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23.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tommy Caldwell the unexpected champion in Climbing Sparkling Moments #4

American climber Tommy Caldwell is the focus of the fourth episode of the Climbing Sparkling Moments podcast by La Sportiva.

23.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Messner, Philipp Prünster add Sinnfresser to Heiligkreuzkofel, Dolomites

Simon Messner and Philipp Prünster have made the first ascent of Sinnfresser, a new multi-pitch rock climb on Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass de la Crusc in the Dolomites.

22.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing access at risk at Lorüns, the premier crag in Vorarlberg, Austria

Local climbers Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have launched a petition to save Lorünser Wändle, one of the most important crags in Vorarlberg, Austria currently at risk of being quarried.

21.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Dolorock, a wonderful climbing experience in Höhlensteintal, Dolomites

There are 10 days left until the end of Dolorock, the climbing festival in the Höhlensteintal / Valle di Landro in the Dolomites.

21.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Matteo Della Bordella, Alessandro Zeni free Leap of Faith on Poncione d’Alnasca

The short film by Nicolò and Fulvio Mariani documenting the first free ascent of Leap of Faith on Poncione d’Alnasca in Switzerland, carried out by Matteo Della Bordella and Alessandro Zeni in autumn 2020.

20.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Andrea Chelleris (12) climbs 9a, Pure Dreaming at Massone in Arco, Italy

12-year-old Italian climber Andrea Chelleris has redpointed his first 9a, Pure Dreaming at Massone, Arco.

19.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Stefano Ghisolfi, Eliška Adamovská win in Briançon

Last night Stefano Ghisolfi from Italy and Eliška Adamovská from the Czech republic won the fourth stage of the Lead World Cup in Briançon in France.

18.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Briançon Lead World Cup 2021 live

Briançon in France is currently hosting the fourth stage of the Lead World Cup 2021. Stefano Ghisolfi and Natalia Grossman currently lead the provisional ranking. The finals begin this evening at 19:30.

16.07.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Lorenzo Scandroglio



The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.

14.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Laura Rogora and Sean Bailey win Chamonix Lead World Cup

The penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2021 was won on Tuesday night by Laura Rogora from Italy and Sean Bailey from the USA in Chamonix in France. Stefano Ghisolfi placed a wonderful second, together with America’s Natalia Grossman.

 Aleksandra Totkova from Bulgaria and Martin Stranik from the Czech Republic won bronze.

13.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alfredo Webber sends Pure Dreaming 9a at Arco

52-year-old climber Alfredo Webber has made his dream com true by repeating Pure Dreaming, the 9a he bolted a few years ago at Massone above Arco, Italy.

12.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climb on Marmarole in the Dolomites by Stefan Glowacz, Philipp Hans

German climbers Stefan Glowacz and Philipp Hans have made the first ascent of Wallride Vol. 1, a new route up Croda Bianca (2841m) in the Marmarole group, Dolomites as part of their Wallride project.

12.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chamonix Lead World Cup 2021 live streaming

Live streaming today from the penultimate stage of the Lead World Cup 2021. The semi-Finals take place at 19:30 today, followed by the finals tomorrow at 20:30.

11.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Patrick Edlinger, Le Blond ft. in Climbing Sparkling Moments #2

French rock climber Patrick Edlinger is the protagonist of the second episode of the La Sportiva Climbing Sparkling Moments.

08.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mythical Rätikon masterpiece WoGü, with Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat

The film WoGü by Mathieu Rivoire, featuring Nina Caprez and Cédric Lachat on the legendary Beat Kammerlander multipitch WoGü in the Rätikon in Switzerland.

07.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Big Fighter climbed on Chaupi Huanca in Peru by Álex González, Jaume Peiró


Jaume Peiró and Álex González have completed the first ascent of Big Fighter (8a+? (6c/A2), 750m), on the Northern arete of Chaupi Huanca in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

06.07.2021 by Simon Gietl in Alpinism

Streichelzoo on Paresberg, Dolomites, established by Manuel and Simon Gietl

On 13/06/2021 the brothers Simon and Manuel Gietl established a new rock climb on the north face of Paresberg / Cima Pares in Rautal / Val di Rudo, a side valley of Val Badia in the Italian Dolomites. Simon Gietl reports.

05.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Climbing Sparkling Moments: Bardonecchia and Stefan Glowacz in the first La Sportiva podcast

In the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics, La Sportiva launches Climbing Sparkling Moments, the first weekly storytelling podcast that talks about the game-changer moments of the history of climbing. Episode #1 features the very first international sport climbing competition in Bardonecchia in 1985, and the famous splits carried out by the rising star Stefan Glowacz.

03.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lead World Cup 2021 live streaming from Villars in Switzerland

The second stage of the Lead World Cup 2021 is currently being held at Villars in Switzerland. The Semifinals take place at 10:00 today, and are followed by the Finals at 20:00. The second stage of the Speed World Cup was won last night by Ekaterina Barashchu and Veddriq Leonardo.

02.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Lines Of Legends ft. Terminator at Totoga by Manolo

Watch Marco and Andrea Zanone attempting Terminator, the famous sport climb freed by Manolo at Totoga in 1985 in the first episode of Lines Of Legends directed by Yuri Palma.

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