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Ueli Steck - Khumbu Express - Piolet d'Or 2005

Interview with Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck, nominated for Piolet d'or 2005 for his solo ascents of Cholatse (6440m), Tawoche (6505m) and Ama Dablam (up to 5900m).

11.08.2005 by PlanetMountain.com in Interviews

Lynn Hill and Katie Brown's free ascent of Leaning Tower

Last July Lynn Hill and Katie Brown made a free ascent of Leaning Tower's West Face (Yosemite, U.S.A.).

09.06.2005 by PlanetMountain.com in Interviews

Heinz Zak solos Yosemite's Separate Reality

On 23 May Heinz Zak from Austria made the audacious second solo ascent of one of Yosemite valley’s finest routes, Separate Reality 5.11d.

01.06.2005 by Christine Kopp in Interviews

Ueli Steck - absolute void

Ueli Steck and his solo ascents of Cholatse and Tawoche in the Himalaya, in the words of Christine Kopp .

Alexander Odintsov - interview after winning the Piolet d'Or 2004

Interview with the Russian expedition leader who received the Piolet d'Or 2004 for the first direct ascent of the North face of Jannu.

Steve House: interview after Piolet d'Or 2004 People's Choice Award

Interview with the American mountaineer who received the nomination for the Piolet d'Or 2004 for his solo ascent of K7. This climb recieved the People's Choice Award as the most important ascent of the year.

07.10.2004 by PlanetMountain.com in Interviews

Yuji Hirayama, the White Zombie 8c onsight interview

An interview with Yuji Hirayama after the first ever 8c on-sight: White Zombi in the Baltzola Cave, Spain.

28.09.2004 by Yvon Chouinard in Interviews

Yvon Chouinard, Time's up

In an open letter Yvon Chouinard, mountaineer, surfer, fly fisherman and founder of "Patagonia", the famous American outdoor clothing company explains how urgent and pressing the envirnmental issue is.

14.09.2004 by PlanetMountain.com in Interviews

FFA of Cani morti by Manolo and Scarian

On 23 August Maurizio "Manolo" Zanolla and Riccardo "Sky" Scarian both made the first free ascent of "Cani morti", their 2003 testpiece on the north face of Campanile Basso di Lastei, Pale di San Martino, Dolomites.

20.05.2003 by Andrea Gallo in Interviews

Free Itaca nel Sole, Valle dell'Orco

Cristian Brenna and Marzio Nardi free the historic Itaca in Valle dell'Orco. The photos and story by Andrea Gallo.

24.04.2003 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Christoph Hainz, 4 hours 30 minutes for the Eiger North Face

Christoph Hainz talks about his speed ascent up the North Face of the Eiger in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

14.03.2003 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Christian Core and Dreamtime at Cresciano

The 8C boulder problem established by Fred Nicole at Cresciano, repeated by Christian Core. Photos by Andrea Gallo, video by Marzio Nardi.

01.11.2002 by Andrea Gallo in Interviews

Mauro Calibani makes the first ascent of Is not always Pasqua E9 7a

On 15 October Mauro Calibani makes the first ascent of Is not always Pasqua E9 7a at at Collina di Interprete, Mount Sibillines National Park, Central Italy.

02.10.2002 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Lynn Hill

Interview with Lynn Hill, a world-class sport climbing symbol. Her legendary one-day free ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in 1994 Yosemite and her entire vertical world as seen by Lynn herself

28.03.2002 by Emilio Previtali in Interviews

Davo Karnicar, skiing down The Ultimate Ride on Everest

Interview by Emilio Previtali with 38-year-old Slovenian extreme skier and alpinist Davo Karnicar after his ski down the South Face of Everest.

10.11.2001 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alessandro Lamberti repeats Hugh at Eaux Claires

The 37-year-old Italian Alessandro Jolly Lamberti has made the long-awaited first repeat of Fred Rouhling’s 20m testpiece, situated in the Vallée des Eaux Claires, France

30.10.2001 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Josune Bereziartu, interview after Noia 8c+ at Andonno

Spanish climber Josune Bereciartu, famous for being the first woman to have climbed 8c, has now redpointed Noia, Itay’s most famous 8c+.

20.09.2001 by Roberto Fioravanti in Interviews

Chris Sharma, the energy of Biographie at Ceuse

Three years of trying, walking up to the crag, putting on climbing shoes, lighting incense, chalking up and setting off for the next attempt. Chris Sharma has now realised his dream called Biographie - Realization.

10.04.2001 by Nicola Noè in Interviews

François Legrand and his climbing

Interview with French rock climber, the unbeatable François Legrand.

10.04.2001 by Roberto Fioravanti in Interviews

Dave Graham

Climbing in America and bouldering at Fontanebleau with Dave Graham.

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