Tom, the film by Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli, is now online. This documents the attempt of British mountaineer Tom Ballard to become the first to solo in the same winter season the six great North Faces of the Alps: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger. This is a touching portrait about Ballard who lost his life on Nanga Parbat with Daniele Nardi in 2019.
Today at 20:00 CET the premiere of UFO Life, the film documenting the first ascent of UFO up the NW Face of Chamlang in the Nepalese Himalaya, carried out in 2019 over 6 days alpine style by Czech mountaineers Márek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák.
The video, photos and words of Giovanni Zaccaria and Enrico Veronese about how, once again, the mountains can inspire us.
The appeal by South Tyrolean climber Jacopo Larcher to remain united during these times made difficult by the Coronavirus emergency. Because 'the world does not need even more anger, violence and hate now, but instead love and solidarity.'
The Italian Matterhorn Guides have raised € 14,631 with the sale of the historic Échelle Jordan, the original rope ladder used by thousands of mountaineers on their way to the summit of the Matterhorn. The money will go to charities fighting the coronavirus.
The video of New Deal, first ascended by Scott Cosgrove in 1988 and repeated for the first time 22 years later, by Alan Moore in 2010.
The video of Charles Albert making the first ascent of No kpote only at Fontainebleau in France. Freed by the French climber in January 2019, the boulder problem was repeated by Ryohei Kameyama who suggested 8C+/9A.
At 21:00 today the premiere of The Big Bang which follows Emma Twyford and her quest to repeat Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn in North Wales. In sending the route in September 2019 she became the first British woman to climb 9a.
The portrait of the Steph Davis, the talented American climber, mountaineer, Base jumper.
Joe Brown, one of the world’s greatest all-round climbers, passed away last night aged 89. Brown pioneered climbs throughout Great Britain, the Alps and the Greater Ranges in particular in the 1950's and '60's. Cenotaph Corner on Dinas Cromlech in Wales and the first ascent of Kangchenjunga (8586m) in Nepal stand as an all-time testament to his undisputed talent.
It's a year to the day that Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were killed in a climbing accident on Howse Peak in Canada.
The video of the first free ascent of Eternal Flame, the legendary rock climb on Nameless Tower, in the Trango group, Karakorum. Established by Kurt Albert, Wolfgang Güllich, Christof Stiegler and Milan Sykora, the first redpoint was carried out from 11 - 14 August 2009 by Thomas and Alexander Huber.
A video dedicated to female climbers in which balance, strength and lightness are the key players. With photos by Giulio Malfer and music performed live by Giorgio Gobbo, Sergio Marchesini, Debora Petrina, Graziano Colella.
Today at 14.00 Salewa launches its film Evolution about Austrian climber Anna Stöhr. After dominating bouldering competitions for over a decade, following a back injury the 31-year-old decided to change completely and test herself on Ali Baba, the difficult and beautiful multi-pitch sports climb at Aiglun in France. The documentary explores the search for one's limits, both physical and mental.
Watch Spanish mountaineers Bru Busom and Marc Toralles repeating the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (6194m) in Alaska in 2019.
The film Marcel directed by Nicolas Falquet which follows Marcel Remy as he climbs the west face of Miroir de l'Argentine in Switzerland. Father of the famous Swiss mountaineers Claude and Yves Remy, Marcel repeated the route in 2017 aged 94.
The video of French climber Hugo Parmentier repeating Eagle-4, a 9b sports climb at St. Léger du Ventoux in France.
After spending 33 days alone on the wall from 07/02 - 10/03/2020, Silvia Vidal completed a new big wall climb up the West Face of Cerro Chileno Grande in Patagonia, Chile. Sincronia Magica (A3+/6a+, 1200m circa) is the first route up the mountain’s west face.
Courtesy of the Scoiattoli di Cortina we have published online Rosso 70: Stories and memories of 70 years of alpinism of the Scoiattoli di Cortina. The film by Vinicio Stefanello and Francesco Mansutti retraces the first 70 years of the historic and famous Italian mountaineering club established in the Dolomites in 1939.
Hannes Hofer reports about the repeat carried out on 11 January 2020 with Mark Oberlechner of Tiroler Wasser, Acqua Tirolese, a mixed climb up Piz Ciavazes (Sella, Dolomites) established in 2013 by Kurt Astner and Rudolf Hauser.