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30.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama memorial

The video of the David Lama memorial day, in rememberance of the Austrian mountaineer who lost his life along with Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley on Howse Peak in Canada last April.

29.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nirmal Purja climbs Shishapagma and completes 14 eight-thousanders in under 7 months

Earlier today the Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja reached the summit of Shishapagma and, in doing so, completed his ‘Project Possible’ which aimed at climbing all fourteen eight-thousanders in less than seven months. Purja required just six months and six days; the previous record to complete Himalayan crown was over 7 years.

29.10.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

Grand Flambeau, two new mixed climbs signal start to Mont Blanc winter season

Italian mountain guide Ezio Marlier introduces the new sector Cuori di Ghiaccio on Grand Flambeau in the Mont Blanc massif, where so far this year he has established five new mixed climbs.

28.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl climbing Magic Mushroom up El Capitan, Yosemite

The video of Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl making the first repeat of Magic Mushroom, El Capitan, Yosemite, in December 2017.

25.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Brooke Raboutou and the heritage of Robyn Erbesfield, Didier Raboutou

The first episode of L’héritage, the documentary about highly talented rock climber Brooke Raboutou, daughter of Didier Raboutou and Robyn Erbesfield.

24.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Remembering Jerzy Kukuczka, the legendary Polish mountaineer

30 years today: on 24 October 1989, Polish mountaineer Jerzy Kukuczka died while attempting Lhotse. Kukuczka was the second man to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders after Reinhold Messner and an absolute legend of high altitude Himalayan mountaineering.

23.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tengi Ragi Tau virgin West Face climbed alpine style by Alan Rousseau, Tino Villanueva

American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau have made a rare ascent of Tengi Ragi Tau (6,938m) in Nepal. Climbing alpine style for 5 days, the duo established a new route up the hitherto unclimbed west face.

22.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Matilda Söderlund climbing The Elder Statesman 9a in Frankenjura

The video of Swedish climber Matilda Söderlund redpointing The Elder Statesman in Frankenjura, Germany, her first 9a sports climb.

Michele Boscacci, ski mountaineering in a family of champions

Growing up in the limelight isn't easy, and if you are the son of a world champion you know this well. But not all stories are the same. La Sportiva storyteller meets Michele Boscacci to understand how the relationship with his father led him to become one of the strongest ski mountaineers in the world.

22.10.2019 by Umberto Bado in Alpinism

Orco Valley climbing: two classic rock climbs up Sergent

Italian mountain guide Umberto Bado introduces two absolute classic rock climbs in Valle dell'Orco: Fessura della Disperazione and Via Locatelli.

21.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Adam Ondra and Chaehyun Seo win Lead World Cup 2019

Climbing competitions: the 2019 Lead World Cup was won yesterday in Xiamen, China, by Adam Ondra demo the Czech Republic and Chaehyun Seo from South Korea. Both won the penultimate stage, while Taisei Homma and Akiyo Noguchi took silver and Tomoa Narasaki and Jain Kim took bronze. The last stage of the Speed World Cup 2019 was won by QiXin Zhong and Aries Susanti Rahayu, who set the new world record at 6.99 seconds. The overall Speed World Cup 2019 was won by YiLing Song and Bassa Mawem.

21.10.2019 by Michal Coubal in Alpinism

Geronimo up Torre Spinotti, new rock climb in Italy's Carnic Alps

Czech alpinist Michal Coubal and his daughter Anna Coubalová have established Geronimo, a new multi-pitch climb up the West Face of Torre Spinotti ( Coglians - Cjanevate) in the Carnic Alps, Italy.

20.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lead World Cup 2019 - Xiamen Live

Xiamen in China is currently hosting the 5th stage of th Lead World Cup 2019. The finals will be in live streaming at 12:45 CET.

19.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Charlotte Durif, Josh Larson soar up Vuelo del Condor up Kuntur Sayana in Peru

At an altitude of 4600m Charlotte Durif and Josh Larson have established Vuelo del Condor, a difficult new multipitch up Kuntur Sayana in Peru.

18.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Matilda Söderlund sends her first 9a, The Elder Statesman in Frankenjura

Yesterday Swedish climber Matilda Söderlund managed to redpoint her first 9a sports climb, The Elder Statesman in the Frankenjura, Germany

17.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma climbing Alasha, his difficult Deep Water Solo at Mallorca

The video Chris Sharma making the first ascent of Alasha, the difficult deep water solo climb freed by the American climber in 2016 on the island of Mallorca.

17.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Lhotse Couloir, the 2018 first ski descent by Hilaree Nelson, Jim Morrison

The video of the first integral ski descent of Lhotse (8516m) in the Himalaya, down the famous Lhotse Couloir skied in September 2018 by Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison.

16.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Wanda Rutkiewicz honoured by Google

Polish mountaineer Wanda Rutkiewicz is honoured today with a Google doodle. Recognised as one of the greatest mountaineers of all times, on 16 October 1978 she became the third woman to climb Everest, while in 1986 with France’s Liliane Barrard she became the first woman to climb K2. She ascended eight 8000ers before perishing on Kangchenjunga in 1992.

15.10.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Aleksandra Taistra sends Sardinia's Hotel Supramonte

Polish climber Aleksandra Taistra has repeated Hotel Supramonte, the famous multi-pitch climb deep within the Gole di Gorropu Gorge in Sardinia, first ascended by Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani in 1998/99.

14.10.2019 by Michele Caminati in Climbing

Michele Caminati's Greenspit comeback in Valle dell'Orco

Italian climber Michele Caminati has repeated Greenspit, the difficult trad climb freed in Italy’s Valle Orco by Didier Berthod. The ascent marks a significant comeback after his fall on England’s gritstone in 2017.

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