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14.01.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Etienne Bernard, goodbye to the young alpinist from Val di Fassa, Dolomites

Etienne Bernard, the 27-year-old ski instructor, mountain guide and mountaineer from Val di Fassa, perished in an avalanche yesterday on Mount Pordoi (Dolomites, Italy).

13.01.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Martin Stráník solves Teorie Tygra 8B+ beneath heavy snowfall at Vesec

Beneath a heavy snowfall Czech rock climber Martin Stráník has made the first ascent of Teorie Tygra, an 8B+ boulder problem at Vesec in the Czech Republic.

12.01.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Space Force created in Val Bavona by Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel

German climbers Alexandra Schweikart and Christopher Igel have established Space Force (8a+/230m) a new multi-pitch climb in Valle Bavona, Ticino, Switzerland.

11.01.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi establishes Erebor, at 9b/+ the hardest climb in Italy

Stefano Ghisolfi has made the first ascent of Erebor at Eremo di San Paolo close to Arco. Graded 9b/+, this is currently the most difficult sport climb in Italy.

09.01.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Video Patagonia 2019: Lukas Hinterberger, Nicolas Hojac, Stephan Siegrist searching for unclimbed peaks

The video of the Swiss expedition comprised of Lukas Hinterberger, Nicolas Hojac, Stephan Siegrist to Patagonia in November 2019. The alpinists made the first ascent of the NE Face of Cerro Cachet via Homenaje a los amigos perdidos, named in memory of David Lama, Ueli Steck and Julian Zanker.

05.01.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Farewell to George Whitmore, pioneer of The Nose on El Capitan

American rock climber George Whitmore has died at the age of 89. Together with Wayne Merry and Warren Harding he made the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite in 1958.

04.01.2021 by Aris Theodoropoulos in Climbing

Arcadia, the new crag at Leonidio in Greece

Aris Theodoropoulos introduces Arcadia, a brilliant new crag close to Leonidio in Greece.

03.01.2021 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Video: Luca Rinaldi sending Power of Now 8C at Magic Wood

The video on Luca Rinaldi repeating Power of Now, the 8C boulder problem established by Giuliano Cameroni at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

31.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat repeats Super Crackinette 9a+ at Saint Léger

Switzerland’s Cédric Lachat has climbed his seventh 9a+, Super-Crackinette at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France.

30.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alex Megos at Cresciano sends Dreamtime, Story of Two Worlds, The Dagger

Watch the video of German climber Alexander Megos sending the 8C boulder problems Dreamtime and The Story of Two Worlds at Cresciano in Switzerland.

29.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Interviews

James Pearson & Caroline Ciavaldini: the Black Rocks Hard Grit interview

Interview with James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini after their respective repeats of Harder Faster and Gaia at Black Rocks in England. These hard grit testpieces were first ascended by Charlie Woodburn and Johnny Dawes and while Pearson’s is only the third ascent in 20 years, Ciavaldini had made the third female ascent.

28.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Tonight at 7pm: Eagle-4 featuring Julia Chanourdie, third woman to climb 9b

Today at 7.00pm the premiere of the film documenting the efforts of French climber Julia Chanourdie to become the third woman in the world to climb 9b, on Eagle-4 at Saint Léger du Ventoux in France.

28.12.2020 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Titanium climbing bolts appeal by Maurizio Oviglia for Sardinia's seaside crags

Italian climber and new router Maurizio Oviglia once again focuses on the safety of climbing bolts and anchors on sport climbs in seaside environments and has launched a campaign to raise funds in order to re-bolt some marine crags in Sardinia with titanium bolts.

27.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi live Change première today at 19

On Sunday 27 December at 7 pm the première of Change, the full-length film that documents the repeat of the world's first 9b+ at Flatanger in Norway. Ghisolfi will be online on youtube to answer questions.

27.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

James Pearson repeats Harder, Faster while Caroline Ciavaldini repeats Gaia at Black Rocks

At Black Rocks in England James Pearson has repeated the extremely dangerous gritstone testpiece Harder, Faster while his wife Caroline Ciavaldini has repeated Gaia. Pearson’s is only the third ascent in 20 years, while Ciavaldini claims the third female ascent.

25.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Video: Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva climbing El Flechazo up Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia

The video of the first ascent of El Flechazo on Cerro Standhardt in Patagonia, established by Belgian mountaineers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll in February 2020 with two bivouacs.

23.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Huber frees 30-year project on Waidringer Steinplatte, Austria

German rock climber Alexander Huber frees Highway, a 30-year project established by Thomas Schäfer and Norbert Wich on Waidringer Steinplatte in Austria.

23.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra and Perfecto Mundo at Margalef / The final countdown

Almost perfect conditions at Margalef in Spain as Adam Ondra continues his attempts on the 9b+ Perfecto Mundo.

22.12.2020 by Tom Randall in Climbing

British climber Aidan Roberts is World Class

Last summer relatively unknown British climber Aidan Roberts performed at a world-class level, establishing first ascents up to 8C+. This story is about his bouldering breakthrough and his amazing run of form.

21.12.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Petzl Legend Tour Italy, complete movie online

Watch the first episode of Petzl Legend Tour Italia, a journey to Finale Ligure exploring the origins of Italian sport climbing in the 1980's




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