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01.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Val Garés, a Dolomites sport climbing gem

Sport climbing at the beautiful crag Val Garés, a small gem in the Agordo Dolomites.

30.06.2019 by Mauro Girardi in Alpinism

Via ferrata delle Aquile Cima Paganella, Trentino, Italy

The description of Via ferrata delle Aquile up Cima Roda della Paganella (2124m) in Trentino, Italy, with a splendid view onto Val d’Adige, the Brenta Dolomites and Lake Garda. By Mauro Girardi, MMove mountain guide.

29.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl climbs Pre-Muir Wall, beautiful big wall on El Capitan in Yosemite

Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl accompanied by her partner Jacopo Larcher has completed a free ascent of the Pre-Muir Wall, a beautiful big wall up El Capitan in Yosemite.

28.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Grande di Lavaredo: Jacek Matuszek & Łukasz Dudek make their Premiere

Polish climbers Jacek Matuszek & Łukasz Dudek have made the first ascent of Premiere, a big new rock climb up the North Face of Cima Grande in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo group of the Dolomites, Italy.

27.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denali Slovak Direct climbed in Alaska by Bru Busom, Marc Toralles

Spanish mountaineers Bru Busom and Marc Toralles report about their June 2019 repeat, despite difficult conditions, of the Slovak Direct, the famous and difficult route up the South Face of Denali (6194m) in Alaska established from 13 - 23 May 1984 by Blažej Adam, Tono Križo and František Korl.

26.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alex Puccio: pure bouldering power and passion

Interview with American climber Alex Puccio, one of the most accomplished female boulderers in the world.

26.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat repeats Sweet Neuf, Anak Verhoeven's 9a+ and confirms grade

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated Sweet Neuf at Pierrot Beach in France, confirming the 9a+ grade suggested after the first ascent by Anak Verhoeven from Belgium.

25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bernd Zangerl frees top boulder problem in Valle dell’Orco

In Valle Orco, Italy, Austrian climber Bernd Zangerl has made the first ascent of the sitdown start to I Coloniali, describing it as 'one of the best boulders I've ever climbed.'

25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village

Film premieres and top speakers feature highly in the Alpine Village program of the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, the unique event from 4 - 7 July for climbers of all abilities wishing to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly at Chamonix Mont Blanc.

25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini add new climb to Mittlere Kasten in Austria

Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini have made the first ascent of Alles im Kasten, a five-pitch climb up Mittlere Kasten close to Klas in the Hoher Tauern massif in Austria.

24.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chiara Hanke in Frankenjura becomes first German woman to climb 9a

25-year-old Chiara Hanke has repeated Sever the wicked hand in the Frankenjura and, in doing so, has become the first German woman to climb 9a.

23.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Karl Egloff sets new Denali Speed record in Alaska

Ecuadorian - Swiss mountain guide Karl Egloff has set a new speed record on Denali in Alaska, climbing the West Buttress route in 7:40 and returning to his starting point in 11:44. In doing so he beat the previous fastest known time set in 2014 by Kilian Jornet Burgarda.

Ice & Palms, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck cycle ski across the Alps

The award-winning film Ice & Palms that documents the extraordinary journey carried out by Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck across the Alps by bike and of skis from Germany to Nice in France

20.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Plane lands below summit of Mont Blanc

On Tuesday morning a plane containing two Swissmen landed circa 400 meters below the summit of Mont Blanc, before being intercepted by police.

20.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

King Cobra on Mount Barrill, big wall variation to Cobra Pillar in Alaska

Daniel Joll, Kim Ladiges, Alastair McDowell and John Price have made the first ascent of King Cobra (550m, 5.11), a 350m variation to the famous Cobra Pillar on the East Face of Mount Barrill (2332m) in the Ruth Gorge, Alaska.

20.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Tomas Franchini and his solo ascent of Lamo She in China

Interview with the Italian mountaineer Tomas Franchini after his solo ascent of the virgin East Face of Lamo She (6070m) in China. The 1500m new climb is called Wild Blood and was graded WI5, M5, V°, 90°

19.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Gran Paradiso new summit ascent and descent route. Interview with Alex Chabod

Interview with Alex Chabod, vice president of the Gran Paradiso Mountain Guides, after the decision to recommend an ascent route and a different descent route on Gran Paradiso in order to avoid queues forming on the final meters to the summit.

18.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin climbs Move, Adam Ondra's 9b/+ at Flatanger in Norway

Seb Bouin from France yesterday made the first repeat of Move at the Hanshelleren cave in Flatanger, Norway, established in 2013 by Adam Ondra.

18.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dave MacLeod coasts along The Golden Road in Scotland

Scottish rock climber Dave MacLeod has made the first ascent of The Golden Road. Located at  Creag Mo on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, this trad climb checks in at E9.

17.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mountaineering exploration in Pakistan for Matteo della Bordella, Massimo Faletti, Maurizio Giordani, David Hall

A group of Italian mountaineers comprised of Matteo della Bordella, Maurizio Giordani, Massimo Faletti and David Hall are about to embark on a one-month expedition to explore unchartered mountains in Pakistan.

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