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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.

08.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Max Berger summits Broad Peak, paraglides from Camp 3

Last week Austrian mountaineer Max Berger summited Broad Peak (8047m) and then paraglided from Camp 3 at 7100 meters. He now plans to climb and fly K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

07.07.2019 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri

Ivo Ferrari remembers Marco Anghileri, his friend and mountaineer from Lecco.

06.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2019: season debut at Villars in Switzerland

The first stage of the Climbing Lead World Cup 2019 began yesterday at Villars, Switzerland and continue today, with live streaming at 10 am from the semi-finals and at 20.00 from the finals. The fourth stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by Anouck Jaubert and Aleksandr Shikov

05.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2019: jury and big list of world’s most significant, innovative mountain climbs

58 ascents carried out in 2018 have been included in the Big list, from which winners will be selected for the Piolets d’Or , the prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 19 - 22 September 2019 during the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland. The jury is comprised of: Sandy Allan, Kazu Amano, Valeri Babanov, Jordi Corominas, Fred Degoulet, Ines Papert, Andrej Štremfelj.

05.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Messner completes solo ascent of unclimbed Geshot Peak / Toshe III in Pakistan

The South Tyrolean mountaineer Simon Messner has made a solo ascent of Toshe III, a 6,200m mountain in Pakistan that had never been climbed before, known locally as Geshot Peak.

04.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cédric Lachat is Yeah Man, multi-pitch climb up Gastlosen in Switzerland

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated Yeah Man, a difficult multi-pitch route up Gran Pfad summit in the Gastlosen mountain range in Switzerland.

03.07.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

Grand Flambeau, Ezio Marlier discovers two mixed climbs in the Mont Blanc massif

Mountaineering on Mont Blanc and a stone's throw from the Torino refuge: Aosta mountain guide Ezio Marlier introduces two new mixed climb on Grand Flambeau, Koala Pirla and La Vie in Rosa.

02.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giacomo Meliffi climbs Frankenjura monster Der Ungeheuer sei Mutter

24-year-old Italian climber Giacomo Meliffi reports about his ascent of Der Ungeheuer sei Mutter, a difficult and particular trad climb in the Frankenjura, Germany, made famous by Sean Villanueva.

01.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Val Garés, a Dolomites sport climbing gem

Sport climbing at the beautiful crag Val Garés, a small gem in the Agordo Dolomites.

30.06.2019 by Mauro Girardi in Alpinism

Via ferrata delle Aquile Cima Paganella, Trentino, Italy

The description of Via ferrata delle Aquile up Cima Roda della Paganella (2124m) in Trentino, Italy, with a splendid view onto Val d’Adige, the Brenta Dolomites and Lake Garda. By Mauro Girardi, MMove mountain guide.

29.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl climbs Pre-Muir Wall, beautiful big wall on El Capitan in Yosemite

Austrian climber Barbara Zangerl accompanied by her partner Jacopo Larcher has completed a free ascent of the Pre-Muir Wall, a beautiful big wall up El Capitan in Yosemite.

28.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Grande di Lavaredo: Jacek Matuszek & Łukasz Dudek make their Premiere

Polish climbers Jacek Matuszek & Łukasz Dudek have made the first ascent of Premiere, a big new rock climb up the North Face of Cima Grande in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo group of the Dolomites, Italy.

27.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denali Slovak Direct climbed in Alaska by Bru Busom, Marc Toralles

Spanish mountaineers Bru Busom and Marc Toralles report about their June 2019 repeat, despite difficult conditions, of the Slovak Direct, the famous and difficult route up the South Face of Denali (6194m) in Alaska established from 13 - 23 May 1984 by Blažej Adam, Tono Križo and František Korl.

26.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alex Puccio: pure bouldering power and passion

Interview with American climber Alex Puccio, one of the most accomplished female boulderers in the world.

26.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat repeats Sweet Neuf, Anak Verhoeven's 9a+ and confirms grade

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated Sweet Neuf at Pierrot Beach in France, confirming the 9a+ grade suggested after the first ascent by Anak Verhoeven from Belgium.

25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Bernd Zangerl frees top boulder problem in Valle dell’Orco

In Valle Orco, Italy, Austrian climber Bernd Zangerl has made the first ascent of the sitdown start to I Coloniali, describing it as 'one of the best boulders I've ever climbed.'

25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village

Film premieres and top speakers feature highly in the Alpine Village program of the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, the unique event from 4 - 7 July for climbers of all abilities wishing to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly at Chamonix Mont Blanc.

25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini add new climb to Mittlere Kasten in Austria

Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini have made the first ascent of Alles im Kasten, a five-pitch climb up Mittlere Kasten close to Klas in the Hoher Tauern massif in Austria.

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