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11.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mad Vlad climbed on Aiguille Noire de Peuterey by Jon Bracey, Matt Helliker

British mountaineers Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker have climbed Mad Vlad (350m M7 R, IX/8). This is likely to be a new route on the ENE Face of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc massif.

10.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Last great icefall climbed on Ben Nevis by Greg Boswell, Hamish Frost, Guy Robertson

On 6 March 2022 Greg Boswell, Hamish Frost and Guy Robertson made the first ascent of The Fear Factory (350m, WI6R), described as 'the last great unclimbed icefall on Ben Nevis.'

09.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Janja Garnbret climbs Bügeleisen 8B+ in Maltatal, Austria

Slovenian climber Janja Garnbret has made the first female ascent of Bügeleisen, the iconic 8B+ boulder problem put up by Klem Loskot in 2001 at Maltatal in Austria.

09.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Corinna Ghirardi, Christian Hoffmann crowned ISMF Master World Champions 2022

Corinna Ghirardi from Italy and Christian Hoffmann from Austria won both the Vertical and Individual races of the ISMF Master World Championships, held last weekend in Piancavallo, Italy.

08.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Gabriele Moroni climb Naturalmente 9a+ at Camaiore, Italy

The video of Gabriele Moroni making the first repeat of the 9a+ Naturalmente at San Rocchino close to Camaiore in Italy, freed in 2017 by Adam Ondra.

07.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Yuji Hirayama (53) liberates Peaceful Mountain 9a at Mt Futago, Japan

53-year-old Japanese rock climber Yuji Hirayama has made the first ascent of Peaceful Mountain 9a at Futagoyama (Mt Futago) in Japan.

06.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl completes first traverse of Rosengarten skyline, Dolomites, solo and in winter

Simon Gietl from the South Tyrol, Italy, has made the first traverse of all the main summits of the famous Rosengarten / Catinaccio skyline in the Dolomites. The 38-year-old mountain guide carried out the crossing alone and in winter.

04.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alex Honnold completes free solo of Dolomites Gelbe Mauer and American Direct on Petit Dru

Last summer American climber Alex Honnold made a free solo ascent of Gelbe Mauer / Muro Giallo on Cima Piccola at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites, and most of the American Direct on Petit Dru in the Mont Blanc massif. His climbs without a rope were filmed as part of the virtual reality project 'Alex Honnold: The Soloist VR', produced by British mountaineer and director Jon Griffith

04.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Davide Sassudelli paraglides off Campanile Basso in Brenta Dolomites

On 27/02/2022 Italian alpinist Davide Sassudelli flew off the summit of Campanile Basso (2877m) in the Brenta Dolomites after having climbed via Preuss with Matteo Pavana and Stefano Piatti. This is the first paraglider flight from the most famous tower in the Dolomites.

03.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn first winter ascent of Padre Pio, Une Echelle Vers le Ciel by François Cazzanelli, Emrik Favre, Francesco Ratti

From 27 February to 1 March 2022 the Italian alpinists François Cazzanelli, Emrik Favre and Francesco Ratti completed the first winter ascent and second integral ascent of the combo 'Padre Pio Prega Per Noi + Echelle Ver le Ciel' (1,870m, 7b) on the South Face of the Matterhorn.

02.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra establishes Bomba 9b at Arco, Italy

29-year-old Czech climber Adam Ondra has made the first ascent of Bomba 9b at Bus de La Stria (Hotel Olivo) in Arco, Garda Trentino, Italy.

02.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Russian climbers and mountaineers stand against war in Ukraine

Numerous Russian mountaineers and climbers are standing against the war in Ukraine, signing open letters and sharing their dissent on social media.

28.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Italian Sport Climbing Federation offers support to Ukrainian athletes

The Italian Sports Climbing Federation has offered support and accommodation in Arco, Italy, for all athletes of the Ukrainian Sport Climbing Federation.

26.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

UIAA cancels last two Ice Climbing World Cups in Russia

The Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme has announced it has cancelled the last two stages of the Ice Climbing World Cup in Russia. Published below is the official UIAA press release.

Christina Lustenberger, Mark Herbison, Sam Smoothy ski East Face of Mount Ethelbert in Canada

Alpinists Christina Lustenberger, Mark Herbison and Sam Smoothy have completed the first ski descent of the East Face of Mount Ethelbert (3180m) in the Purcell Mountains in Canada.

24.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Stefano Ghisolfi send L'Arenauta 9b at Sperlonga, Italy

The video of Stefano Ghisolfi making the first ascent of L'Arenauta, a 20-year-old project at Grotta dell'Arenauta (Sperlonga) now graded 9b.

24.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Marcel Rémy still climbing strong aged 99

At the age of 99, Swiss alpinist Marcel Rémy continues to climb and have fun.

22.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New routes on Becca Salé (Valtournenche) and Pointe Adolphe Rey (Mont Blanc) by Cazzanelli, Perruquet, Ratti

On 09/02/2022 François Cazzanelli, Jerome Perruquet and Francesco Ratti made the first ascent of Su Per Cignana on Becca Salé in Valtournenche, Italy, while on 10/02/2022 Cazzanelli and Perruquet made the first ascent of Impulso Geniale on Pointe Adolphe Rey in the Mont Blanc massif.

21.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Charles Dubouloz, Les Grandes Jorasses and his Rolling Stones winter solo


Interview with French mountaineer Charles Dubouloz who from 13 to 18 January 2022 made the first winter solo of Rolling Stones on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif.

19.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Stephan Siegrist, Thomas Senf add mixed climb to Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland

Swiss alpinists Stephan Siegrist and Thomas Senf have made the first ascent of the mixed climb Silverbacks on Ice (M8 WI5 160m)at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland.

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