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Red Bull Der Lange Weg: the ski mountaineering traverse reaches halfway point

For the last 20 days Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug have been traversing across the Alps from Vienna to Nice. While Núria Picas has pulled out of the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the others have crossed the Spluga Pass and are continuing westwards.

05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest - A Time Lapse Film by Elia Saikaly

The timelapse film of Everest by Canadian mountaineer and photographer Elia Saikaly.

05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.

04.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Young Nemuel Feurle masters Prinzip Hoffnung

16-year-old Austrian climber Nemuel Feurle has repeated Prinzip Hoffnung, the difficult trad climb freed by Beat Kammerlander on the Bürser Platte in Vorarlberg, Austria in 2009.

03.04.2018 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Rocca Miloro, sport climbing in Italy's Val di Susa

The crag Rocca Miloro in Val di Susa, Piedmont, Italy, introduced by Maurizio Oviglia. Little known, this offers about twenty routes up to 7c + and interesting climbing on beautiful gneiss.

02.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alan Watts - the Smith Rock sport climbing pioneer

Video portrait of American climber Alan Watts, one of the driving forces behind the development of Smith Rock and sport climbing in the USA.

Verdinser Plattenspitze West Face first ski descent

Daniel Ladurner reports about the probable first ski descent of the West Gully of Verdinser Plattenspitze (2680 m), Sarntal Alps, carried out with Stefan Grüner and Aaron Durogati.

31.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sachi Amma climbs Japan's first 9b

At Gozen Rock in Japan Sachi Amma has made the first ascent his Soul Mate. Graded 9b, this is now the country’s most difficult sport climb.

31.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria Finland bouldering flick

The video of Niccolò Ceria climbing and bouldering close to Helsinki in Finland.

30.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aguja Desconocida, new climb in Patagonia by Siebe Vanhee and Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll

Siebe Vanhee reports about El Matédor a new climb first ascended with Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll up the East Face of Aguja Desconocida in Patagonia.

30.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Daniel Woods questing for 9b at Oliana, Siurana, Margalef

The video of American climber Daniel Woods at Oliana, Siurana and Margalef, questing for his first 9b. A legendary grade in sport climbing.

29.03.2018 by Archil Badriashvili in Alpinism

Shkhara South Face, new route and first winter ascent in Caucasus by Archil Badriashvili, Giorgi Tepnadze

In February 2018 Georgian mountaineers Archil Badriashvili and Giorgi Tepnadze climbed alpine style for 8 days to establish a new route up Mt. Shkhara (5,203 m), Georgia. In doing so they also made the first winter ascent of the mountain’s 2300 m high South Face.

Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc skied by Davide Capozzi, Denis Trento

Davide Capozzi and Denis Trento completed a rare descent of the Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin in the Mont Blanc massif, on snowboard and skis respectively. Capozzi reports.

27.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama solo first ascent of Hohe Kirche Nord Pfeiler in Valsertal

On 24/03/2018 Austrian alpinist David Lama made the solo first ascent of Nord Pfeiler, a new mixed climb up the North Face of Hohe Kirche in Valsertal, Austria.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg endures a tough first week

The report of the first week of Red Bull Der Lange Weg, rhe ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice currently being attempted by Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug.

26.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Los Picos 6500, seven summits climbed in Andes by Franco Nicolini and Franchini brothers

The Los Picos 6500 expedition comprised of Italian alpinists Franco Nicolini, Tomas Franchini and Silvestro Franchini continues at a rapid pace and the trio has now climbed 7 of the 16 highest peaks above 6500 meters in the South American Andes.

25.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Edu Marin's new mega climb up Grand Arch at Getu in China

Spanish rock climber Edu Marin is currently establishing a huge new multi-pitch climb up the Grand Arch at Getu in China.

24.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Yuji Hirayama, James Pearson, Cedar Wright climbing on the Faroe Islands

The video of James Pearson, Cedar Wright and Yuji Hirayama climbing Cape Enniberg on the Faroe Islands.

23.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Albert Leichtfried, Benedikt Purner climb new ice in Iceland

In Iceland the Austrian alpinists Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner have made the first ascent of the new mixed climb Shelter of the gods M10.

22.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Niccolò Ceria climbs one of Italy's most beautiful boulder problems at Pietra del Toro

At Pietra del Toro in Basilicata Niccolò Ceria has made the first ascent of Goemon, describing the line as one of the most beautiful boulder problems in Italy.




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