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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.

16.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Michi Wohlleben climbs E9 trad and 9a sport

Germany’s Michi Wohlleben has repeated the E9 trad climb Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürs in Austria, as well as the 9a sport climb Speed Integrale at Voralpsee in Switzerland.

15.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James Webb climbs The Healing, one of his absolute best at Rocklands

American climber Jimmy Webb has made the first ascent of The Healing at Rocklands, describing the 8B+ boulder problem as 'one of the absolute best lines I’ve ever touched.'

14.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Krzysztof Wielicki awarded Piolet d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award

In September 2019 the Polish mountaineer Krzysztof Wielicki will receive the Piolets d'Or Carrière 2019. In the past this prize has been awarded to Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, Robert Paragot, Kurt Diemberger, John Roskelley, Chris Bonington, Wojciech Kurtyka, Jeff Lowe and Andrej Štremfelj.

13.06.2019 by Martin Giovanazzi in Alpinism

Speta che Vegno, new multi-pitch rock climb in Valle del Sarca

On Croz dele Mirandole (Roccione di Ranzo) at Ranzo in the Sarca valley, Italy, Nicola Cont, Martin Giovanazzi and Elio Mazzalai have made the first ascent of Speta che Vegno, a new multi-pitch climb they established ground-up.

12.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Jesse Dufton and his extraordinary ascent of The Old Man of Hoy in Scotland

Interview with blind British paraclimber Jesse Dufton who the famous trad climbing route The Old Man of Hoy off the Orkney Islands in Scotland. Guided by his climbing partner Molly Thompson, the achievement has been recognised by the Scottish parliament.

11.06.2019 by Márek Holeček in Alpinism

Chamlang UFO Line: Márek Holeček reports of alpine style first ascent in Nepal

Czech mountaineer Márek Holeček reports about his alpine style ascent, carried out with climbing partner Zdeněk Hák of the virgin NW Face of Chamlang (7321 m) in the Nepalese Himalaya. The new climb has been called UFO Line and is described as 'the hardest climb we have done together in the mountains.'

11.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Highball bouldering at Rocklands: Giuliano Cameroni, Shawn Raboutou, Daniel Woods

Giuliano Cameroni, Shawn Raboutou and Daniel Woods on two of the finest highball boulder problems at Rocklands in South Africa: The Smile and The Finnish Line.

10.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret veni, vidi, vici in Vail!

The 2019 Bouldering World Cup 2019 was won by Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Tomoa Narasaki from Japan. The last stage in Vail, USA, was won on Saturday night by Garnbret and Yoshiyuki Ogata.

10.06.2019 by Angela Eiter in Climbing

Angela Eiter powers through Pure Dreaming at Massone, Arco

Austrian rock climber Angela Eiter reports about her recent redpoint of Pure Dreaming, a 9a sports climb freed by Adam Ondra at Massone, Arco, Italy.

09.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Norway Lofoten Islands new rock climbs

In May 2019 Bernat Bilarrassa, Gerber Cucurell and Jordi Esteve established two new rock climbs in the Kirkefjord area of the Lofoten Islands in Norway

07.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2019: live streaming from last stage in Vail

Live streaming of the last stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2019 that is currently taking place in Vail, USA. Today at 5.30pm the Semifinals, at 11.30pm the finals.

07.06.2019 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

Five first ascents in Alaska by Simon Richardson and Mark Robson

Despite challenging conditions Simon Richardson and Mark Robson have made the first ascent of five hitherto unclimbed peaks in the Stikine Range in South-East Alaska, including Peak 7180, one of the highest unclimbed mountains in the region. Richardson reports.

07.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Steve McClure climbing GreatNess Wall E10 trad at Nesscliffe

The video of Steve McClure making the first ascent of GreatNess Wall, an E10 7a trad climb at Nesscliffe, England.

06.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Zaila Rakhmetov, a force of nature

Updates about Zaila Rakhmetov, the daughter of Guzel and Salavat Rakhmetov who in 2010 was seriously injured in a climbing accident in Turkey when she was 5 years old.

Presanella NE Ridge skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

On 2 June 2019 Roberto and Luca Dallavalle skied the NE Ridge of Presanella, marking an incredible end to a special season on a classic alpine outing in the Adamello - Presanella group.

05.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Blind paraclimber Jesse Dufton climbs The Old Man of Hoy

Blind British paraclimber Jesse Dufton, guided by his climbing partner Molly Thompson, has repeated world famous trad climb The Old Man of Hoy off the Orkney Islands in Scotland. First ascended by in 1966 by Chris Bonington, Tom Patey and Rusty Baillie, this 6-pitch outing is a true symbol of British rock climbing.

05.06.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Denis Trento and his exceptional spring ski mountaineering in Valle d'Aosta

Anomalous spring conditions across the Alps were exploited to the max by Denis Trento who managed to ski almost every day up in the Valle d’Aosta mountains. While “seeking the best conditions rather than famous descents”, Trento’s mountaineering always starts directly from the valley floor, is fast & light and at times resorts to using a bike to reduce the approach times.

04.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tomas Franchini completes solo ascent of Lamo She in China

Italian mountaineer Tomas Franchini has successfully made a solo ascent of the hitherto unclimbed East Face of Lamo She, a 6070m peak in China.




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