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03.09.2018 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Atlantide at Baunei, new plaisir rock climb in Sardinia

Up the Sa Costa ‘e Aidu rock face at Baunei in Sardinia, Maurizio Oviglia and Fabio Erriu have made the first ascent of Atlantide, 400 meters of plaisir climbing with difficulties up to 6a+.

02.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety

Marco Kostner, pilot of the Aiut Alpin Dolomites, warns of the dangers rescue helicopters face due to reckless use of drones in the mountains.

31.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Robert Jasper completes Stonecircle on Greenland solo trip

German rock climber Robert Jasper has returned from his solo expedition to Greenland after having made the first ascent of Stonecircle (7c, 450m) up Molar Spire above the Angmassalik-Tasilaq Fjord.

30.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hard trad repeats in Wales by James McHaffie, Angus Kille, Emma Twyford, Gérome Pouvreau, Florence Pinet

Good weather has resulted in a series of hard trad repeats in Wales by the likes of James McHaffie, Angus Kille, Emma Twyford, Gérome Pouvreau and Florence Pinet.

29.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Brette Harrington and Caro North tame their Crouching Tiger on Chinese Puzzle Wall, Canada

The alpinists Brette Harrington and Caro North, together with Chris Kalman, have made the first ascent of Crouching Tiger, a 500 m big wall with difficulties up to 5.12b+ on the Chinese Puzzle Wall in Canada.

29.08.2018 by Jorg Verhoeven in Alpinism

Peutérey Integral, the more interesting way to the top of Mont Blanc. By Jorg Verhoeven

Dutch climber Jorg Verhoeven talks about his ascent of the Peutérey Integral ridge on Mont Blanc, carried out with Martin Schidlowski from 13 - 15 July 2018.

28.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance once again

After the closure in June, the second section of the Aiguille du Midi cable car has been closed for an indefinite period due to maintenance works.

27.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cosmiques Arête rockfall on Mont Blanc

Rockfall took place on 22 August 2018 on the famous Arête des Cosmiques in the Mont Blanc massif. La Chamoniarde is currently strongly advising against climbing the popular Cosmiques Arête ridgeline.

26.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jeff Lowe, goodbye to one of the world's most influential mountaineers

On 24 August 2018 Jeff Lowe, one of the world’s most influential mountaineers, passed away aged 67. The American climber was widely recognised as one for the strongest alpinists of his generation.

25.08.2018 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Tom Frost, farewell to Yosemite Golden Age climbing legend

On 24 August 2018 American climber Tom Frost died aged 81. Frost was one of the pioneering climbers and photographers during the Golden Age of Yosemite climbing.

24.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Odyssee repeated by Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher

Climbing ground-up and in a single push, Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have repeated Odyssee, the difficult alpine outing up the Eiger completed in 2015 by Roger Schaeli, Robert Jasper and Simon Gietl.

24.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ruby Supernova, the route up Slanghoek Peak in South Africa established by Papert, Luca Lindič & Co

The video of Ines Papert, Joseph Pfnür, Luka Lindič and Paul McSorley documenting the first ascent of Ruby Supernova up Slanghoek Peak in South Africa first ascended in June 2017.

23.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Perfect Storm, big new climb on Mont Blanc by Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn

Simon Richardson reports about the first ascent of Perfect Storm, a new 700m climb established together with Michael Rinn over 8 days up Pointe Louis Amédé on the Miage Face on the Italian side of Mont Blanc (4807 m).

22.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The Dawn Wall trailer, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson climb El Capitan

The trailer of the film Dawn Wall retracing the first free ascent of the world’s most difficult big wall, Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite freed by Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson.

21.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

In memory of Philipp Angelo

36-year-old South Tyrolean mountain guide Philipp Angelo perished while making a solo ascent of the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses, Mont Blanc massif.

20.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Miho Nonaka and Jernej Kruder win Bouldering World Cup 2018

Japan's Miho Nonaka and Slovenia’s Jernej Kruder won the Boulder World Cup 2018. The last stage took place in Munich last weekend and was won by the Slovenians Janja Garnbret and Gregor Vezonik.

18.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Cup 2018 - last stage live in Munich

Live streaming today from Munich, Germany, of the last stage of the Boulder World Cup 2018.

17.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marco Milanese Tre Cime di Lavaredo triple free solo & BASE jumps

Yesterday Marco Milanese free solo climbed Cima Piccola, Cima Ovest until half height and Cima Grande in the Dolomites before BASE jumping off all three of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Dani Arnold interview after 2-hour 4-minute Grandes Jorasses Cassin Route ascent

Interview with Swiss alpinist Daniel Arnold who on 27/07/2018 climbed the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif in a record-breaking 2 hours and 4 minutes.

16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur

The video documenting the Grivel Day at Courmayeur. On 5 August 2018 Grivel Courmayeur celebrated its 200th anniversary and its timeless, boundless love for mountaineering.




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