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04.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The People of Climbing

The film The People of Climbing. Directed by Josh Greenwood, this documentary provides a candid look at race and equity in the outdoor industry from the perspective of people of color attending the 2018 Color The Crag Festival in Alabama, USA.

03.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat repeats Wogü in Rätikon, Switzerland

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated Wogü, the 8c alpine sports climb established by Beat Kammerlander and freed in 2008 by Adam Ondra in Rätikon, Switzerland.

03.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Red Pillar of Brouillard: new Mont Blanc rock climb by Della Bordella, Cazzanelli, Ratti

Italian alpinists Matteo Della Bordella, François Cazzanelli and Francesco Ratti have established Incroyable, a new rock climb up the famous Red Pillar of Brouillard on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

Climbing and climate change

How does our love for the mountains affect the climate? And what can we do to change this process? Germany's Lena Marie Müller, who is currently doing a PhD on the effects of climate change at the University of Innsbruck and recently repeated the E9 Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürs, shares her thoughts.

01.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hazel Findlay repeats Johnny Dawes classic The Quarryman

British rock climber Hazel Findlay has repeated the classic Johnny Dawes testpiece The Quarryman in the Dinorwig slate quarries above Llanberis in North Wales.

01.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tamara Lunger to climb highest mountains in Italy

South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger begins today her 'Tamara Tour Italy'. This summer she will travel by camper across Italy to discover and climb the highest mountains in the country’s 20 regions.

30.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni frees Power of now, 8C boulder problem at Magic Wood

The video of Giuliano Cameroni making the first ascent of Power of Now, an 8C boulder problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

28.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC announces new dates of Climbing World Cup 2020

The IFSC, the International Federation of Sport Climbing, has announced the new dates of the Speed, Lead and Boulder World Cups

28.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Seb Bouin climbing Jean-Baptiste Tribout's Verdon test Les Braves Gens

The video of Sébastien Bouin climbing the famous Jean-Baptiste Tribout 8b testpiece in the Verdon Gorge, Les Braves Gens ne courent pas les rues

26.06.2020 by Francesco Salvaterra in Alpinism

Nido di rondine at Scoglio di Boazzo in Valle di Daone, Italy

Francesco Salvaterra introduces the rock climb Nido di rondine, a 'forgotten gem' on Scoglio di Boazzo in Val Daone established in 1985 by Gianni Berta, G.P. Foti and Ermanno Salvaterra.

25.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sonnie Trotter climbing Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada

The video of Sonnie Trotter making the first free ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada, freed in 2006 and to this day one of the hardest crack climbs in the world.

24.06.2020 by Enrico Maioni in Alpinism

Wolkenreise, a journey through the clouds in the Dolomites

Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces Wolkenreise, a multi-pitch alpine sports climb Pilastro di Misurina in the Cadini Group of the Italian Dolomites, first ascended in 2017 by Peter Manhartsberger and Stefan Kopeinig and dedicated to Florian Thamer.

22.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Walter Bonatti would have turned 90 today

In order to remember the great mountaineer and extremely special man who passed away in 2011, we’ve published the thoughts and memories of his inseparable life partner Rossana Podestà.

21.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nico Pelorson frees Spoilt Kid at sector Biographie in Céüse

At Céuse in France Nico Pelorson has made the first ascent of Spoilt Kid 9a in the sector Biographie.

19.06.2020 by Rolando Larcher in Alpinism

New climb up Cima Cee in Brenta Dolomites by Rolando Larcher, Luca Giupponi

On Cima Cee in Val di Tovel, Brenta Dolomites, Rolando Larcher and Luca Giupponi have made the first ascent of Fine di un’Epoca, the end of an era, dedicated to Larcher’s father Renato. Larcher provides the report.

18.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert flashes Never Ending Story 8B+ at Magic Wood in Switzerland

During a ferocious two-day trip to Magic Wood in Switzerland, Austrian climber Jakob Schubert sent an impressive number of hard boulder problems, including a flash ascent of Never Ending Story 8B+.

17.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra frees Ledoborec, 8C+ boulder problem at Holštejn in Czech Republic

The video of Adam Ondra making the first ascent of Ledoborec at the crag Holštejn. Graded 8C+, this is one of the hardest boulder problems in the Czech Republic.

16.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Wafaa Amer, climbing and freedom

Climbing, at least the one that we like, is free climbing. Bit there can be no doubt that we far prefer the freedom that climbing can give, that transcends all judgements and prejudices. precisely as indicated by Wafaa Amer.

16.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Spitzkoppe, climbing Namibia's red granite inselberg

The famous granite inselberg Spitzkoppe in Namibia seen through the eyes of Italian mountaineer and photographer Manrico Dell’Agnola.

15.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adieu Luce Douady, brilliant French climbing prodigy

On Sunday 14 June the brilliant 16-year-old French climber Luce Douady lost her life in an accident at a crag close to Grenoble, France.




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