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25.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Youth World Climbing Championships provide first Lead medals in Arco

Youth World Championships 2019 at Arco. Italy: Junta Sekiguchi and Oriane Bertone won gold in the Youth B Lead. The male Junior category was won by Shuta Tanaka. Laura Rogora. Live streaming today from the Finals Youth A Men, Junior Women and Youth A Women.

24.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

French climb Civetta's Colonne d’Ercole onsight in Dolomites

Symon Welfringer reports about his repeat, with fellow French alpinists Antonin Cechini and Aurélien Vaissière, of Colonne d’Ercole up the NW Face of Civetta in the Dolomites. The 1200m route up Punta Tissi was first ascended by Alessandro Baù, Alessandro Beber and Nicola Tondini with difficulties up to IX and it is believed that this is the first onsight ascent.

23.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret, Tomoa Narasaki Combined Climbing World Champions

The Climbing World Championships 2019 came to an end at Hachioji in Japan earlier this week with the Combined World Championship, the intense one-day mix of Lead, Boulder and Speed for the best 8 won by Janja Garnbret and Tomoa Narasaki. Akiyo Noguchi and Jakob Schubert claimed silver, Shauna Coxsey and Rishat Khaibullin bronze.

23.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Krzysztof Wielicki, winter climbing on the highest mountains in the world

One of the strongest Himalayan mountaineers of all times, Krzysztof Wielicki, talks about his winter mountaineering on the highest mountains in the world.

22.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Picos de Europa: Iker Pou, Kico Cerda and Ion Gurutz add new climb to Tiro Pedabejo

Iker Pou, Kico Cerda and Ion Gurutz Lazkoz have made the first ascent of Dardara (200m 7c+/8a, 7b obligatory), a new climb up Tiro Pedabejo in Picos de Europa, Spain

21.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Zeitsprung, new climb up Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Dolomites

The mountain guides Hannes Pfeifhofer and Dietmar Niederbrunner have made the first ascent of Zeitsprung, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Große Zinne / Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites.

20.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Pete Whittaker relishes Recovery Drink at Jøssingfjord in Norway

British rock climber Pete Whittaker has repeated Recovery Drink, the extremely difficult trad climb on the Profilveggen wall at Jøssingfjord in Norway.

20.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Silvo Karo, Luka Lindic add Franček Knez memorial route to Široka peč

On the North Face of Široka peč in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, Silvo Karo and Luka Lindic have made the first ascent of the striking Pillar in memoriam of Franček Knez.

19.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

First qualifiers for Sport Climbing Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020

The Combined World Championship is currently taking place at Hachioji in Japan and as a result of the qualfiers, the first athletes to qualify for Sport Climbing taking part in the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 have already been decided.

18.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Messner and Barbara Vigl snap up their Ice Age on Punta del Pin, Dolomites

On 15 August 2019 South Tyrolean alpinists Simon Messner and Barbara Vigl made the first ascent of Ice Age up Punta del Pin in the Prags Dolomites.

17.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Siebe Vanhee climbs Gastlosen testpiece Yeah Man

Belgium’s Siebe Vanhee has made a fast ascent of  Yeah Man, the 8b+ multi-pitch alpine sports climb up Gran Pfad in Switzerland’s Gastlosen mountain range.

16.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Big new rock climb up Langkofel in Dolomites

On the north face of Langkofel / Sassolungo in the Dolomites, Aaron Moroder, Titus Prinoth and Matteo Vinatzer have made the first ascent of Parole Sante, a new1050m route with difficulties up to VIII A1.

15.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret, Adam Ondra crowned Lead World Champions 2019

Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic extended their legacy earlier today by winning the Lead World Championship in Hachioji, Japan. Mia Krampl and Alexander Megos took silver, Ai Mori and Jakob Schubert bronze.

15.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Roger Schaeli, Sean Villanueva on Eiger first one day ascent of La Vida es Silbar

Details of the first one-day ascent of La Vida es Silbar up the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, carried out on 23 July by Roger Schaeli and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll.

14.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Championship 2019 live streaming from Hachioji, Japan

The Climbing World Championships 2019 continue in Hachioji, Japan with the Lead World Championship. Live streaming Thursday morning at 04:00 CET of the Semifinals, and at 11:45 CET of the Finals.

14.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Lucie Hrozová dials Digital Crack on Mont Blanc

Czech climber Lucie Hrozová has repeated Digital Crack, the famous 8a freed by Thierry Renault and Alain Ghersen above Arête des Cosmiques on Aiguille du Midi in the Mont Blanc massif.

13.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret, Tomoa Narasaki crowned Bouldering World Champions 2019

Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Tomoa Narasaki from Japan were crowned Bouldering World Champions 2019 earlier today in Hachioji, Japan. Akiyo Noguchi and Jakob Schubert took silver, Shauna Coxsey and Yannick Flohé bronze.

12.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Championship 2019 live from Hachioji, Japan

The Climbing World Championships 2019 are currently taking place in Hachioji, Japan. Live streaming on Tuesday morning from the Bouldering World Championship Semifinals (Women 2:00am CET, Men 05:45 CET) and Finals (Women 09:45 am CET, Men 13:00 CET)

12.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Luka Lindič fires End of Silence on Germany's Feuerhorn

Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindič has repeated End of Silence up Feuerhom (Berchtesgaden Alps, Germany). Freed by Thomas Huber in 1994, this multi-pitch 8b+ is considered one of the reference routes for alpine sports climbs.

12.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh climb new route up Huandoy North in Peru

Climbing alpine style, Márek Holeček and Radoslav Groh have established a new route up Huandoy North (6360m) in Peru.

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