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24.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

More than a route, Lena Müller's new climbing direction

The short film 'More than a route' by Tom Dauer which portrays the ecologist and climber Lena Müller and her decision to embark on a new route: climbing with sustainable means that involves giving up the use of the car.

24.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch The Verdon Gorge - The Origins of Sport Climbing by Keith Ladzinski

The short film 'The Verdon Gorge - The Origins of Sport Climbing' by American filmmaker Keith Ladzinski that explores the history of sport climbing in the Verdon Gorge in France through the eyes of François Guillot, Bruno Clément, Alan Carne, Matt Segal, Emily Harrington, Jonathan Siegrist.

23.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Natalia Grossman, Mejdi Schalck climb to spectacular Boulder World Cup victory in Salt Lake City

The third stage of the Boulder World Cup 2022 was won yesterday in Salt Lake City, USA, by Natalia Grossman and Mejdi Schalck.

23.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Mathew Wright deciphers Lake District's E11 Lexicon

Interview with Mathew Wright after the 23-year-old British rock climber made the fourth ascent of Lexicon, the E11 at Pavey Ark in the Lake District first ascended by Neil Gresham in summer 2021.

22.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Göttler summits Everest without supplementary oxygen

On 21 May 2022, 43-year-old German alpinist David Göttler reached the summit of Everest without supplementary oxygen. This is is sixth 8000er, after Gasherbrum II, Broad Peak, Dhaulagiri, Lhotse and Makalu.

21.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aleksandra Miroslaw, Kiromal Katibin win Salt Lake City Speed opener

The second stage of the Speed World Cup 2022 was won yesterday at Salt Lake City by Aleksandra Miroslaw from Poland and Kiromal Katibin from Indonesia.

21.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Loïc Zehani frees Chikane 9b at Orgon in France

At Orgon in France Loïc Zehani has made the first ascent of Chikane, 30 intense moves now graded 9b. In December 2021 the 20-year-old established the hardest route at Buoux, Jusqu'au bout du mond 8c+/9a.

20.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Two IFSC World Cups cancelled in China due to pandemic


The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has announced the cancellation of two World Cups that were scheduled this autumn in Wujiang (Lead & Speed) and Chongqing (Lead & Boulder) due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

19.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rachel Māia: from amputation back to climbing

The video portrait of New Zealand rock climber Rachel Maia who after a climbing accident decided to have her lower left leg amputated.

19.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Landro Classica, the oldest crag in Höhlensteintal in the Dolomites

Daniel Rogger introduces Landro Classica, the oldest crag in Höhlensteintal / Valle di Landro. From 27 to 29 May 2022 this valley will host the Dolorock Climbing Festival, the international climbing meeting of the Dolomites

19.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

L'appel de la Sirène / Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer climbing on Greenland's Siren Tower

The trailer of L'appel de la Sirène, the film that documents the first ascent of Forum (840m, 7c) on Siren Tower in Greenland, established by Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach and Symon Welfringer in summer 2021.

18.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jugal Spire in Nepal climbed by Tim Miller, Paul Ramsden

Interview with British mountaineer Paul Ramsden who with Tim Miller completed an alpine style first ascent of The Phantom Line (1200m, ED+) up the north face of a previously unclimbed and unnamed 6563m peak now called Jugal Spire in the Jugal Himal region of Nepal

17.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Eder Lomba Lopez de Ipiña repeats Rainman 9b at Malham

On Friday 13 May 2022 Basque rock climber Eder Lomba Lopez de Ipiña made he first repeat of Rainman, at 9b the hardest sport climb in Britain and located at Malham.

17.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Steve McClure falling off Lexicon at Pavey Ark, UK

A short clip of Steve McClure falling off Lexicon, the E11 at Pavey Ark first ascended by Neil Gresham in September 2021 and repeated by McClure a week after his terrifying fall.

16.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Filip Babicz repeats E9 Appointment with Death rope-solo at Wimberry

Polish rock climber Filip Babicz has repeated Appointment with Death, the E9 6c gritstone climb at Wimberry Rocks in England. Babicz made the fifth ascent without crashpad and rope-solo.

13.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Andrea Lanfri, Luca Montanari summit Everest

At 05:40 local time the paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri and his mountain guide Luca Montanari reached the summit of Everest. Both are currently resting at Camp 4 at the South Col

12.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing at risk at Paligremnos - Plakias on Crete, Greece

An online petition has been launched to save Paligremnos - Plakias on the island of Crete in Greece.

12.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

Petzl Roc Trip kicks off at Manikia in Greece

The international climbing meeting Petzl Roc Trip has kicked off at Manikia in Greece. Exclusive content will be published daily on the online platform for those who cannot physically take part in the event

Baffin Island Polar Moon, big first ski descent by Brette Harrington, Christina Lustenberger

On 4 May 2022 Brette Harrington and Christina Lustenberger made the first ski descent of Polar Moon (1200m, 45°) on Walker Arm, Baffin Island

10.05.2022 by Marco Longo in Alpinism

New winter climb on Cima Immink, Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

Marco Longo reports about the first ascent, with Pietro Simon, of Scivolo del Riky on Cima Immink, Pale di San Martino, Dolomites. The winter route was dedicated to Riccardo Simon, Pietro's father

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