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08.06.2022 by Lidia Pesce in Alpinism

An appeal for Korra

The family of Korra Corrado Pesce, the 41-year-old Italian who perished at the end of January on Cerro Torre in Patagonia, has launched an appeal asking the Argentine government to register the death of the mountaineer in order to obtain a death certificate to support the rights of his daughter. Published below is the statement of Korra’s sister Lidia and the link to the online petition on change.org

08.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Full Moon Fever on Mount Hunter in Alaska established by August Franzen, Clint Helander

From 13 to 16 May 2022 the Alaskan alpinists August Franzen and Clint Helander established 'Full Moon Fever' (AK 6, M7, A1, AI4), a huge new mixed climb up the West Buttress of Mount Hunter (4442m) in Alaska.

07.06.2022 by Priti Wright in Alpinism

Torre Egger Traverse in Patagonia by Priti Wright, Jeff Wright

In January 2022 Priti and Jeff Wright traversed three of the four peaks in the Patagonian Cerro Torre range: Aguja Standhardt, Punta Herron and Torre Egger, linking three different routes: Festerville, Spigolo dei Bimbi and Espejo del Viento. The video and Priti's smash and grab trip report, that follows their successful summit of Cerro Torre in February 2020.

06.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kichatna Spire Pace of Comfort climbed in Alaska by David Allfrey, Whit Magro, Graham Zimmerman

From 23 - 27 May 2022 David Allfrey, Whit Magro and Graham Zimmerman established a new alpine, big wall route on the Northwest Face of Kichatna Spire in the Alaska Range. They named the 950m climb 'The Pace of Comfort' and graded it VI 5.10, A3+, M6, 70° snow.

06.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Josh Ibbertson (18) repeats Rainman 9b at Malham Cove

18-year-old British climber Josh Ibbertson has repeated the 9b Rainman at Malham Cove, England.

04.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

European Cup Lead & Speed at Arco / Live streaming today

Double appointment at Arco, Italy with the Lead & Speed ​​European Cup. The Speed ​​was won last night by Franziska Ritter and Yaroslav Tkach, while the Lead semifinals take place at 10:00 today, followed by the Lead finals at 16:30.

04.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Climbing With a Legend / Jerry Moffatt on Training and Climbing Performance


The video featuring Jerry Moffatt, Stian Christophersen and Martin Mobråten sharing insights into training for climbing and performing at your best.

03.06.2022 by Aleksandra Taistra in Alpinism

Aleksandra Taistra repeats Oltreconfine, demanding multipitch on Monte Ginnircu in Sardinia

Polish rock climber Aleksandra Taistra has made the first repeat of Oltreconfine on Monte Ginnircu in Sardinia, established by Fabio Palma, Matteo Della Bordella and Domenico Soldarini in 2006 and 2007.

02.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angie Scarth-Johnson repeats Víctimas Pérez 9a at Margalef

Australian rock climber Angie Scarth-Johnson has climbed Víctimas Pérez 9a at Margalef, Spain

02.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

Dolorock 2022: over 200 climbers celebrate in Val di Landro, Dolomites

The Dolorock Climbing Festival that took place from 27 - 29 May in Val di Landro / Höhlensteintal proved to be a great success, with over 200 climbers taking part in the great climbing meeting of the Dolomites.

01.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marek Raganowicz completes 35-day big wall solo first ascent on Baffin Island’s Polar Sun Arm

From 17 April to 21 May 2022 Polish mountaineer Marek Raganowicz climbed a new route solo on Polar Sun Arm, the huge buttress that guards Polar Sun Spire on Baffin Island in Canada. MikroKozmik Variations was climbed over 35 days past difficulties up to VII, A4+, M5 and, after 15 pitches, joins Superbalance for a further 11 pitches.

01.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

A help for Evgeny Kryvosheytsev in Ukraine

Michael Pupeza, Anna Torretta and Stéphanie Maureau have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help Evgeny Kryvosheytsev, the talented climber and ice climber in difficulty due to the war in Ukraine.

31.05.2022 by Michele Caminati in Climbing

Space Invaders, Michele Caminati's new trad climb in Val di Tacca, Italy

Last October in Val di Tacca in Italy’s Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park Michele Caminati made the first ascent of Space Invaders, a new trad climb graded E7 6c. The report and video of the 37-year-old climber from Parma.

31.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Consequences: the Petzl RocTrip Creative Onsight film featuring Durif, Favresse, Lachat, Villanueva

The short film Consequences by Jean Louis Wertz and Jan Novak, shot during the Petzl RocTrip 2022 at Manikia in Greece, featuring Sean Villanueva, Nico Favresse, Cedric Lachat and Charlotte Durif. Special guest: Petros Machete.

30.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michaela Kiersch nails New Base Line at Magic Wood, Switzerland

American rock climber Michaela Kiersch has repeated New Base Line, the 8B+ boulder problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

30.05.2022 by Claude Gardien in Alpinism

Remembering Simone Badier, the great French alpinist

Claude Gardien, historic editor-in-chief of the French magazine Vertical, remembers Simone Badier who passed away on 18 March 2022. Born in 1936 and as talented as she was discreet, she was one of the leading figures in women's climbing and mountaineering.

26.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Adam Ondra onsight Solitary Souls 8c+ at Arco

The video of Adam Ondra onsighting Solitary Souls 8c+ at Piazzole close to Arco, Italy.

26.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Surreal and magical. David Göttler on Everest without supplementary oxygen

Interview with German alpinist David Göttler who at 9:45am on 21 May 2022 reached the summit of Everest without supplementary oxygen. This is the 43-year-old's sixth 8000er, after Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse and Makalu.

25.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Jorge Diaz-Rullo climb El Bon Combat 9b in Spain

The video of Jorge Diaz-Rullo repeating the 9b El Bon Combat at Cova de Ocell in Spain, first ascended in 2015 by Chris Sharma.

25.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

Dolorock Climbing Festival 2022 this weekend in Val di Landro, Dolomites

From 27 to 29 May 2022 the 9th Dolorock Climbing Festival will take place in Val di Landro, Italy. Open to all, this is the biggest climbing meeting in the Dolomites, located a stone’s throw from the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

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