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24.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alessandro Zeni claims Cani Morti Plus, 8c Dolomites multipitch

In combining the first two pitches of Cani Morti, the difficult multi-pitch first ascended in 2003 by Maurizio Zanolla Manolo and Riccardo Scarian on Campanile Basso di Lastei in the Pale di San Martino group, this summer Alessandro Zeni created Cani Morti Plus. Graded 8c, this is now one of the hardest multi-pitch climbs in the Dolomites.

22.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra climbing Beginning, Stefano Ghisolfi's endurance test at Arco

The video of Adam Ondra making the first repeat, thanks to a cunning kneebar, of Beginning, the route freed in May 2020 by Stefano Ghisolfi at Eremo di San Paolo close to Arco, Italy.

21.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Gorropu featuring Aleksandra Taistra, film streaming today at 21

The film Gorropu, a portrait of Polish rock climber Aleksandra Taistra repeating the famous multi-pitch Hotel Supramonte in Sardinia, will be streamed on Monday 21 September 2020 from 21:00 to 24:00 on the website ferrino.it.

20.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

John Gill, the father of modern bouldering, in American Alpine Club Legacy Series

A video tribute to John Gill, considered by many the father of modern bouldering, by the American Alpine Club Legacy Series.

18.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tre Cime di Lavaredo Space Vertigo freed by Alessandro Baù, Claudio Migliorini, Nicola Tondini

The three mountain guides Alessandro Baù, Claudio Migliorini and Nicola Tondini have freed each individual pitch of Space Vertigo, the multi-pitch rock climb they completed last year on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites.


17.09.2020 by Guide del Cervino in Alpinism

Matterhorn Italian Route: Échelle Jordan temporarily inaccessible

The Italian Matterhorn Guides inform that due to rockfall the Échelle Jordan ladder is currently inaccessible. The guides have equipped a new line to the left of the ladder in order to reach the summit.

17.09.2020 by Giacomo Meliffi. in Climbing

Giacomo Meliffi makes free solo ascent of Legoland, legendary crack climb in Valle dell’Orco

Italian climber Giacomo Meliffi has made a free solo ascent of Legoland, the famous crack climb in Valle dell’Orco, Italy.

15.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos flashes Underground 9a at Arco

Yesterday at Massone in Arco German rock climber Alex Megos managed to flash Underground, Italy’s historic 9a established by Manfred Stuffer in 1998.

14.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Paciencia repeated by Nils Favre and Symon Welfringer

Switzerland’s Nils Favre and France’s Symon Welfringer have repeated Paciencia, the 900m 8a first ascended by Stephan Siegrist and Ueli Steck in 2003 up the North Face of the Eiger.

12.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Valhalla, the film of Edu Marin climbing the Getu Grand Arch in China


The trailer of ‘Valhalla, cielo de roca' featuring Edu Marin making the first ascent of his huge multi-pitch sports climb up through the Grand Arch at Getu in China

11.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Picos de Europa 8c multi-pitch by Pou brothers and Kico Cerdá

Iker Pou, Eneko Pou and Kico Cerdá have made the first free ascent of Rayu (8c, 600m) on the south face of the Peña Santa de Castilla in the Picos de Europa massif in Spain.

09.09.2020 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Orco Easy Crack, an intro to crack climbing in the Orco Valley

Maurizio Oviglia introduces a selection of entry-level crack climbs in Valle dell’Orco: Viper, Mamba, Incastromania, Fessura del Tramonto, Fessura Kosterlitz and many others. A step-by-step guide to the trad climbing gems in Valle dell’Orco.

09.09.2020 by Paolo Marazzi in Alpinism

Czech Direct on Punta Ferrario in Val Masino freed by Paolo Marazzi, Giacomo Regallo

Paolo Marazzi and Giacomo Regallo made the first free ascent of Diretta dei Cecoslovacchi, the Czech Direct, on Punta Ferrario (3258m) in Val Torrone - Val Masino, Italy.

08.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Madeleine Cope and Emma Twyford climb E9 in England and Wales


Britain’s Madeleine Cope and Emma Twyford have both repeated an E9 trad route by climbing, respectively, The Final Round at Illam Rock in England and Chupacabra at Pembroke in Wales.

07.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jernej Kruder frees Ellipsis on Bila Pec at Sella Nevea, Italy

Slovenian climber Jernej Kruder has made the first free ascent of Ellipsis, a five-pitch climb with difficulties up to 8b+ on Mt. Bila Pec at Sella Nevea in the Julian Alps, Italy.

05.09.2020 by Andrea Benesso in Environment

Cinque Torri flash mob in protest against new infrastructure in the Dolomites

The press release concerning a 'mountaineering' flash mob that took place on 03/40/2020 on the Cinque Torri (Cortina, Dolomites) in protest against new ski lifts and constructions in the Dolomites.

04.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat climbing Wogü in Rätikon massif, Switzerland

The video of Cédric Lachat repeating Wogü in Rätikon, the difficult multi-pitch climb established by Beat Kammerlander and freed by Adam Ondra in 2008.

02.09.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Heinz Mariacher, mountaineering, freedom and the Paul Preuss Award

The report and words about mountaineering from the Paul Preuss Prize, awarded to the Austrian mountaineer Heinz Mariacher celebrated at Reinhold Messner's Firmian Castle. Mariacher is the eighth alpinist to receive the prestigious award after Messner himself, Hanspeter Eisendle, Albert Precht, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber, Beat Kammerlander and Bernd Arnold.

01.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Odyssee climbed in a day by Nicolas Favresse & Sébastien Berthe

Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse and Sébastien Berthe have repeated Odyssee, one of the hardest rock climbs on the North Face of the the Eiger in Switzerland.

31.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Filip Babicz races up Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in 1 hour 30 minutes

On 27/08/2020 Filip Babicz soloed the South Ridge of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc massif in a blazing time of 1:30:14.

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