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18.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Briançon Lead World Cup 2021 live

Briançon in France is currently hosting the fourth stage of the Lead World Cup 2021. Stefano Ghisolfi and Natalia Grossman currently lead the provisional ranking. The finals begin this evening at 19:30.

16.07.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Lorenzo Scandroglio



The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.

15.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nevado Huamashraju Este, new route in Peru by Iker and Enenko Pou

Enenko and Iker Pou have made the first ascent of ¡Viva Perú Carajo !, a new mixed climb up the South Face of Nevado Huamashraju East in Peru. At the same time their expedition partners Manu Ponce and Micher Quito also established a new route up the mountain’s north face.

14.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Laura Rogora and Sean Bailey win Chamonix Lead World Cup

The penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2021 was won on Tuesday night by Laura Rogora from Italy and Sean Bailey from the USA in Chamonix in France. Stefano Ghisolfi placed a wonderful second, together with America’s Natalia Grossman.

 Aleksandra Totkova from Bulgaria and Martin Stranik from the Czech Republic won bronze.

13.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alfredo Webber sends Pure Dreaming 9a at Arco

52-year-old climber Alfredo Webber has made his dream com true by repeating Pure Dreaming, the 9a he bolted a few years ago at Massone above Arco, Italy.

12.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climb on Marmarole in the Dolomites by Stefan Glowacz, Philipp Hans

German climbers Stefan Glowacz and Philipp Hans have made the first ascent of Wallride Vol. 1, a new route up Croda Bianca (2841m) in the Marmarole group, Dolomites as part of their Wallride project.

12.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chamonix Lead World Cup 2021 live streaming

Live streaming today from the penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2021. The semi-Finals take place at 19:30 today, followed by the finals tomorrow at 20:30.

11.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Patrick Edlinger, Le Blond ft. in Climbing Sparkling Moments #2

French rock climber Patrick Edlinger is the protagonist of the second episode of the La Sportiva Climbing Sparkling Moments.

10.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

First ski descents on Monte San Valentin in Patagonia and Altos de los Arrieros in Chile

In November 2020 Raimundo De Andraca, Antonio Eguiguren, Sebastian Rojas, Nicolas Valderrama and Galo Viguera scored the first ski descent of South Face of Monte San Valentin, at 4058m the highest mountain in Patagonia. De Andraca and Rojas with Cristonal Diaz and Diego Saez completed the first winter ascent and first ski descent of Cerro Alto de los Arrieros in Chile.

09.07.2021 by Gabriel Perenzoni in Alpinism

Altavia 4000 and the dream of climbing 82 4000 of the Alps. By Gabriel Perenzoni

Aspirant mountain guide Gabriel Perenzoni talks about his dream of climbing the 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps with Nicola Castagna. Their project is called Altavia 4000 and having set off on 4 May, that have already climbed 62 mountains in 60 days.

08.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mythical Rätikon masterpiece WoGü, with Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat

The film WoGü by Mathieu Rivoire, featuring Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat on the legendary Beat Kammerlander multipitch WoGü in the Rätikon in Switzerland.

07.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Big Fighter climbed on Chaupi Huanca in Peru by Álex González, Jaume Peiró


Jaume Peiró and Álex González have completed the first ascent of Big Fighter (8a+? (6c/A2), 750m), on the Northern arete of Chaupi Huanca in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

06.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Nicolas Hojac, Adrian Zurbrügg speed across the Monte Rosa Traverse

The video of Swiss mountaineers Adrian Zurbrügg and Nicolas Hojac who in 2020 enchained the 18 mountains in the Monte Rosa massif above 4000 meters in just 13 hours and 39 minutes.

06.07.2021 by Simon Gietl in Alpinism

Streichelzoo on Paresberg, Dolomites, established by Manuel and Simon Gietl

On 13/06/2021 the brothers Simon and Manuel Gietl established a new rock climb on the north face of Paresberg / Cima Pares in Rautal / Val di Rudo, a side valley of Val Badia in the Italian Dolomites. Simon Gietl reports.

05.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing Sparkling Moments: Bardonecchia and Stefan Glowacz in the first La Sportiva podcast

In the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics, La Sportiva launches Climbing Sparkling Moments, the first weekly storytelling podcast that talks about the game-changer moments of the history of climbing. Episode #1 features the very first international sport climbing competition in Bardonecchia in 1985, and the famous splits carried out by the rising star Stefan Glowacz.

03.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lead World Cup 2021 live streaming from Villars in Switzerland

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2021 is currently being held at Villars in Switzerland. The Semifinals take place at 10:00 today, and are followed by the Finals at 20:00. The second stage of the Speed World Cup was won last night by Ekaterina Barashchu and Veddriq Leonardo.

02.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lines Of Legends ft. Terminator at Totoga by Manolo

Watch Marco and Andrea Zanone attempting Terminator, the famous sport climb freed by Manolo at Totoga in 1985 in the first episode of Lines Of Legends directed by Yuri Palma.

30.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Adam Ondra climb Super Crackinette, world's first 9a+ flash

The video of Adam Ondra making the historic world’s first flash of a 9a+ sport climb, Super Crackinette at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France climbed in early 2018.

30.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Siebe Vanhee vs Orbayu on Naranjo de Bulnes in Spain

The video of Belgian climber Siebe Vanhee repeating the multi-pitch climb Orbayu (8c/500m) on Picu Urriellu (Naranjo De Bulnes) in the Picos de Europa National Park in Spain.

30.06.2021 by Daniel Rogger in Climbing

Climbing in Dolomites Höhlensteintal: the five best crags for Dolorock 2021

Mountain guide Daniel Rogger introduces the five best crags in Höhlensteintal / Valle di Landro in the Dolomites, ideally suited for the Dolorock Climbing Festival scheduled to take place in July: Landro Classico, Scheeweg / Franchi, Stube and Balkonien, Grotte di Landro and the Militare Alpini crag

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