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25.05.2020 by Marco Sappa in Climbing

Climbing at Valgrisenche: Marco Sappa frees La Fessura di Gianfri at Nid Des Hirondelles

Marco Sappa reports about the first ascent of La Fessura di Gianfri, a difficult trad crack climb at the historic crag Nid Des Hirondelles in Valgrisenche, Valle d’Aosta, Italy. The route is dedicated to his father Gianfranco Sappa, a Courmayeur Mountain Guide, who perished in a climbing accident in 2019.

24.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Ghisolfi concludes his Beginning 9a/+ at Arco

At the crag Eremo di San Paolo close to Arco, Italy, Stefano Ghisolfi has made the first ascent of Beginning 9a/+.

22.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Petr Slanina and the traditional climbing on Czech Republic
's sandstone towers

The fascinating portrait of Petr Slanina, the Czech rock climber better known as Špek, and the complicated game of traditional climbing on the sandstone towers of the Czech Republic


22.05.2020 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Aguglia di Goloritzè, Sardinia: Sole Incantatore rebolted & restored to former glory

On the famous Aguglia di Goloritzè tower Maurizio Oviglia has rebolted Sole Incantatore, the most repeated multi-pitch rock climb in Sardinia. Oviglia himself established the route in 1995.

21.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mélissa Le Nevé makes first female ascent of Action Directe, Wolfgang Güllich's Frankenjura masterpiece

French climber Melissa Le Nevé has made the first female ascent of Action Directe, the masterpiece established by Wolfgang Güllich in Germany’s Frankenjura in 1991. This milestone 9a is one of the most famous and coveted sport climbs in the world.

20.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Not so far # 2, Hervé and Marco Barmasse climbing Monte Rosa

The second of three episodes of the film Not so far by Hervé Barmasse, which documents the first ascent of new line up the SE Face of Punta Gnifetti on Monte Rosa in 2011 with his father Marco Barmasse.

20.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Paul Robinson climbs 1000 boulders 8A or harder

Interview with American rock climber Paul Robinson who recently managed to climb his 1000th boulder problem graded 8A or harder.

19.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Baspa Valley Himalaya, the Hong, Larcher, Pou, Vanhee climbing expedition video

The video of the climbing expedition to Baspa Valley in India, carried out in autumn 2019 by Matty Hong, Jacopo Larcher, Eneko Pou, Iker Pou and Siebe Vanhee

19.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jakob Schubert, Jorg Verhoeven unleash their Zillertal creativity

Two difficult new sport climbs in the Zillertal, Austria: Walk the Line 9a freed by Jakob Schubert at Monkey Island and Der Weg zur Quelle 8c+ freed by Jorg Verhoeven at Schwarze Wand.

18.05.2020 by Sandro Neri in Climbing

Podenzoi, rock climbing in the hanging garden of Longarone. By Sandro Neri

Sandro Neri introduces Podenzoi, the historic crag above Longarone (Belluno, Veneto, Italy) discovered in the 1980’s by Gigi Dal Pozzo.

17.05.2020 by Ragni di Lecco in Alpinism

A beer with Berna: a drink on Sunday evening for Matteo Bernasconi

On Sunday 17 May 2020 at 18:30 the Italian Ragni di Lecco climbing club invites everyone to have a drink in memory of Matteo Bernasconi. Here is how the Ragni di Lecco, to which Berna belonged, explain the initiative.

16.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Seb Bouin vs vintage Verdon climbs

The video of Sébastien Bouin climbing some of the classic routes in the Verdon Gorge in France during his Vintage Rock Tour.

15.05.2020 by Francesco Salvaterra in Climbing

New multi-pitch rock climb in Limarò Gorge, Sarca Valley, Italy

In April 2019 Francesco Salvaterra and Vittorio Giovannella made the first ascent of Calypso (150m 6b, 6a ob.), a new multi-pitch sport climb in the Gola del Limarò canyon in the Sarca Valley close to Arco, Italy.

14.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Vuelo del Condor on Kuntur Sayana in Peru by Charlotte Durif, Josh Larson

The video of the first ascent of Vuelo del Condor, the multi-pitch rock climb on Kuntur Sayana in Peru established by Charlotte Durif and Josh Larson in 2019.

13.05.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ciao Berna! Farewell to Matteo Bernasconi

On 12 May 2020 Matteo Bernasconi, the talented Italian alpinist, mountain guide and member of the Ragni di Lecco climbing club, perished in an avalanche. Born in 1982 and loved by everyone, Berna was ski mountaineering in Valtellina when the accident occurred.

12.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jernej Kruder's spring sends in Slovenia

Slovenian rock climber Jernej Kruder has made the first ascent of Peščena ura, a 9a sports climb at the picturesque crag Sopota.

12.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra frees Bohemian Rhapsody 9a+ and repeats Iceberg 8C boulder

The videos of Adam Ondra who at Roviště in the Czech Republic made the first ascent of the 9a+ sports climb Bohemian Rhapsody, and repeated the 8C boulder problem Iceberg at Holštejn.

12.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl on top climbing form in Vorarlberg, Austria

Sport climbing in Austria: Barbara Zangerl has repeated Unleashed 8c+ and Instructor 8c+/9a in her home Vorarlberg region.

10.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Not so far #1, Hervé Barmasse, Eneko & Iker Pou climbing the Brouillard Pillar on Mont Blanc

The first of three episodes of the film Not so far featuring Italian alpinist Hervé Barmasse and his 2011 first ascent with Spaniards Iker Pou and Eneko Pou of La Classica Moderna up the Left Pillar of Brouillard on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

10.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Melissa Le Nevé commands 8c+ again with Bionic commando at Jesuswand in Germany

French rock climber Mélissa Le Nevé has repeated Bionic commando, an 8c+ sports climb at the crag Jesuswand in Germany.




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