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30.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James Pearson repeats Lexicon in England in smooth style

British rock climber James Pearson has made a swift repeat of Lexicon, the E11 at Pavey Ark first ascended by Neil Gresham in 2021. After making a bold 'flash' attempt, Pearson worked the route group-up before repeating one of Britain’s hardest trad climbs in cold, wet conditions.

27.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat Aosta Valley Express variation climbed by François Cazzanelli, Pietro Picco

On the Diamir face of Nanga Parbat the Italian mountaineers François Cazzanelli and Pietro Picco have added a difficult new variation start to the Kinshofer route. Called Valle d'Aosta Express, the 1400m addition breaches difficulties up to AI 90° M6 85°, and was climbed on 26 June.

27.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climbs on Urus Oeste in Peruvian Andes by Pou brothers, Micher Quito

Eneko Pou, Iker Pou and Micher Quito have established two new routes in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru: Hanan pacha (90°/425m) on Urus Oeste and Emmoa (M6/75°/640m) on Urus Oeste III.

26.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Natalia Grossman and Yoshiyuki Ogata win Boulder World Cup 2022

The final stage of the Boulder World Cup taking place in Innsbruck, Austria, was won by American climbers Natalia Grossman and Colin Duffy. Grossman was crowned season champion, together with Japan's Yoshiyuki Ogata.

26.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Mimmi Kotka e Hannes Namberger queen and king of Cortina / La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2022

Sweden’s Mimmi Kotk and Germany's Hannes Namberger won the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB 2022. Namberger set a new race record and doubled his takings after winning last year, while Kotk dominated after placing third in 2021. The UltraDolomites competition was won by Matteo Anselmi from Italy and Kelly Wolf from the USA.

25.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2022 live Qualifications from Innsbruck

Innsbruck, Austria, is currently hosting the first stage of the Lead World Cup 2022. The Qualifications are streamed live on facebook.

25.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Patricia Pineda, Pere Rullan win the Cortina Trail 2022

Patricia Pineda and Pere Rullan won the Cortina Trail 2022, the second event of the 2022 edition of La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB.

24.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Ranrapalca route in Peru by Thomas Gianola, Alessio Miori, Giovanni Zaccaria

On 10/06/2022 on north face of Ranrapalca 6162m in Peru the Italian mountaineers Thomas Gianola, Alessio Miori and Giovanni Zaccaria established a new mixed route alpine style. 'Mucha Banana', is 600m high with difficulties estimated at 80°, AI3+, M5.

24.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2022: Alice Gaggi, Antonio Martinez Perez win the Cortina Sky Race

After 20 km and 1000m elevation gain Italy's Alice Gaggi and Spain's Alex Garcia Carrillo won the Cortina Skyrace 2022. Today it's time for the Cortina Trail and the main event, the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail by UTMB 2022.

23.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Siula Grande in Peru the new objective for Matteo Della Bordella and Italian High Mountain Military Corps

Elite Italian High Mountain Military Corps alpinists Matteo Della Bordella, Alessandro Zeni, Marco Majori, Filip Babicz and Stefano Cordaro have set off on an expedition to Peru where they will attempt a new route up the east face of Siula Grande.

22.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Wildfires burn Oliana in Spain

Wildfires raging across Spain have also burnt beneath Oliana, one of the most famous crags in the world.

22.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Boulder World Cup 2022 live Qualifications from Innsbruck

Innsbruck in Austria is currently hosting the sixth stage of the Bouldering World Cup 2022. The Qualifications are streamed live.

21.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anna Hazlett makes first female ascent of Walk of Life E9 in UK

America's Anna Hazlett, aka. Anna Hazelnutt, has made the first female ascent of The Walk of Life, an extremely bold E9 6c at Dyer's Lookout, UK.

21.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marc-Andrés Vision on Torre Egger in Patagonia

The video by Brette Harrington documenting the first ascent of Marc-Andrés Vision, a climb on Torre Egger in Patagonia imagined by Marc-André Leclerc and completed in 2020 by Harrington, Quentin Roberts and Horacio Gratton.

19.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Georgian first ascents on Saraghrar and Languta-e-Barfi in Hindu Kush

The video of the Georgian expedition comprised of Archil Badriashvili, Baqar Gelashvili and Giorgi Tepnadze who in 2021 completed the first ascent of the NW summit of Saraghrar and the third ascent of Languta-e-Barfi in the Rosh Gol valley in Pakistan.

18.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Nepal considering Everest Base Camp move due to global warming

The BBC reports that the government of Nepal is considering plans to move Everest Base Camp off the retreating Khumbu glacier due to global warming

17.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dave Graham establishes Euclase 8C+ boulder problem in Valle Bavona, Switzerland

On 20 April 2022 American rock climber Dave Graham made the first ascent of the 8C+ boulder Euclase in Valle Bavona, Switzerland, describing the problem as 'one of the hardest lines I have climbed to date.'

16.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mark Thomas, Mike Turner are Thunderstruck on Kichatna Spire in Alaska

British mountaineers Mark Thomas and Mike Turner have made the first ascent of Thunderstruck on the East Face of Kichatna Spire in Alaska. The stunning 1200m big wall was established after 12 days of hard and bold climbing.

15.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Dave MacLeod climbing Lexicon at Pavey Ark, England

The video of the third ascent of Lexicon at Pavey Ark in England, carried out by Scottish climber Dave MacLeod in March 2022. graded E11, this is one of the hardest trad climbs in the UK.

14.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra on pulchritudinous Pungitopo in Valle di Laghel, Arco

The video of the first ascent of Pungitopo 8c+/9a at Red Poiunt Wall in Valle di Laghel above the town of Arco, Italy.




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