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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.

18.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Sonia Livanos, goodbye to a great alpinist and woman

French alpinist Sonia Livanos passed away on 15 April 2018 in Marseilles hospital at the age of 95. In the '50s and' 60s together with her husband Georges Livanos she formed one of the strongest climbing partnerships in the Dolomites and beyond.

17.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Nose Speed time lapse featuring Brad Gobright, Jim Reynolds

The time-lapse documentary of the record-breaking speed ascent of The Nose up El Capitan in Yosemite, climbed in 2:19:44 on 21 October 2017 by Jim Reynolds and Brad Gobright.

La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

On Saturday 13 April 2018 Vivian Bruchez, Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet made the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line on the West Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

16.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melloblocco 2018 on tour at Cresciano and Lugano

From Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 May 2018 Melloblocco, the world’s biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, goes on tour: for the first time it will travel to Switzerland's Cresciano, a world bouldering mecca, and Lugano for the MBB Street Boulder.

16.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Jernej Kruder & Miho Nonaka win first stage of the Bouldering World Cup

The first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2018 was won on Saturday at Meiringen in Switzerland by Japan’s Miho Nonaka and Slovenia’s Jernej Kruder.

15.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Ciavaldini makes first female ascent of The Quarryman in Wales

France's Caroline Ciavaldini has made the long-awaited first female ascent of The Quarryman in the slate quarries above Llanberris in North Wales. First ascended by Johnny Dawes back in 1987, this climb is one of the most famous multi-pitch rock climbs in Great Britain.

14.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018: Meiringen marks new season start

Yesterday the international climbing competition season got underway with the first stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2016 in Meiringen Switzerland. The Semifinals and Finals take place today at 11:00 and 18:30 respectively and can be followed in in live streaming.

Red Bull der Lange Weg reaches the foot of Mont Blanc

Red Bull der Lange Weg, the ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps: Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle and Mark Smiley have reached Courmayeur, Italy. If conditions are favourable, the alpinists will attempt to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc tomorrow.

13.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Environment

The mountain cairns of Pontus Jansson

The video of rock balancing master Pontus Jansson and his cairns.

12.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Pete Whittaker rope-solo climb up El Capitan

The video of Pete Whittaker and his rope-solo free ascent of Freerider up El Capitan in Yosemite. Carried out in November 2016, with this ascent the British climber became the first person to rope solo, all free, El Cap in under 24 hours.

11.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin adds one of France’s hardest sport climbs to Russan

At the French crag Russan (Pont St Nicholas-Seynes) Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of 'Les yeux plus gros que l’antre'. 70 meters long and graded 9a+/9b, this is now one of the most difficult sport climbs in France.

10.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin and his Valhalla climb through Getu Grand Arch in China

The second episode documenting the efforts of Spanish climber Edu Marin attempting his new route Valhalla through the immense Grand Arch roof at Getu in China.

10.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Los Picos 6500: 13 Andes summits in 43 days by Franco Nicolini and Franchini brothers

The first part of Los Picos 6500 expedition comprised of Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini has now come to an end. The Italian alpinists have climbed 13 of the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes and the final three will be attempted when weather conditions improve in Peru in September.

Tamara Lunger withdraws from Der Lange Weg ski mountaineering traverse of the Alps

After tackling over 900 km, the South Tyrolean alpinist and ski mountaineer Tamara Lunger has withdrawn from the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the great ski mountaineering trips across the Alps from Vienna to Nice.

09.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret win Overall Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018

The final stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup Individual was won on Sunday in the Brenta Dolomites by Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux. The Overall World Cup was won by Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret.

07.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Puccio fires fourth 8B+ at Leavenworth, USA

American climber Alex Puccio has climbed her fourth boulder problem graded 8B+, Penrose step at Leavenworth, USA.




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