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22.09.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Junko Tabei, first woman to summit Everest, celebrated by Google

Google has dedicated a doodle to celebrate the 80th birth anniversary of Junko Tabei, the first woman to reach the summit of Everest. Here are some details about the historic ascent completed on 16 May 1975.

21.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra crushes Qui, first repeat of Stefan Fürst 1996 masterpiece

The Czech climber Adam Ondra has made the first repeat of Qui at Geisterschmiedwand in Austria, established in 1996 by Austria’s Stefan Fürst.

19.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Emma Twyford first British woman to climb 9a, Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn

On 17 September 2019 British rock climber Emma Twyford successfully redpointed Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn in North Wales. In doing so she has become the first British woman to climb 9a.

18.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher: Silbergeier, Headless Children and Zeit zum Atmen

Summer climbing in the mountains resulted in three hard multipitches for Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl: Silbergeier and Headless Children in the Rätikon in Switzerland and Zeit zum Atmen up Rote Wand in Austria.

17.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Fred Nicole and Giuliano Cameroni, two climbing legends send Legacy in Rocklands

At Rocklands in South Africa the Swiss climbers Giuliano Cameroni and Fred Nicole have both climbed Legacy, a 9a sports climb.

16.09.2019 by Diego Toigo in Alpinism

Uncertain Future scoped on Dolomites Spiz de la Lastia by Lorenzo Corso, Diego Toigo, Luca Vallata

On Spiz de le Lastia in the Agner group, Dolomites, Lorenzo Corso, Diego Toigo, Luca Vallata have made the first ascent of Futuro Incerto. Diego Toigo reports about the climb, established with one bivouac from 18 to 19 August 2019.

14.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

La Sportiva Strange Heroes: James Pearson

The series Strange Heroes by La Sportiva continues with British rock climber James Pearson.

14.09.2019 by Daniel Ladurner in Alpinism

Wasserläufer multi-pitch climb in South Tyrol by Daniel Ladurner, Florian Riegler, Martin Riegler

Florian Riegler, Martin Riegler and Daniel Ladurner have established the new multipitch rock climb Wasserläufer next to Margarethenbach close to Terlan in the Etschtal valley, South Tyrol, Italy. Ladurner reports.

13.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat fires first one day ascent of Fly in Lauterbrunnental

Swissman Cédric Lachat, climbing with Tobias Suter, has made the first repeat and first one day ascent of Fly, the difficult multi-pitch climb in Lauterbrunnental, Switzerland.

11.09.2019 by Fabio Meraldi in Climbing

Avostanis, rock climbing above an enchanting lake in Italy Carnic Alps

Fabio Meraldi introduces the beautiful crag Avostanis in Carnia (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy). With more than 120 sport climbs and a handful of multipitch routes, this cliff is ideal for all those who climb from 4b to 8b. Avostanis will also host the historic Arrampicarnia climbing meeting from 14 to 15 September 2019.

11.09.2019 by Camillo Bussolati in Alpinism

New multi-pitch up Petit Mont Greuvetta in Mont Blanc massif

Camillo Bussolati reports about the first ascent of Lloverà y yo verè, a new rock climb up the west face of Petit Mont Greuvetta in the Mont Blanc massif, established in summer 2019 with Matteo Castellini and Francesco Crescini.

10.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Czech Monzun, new rock climb up Gastlosen Grand Pfad by Jan Kareš and Lukáš Čermák

On Gran Pfad in Switzerland’s Gastlosen massif Jan Kareš and Lukáš Čermák have made the first ascent of Czech Monzun.

07.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sébastien Bouin tames La Rage d’Adam in Verdon Gorge

French climber Sébastien Bouin has made the first ascent of La Rage d’Adam in the Verdon Gorges. Graded 9b/+, this currently stands as one of the most difficult sport climbs in France.

06.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni 8B flash first ascent in South Africa

At Topside in South Africa,Giuliano Cameroni has made the first ascent of House of the rising sun, an 8B boulder problem the Swiss climber sent first go.

Dolomites Tofana di Rozes and the classic Via Costantini - Apollonio. By Manrico Dell'Agnola

Manrico Dell'Agnola remembers a repeat of Via Costantini - Apollonio up the Tofana di Rozes Pillar in the Dolomites, first ascended by Ettore Costantini and Renato Apollonio on 13 July 1944.

05.09.2019 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

Risht Peak first ascent in Pakistan's unexplored Yarkhun valley

Symon Welfringer reports about an expedition with fellow French mountaineers Aurélien Vaissière, Pierrick Fine and Antoine Rolle to Yarkhun valley in Pakistan which resulted in the first ascent of Risht Peak (5960m) right at the end of the Risht glacier.

05.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra, success and disaster at the 2019 Climbing World Championships in Japan

The video of Adam Ondra analysing his successes and failures at the recent Climbing World Championships held in Hachioji, Japan where the Czech climber was crowned Lead world champion but failed to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

04.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Roger Schaeli climbs the Eiger 50 times

Swiss mountaineer Roger Schäli has celebrated his 50th complete ascent of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland.

03.09.2019 by Vlad Capusan in Alpinism

Goodbye to Zsolt Török, one of Romania's foremost mountaineers

Vlad Capusan remembers his friend and climbing partner Zsolt Török, one of Romania’s foremost mountaineers who lost his life in a climbing accident on 14 August 2019 in the Făgăraș mountains.

02.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mia Krampl, Jakob Schubert win Arco Rock Master Duel 2019

The Rock Master Duel was won in Arco, Italy, on Saturday night in front of a huge crowd by Mia Krampl from Slovenia and Jakob Schubert from Austria.

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