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16.11.2018 by Maurizio Giordani in Alpinism

Pakistan 2018: Kiris Peak and a yesteryear mountaineering adventure. By Maurizio Giordani

Italian alpinist Maurizio Giordani reports about his climbing expedition to Pakistan during which, with Massimo Faletti, he completed a stylish ascent of Water World, a beautiful and difficult big wall up the hitherto unclimbed Kiris Peak (5428m). The other expedition members included Manrico Dell’Agnola, Antonella Giacomin, Cristiano Marinello, Andrea Peron, Nancy Paoletto, Giorgio Zeni, Luisa Boscheri, Andrea Marchel and Nadia Pezzi.

14.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Save Zillergrund Wald, threat to Zillertal bouldering area mobilises thousands

Update about the climbers protest against the planned quarry expansion which would irreversibly destroy the Zillergrund Wald bouldering area in the Zillertal, Austria.

13.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefan Scarperi does Action Directe in Frankenjura

On 2 November 2018 Stefan Scarperi repeated Action Directe 9a in Frankenjura. He is the third Italian to repeat the legendary route established by Wolfgang Güllich in 1991 after Gabriele Moroni and Stefano Carnati.

12.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra onsights Just Do It at Smith Rock, America’s first 8c+

Czech climber Adam Ondra has made an onsight ascent of Just Do It, the first 5.14c (8c+) in the USA located at Smith Rock, freed by French climber Jean-Baptiste Tribout in 1992.

11.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Action Directe Frankenjura / Stefano Carnati video

The video by Stefano Carnati climbing Action Directe, the famous 9a first ascended by Wolfgang Güllich in 1991 in Frankenjura, Germany.

10.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Edward Mills wins award for Old Man of Hoy fundraising climb against cancer

8-year-old Edward Mills, who raised over € 30,000 against cancer with his ascent of The Old Man of Hoy in Scotland, has won the prestigious annual 'Young Fundraiser of the Year - Pride of Britain Awards'.

09.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Zillertal bouldering area threatened in Austria

The Zillergrund Wald bouldering area in the Zillertal, Austria, is at risk of closure due to quarrying. The local climbers have launched a petition and are appealing to the climbing community to help safeguard the area’s future.

09.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Carlo Traversi repeats Meltdown, the Beth Rodden masterpiece in Yosemite

American climber Carlo Traversi has made the first repeat of Meltdown (5.14c) in Yosemite, first ascended in 2008 by Beth Rodden.

08.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Chris Sharma Psicobloc climbing at Mont-Rebei in Spain

The video of Chris Sharma deep water solo climbing at Mont Rebei in Spain.

08.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger: Roger Schaeli adds Airplane Mode to famous North Face

Swiss alpinist Roger Schaeli has made the first ascent of Airplane Mode up the North Face of the Eiger.

08.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold Freerider / Breathtaking El Capitan 360° video

The 360° video of Alex Honnold making his amazing free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan (Yosemite).

06.11.2018 by Katharina Saurwein in Climbing

Katharina Saurwein and Jorg Verhoeven tick Tainted Love at Squamish in Canada

Austria's Katharina Saurwein and Jorg Verhoeven from the Netherlands have both repeated Tainted Love, the 5.13d crack climb located on The Chief above Squamish, Canada freed by Hazel Findlay in 2017.

05.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra almost onsights Salathé Wall on El Capitan, Yosemite

Czech rock climber Adam Ondra has attempted but only just failed to onsight the Salathé Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite, USA.

04.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2018: Jessica Pilz and Domen Škofic win last stage in Xiamen

The last stage of the Lead World Cup 2018 took place in Xiamen in China last weekend and was won by Jessica Pilz and Domen Škofic. Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert won the Lead World Cup 2018, Jessica Pilz and Stefano Ghisolfi took silver, Jain Kim and Škofic and Romain Desgranges bonze. The Speed World Cup 2018 was won by Anouck Jaubert and Bassa Mawem.

02.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Honnold, Freerider, El Capitan: what if he falls?

The short film featuring Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin as they analyse the production of Free Solo, the film that documents Alex Honnold and his climb without ropes of Freerider up El Capitan, Yosemite, USA in June 2017.

02.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl repeats Sangre de Toro on Rote Wand in Austria

Austria’s Barbara Zangerl has made a rare repeat of the 8b+ multi-pitch climb Sangre de Toro up Rote Wand, Lechquellengebirge, freed by Alex Luger in 2014.

01.11.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Daniel Woods resolves his Box Therapy 8C+ in Rocky Mountains

American climber Daniel Woods has made the first ascent of Box Therapy, an 8C+ boulder problem in the Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.

31.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Liv Sansoz / Beyond climbing the 82 4000m peaks in the Alps

Interview with French climber and alpinist Liv Sansoz after having completed all 82 alpine four-thousanders.

30.10.2018 by Michel Coubal in Alpinism

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Punta Frida: a first ascent in the Dolomites

Czech alpinist Michel Coubal reports about a first ascent, carried out with Aja Coubalova up Punta Frida, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites: The Lights from the other World.

29.10.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jernej and Julia Kruder cruise Mallorca’s Deep Water Solo

Jernej Kruder and his sister Julia from Slovenia have made a series of difficult DWS deep water solo ascents on the island of Mallorca, Spain.

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