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17.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Big Bang, the Emma Twyford Story at 21 today


At 21:00 today the premiere of The Big Bang which follows Emma Twyford and her quest to repeat Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn in North Wales. In sending the route in September 2019 she became the first British woman to climb 9a.

17.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Choices of American climber Steph Davis

The portrait of the Steph Davis, the talented American climber, mountaineer, Base jumper.

16.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Goodbye to British climbing legend Joe Brown

Joe Brown, one of the world’s greatest all-round climbers, passed away last night aged 89. Brown pioneered climbs throughout Great Britain, the Alps and the Greater Ranges in particular in the 1950's and '60's. Cenotaph Corner on Dinas Cromlech in Wales and the first ascent of Kangchenjunga (8586m) in Nepal stand as an all-time testament to his undisputed talent.

16.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Remembering Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

It's a year to the day that Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were killed in a climbing accident on Howse Peak in Canada.

15.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nameless Tower Eternal Flame / Huber brothers first free ascent video

The video of the first free ascent of Eternal Flame, the legendary rock climb on Nameless Tower, in the Trango group, Karakorum. Established by Kurt Albert, Wolfgang Güllich, Christof Stiegler and Milan Sykora, the first redpoint was carried out from 11 - 14 August 2009 by Thomas and Alexander Huber.

15.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

A climbing dance

A video dedicated to female climbers in which balance, strength and lightness are the key players. With photos by Giulio Malfer and music performed live by Giorgio Gobbo, Sergio Marchesini, Debora Petrina, Graziano Colella.

14.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anna Stöhr’s Evolution online at 14 today

Today at 14.00 Salewa launches its film Evolution about Austrian climber Anna Stöhr. After dominating bouldering competitions for over a decade, following a back injury the 31-year-old decided to change completely and test herself on Ali Baba, the difficult and beautiful multi-pitch sports climb at Aiglun in France. The documentary explores the search for one's limits, both physical and mental.



13.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marc Toralles, Bru Busom climbing the Slovak Direct up Denali in Alaska

Watch Spanish mountaineers Bru Busom and Marc Toralles repeating the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (6194m) in Alaska in 2019.

12.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marcel Remy, 94, climbing Miroir de l’Argentine in Switzerland

The film Marcel directed by Nicolas Falquet which follows Marcel Remy as he climbs the west face of Miroir de l'Argentine in Switzerland. Father of the famous Swiss mountaineers Claude and Yves Remy, Marcel repeated the route in 2017 aged 94.

11.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hugo Parmentier climbing Eagle-4 9b at St. Léger du Ventoux in France

The video of French climber Hugo Parmentier repeating Eagle-4, a 9b sports climb at St. Léger du Ventoux in France.

10.04.2020 by Sílvia Vidal in Alpinism

Sílvia Vidal completes 33-day solo ascent of Sincronia Magica on Cerro Chileno Grande, Patagonia

After spending 33 days alone on the wall from 07/02 - 10/03/2020, Silvia Vidal completed a new big wall climb up the West Face of Cerro Chileno Grande in Patagonia, Chile. Sincronia Magica (A3+/6a+, 1200m circa) is the first route up the mountain’s west face.

09.04.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Rosso 70, online the mountaineering, memories and life of the Scoiattoli di Cortina

Courtesy of the Scoiattoli di Cortina we have published online Rosso 70: Stories and memories of 70 years of alpinism of the Scoiattoli di Cortina. The film by Vinicio Stefanello and Francesco Mansutti retraces the first 70 years of the historic and famous Italian mountaineering club established in the Dolomites in 1939.


09.04.2020 by Hannes Hofer in Alpinism

Piz Ciavazes Dolomites mixed climbed repeated by Hofer, Oberlechner

Hannes Hofer reports about the repeat carried out on 11 January 2020 with Mark Oberlechner of Tiroler Wasser, Acqua Tirolese, a mixed climb up Piz Ciavazes (Sella, Dolomites) established in 2013 by Kurt Astner and Rudolf Hauser.

08.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Multi-pitch trad climbing by Dave Longbottom

The stop motion multi-pitch trad climbing film created by Dave Longbottom during the Coronavirus emergency.

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.

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