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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
53-year-old Japanese rock climber Yuji Hirayama has made the first ascent of Peaceful Mountain 9a at Futagoyama (Mt Futago) in Japan.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Numerous Russian mountaineers and climbers are standing against the war in Ukraine, signing open letters and sharing their dissent on social media.
The Italian Sports Climbing Federation has offered support and accommodation in Arco, Italy, for all athletes of the Ukrainian Sport Climbing Federation.
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.
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.
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.
At the age of 99, Swiss alpinist Marcel Rémy continues to climb and have fun.
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.
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.
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.