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18.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Stefano Ghisolfi climbs to Chamonix at his feet

Interview with Stefano Ghisolfi after his victory at Chamonix of the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2018.

18.07.2018 by Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

Ciao Monica

Two days ago Monica Campo Bagatin passed away. For over 35 years she ran the hut Rifugio Casèra Bosconero in Val di Zoldo, Dolomites and she was the first woman to join the Val Zoldana mountain rescue squad. On 28 July she would have received at Rocca Pietore the Pelmo d'Oro 2018 Special Mention for her hospitality in the mountains. Francesca Colesanti recalls this unique, unforgettable woman.

16.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Anna Stöhr world champion climber retires from bouldering competitions

Austrian athlete Anna Stöhr has officially announced her retirement for bouldering competitions.

15.07.2018 by Enrico Paganin in Alpinism

Antelao, Dolomites: Enrico Paganin makes solo first ascent of Via Mamabi

Climbing alone on Saturday 30 June 2018, Enrico Paganin made what is likely to be a first ascent up the SW Face of Antelao in the Dolomites. An 'exploratory' climb that ‘doesn’t concentrate on the grade' and which, via a hidden series of diagonal ledges, enters into the heart of the large amphitheater to the right of the historic route established by J. S. Phillimore & Co in 1898.

14.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Stefano Ghisolfi and Jessica Pilz climb to perfection in Chamonix

Last night at Chamonix in France Stefano Ghisolfi won the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2018. The Italian was joined on the podium by Austria’s Jessica Pilz who celebrated her first Lead World stage victory.

13.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Chamonix Lead World Cup live streaming today

Live streaming today from Chamonix, France, from the second stage of the Lead World Cup 2018. At 10 am the semi-finals, at 20.30 pm the finals.

12.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert victorious in Villars

The first stage of the Lead World Cup 2018 was won last Saturday at Villars in Switzerland by Janja Garnbret and Jakob Schubert. The fourth stage of the Speed ​​World Cup was won by Anouck Jaubert and Aleksandr Shikov.

11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance

After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.

10.07.2018 by James Pearson in Alpinism

El Ojo Critico in Ordesa repeated by James Pearson

British rock climber James Pearson reports about his repeat of El Ojo Critico, the difficult multi-pitch trad climb ascended in Spain’s Ordesa National Park by Josune Bereziartu and Rikar Otegi in 2007 and repeated previously only by Unai Mendia and Iker Madoz. Belayed by Caroline Ciavaldini, Pearson managed to onsight the difficult trad climb and, equally notable, the crossed the Pyrenees by mountain bike.

07.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2018 starts in Switzerland's Villars

The Lead Climbing World Cup 2018 and the Speed World Cup got underway in Villars, Switzerland, yesterday. Live streaming today at 10.00 am today of the Semifinal, at 20.00 the finals.

06.07.2018 by Argyro Papathanasiou in Climbing

Ikaria Island, the unique climbing destination in Greece

Talented Greek climber Argyro Papathanasiou reports about the unique new climbing destination in Greece, the small island of Ikaria in the Aegean Sea.

06.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra onsights 8c+ at Acephale in Canada

At Acephale in Canada Adam Ondra has onsighted the 8c+ sports climb First Fligh

05.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Rock climbing in Sardinia: two new crags at Baunei

Sport climbing in Sardinia: two new sectors have been developed at Pedra Longa, financed by the Municipality of Baunei and bolted by Maurizio Oviglia and Gianluca Piras.

04.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Piotr Schab 8c first ascent onsight at Cuenca and Biographie at Céüse

One of Poland’s strongest young climbers Piotr Schab has redpointed the 9a+ Biographie at Ceuse in France and made the onsight first ascent of Baby Boy, an 8c sports climb at Cuenca in Spain.

04.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, new rock climb in Dolomites by Hannes Pfeifhofer and Dietmar Niederbrunner

New rock climb up South Face of Cima Ovest, Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites, established by Hannes Pfeifhofer and Dietmar Niederbrunner.

03.07.2018 by Giuliana Tonut in Events

Cjanevate 150 and Arrampicarnia 2018, the great climbing meeting in the Carnic Alps

From 13 to 15 July 2018 Passo di Monte Croce Carnico in the Carnic Alps, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, will host the historic climbing meeting Arrampicarnia. The event will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of Crete delle Chianevate. Three days of rock climbing, encounters, courses, walks, activities for children and guided ascents up Via Grohmann and Via Normale.

02.07.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Before and after the Mariacher

90 years La Sportiva. The Mariacher, the violet climbing shoes by La Sportiva that represent an unconditional point of reference in the history of climbing. Not only sport climbing

01.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Old Man of Hoy climb by eight-year-old raises 30,000 € for Climbers Against Cancer

The Old Man of Hoy in Scotland was climbed recently by eight-year-old Edward Mills. In becoming the youngest person to climb the iconic sea stack he importantly raised nearly €30,000 for Climbers Against Cancer.

29.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Reinhold Messner at Arco Rock Legends / All the climbing Oscar nominations

On Friday 27 July 2018 the Arco Rock Legends sport climbing Oscars will celebrate its XIII edition awarding the prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafil to Reinhold Messner. Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra have been nominated for the Wild Country Rock Award, while Romain Desgranges, Janja Garnbret, Reza Alipour Shenazandifard are in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award.

28.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nordwind, new rock climb up Peitlerkofel, Dolomites

Harald Mair and Christof Ursch have completed Nordwind, a new rock climb up Peitlerkofel / Sass de Putia (2875 m) in the Dolomites.

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