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03.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Ben Moon climbing at Buoux, 30 years after Agincourt

British rock climber Ben Moon returns to Buoux 30 years after establishing Agincourt, the first 8c in France.

03.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Greenspit, the dream of a generation climbed in Valle Orco by Matteo della Bordella, Francesco Deiana

Matteo della Bordella and Francesco Deiana have both repeated Greenspit, one of the most famous crack climbs in the world in Valle Orco freed by Didier Berthod.

03.05.2019 by Tito Arosio in Alpinism

Piz Buin, Silvretta: Tito Arosio and Rosa Morotti add new route to East Face

On 31/03/2019 Tito Arosio and Rosa Morotti made the first ascent of a new route up the East Face of Piz Buin (3312m) in the Silvretta group of the Rhaetian Alps. Arosio reports

02.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Caroline Sinno at Fontainebleau climbs her first 8B, L'insoutenable Légèreté de l'Autre

French climber Caroline Sinno has climbed her first 8B boulder problem, L'insoutenable Légèreté de l'Autre, at Fontainebleau

02.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

Dolorock 2019, the May climbing festival in the Dolomites

The Dolorock Climbing Festival will take place from 24 - 26 May 2019 all around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites. The seventh edition promises to be authentic climbing bonanza for everyone.

02.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Piotr Schab fires Fight or Flight 9b at Oliana

Sport climbing in Spain: Piotr Schab from Poland has redpointed his first 9b, Fight or Flight established by Chris Sharma at Oliana in Spain.

01.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Flawless perfection: Janja Garnbret and YiLing Song win in Chongqing in China

The third stage of the 2019 Bouldering World Cup took place last weekend in Chongqing in China and was won by Slovenian Janja Garnbret and France’s Manuel Cornu. The second stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won on Friday evening by YiLing Song and Alfian Muhammad.

30.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni: one video, two 8C+ first ascents in Ticino, Switzerland

The video of Giuliano Cameroni making the first ascents of two of the hardest boulder problems in Switzerland, Poison The Well at Brione and REM at Cresciano.

30.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Jannu East Face, Dmitry Golovchenko and Sergey Nilov complete their Unfinished Sympathy

Interview with Dmitry Golovchenko after the 18-day alpine style first ascent of a new route up the East Face of Jannu in the Nepalese Himalaya with Sergey Nilov. The two Russian mountaineers have called their climb Unfinished Sympathy (ED, 2500m)

29.04.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer: his climbing, his alpinism and the Marmolada Fish route

Video interview dating back to 2008 with Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer, a year after his extraordinary free solo ascent of Via del Pesce, aka The Fish, up the South Face of Marmolada in the Dolomites carried out on 29 April 2007.

28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mezzalama Trophy 2019 / The hardest edition ever

The most difficult Mezzlama ski mountaineering competition of all times was won on Sunday 28 April 2019 by the Italians Robert Antonioli, Michele Boscacci and Matteo Eydallin. France’s Lorna Bonnel and Axelle Mollaret and Italy’s Alba de Silvestro dominated the women’s race.

28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2019 Chongqing live streaming

Live streaming from the third stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2019, currently taking place at Chongqing in China.

28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mezzalama 2019 live streaming

Live streaming of the XXII edition of the Mezzalama Trophy, the legendary ski mountaineering competition across the Monte Rosa massif. At 5.30am the 279 teams (837 athletes) set off from Breuil-Cervinia for the long high altitude traverse to Gressoney-La-Trinité via the Monte Rosa glacier.

Cima di Bon NE Face skied by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

On 20/04/2019 Luca Dallavalle and his brother Roberto Dallavalle skied the Northeast Face of Cima di Bon in the Adamello - Presanella group. This is likely to be the first ski descent.

26.04.2019 by Vinicius Todero in Alpinism

Brazilians blaze big new climb up Ulamertorsuaq in Greenland

Vinicius Todero reports about a 40-day climbing trip to southern Greenland with fellow Brazilian climber Marcos Costa in August 2018, during which the two repeated the famous Moby Dick on Ulamertorsuaq and, on the west face of the same mountain, established a 1000m new climb called Quajanaq. This shares sections of Moby Dick and Magic Tromblon.

Cima Scarpacò NW Face, Dallavalle brothers complete demanding ski descent

Luca Dallavalle reports about what is likely to be the first ski descent of the NW Face of Cima Scarpacò (3252m) in the Adamello - Presanella group, climbed and skied on 22/04/2019 with his brother Roberto Dallavalle.

Piz Dolf North Face ski descent by Marco Cavalli, Sébastien de Sainte Marie

Sébastien de Sainte Marie and Marco Cavalli have skied what is likely to the first descent of the North Face of Piz Dolf / Trinserhorn (3027m) in the Swiss Alps. de Sainte Marie reports.

Mezzalama 2019 ski mountaineering marathon postponed to Sunday 28 April

The Mezzalama Trophy 2019 has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. The legendary ski mountaineering competition on Monte Rosa will now take place on Sunday 28 April.

23.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Zion Canyon new rock climb by Jeremy Collins and Jarod Sickler

Jeremy Collins and Jarod Sickler have made the first ascent of Moonshadow, a big new climb to the right of the famous Moonlight Buttress in Zion, USA.

23.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley: the families bid farewell

On Sunday 21 April 2019 the bodies of mountaineers Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were recovered after being caught by an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada last week. We publish the press release of Parks Canada and also the farewells of the respective families.

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