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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
French rock climber Patrick Edlinger is the protagonist of the second episode of the La Sportiva Climbing Sparkling Moments.
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.
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.
The film WoGü by Mathieu Rivoire, featuring Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat on the legendary Beat Kammerlander multipitch WoGü in the Rätikon in Switzerland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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