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20.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nina Caprez flys up Grand Capucin Voie Petit

Swiss climber Nina Caprez has made a fast repeat of Voie Petit, up Grand Capucin (3838m), Mont Blanc. Established in 1997 by Arnaud Petit, Stephanie Bodet, Pascal Gaudin and Jean-Paul Petit, this 450m 8b multi-pitch was freed by Alexander Huber in 2005.

19.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Janez Svoljšak, goodbye to the promising climber from Slovenia

Slovenian alpinist Janez Svoljšak passed away on 15 July at base camp while on an expedition to climb Tahu Rutum (6650m), Karakorum, Pakistan. The promising mountaineer was just 25 years old.

19.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Max Berger paraglides off K2 Shoulder

The video of Austrian mountaineer Max Berger paragliding off the Shoulder of K2 at an altitude of almost 8000m.

18.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Christoph Hainz adds new climb to Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites

On the south face of Cima Grande di Lavaredo (Dolomites) Christoph Hainz and Gerda Schwienbacher have established Via Grohmann - Hainz, a big new rock climb timed to celebrate the first ascent the mountain carried out 150 years ago, on 21 August 1869 by the Austrian mountaineer Paul Grohmann together with Franz Innerkofler and Peter Salcher.

17.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Paraclimbing World Championship in Briançon

Live streaming from the Paraclimbing World Championship in Briançon, France

17.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein single-pitch climbing in Yosemite

Watch Jorg Verhoeven and Katharina Saurwein climbing some of the most famous single pitch rock climbs in Yosemite after retiring from climbing competitions.

17.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Tornillo Peru, Eneko Pou, Iker Pou, Manu Ponce make first ascent of North Face

On 2 July 2019 Spanish climbers Eneko Pou, Iker Pou, Manu Ponce, accompanied by cameraman Alex Estrada, made the first ascent of the north face of Cerro Tornillo, a striking 4900m peak in the SE part of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

17.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Roger Schaeli, Stephan Siegrist establish Silberrücken up Jungfrau in Switzerland

Swiss alpinists Stephan Siegrist and Roger Schaeli have made the first ascent of Silberrücken up Rotbrätt on the West Face of Jungfrau. With difficulties up to 8a+, all pitches have been freed individually and a one-day redpoint is still outstanding.

16.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Camilla Bendazzoli at Arco climbs her first 8c

At Narango above Lake Garda close to Arco, Italy, Camilla Bendazzoli has redpointed Cinque Uve. This is her first 8c sports climb.

15.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Adam Ondra and Chaehyun Seo stars in Chamonix

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 was won in Chamonix on Saturday night by 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo and Adam Ondra. The Speed World Cup stage was won by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.

15.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail, recap of the legendary Dolomites trail running competition

Videos and memories of the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail race, the legendary trail running competition that took place around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites at the end of June and was won by Tim Tollefson and Kathrin Götz.

14.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jorge Díaz-Rullo dials Biographie at Céüse in France

Spaniard Jorge Díaz-Rullo has repeated Biographie, the 9a+ at Ceuse freed by Chris Sharma in 2001 and recognised as a benchmark for its grade

13.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chamonix Lead Climbing World Cup 2019 live streaming

Live streaming today from Chamonix, France, from the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2019. At 10 am the semi-finals, at 20.30 pm the finals. The Speed World Cup stage was won by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.

12.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Robert Leistner climbs cutting edge traditional Elbsandstein masterpiece

German rock climber Robert Leistner has made the first free ascent of Vertreibung der letzten Idealisten up the Nonnengärtner tower in the Elbsandstein massif in Germany. Graded 12a, or French 8c, this is now the most difficult climb in the German part of the Elbsandsteingebirge. What makes this climb remarkable is that is was first ascended and freed, as per tradition, ground-up, past long runouts between the ring bolts and without chalk.

11.07.2019 by Francesco Salvaterra in Climbing

Cima Grostè, new Brenta Dolomites rock climb by Francesco Salvaterra, Nicola Castagna

Francesco Salvaterra and Nicola Castagna have made the first ascent of Via Greta, a new multi-pitch rock climb up the South Face of Cima Grostè in the Brenta Dolomites.

10.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret, the video of her chalkless climb at Villars

The video of Janja Garnbret competing in the Semifinal of the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 at Villars in Switzerland and climbing without a chalk bag. Her ascent is compared to that of 15-year-old Chaehyun Seo who placed second.

10.07.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Aiguille Noire, Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and Mont Blanc. Integral 2.0

Denis Trento reports about a fast ascent of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey carried out by Marco Farina and Gabriele Carrara combined, the next day with Trento himself, with the Via Bonatti - Oggioni up the Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and the summit of Mont Blanc.

09.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra talks Silence, the hardest route in the world

The video analysis by Adam Ondra of his Silence at Flatanger in Norway, the most difficult sport climb in the world.

08.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chalkless Janja Garnbret and faultless Sascha Lehmann win Lead World Cup opener in Villars

On Saturday evening Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Sascha Lehmann from Switzerland won the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2019 at Villars in Switzerland. The fourth stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by Anouck Jaubert and Aleksandr Shikov.

08.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi climbing Perfecto Mundo, 9b+ at Margalef

The video of Italy's Stefano Ghisolfi repeating Perfecto Mundo, the 9b+ at Margalef in Spain he repeated on 7 December 2018 considered one of the most difficult sport climbs in the world.

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