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10.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Jebel Oujdad climb in Taghia, Morocco, by Álex González, Jaume Peiró

On the SE Face of Jebel Oujdad in Taghia, Morocco, Álex González and Jaume Peiró have made the first ascent of Queer Action (400m, 7a, 6b+ obl)

08.07.2022 by Jérôme Sullivan in Alpinism

Pumari Chhish East first ascent in Pakistan by Christophe Ogier, Victor Saucede, Jérôme Sullivan

Climbing alpine style from 25 - 29 June 2022 French alpinists Christophe Ogier, Victor Saucede, Jérôme Sullivan completed the first ascent of Pumari Chhish East (6850m) in Pakistan. 'The Crystal Ship' (M7, 6b, A2, 1600m) takes a technical, direct route up the mountain’s south face. Sullivan reports.

08.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Calvario, one of the historic crags at Arco, Italy

Calvario, one of the historic crags at Arco, Italy

07.07.2022 by Leo Gheza in Alpinism

Stairway to Heaven in Val Baione (Valle Camonica), Italy

On Cima Bacchetta, at the foot of Italy’s Mount Concarena (Val Baione - Valle Camonica) Leonardo Gheza and Angelo Contessi have made the first ascent of Stairway to heaven. The new route is dedicated to Luca Ducoli.

06.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Will Bosi is Free at Last at Dumbarton in Scotland

23-year-old Scottish climber William Bosi has made the first ascent of Free at last 9a+ at Dumbarton Rock in Scotland

05.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Six Italians summit Nanga Parbat with Cesar Rosales from Peru

Italian alpinists Roger Bovard, Marco Camandona, François Cazzanelli, Emrik Favre, Jerome Perruquet and Pietro Picco all summited Nanga Parbat (8126m) yesterday without supplementary oxygen. Cesar Rosales from Peru reached the summit of the ninth highest mountain in the world with the Valle d'Aosta team.

03.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marmolada glacier collapse kills 11. 'Phase 2' now begins on the Queen of the Dolomites

A huge portion of the Marmolada glacier in the Italian Dolomites collapsed below Punta Rocca early on Sunday afternoon, killing 11 mountaineers.
- All 11 victims have been identified
- Phase Two now begins, marked by drone searches for the next 10 days and the collection of findings every 3 days
- For safety reasons the mountain has been closed
- The Mountain Rescue Service asks for silence and respect for the victims and their families.

03.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret wins 50th World Cup Medal at Villars Climbing World Cup



The second stage of the 2022 Lead World Cup was won last night in Villars, Switzerland, by Janja Garnbret and Homma Taisei. This is the Slovenian’s 50th World Cup medal.


01.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pou brothers climb new route on Cashan North Face in Peru


Iker and Eneko Pou have made the first ascent of Bizirik on the North Face of Cashan (5716m) in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Peruvian Andes.

30.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James Pearson repeats Lexicon in England in smooth style

British rock climber James Pearson has made a swift repeat of Lexicon, the E11 at Pavey Ark first ascended by Neil Gresham in 2021. After making a bold 'flash' attempt, Pearson worked the route ground-up before repeating one of Britain’s hardest trad climbs in cold, wet conditions.

30.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Adam Ondra climb Wonderland 9b/+ at Terra Promessa, Arco

The video of Adam Ondra making the first ascent of Wonderland at Terra Promessa above Arco. Graded 9b+, this is currently the most difficult sport climb in Italy

28.06.2022 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

PlanetMountain.com and the future

Vinicio Stefanello leaves planetmountain.com. The site, which for 22 years has been a reference point for all those who love the mountains, mountaineering and climbing, continues under the leadership of Nicholas Hobley.

27.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat Aosta Valley Express variation climbed by François Cazzanelli, Pietro Picco

On the Diamir face of Nanga Parbat the Italian mountaineers François Cazzanelli and Pietro Picco have added a difficult new variation start to the Kinshofer route. Called Valle d'Aosta Express, the 1400m addition breaches difficulties up to AI 90° M6 85°, and was climbed on 26 June.

27.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climbs on Urus Oeste in Peruvian Andes by Pou brothers, Micher Quito

Eneko Pou, Iker Pou and Micher Quito have established two new routes in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru: Hanan pacha (90°/425m) on Urus Oeste and Emmoa (M6/75°/640m) on Urus Oeste III.

26.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Natalia Grossman and Yoshiyuki Ogata win Boulder World Cup 2022

The final stage of the Boulder World Cup taking place in Innsbruck, Austria, was won by American climbers Natalia Grossman and Colin Duffy. Grossman was crowned season champion, together with Japan's Yoshiyuki Ogata.

26.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Mimmi Kotka e Hannes Namberger queen and king of Cortina / La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2022

Sweden’s Mimmi Kotk and Germany's Hannes Namberger won the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB 2022. Namberger set a new race record and doubled his takings after winning last year, while Kotk dominated after placing third in 2021. The UltraDolomites competition was won by Matteo Anselmi from Italy and Kelly Wolf from the USA.

25.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2022 live Qualifications from Innsbruck

Innsbruck, Austria, is currently hosting the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2022. The Qualifications are streamed live on facebook.

25.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Patricia Pineda, Pere Rullan win the Cortina Trail 2022

Patricia Pineda and Pere Rullan won the Cortina Trail 2022, the second event of the 2022 edition of La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB.

24.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Ranrapalca route in Peru by Thomas Gianola, Alessio Miori, Giovanni Zaccaria

On 10/06/2022 on north face of Ranrapalca 6162m in Peru the Italian mountaineers Thomas Gianola, Alessio Miori and Giovanni Zaccaria established a new mixed route alpine style. 'Mucha Banana', is 600m high with difficulties estimated at 80°, AI3+, M5.

24.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2022: Alice Gaggi, Antonio Martinez Perez win the Cortina Sky Race

After 20 km and 1000m elevation gain Italy's Alice Gaggi and Spain's Alex Garcia Carrillo won the Cortina Skyrace 2022. Today it's time for the Cortina Trail and the main event, the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB 2022.

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