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16.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Camilla Bendazzoli at Arco climbs her first 8c

At Narango above Lake Garda close to Arco, Italy, Camilla Bendazzoli has redpointed Cinque Uve. This is her first 8c sports climb.

15.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Adam Ondra and Chaehyun Seo stars in Chamonix

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 was won in Chamonix on Saturday night by 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo and Adam Ondra. The Speed World Cup stage was won by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.

15.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail, recap of the legendary Dolomites trail running competition

Videos and memories of the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail race, the legendary trail running competition that took place around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites at the end of June and was won by Tim Tollefson and Kathrin Götz.

14.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jorge Díaz-Rullo dials Biographie at Céüse in France

Spaniard Jorge Díaz-Rullo has repeated Biographie, the 9a+ at Ceuse freed by Chris Sharma in 2001 and recognised as a benchmark for its grade

13.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chamonix Lead Climbing World Cup 2019 live streaming

Live streaming today from Chamonix, France, from the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2019. At 10 am the semi-finals, at 20.30 pm the finals. The Speed World Cup stage was won by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.

12.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Robert Leistner climbs cutting edge traditional Elbsandstein masterpiece

German rock climber Robert Leistner has made the first free ascent of Vertreibung der letzten Idealisten up the Nonnengärtner tower in the Elbsandstein massif in Germany. Graded 12a, or French 8c, this is now the most difficult climb in the German part of the Elbsandsteingebirge. What makes this climb remarkable is that is was first ascended and freed, as per tradition, ground-up, past long runouts between the ring bolts and without chalk.

11.07.2019 by Francesco Salvaterra in Climbing

Cima Grostè, new Brenta Dolomites rock climb by Francesco Salvaterra, Nicola Castagna

Francesco Salvaterra and Nicola Castagna have made the first ascent of Via Greta, a new multi-pitch rock climb up the South Face of Cima Grostè in the Brenta Dolomites.

10.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret, the video of her chalkless climb at Villars

The video of Janja Garnbret competing in the Semifinal of the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 at Villars in Switzerland and climbing without a chalk bag. Her ascent is compared to that of 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo who placed second.

10.07.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Aiguille Noire, Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and Mont Blanc. Integral 2.0

Denis Trento reports about a fast ascent of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey carried out by Marco Farina and Gabriele Carrara combined, the next day with Trento himself, with the Via Bonatti - Oggioni up the Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and the summit of Mont Blanc.

09.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra talks Silence, the hardest route in the world

The video analysis by Adam Ondra of his Silence at Flatanger in Norway, the most difficult sport climb in the world.

08.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chalkless Janja Garnbret and faultless Sascha Lehmann win Lead World Cup opener in Villars

On Saturday evening Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Sascha Lehmann from Switzerland won the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 at Villars in Switzerland. The fourth stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by Anouck Jaubert and Aleksandr Shikov.

08.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi climbing Perfecto Mundo, 9b+ at Margalef

The video of Italy's Stefano Ghisolfi repeating Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ at Margalef in Spain he repeated on 7 December 2018 considered one of the most difficult sport climbs in the world.

08.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Max Berger summits Broad Peak, paraglides from Camp 3

Last week Austrian mountaineer Max Berger summited Broad Peak (8047m) and then paraglided from Camp 3 at 7100 meters. He now plans to climb and fly K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

07.07.2019 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri

Ivo Ferrari remembers Marco Anghileri, his friend and mountaineer from Lecco.

06.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2019: season debut at Villars in Switzerland

The first stage of the Climbing Lead World Cup 2019 began yesterday at Villars, Switzerland and continue today, with live streaming at 10 am from the semi-finals and at 20.00 from the finals. The fourth stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by Anouck Jaubert and Aleksandr Shikov

05.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2019: jury and big list of world’s most significant, innovative mountain climbs

58 ascents carried out in 2018 have been included in the Big list, from which winners will be selected for the Piolets d’Or , the prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 19 - 22 September 2019 during the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland. The jury is comprised of: Sandy Allan, Kazu Amano, Valeri Babanov, Jordi Corominas, Fred Degoulet, Ines Papert, Andrej Štremfelj.

05.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Messner completes solo ascent of unclimbed Geshot Peak / Toshe III in Pakistan

The South Tyrolean mountaineer Simon Messner has made a solo ascent of Toshe III, a 6,200m mountain in Pakistan that had never been climbed before, known locally as Geshot Peak.

04.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cédric Lachat is Yeah Man, multi-pitch climb up Gastlosen in Switzerland

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated Yeah Man, a difficult multi-pitch route up Gran Pfad summit in the Gastlosen mountain range in Switzerland.

03.07.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

Grand Flambeau, Ezio Marlier discovers two mixed climbs in the Mont Blanc massif

Mountaineering on Mont Blanc and a stone's throw from the Torino refuge: Aosta mountain guide Ezio Marlier introduces two new mixed climb on Grand Flambeau, Koala Pirla and La Vie in Rosa.

02.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giacomo Meliffi climbs Frankenjura monster Der Ungeheuer sei Mutter

24-year-old Italian climber Giacomo Meliffi reports about his ascent of Der Ungeheuer sei Mutter, a difficult and particular trad climb in the Frankenjura, Germany, made famous by Sean Villanueva.

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