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02.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Elias Iagnemma grabs first ascent of Ganesh 8C+ at Tintorale, Italy

At the bouldering spot Tintorale in Abruzzo, Italy, Elias Iagnemma has made the first ascent of Ganesh, for which the 26-year proposes the grades 8C+.

02.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Adieu Korra Pesce

Corrado 'Korra' Pesce, the Italian mountain guide known as one of the strongest climbers of his generation, lost his life on Cerro Torre in Patagonia.

01.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Petra Klingler, Louna Ladevant crowned Ice Climbing World Champions 2022

On Saturday 29 January at Saas Fee in Switzerland local favourite Petra Klingler and France's Louna Ladevant won the 2022 Lead Ice Climbing World Championships. Mohsen Beheshti Rad and Natalia Savitskaia were crowned Speed World Champions on Friday 28 January.

30.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Corrado Korra Pesce critically injured on Cerro Torre, rescue operation suspended

41-year-old Italian mountaineer Corrado 'Korra' Pesce was seriously injured in a climbing accident on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. Loved and respected by all, and known as one of the strongest climbers of his generation, Korra was climbing with Argentine mountaineer Tomás Aguiló when the two were hit by rock and ice. Aguilo, after descending alone and alerting the rescue service, was transported to safety. Unfortunately the rescue efforts for Korra, still on the mountain, have been suspended.

29.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Championships 2022 in Saas Fee, Switzerland

Saas Fee in Switzerland is currently hosting the Ice Climbing World Championships 2022. After the Speed discipline won yesterday by Mohsen Beheshti Rad and Natalia Savitskaia, the Lead finals take place today at 18:30. Live streaming directly from ‘the coldest car park in the world’.

28.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Anna Taylor solos E8 at Danby Crag in UK

23-year-old British climber Anna Taylor has made a free solo ascent of Psykovsky’s Sequins E8 at Danby Crag, England.

28.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Cup, Marianna Jagercikova, Oriol Cardona Coll Sprint to victory in Morgins

Yesterday at Morgins in Switzerland Marianna Jagercikova from Slovakia and Oriol Cardona Coll from Spain won the second Sprint race of the 2021/22 Ski Mountaineering World Cup season.

27.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Big Bang, the Emma Twyford Story at Lower Pen Trwyn in Wales

The Big Bang 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.

27.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Harlin Direttissima climbed in winter by Leo Billon, Sébastien Ratel, Benjamin Védrines

From 12 to 16 January 2022 the French mountaineers Leo Billon, Sébastien Ratel and Benjamin Védrines climbed the John Harlin Direttissima on the north face of the Eiger in alpine style and in winter.

26.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Simon Lorenzi makes his Big Conviction 8C+ at Fontainebleau

Belgian climber Simon Lorenzi has made the first ascent of Big Conviction, an 8C+ boulder problem at Fontainebleau in France.

25.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Torre paraglide by Roger Schäli, Mario Heller, Pablo Pontoriero

On 18/01/2022 Roger Schäli, Mario Heller and Pablo Pontoriero paraglided off the summit of Cerro Torre in Patagonia after having climbed the West Face Ragni route.

25.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hervé Barmasse, David Göttler call off Nanga Parbat winter climb

Due to the bad weather conditions the Italian mountaineer Hervé Barmasse and his German climbing partner David Göttler have called off their expedition which aimed to climb Nanga Parbat in winter.

24.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra repeats Furia De Jabali at Siurana in Spain

Czech climber Adam Ondra has made the 4th ascent of Furia De Jabali 9a+ at Siurana in Spain.

22.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New route on Cerro Catedral in Patagonia by Señoret brothers

Cristobal Señoret and Juan Señoret from Chile have made the first ascent of 'Dos Hermanos' on the NE Face of Cerro Catedral in the Paine massif in Patagonia.

21.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Steve McClure climb Olympiad E10 at Pembroke in Wales

The video of Steve McClure making the the second ascent of Olympiad E10 6c at Pembroke in Wales.

21.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Patagonia: Matteo Della Bordella and David Bacci climb Aguja Rafael Juarez

Italian mountaineers Matteo Della Bordella and David Bacci have climbed Aguja Rafael Juarez in Patagonia via the classic route Corallo. This is their first summit this season and comes before attempting the east face of Cerro Torre with Matteo De Zaiacomo.

20.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Watch Adam Ondra free Absolutorium, 27-year-old 9a project at Beckov in Slovakia

The video of the first ascent of Absolutorium, a 9a freed by Adam Ondra at the end of October 2021 and bolted by Tomáš Pilka in 1994.

20.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Capitan’s Dawn Wall attempted by Sébastien Berthe, Siebe Vanhee


Belgian climbers Sébastien Berthe and Siebe Vanhee are currently attempting to climb The Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite.

20.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Charles Dubouloz completes first solo of Grandes Jorasses Rolling Stones, in winter

From 13 to 18 January 2022, French alpinist Charles Dubouloz completed the first solo ascent of the famous mixed climb Rolling Stones on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif.

Freedom To Explore: climbing and skiing the 12 highest mountains in Sweden

The 5th episode of SCOTT's Freedom To Explore Series features Winter Pro Team Athlete Jackie Paaso, mountain guides Benjamin Ribeyre and Erin Smart and team, on an expedition to climb and ski the 12 highest peaks in Sweden, in an area known as Europe's last wilderness.

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