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30.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bhagirathi IV, Matteo Della Bordella reports on successful West Face expedition

Italian mountaineer Matteo Della Bordella provides the details about the successful climbing expedition to the Garhwal Himalaya in India where with Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo he made the first ascent of the coveted west face of Bhagirathi IV (6193m). And miraculously escaped scary rockfall a few days earlier.

28.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2019 live from Kranj

Kranj in Slovenia is hosting the fourth stage of the Lead Climbing World Cup 2019. Live streaming tomorrow: Semifinals at 8:00am, Finals at 17:30.

27.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dave MacLeod free solo video of Darwin Dixit at Margalef in Spain

Climbing video: Dave MacLeod making his 2008 free solo ascent of Darwin Dixit at Margalef in Spain.

26.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold makes swift free solo climb up Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Dolomites

On 5 September 2019 Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold made a free solo ascent of the Comici - Dimai route up Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo massif, Dolomites, in just 46 minutes and 30 seconds.

25.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat fast as lightning up Zahir in Wenden

In just a single session Swiss climber Cédric Lachat managed to climb Zahir, the 8b+ multi-pitch route up the compact Wendenstöcke limestone in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland.

Mont Blanc Planpincieux glacier in danger of collapsing

The Planpincieux glacier on the Italian side of the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc) is at risk of collapsing. The road into Val Ferret has been closed. And yet it seems as if nothing awakens us.

24.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra, Arco and Stefano Ghisolfi

Adam Ondra climbing in one of his all-time favorite places: Arco, Italy. With one of the all-time strongest climbers, Stefano Ghisolfi.

24.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aaron Durogati, Mirco Grasso, tandem paraglide off Marmolada halfway ledge

On Sunday 15 September 2019 Aaron Durogati and Mirco Grasso climbed Moby Dick up the South Face of Marmolada in the Dolomites to the famous halfway ledge from where they took off with a two-person paraglider. The experience reminded the South Tyrolean pilot of his recent paraglides in Patagonia.

Christophe Henry, Juan Señoret ski Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia

France’s Christophe Henry is currently on an extended skiing trip to Chile where he has scored a number of first ski descents, including Colmillo Del Diablo in Patagonia with Juan Señoret.

22.09.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Junko Tabei, first woman to summit Everest, celebrated by Google

Google has dedicated a doodle to celebrate the 80th birth anniversary of Junko Tabei, the first woman to reach the summit of Everest. Here are some details about the historic ascent completed on 16 May 1975.

21.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra crushes Qui, first repeat of Stefan Fürst 1996 masterpiece

The Czech climber Adam Ondra has made the first repeat of Qui at Geisterschmiedwand in Austria, established in 1996 by Austria’s Stefan Fürst.

19.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bhagirathi IV West Face climbed by Matteo Della Bordella, Luca Schiera, Matteo De Zaiacomo

The Italian Ragni di Lecco mountaineers Matteo Della Bordella, Luca Schiera and Matteo De Zaiacomo have succeeded in climbing the virgin west face of Bhagirathi IV (6193m) in the Indian Himalayas. A great adventure and a great climb!

19.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Emma Twyford first British woman to climb 9a, Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn

On 17 September 2019 British rock climber Emma Twyford successfully redpointed Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn in North Wales. In doing so she has become the first British woman to climb 9a.

18.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher: Silbergeier, Headless Children and Zeit zum Atmen

Summer climbing in the mountains resulted in three hard multipitches for Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl: Silbergeier and Headless Children in the Rätikon in Switzerland and Zeit zum Atmen up Rote Wand in Austria.

Goodbye Davo Karničar, skier of the impossible

On 16 September 2019 the Slovenian mountaineer and extreme skier Davo Karničar lost his life. Karničar was famous in particular for his first integral ski descent of Everest down the mountain’s south face.

17.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Fred Nicole and Giuliano Cameroni, two climbing legends send Legacy in Rocklands

At Rocklands in South Africa the Swiss climbers Giuliano Cameroni and Fred Nicole have both climbed Legacy, a 9a sports climb.

16.09.2019 by Diego Toigo in Alpinism

Uncertain Future scoped on Dolomites Spiz de la Lastia by Lorenzo Corso, Diego Toigo, Luca Vallata

On Spiz de le Lastia in the Agner group, Dolomites, Lorenzo Corso, Diego Toigo, Luca Vallata have made the first ascent of Futuro Incerto. Diego Toigo reports about the climb, established with one bivouac from 18 to 19 August 2019.

14.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

La Sportiva Strange Heroes: James Pearson

The series Strange Heroes by La Sportiva continues with British rock climber James Pearson.

14.09.2019 by Daniel Ladurner in Alpinism

Wasserläufer multi-pitch climb in South Tyrol by Daniel Ladurner, Florian Riegler, Martin Riegler

Florian Riegler, Martin Riegler and Daniel Ladurner have established the new multipitch rock climb Wasserläufer next to Margarethenbach close to Terlan in the Etschtal valley, South Tyrol, Italy. Ladurner reports.

13.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat fires first one day ascent of Fly in Lauterbrunnental

Swissman Cédric Lachat, climbing with Tobias Suter, has made the first repeat and first one day ascent of Fly, the difficult multi-pitch climb in Lauterbrunnental, Switzerland.

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