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30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simone La Terra dies on Dhaulagiri in Nepal

The 36 year-old Italian alpinist Simone La Terra died during an attempt to climb Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in Nepal.

30.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck first anniversary of his accident in the Himalayas

Remembering Ueli Steck, the great Swiss alpinist who perished a year ago on Nuptse (Himalayas, Nepal).

30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco in Tour 2018, instructions for use

Information before the start of the four-day Melloblocco in Tour & MMB Street Boulder 2018 that will take place at Cresciano and Lugano (CH) from Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May 2018.

30.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Everest - Lhotse traverse, Sherpa Tenji attempts mountaineering enchainment in memory of Ueli Steck

Interview with British mountaineer Jon Griffith on expedition in Nepal where Sherpa Tenji will attempt the famous Everest - Lhotse traverse without supplementary oxygen. Griffith is coordinating the live streaming of the ascent in memory of his close friend Ueli Steck who planned this enchainment last year.

La Promenade, the Valle d'Aosta ski mountaineering traverse by Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croix

The film La Promenade which documents the ski tour traverse across the Valle d'Aosta by Italian freeriders Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croux.

27.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

King of Kanzi 2018, the 80's Climbing Festival in Austria

From 31 May to 3 June 2018 Austria's Kanzianiberg will host King of Kanzi, the climbing festival themed '80s with special guests Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Vittorio Messini, Zoe Hart and Steve House.

Aiguille du Dru, La ceinture des Drus descent clip

The short clip of Vivian Bruchez who on 13 April 2018 teamed up with Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet to make the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line across the NW Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

26.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini climbing The Quarryman in Wales

A short clip of France’s Caroline Ciavaldini climbing The Quarryman in the Llanberris slate quarries in North Wales.

26.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Simone Pedeferri: bouldering, climbing and the Melloblocco in Tour boulder problems

Interview with Simone Pedeferri, climber and historic Melloblocco route setter, one week before Melloblocco in Tour 2018 which will take place from 3 - 6 May 2018 in Cresciano and Lugano (Switzerland).

25.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

All the beauty and climbing at Melloblocco on Tour 2018

The program, boulders, evenings, games, music, parties and protagonists of Melloblocco in Tour and the MBB Street Boulder, the great climbing festival that will take place from 3 to 6 May at Lugano and Cresciano (Switzerland).

25.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

John Thornton wins climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star 2018

The third edition of Arco Rock Star, the annual climbing photography competition during the Adventure Awards Days Festival, was won on Sunday 23 April by British pro photographer John Thornton. Giovanni Danieli. Giovanni Danieli took second place while Matteo Mocellin took third. The Open category was won by Graziano Galvagni for the second year running, while the La Sportiva Anniversary Prize was won by Matteo Pavana.

24.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Spettacolare new rock climb on Petit Capucin Roi de Siam

In September 2017 Czech climbers Vaclav Satava and Lumír Fajkos made the first ascent of Spettacolare, an 8-pitch rock climb up Roi de Siam on Petit Capucin (3693 m), Mont Blanc.

23.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018: Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Nagasaki march in Moscow

The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 was won in Moscow yesterday by Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret and Japan’s Tomoa Nagasaki. The first stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by Reza Alipourshenazandifar and Anouck Jaubert.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the Alps ski mountaineering traverse ends in Nice

Yesterday the Red Bull Der Lange Weg came to an end in Nice, France. The long ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice was completed by Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle Smiley and Mark Smiley after 1,721 kilometers and gained almost 90,000 meters height difference.

22.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Climbing World Cup 2018: Boulder & Speed live from Moscow

The second stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 is currently taking place at Moscow in Russia, as is the first stage of the Speed World Cup 2018.

21.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

New rock climbs at Meteora in Greece

At Meteora in Greece the German climbers Frank Wehner, Tino Tanneberger, Manuel Hasterok, Felix Friedrich, Tom Ehrig and Felix Bähr have established two big multi-pitch climbs, Heureka (160m, 8+) and Marvelous Marbles (165m, 9+).

20.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni and Nalle Hukkataival Deal With the Devil in Switzerland

At Göschenen in Switzerland Giuliano Cameroni and Nalle Hukkataival have made the first ascent of the highball boulder problem Deal With The Devil (8B).

20.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Melloblocco in Tour 2018: Cresciano, one of most famous bouldering areas in the world

In the run-up to Melloblocco 2018 that will take place from 3 to 6 May 2018 at Cresciano and Lugano we interviewed Claudio Cameroni, one of the first climbers who helped develop the Swiss bouldering area in the ‘90s in order to find out how Cresciano became one of most famous bouldering areas in the world.

19.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alaska: new British route on Mt. Jezebel by Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn

British mountaineers Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn have made the first ascent of Fun or Fear, a new climb up the East face of Mt. Jezebel in the Revelations range of Alaska. Climbed alpine style over two days, the route breaches difficulties up to M6+, 90 deg neve, Ai6 R.

18.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Steve McClure climbing Britain's hardest sport route, Rainman 9b at Malham Cove

The video of Steve McClure climbing Rainman at Malham Cove in England. Freed on 04/06/2017, this is the first sports climb in Great Britain to graded 9b.




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