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08.04.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

The fascinating game of climbing: Heinz Mariacher on Rude Boys

Watch Heinz Mariacher repeating Rude Boys (8b/5.13c) at Smith Rock, Oregon, USA. A video from 1987 that takes you back to the origins of this 'new climbing’.

07.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra attempting Becoming, Markus Bock’s Frankenjura extreme


The video of Adam Ondra attempting Becoming 9a+ in Germany’s Frankenjura. Excellent analysis from the Czech climber but also a reminder to stay at home during these difficult times.

06.04.2020 by Iker Pou in Climbing

Iker Pou, my ascent of Action Directe in Frankenjura 20 years ago

Spanish climber Iker Pou recalls his ascent 20 years ago of Action Directe, the Frankenjura masterpiece freed by Wolfgang Güllich in 1991. At the time, Pou’s ascent in autumn 2000 was only the second repeat after Alexander Adler and, nowadays just two decades ago, the route is considered one of the most famous and coveted sport climbs in the world.

06.04.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Donnafugata on Torre Trieste, the film by Manrico dell'Agnola now online

Donnafugata is a huge multi-pitch rock climb established in 2004 by Christoph Hainz with Roger Schäli on the south face of the Torre Trieste. 750 meters of demanding and beautiful climbing up one of the symbols of legendary Mt. Civetta in the Dolomites. Manrico dell'Agnola recounts its story in a film that now, together with film producer Karpos, has been placed online for everyone to see.

Freeride Skiing at Home by Philipp Klein Herrero

The ingenious stop motion freeride skiing film created by Philipp Klein Herrero during the Coronavirus emergency.

04.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Of Rocks and Needles: Isabelle and Volker Schöffl, medical volunteers and climbers in Laos

The award-winning film Of Rocks and Needles directed by Kilian Reil documenting the voluntary medical work in Laos of German climber and doctor Volker Schöffl and his wife Isabelle.

03.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rampage, the classic American bouldering movie featuring Chris Sharma


The classic American bouldering movie Rampage featuring Chris Sharma has been placed online by Reel Rock.



02.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Uncut: Seb Bouin climbing Agincourt at Buoux

The uncut video of Sébastien Bouin repeating Agincourt at Buoux in France, November 2018.

02.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Pathan Project featuring Favresse, Maynadier, Molina, Wertz in Pakistan's Thagas Valley

The Pathan Project is now online until 15 April. The award-winning film directed by Guillaume Broust documents the 2018 climbing expedition to the Thagas Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan carried out by Nicolas Favresse, Mathieu Maynadier, Carlitos Molinan and Jean-Louis Wertz.


01.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

La Sportiva produces face masks to combat coronavirus pandemic

Everyone is united, even the outdoor world against Covid-19: La Sportiva has converted part of its production to create lab coats and face masks for the Province of Trento to combat the coronavirus emergency.

31.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Steve McClure onsighting Nightmayer at Dinas Cromlech in Wales

The video of British rock climber Steve McClure making an onsight ascent of Nightmayer, the difficult trad climb on Dinas Cromlech in Wales.

31.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Eline & Marc Le Menestrel: Chouca and Buoux, yesterday, today and tomorrow

Chouca at Buoux is one of those routes that has marked the history of sport climbing. First ascended in 1985 by Marc Le Menestrel, it was recently repeated by his daughter Eline Le Menestrel. This was an excellent pretext to find out more about this legendary climb and why the crag Buoux continues to be in step with the times.

30.03.2020 by Ondrej Húserka in Alpinism

Aiguille du Plan Mystery solved by Ondrej Húserka and Evka Milovská



From 21 to 22 February Slovak mountaineers Ondrej Húserka and Evka Milovská made the first ascent of Mystery (85 °, M8, C1, 600m (15 pitches) on Aiguille du Plan in the Mont Blanc massif. Húserka reports.

29.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing legends, the video of the first Arco Rock Legends

The video dating back to 2006 introducing the climbers nominated for the historical first edition of Arco Rock Legends: Yuji Hirayama, Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla, Daniel Andrada, Josune Bereziartu, Angela Eiter, Flavio Crespi, Tomas Mrazek.



28.03.2020 by Eleonora Delnevo in Environment

Eleonora Delnevo: the sound of the epidemic affecting us all

'This is my city. This is Bergamo. This is the sound of the epidemic affecting us all.' Italian mountaineer Eleonora Delnevo shares the pain of her city battling against the coronavirus.

27.03.2020 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

Aguja Poincenot, Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva climb another two routes in Patagonia

Belgian alpinist Nicolas Favresse reports about another two routes climbed with Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll on Aguja Poincenot in Patagonia: Beggars Banket (7a, 400m) first ascended on the East Face directly above the Whillans ramp and, on the South Face, the first repeat and first free ascent of Historia interminable (6c, 800m).

27.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Linea Continua, the film by Hervé and Marco Barmasse on YouTube

Hervé Barmasse has published 'Linea Continua’ on YouTube, the film about the new route he established on the South Face of the Matterhorn with his father Marco. First ascended in 2010, it is still unrepeated.

26.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Steve House live online with the Masherbrum Tales


Today at 18:00 CET live streaming with American alpinist Steve House as he talks about his attempt on the unclimbed North Pillar of Masherbrum and how this paved the way for some of the most important ascents of his career.

26.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi fights gravity on Jupiter

The La Sportiva Strange Heroes series continues with Stefano Ghisolfi. The Italian climber is on a mission to fight gravity on another planet.


25.03.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Luis Penín, David López Sáenz unearth Gaia at Ehrwald in Austria

At the end of February and start of March Spanish mountaineers Luis Penín and David López Sáenz made the first ascent of the mixed climb Gaia (175m, M12?, WI6+) at Ehrwald in Austria.

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