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19.09.2018 by Thierry Souchard in Climbing

Corsica: summer rock climbing on the island’s best crags

Sport climbing in Corsica: the best summer crags to climb in the shade and avoid the sweltering heat. By Thierry Souchard and Maurizio Oviglia

18.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Devil's Paw in Alaska: Brette Harrington and Gabe Hayden climb West Face

Mountain climbing in Alaska: Brette Harrington and Gabe Hayden have made the first ascent of Shaa Téix’i (1300m, 5.11a) up the West Face of the Devils Paw, Juneau Ice Cap.

17.09.2018 by Paolo Tassi in Events

Cinque Torri, Dolomites climbing and the Delicious Climbing Dolomiti event by Paolino Tassi

Italian mountain guide Paolo Tassi invites everyone to take part on Sunday 23 September 2018 in the Delicious Climbing Dolomiti event at the world-famous Cinque Torri (Cortina): an unmissable opportunity to climb together and share the sense of climbing in a unique setting in the heart of the Dolomites.

16.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Kai Harada Boulder World Champions

On Friday night at Innsbruck in Austria Janja Garnbret from Slovenia was crowned Boulder World Champion. Akiyo Noguchi from Japan took silver, Staša Gejo from Serbia bronze. The men's competition was won on Saturday night by Japan's Kai Harada, ahead of Jongwon Chon from South Kore and Gregor Vezonik from Slovenia.

14.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Scotoni: Nicola Tondini completes first single push of his Dolomites Direttissima

Nicola Tondini, climbing with Lorenzo d'Addario, has made the first single push free ascent of 'Non abbiate paura di sognare' up Cima Scotoni in the Italian Dolomites.

13.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Cinque Torri and the Delicious Climbing Dolomiti contest 2018

On Sunday 23 September 2018 the Cinque Torri crags in the Dolomites above Cortina d’Ampezzo will host the 2nd Delicious Climbing Dolomiti climbing contest. A rock climbing competition in pairs, open to everyone, part of the third Delicious Festival.

12.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car

The Grands Montets cable car middle station caught fire yesterday afternoon. While no one was injured, the fire has caused significant damages.

11.09.2018 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

Thagas Valley / Nicolas Favresse reports of Karakorum climbing expedition

Belgian climber Nicolas Favresse provides details about the climbing expedition to the little-known Thagas Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan together with Mathieu Maynadier, Carlitos Molina and Jean-Louis Wertz. Two virgin 6000ers were climbed, while Maynadier was struck by rockfall and airlifted to safety.

10.09.2018 by Diego Toigo in Alpinism

Mente Demente new rock climb up Spiz of Lastia in the Italian Dolomites

Diego Toigo reports about the first ascent of Mente Demente, climbed on 17 August with Francesco Fent and Alberto Maschio up the NW Face of Spiz della Lastia, Agner, Dolomites

09.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Jakob Schubert crowned 2018 Lead Climbing World Champion

27-year-old Austrian athlete Jakob Schubert was crowned Lead World Champion 2018 this evening in Innsbruck. Austria. Czech climber Adam Ondra took silver, Germany's Alexander Megos bronze.

08.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Jessica Pilz Lead Climbing World Champion 2018

This evening at Innsbruck, Austria, Jessica Pilz won the Lead Climbing World Championships 2018. Janja Garnbret took silver, Jain Kim bronze.

08.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Extreme trad climbing in Scotland: Gérome Pouvreau and Florence Pinet repeat Rhapsody and Requiem

At Dumbarton Rock in Scotland, French climber Gérome Pouvreau has repeated Rhapsody E11, while Florence Pinet climbed Requiem E8 6b.

05.09.2018 by Alberto Gnerro in Competitions

Federica Mingolla and Marcello Bombardi win the rock climbing competition at Valgrisenche

The outdoor rock climbing competition at Valgrisenche, Valle d'Aosta, was won on Sunday 2 September by Federica Mingolla and Marcello Bombardi. the fought-out comp took place at the same crag that hosted the first climbing competition in Valle d'Aosta 30 years ago. The report by Alberto Gnerro, route setter and winner of that historic first competition three decades ago.

04.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Blood Moon, Brits climb new route up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar

Alan Carne, Calum Cunningham and Robbie Phillips have made the first ascent of Blood Moon (8a+, 700m) up Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar.

03.09.2018 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Atlantide at Baunei, new plaisir rock climb in Sardinia

Up the Sa Costa ‘e Aidu rock face at Baunei in Sardinia, Maurizio Oviglia and Fabio Erriu have made the first ascent of Atlantide, 400 meters of plaisir climbing with difficulties up to 6a+.

02.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety

Marco Kostner, pilot of the Aiut Alpin Dolomites, warns of the dangers rescue helicopters face due to reckless use of drones in the mountains.

31.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Robert Jasper completes Stonecircle on Greenland solo trip

German rock climber Robert Jasper has returned from his solo expedition to Greenland after having made the first ascent of Stonecircle (7c, 450m) up Molar Spire above the Angmassalik-Tasilaq Fjord.

30.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hard trad repeats in Wales by James McHaffie, Angus Kille, Emma Twyford, Gérome Pouvreau, Florence Pinet

Good weather has resulted in a series of hard trad repeats in Wales by the likes of James McHaffie, Angus Kille, Emma Twyford, Gérome Pouvreau and Florence Pinet.

29.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Brette Harrington and Caro North tame their Crouching Tiger on Chinese Puzzle Wall, Canada

The alpinists Brette Harrington and Caro North, together with Chris Kalman, have made the first ascent of Crouching Tiger, a 500 m big wall with difficulties up to 5.12b+ on the Chinese Puzzle Wall in Canada.

29.08.2018 by Jorg Verhoeven in Alpinism

Peutérey Integral, the more interesting way to the top of Mont Blanc. By Jorg Verhoeven

Dutch climber Jorg Verhoeven talks about his ascent of the Peutérey Integral ridge on Mont Blanc, carried out with Martin Schidlowski from 13 - 15 July 2018.

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