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08.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Pete Whittaker / Climbing interview after all-free rope-solo up El Capitan in a day

Interview with British rock climber Pete Whittaker who at the start of November 2016 made a rope solo and all free ascent of Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA, in just over 20 hours. In doing so he has become the first person to climb Yosemite’s monolith in this style in just a day.

06.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Silvio Reffo shoots up Hotel Supramonte and Mezzogiorno di Fuoco in Sardinia

Interview with Italian climber Silvio Reffo who recently repeated two of Sardinia’s most difficult multi-pitch sport climbs: Hotel Supramonte at Gola di Gorropu and Mezzogiorno di Fuoco at Punta Giradili. Climbing onsight, on both routes Reffo fell just once and freed the pitches on his second attempt.

25.11.2016 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

Adam Ondra: the Dawn Wall El Capitan interview

Interview with Czech rock climber Adam Ondra who, leading all pitches from 14 to 21 November 2016, completed the second free ascent of Dawn Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite. Considered the hardest big wall in the world, this climb was freed by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson between 2014 and 2015.

23.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alpinism on Pizzo Badile: interview with Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl after Amore di Vetro

Interview with Marcel Schenk and Simon Gietl after the first ascent of 'Amore di Vetro' (800m, M5, R) a new ice and mixed climb up the NE Face of Pizzo Badile (3303m) Alps.

21.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Jorg Verhoeven and the El Capitan Dihedral Wall interview

Interview with Dutch climber Jorg Verhoeven after the second free ascent of Dihedral Wall, the difficult big wall climb freed in 2004 by Tommy Caldwell on El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.

02.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Jernej Kruder / the Es Pontas deep water solo interview

Interview with Slovenian climber Jernej Kruder who on 01/11/2016 made the first repeat of Es Pontas, the famous deep water solo climb first ascended a decade ago by Chris Sharma on the island of Mallorca, Spain.

03.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alexander Megos climbs Hubble. The Raven Tor interview.

Interview with German climber Alexander Megos who on 31/05/2016 repeated Hubble, the climb first ascended by Ben Moon in 1990 at Raven Tor, UK, hailed as the world’s first 8c+.

15.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Kevin Jorgeson: from rock climbing to migrant crisis humanitarian aid

Interview with American climber Kevin Jorgeson, famous for his first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite (together with Tommy Caldwell in January 2015), who is about to embark on a two week trip to the Greek island of Lesbos together with his fiancée Jacqui Becker. The two have volunteered to help migrants fleeing from war and poverty.

20.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Silvio Reffo, the 9a climbing physiotherapist

Interview with Italian rock climber Silvio Reffo who at Misja Pec in Slovenia sent his 10th 9a sports climb.

15.12.2015 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Annalisa De Marco and the disarming lightness of bouldering

Interview with talented Italian climber Annalisa De Marco who, on only her third attempt, sent Disney Production, an 8A+ boulder problem at Brione, Canton Ticino, Switzerland.

11.12.2015 by Alessandra Raggio in Interviews

Jimmy Chin: adventure in a photograph

Interview with American alpinist, photographer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin. By Alessandra Raggio

14.10.2015 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Ueli Steck #82Summits interview after the 82 4,000 meter peaks in the Alps

Interview with Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck after climbing the 82 alpine four-thousanders, carried out in 62 days last summer from 11/06/2015 to 11/08/2015. The enchainment had previously been carried out in the same self-propelled style by Franco Nicolini and Diego Giovannini in 60 giorni in 2008. In 2007, Miha Valic had completed the journey, using motorised transport but mainly in winter, in 102 days.

28.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Hans Florine climbs The Nose on El Capitan 100 times

Interview with American rock climber Hans Florine who a fortnight ago made his 100th ascent of The Nose, the famous rock climb up El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.

20.07.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

On Saturday at Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche the festival dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Matterhorn ended with a sold-out event. Here are the videos of Reinhold Messner, Hervé Barmasse, Catherine Destivelle and Simon Anthamatten, star guests of the great evening on Friday 17 July 2015.

16.07.2015 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

Nina Caprez and Marc le Menestrel repeat Hannibals Alptraum in Rätikon

Interview with Nina Caprez who, together with Marc le Menestrel, repeated Hannibals Alptraum, the smooth limestone testpiece first climbed in 1986 by Martin Scheel and Robert Bösch in Switzerland’s Rätikon massif.

25.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Stefan Scarperi and his European Bouldering bronze in Innsbruck

Interview with Italian climber Stefan Scarperi who on 16 May 2015 in Innsbruck, Austria won the bronze medal in the European Bouldering Championships.

09.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Chris Sharma interview after new 9b/+ climb at Cova de Ocell in Spain

Interview with American climber Chris Sharma after his first ascent of El Bon Combat 9b/+ at Cova de Ocell in Spain

19.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, Manaslu Base Camp interview

Interview with Italian alpinists Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, currently at Manaslu base camp where they are hoping to make the first winter enchainment of the Main summit (8163m) with the East Pinnacle (7992m).

05.12.2014 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

Adam Ondra, the 100 x 9a or harder interview

Interview with Czech climber Adam Ondra after his 100th sport climb graded 9a or harder.

20.11.2014 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

Gabriele Moroni: from competitions to Goldrake, sport climbing in his DNA

Interview with Italian climber Gabriele Moronim from his first competitions to when he won bronze in the 2004 European Bouldering Championship in 2004, via his bouldering and sport climbing which recently netted him the redpoint of Goldrake 9a+ at Cornalba, Italy.

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