed by Beat Kammerlander on the Bürser Platte in Vorarlberg, Austria in 2009.

03.04.2018 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Rocca Miloro, sport climbing in Italy's Val di Susa

The crag Rocca Miloro in Val di Susa, Piedmont, Italy, introduced by Maurizio Oviglia. Little known, this offers about twenty routes up to 7c + and interesting climbing on beautiful gneiss.

02.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alan Watts - the Smith Rock sport climbing pioneer

Video portrait of American climber Alan Watts, one of the driving forces behind the development of Smith Rock and sport climbing in the USA.

Verdinser Plattenspitze West Face first ski descent

Daniel Ladurner reports about the probable first ski descent of the West Gully of Verdinser Plattenspitze (2680 m), Sarntal Alps, carried out with Stefan Grüner and Aaron Durogati.

31.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sachi Amma climbs Japan's first 9b

At Gozen Rock in Japan Sachi Amma has made the first ascent his Soul Mate. Graded 9b, this is now the country’s most difficult sport climb.

31.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria Finland bouldering flick

The video of Niccolò Ceria climbing and bouldering close to Helsinki in Finland.

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