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01.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Austrian Climbs in Indian Himalaya

The Austrian Alpine Club cadet team 'Naturfreunde' celebrated the end of the 2015-2017 triennial with a successful mountaineering expedition to the Zanskar region in India that results in new climbs in the Indian Himalaya.

30.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Spectacular solar corona in Antarctica seen by Houlding Spectre expedition

During their return from the Mt. Spectre in Antarctica, Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon witnessed a spectacular solar corona display.

30.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Janja Garnbret climbs her first 9a at Santa Linya in Spain

Slovenian climber Janja Garnbret has redpointed her first 9a sports climb, Seleccio Natural at Santa Linya, Spain.

29.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer: No Turning Back

The film No Turning Back, portraying the life and climbs of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer.

28.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Markus Pucher and the solo winter ascent of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia

Winter mountaineering video: the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia, carried out by Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher on 17 September 2016.

27.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

La Sportiva Strange Heroes: Barbara Zangerl

Barbara Zangerl and the climb Speed at the Swiss crag Voralpsee are the focus of the third episode of the La Sportiva series Strange Heroes.

26.12.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Riccardo Moretti climbs Grandi Gesti at Sperlonga

On 6/12/2017 young Italian climber Riccardo Moretti redpointed Grandi Gesti at Sperlonga, one of the reference 9a sport climbs in Central Italy. The report by Maurizio Oviglia.

26.12.2017 by Cristian Candiotto in Alpinism

Winter climbing in the Orobie Alps / New mixed route in Valle di Trona

In Valle Trona (Val Gerola, Orobie Alps) Cristian Candiotto and Benigno Balatti made the first ascent of Holly, a new climb up Mt. Stanislao. Candiotto provides the report.

24.12.2017 by Valentino Cividini in Alpinism

Monte Vigna Vaga: new North Face climb

Valentino Cividini reports about the first ascent of a new route up the north face of Monte Vigna Vaga (2332m), Bergamasque Alps, established on 16 December 2017 with Pietro Pellegrini and Giambattista Cattaneo.

24.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra vs Rainman, Britain's hardest sport climb

The video of Adam Ondra attempting Rainman, the most difficult sport climb in great Britain freed at Malham Cove by Steve McClure and graded 9b.

23.12.2017 by Hannes Kröss in Alpinism

Rabenstein Ice Tower seasons start

On Tuesday 26 December the Ice Tower at Rabenstein / Corvara in the Dolomites will open to the public. The structure will host a stage of the 2018 Ice Climbing World Cup on 26 and 27 January 2018.

22.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Fabian Buhl highball hattrick at Bishop, USA

At the bouldering area ​​Buttermilks in Bishop, USA, Germany’sFabian Buhl has climbed three difficult highball boulder problems: Ambrosia, Too big to flail and Old Greg.

22.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Annapurna III Unclimbed: the David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel climbing documentary

The short film Annapurna III Unclimbed that documents the 2016 attempt by Austrian alpinists David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel to ascend the virgin SE Ridge of Annapurna III (7555m) in the Himalaya.

21.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Kishtwar, Huber, Siegrist and Zanker expedition video

The video the first ascent of ‘Har Har Mahadev’ up the NW Face of Cerro Kishtwar (6155 m), established in October 2017 by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Julian Zanker.

20.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Finale '68, in search of the climbing history and pioneering exploration of Finale Ligure

In order to celebrate 50 years of rock climbing at Finale Ligure in NW Italy, Michele Fanni and Gabriele Canu have started a project to retrace Finale's explorative phase that took place between 1968 and 1975. After following in the footsteps of the early pioneers up 13 major cliffs, a film and a book will be made to capture this alpine heritage and, in order to do so, a crowdfunding campaign has been launched.

19.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Antarctica success for American exploratory expedition

Climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and Pablo Durana have concluded their expedition to Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. The American alpinists succeed in climbing numerous routes, including the first ascent of a big wall established up Ulvetanna by Chin and Anker.

19.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora and Anak Verhoeven score Sperlonga and Santa Linya first ascents

Female sport climbing: the Laura Rogora and Anak Verhoeven have made the first ascent of two difficult sport climbs: It segid narg 8c+ at Grotta dell'Arenauta at Sperlonga by the young Italian and Ciudad de Dios pa la Enmienda at Santa Linya by the Belgian.

18.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

China debut success for Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018

The first stage of the Ski mountaineering World Cup was held last weekend in China. Nicolò Canclini from Italy and Laetitia Roux from France won the Sprint discipline, while Anton Palzer from Germany and Axelle Mollaret from France won the Vertical Race.

18.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ice climbing Dolomites: the unknown ice climb up Torre Vitty

Ice climbing in the Dolomites: an unknown ice climb, highly recommended by Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher, up Torre Vitty in the Sella massif.

17.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing video: Alessandro Zeni attempts Bimbaluna in heavy snowfall

The video of Alessandro Zeni attempting Bimbaluna at Saint Loup in Switzerland in heavy snowfall.

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