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05.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Brooke Raboutou’s Swiss sending spree

Watch Brooke Raboutou bouldering in Switzerland and repeating Kings of Sonlerto 8A+, Iur 8B+ and Heritage 8B in Val Bavona as well as La Proue 8B at Cresciano.

05.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Golgotha East Face climbed in Alaska's Revelation Mountains by Clint Helander, Andres Marin

From 23-25 March 2022 Clint Helander and Andres Marin completed the first ascent of 'The Shaft of the Abyss' (VI AI5R M5 90° Snow A0 ca. 4,000’), a huge new mixed climb up the east face of awe-inspiring Mt. Golgotha in the Revelation Mountains of Alaska.

04.04.2022 by Gianluca Marra in Alpinism

Goulotte Desperados climbed on Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc, by Niccolò Bruni, Gianluca Marra

The report by Courmayeur mountain guide Gianluca Marra who, with his colleague Niccolò Bruni, has established Goulotte Desperados, a new mixed climb on that climbs the Col Occidental de la Tour Ronde in the Mont Blanc massif.

03.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Swissway to Heaven feat. Cédric Lachat and the hardest big walls in Switzerland

Today at 18:00 the premiere of the film Swissway to Heaven directed by Guillaume Broust featuring Cédric Lachat and his efforts to repeat five of the hardest multi-pitch climbs in Switzerland.

02.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert vs Sleepwalker at Red Rocks, USA

The vlog of Austrian climber Jakob Schubert and his recent bouldering trip to Red Rocks, USA, with Nicolai Uznik and Michael Piccolruaz and his attempts to repeats Sleepwalker, the 8C+ boudler problem put up by Jimmy Webb.

01.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pizzo Badile British route climbed in winter by Silvan Schüpbach, Peter von Känel

On Pizzo Badile in Italy Swiss alpinists Peter von Känel and Silvan Schüpbach have made a winter ascent of the British route, first ascended in 1968 by Mike Kosterlitz and Dick Isherwood.

01.04.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dave MacLeod makes third ascent of Lexicon, Neil Gresham's Lake District extreme

Scottish climber Dave MacLeod has made the third ascent of Lexicon, one of the most difficult trad climbs in the UK first ascended by Neil Gresham in summer 2021 at Pavey Ark in the Lake District and repeated by Steve McClure shortly afterwards.

31.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sean Bailey in Proof of Concept

The film Proof of Concept directed by Ben Neilson about Sean Bailey and his breakthrough year which resulted in 3 World Cup wins and a repeat of Bibliographie 9b+ at Céüse in France.

31.03.2022 by Symon Welfringer in Climbing

Symon Welfringer at Annot repeats Le Voyage, France’s hardest trad climb

French climber Symon Welfringer has repeated Le Voyage at Annot. The hardest trad climb in France was first ascended by James Pearson in 2017.

30.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tyrolean Trad Trilogy, watch Hannes Hohenwarter, Martin Sieberer bike &climb three classics in Austria

The video of Hannes Hohenwarter and Martin Sieberer who over a period of three days in summer 2020 repeated three classic climbs in the Tyrol, Austria: Locker vom Hocker on Schüsselkar, Tschechenplatte in the Karwendel and Pumprisse in the Wilder Kaiser.

30.03.2022 by Andrea Lanfri in Interviews

Andrea Lanfri and his Everest objective

Interview with Andrea Lanfri, the Paralympic athlete and mountaineer from Lucca recently arrived in Nepal with mountain guide Luca Montanari to attempt to climb Everest

29.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Kim Marschner finds Forgotten Gem at Chironico, repeats Crystal Ship at Cresciano

In February 2022 Kim Marschner at Chironico in Switzerland made the first ascent of the 8C boulder problem Forgotten Gem. A month earlier at Cresciano the 24-year-old German had repeated the 8C bloc Crystal Ship.

28.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Adam Ondra climbing 8b+ slab at Bus de La Stria, Arco, Italy

The video of Adam Ondra freeing an old project, an 8b+ slab called Italo-Spagnola at Bus de La Stria at Arco, Italy.

28.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC announces 3-year broadcast deal with Discovery Sports

On Friday 25 March the IFSC announced a 3-year broadcast deal with Discovery Sports for live streaming of IFSC World Cup and World Championship events. This puts to an abrupt end the free live streaming service of IFSC competitions on youtube in all countries and territories covered by Discovery and Eurosport.

27.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Laura Tiefenthaler climbs North Face of the Eiger solo

On the 25th of March 2022 Austrian alpinist Laura Tiefenthaler completed a solo ascent of the North Face of the Eiger. Tiefenthaler's ascent is possibly only the second female solo after Catherine Destivelle's ground-breaking ascent in 1992, 30 years ago.

26.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Sellaronda Skimarathon 2022 won by Katia Tomatis - Elena Nicolini, Matteo Eydallin - Michele Boscacci

The 25th edition of the night ski mountaineering competition Sellaronda Skimarathon was won on Friday 25 March 2022 by the teams Katia Tomatis - Elena Nicolini and Matteo Eydallin - Michele Boscacci.

25.03.2022 by Daniel Ladurner in Alpinism

The Bird, a pearl of the Dolomites by Giovanni Groaz, Massimo Faletti

Daniel Ladurner introduces 'The Bird', a rarely repeated mixed climb in Langental / Vallunga, first ascended by Massimo Faletti and Giovanni Groaz in 2003. Initially called Gola del Pettirosso, this 'pearl of the Dolomites' was renamed by the first ascensionists in honour of Jim Bridwell.

24.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

Manikia Project on the island of Evia in Greece

The video illustrating the Manikia Project to develop the area’s extraordinary potential on the island of Evia in Greece. The non-profit organisation is one of the main players in the Petzl RocTrip climbing meeting, scheduled to take place in the small Greek village from 12 to 15 May 2022.

Sellaronda Skimarathon 2022 begins tomorrow in the Dolomites

After a two-year stop, the Sellaronda Skimarathon will take place in the Italian Dolomites tomorrow. As per usual the most famous night ski mountaineering competition will cross four mountain passes, Campolongo, Pordoi, Sella and Gardena and cover a total distance of 42 kilometers and +2700m altitude gain.

23.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra discovers his 9b Wonderland at Arco, Italy

At the crag Terra Promessa close to Arco, Italy, Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of Wonderland 9b/+




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