From 13 to 15 July 2018 Passo di Monte Croce Carnico in the Carnic Alps, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, will host the historic climbing meeting Arrampicarnia. The event will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of Crete delle Chianevate. Three days of rock climbing, encounters, courses, walks, activities for children and guided ascents up Via Grohmann and Via Normale.
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The Old Man of Hoy in Scotland was climbed recently by eight-year-old Edward Mills. In becoming the youngest person to climb the iconic sea stack he importantly raised nearly €30,000 for Climbers Against Cancer.
Denis Trento reports about his fast ascent of the Innominata Ridge, carried out with Robert Antonioli in just 6 hours and 10 minutes. Although undoubtedly a fast ascent, the climb is interesting above all because, climbing as a roped team, they ascended with an increased safety margin
Sam Hennessy reports about the second ascent of Light Traveller, one of the most difficult climbs on Denali, Alaska, first ascended by Stephen Koch and Marko Prezelj in 2001 and repeated now, alpine style, together with Michael Gardner in a 36-hour push.
On Friday 27 July 2018 the Arco Rock Legends sport climbing Oscars will celebrate its XIII edition awarding the prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafil to Reinhold Messner. Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra have been nominated for the Wild Country Rock Award, while Romain Desgranges, Janja Garnbret, Reza Alipour Shenazandifard are in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award.
Harald Mair and Christof Ursch have completed Nordwind, a new rock climb up Peitlerkofel / Sass de Putia (2875 m) in the Dolomites.
A French FFME expedition to Madagascar led by Arnaud Petit and Jonathan Crison has established Soavadia, a 600m new rock climb up Tsaranoro Atsimo.
Interview with Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl after their first repeat of Magic Mushroom on El Capitan in Yosemite, carried out in December 2017.
On 19 June 2018 Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez made a rare ski descent of the mythical NW Face of Aiguille Verte, also referred to as Nant Blanc, in the Mont Blanc massif.
French mountain guide Stéphane Husson and a 16-year-old teenager lost their lives in a climbing accident.
At Magic Wood in Switzerland Lorin Etzel and Samuel Würtz have established 'Alte Flamme, neuer Docht', not a new boulder problem but a new 5-pitch trad climb.
Mountaineering video: the vertical marathon of Roger Schäli and David Hefti who on 22 August 2013 climbed more than 3300m elevation gain and 23 pitches up to 7a+ to reach the summit of Jungfrau in Switzerland’s Overland Bernese in 16 hours.
Caro North and Brette Harrington have made the first ascent of new mixed line up the NE Face of Southern Duke and added a new rock climb to the Taku towers on the Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska.
At his first visti to the Italian crag Erto, Stefano Ghisolfi onsighted Tucson 8a, Bricolage 8a+, Super Pole Position 8a+ and Jurassic Climb 8b+.
The video of US climbers Alex Honnold and Jonathan Siegrist training for two sports routes that are the exact opposite of their preferred style of climbing.
Interview with Anne Gilbert Chase after the ninth ascent and first female ascent of the Slovak Direct on Denali, climbed from 2 - 5 June 2018 with Chantel Astorga.
British mountaineers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot (6805m) in the Garhwal Himalaya in India.
The trailer of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini and their enchainment of Mt. Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and Grossglockner in Austria in just 47 hours and 16 minutes.
On 14 May Katrin Kaddi Lehmann repeated Kryptos, an 8C boulder problem at Morchelstock in Switzerland. In doing so she has become only the second woman to climb this grade after Ashima Shiraishi.