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28.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Rock Master Lead World Cup, live streaming from Arco now

Live streaming is currently underway from the Arco Rock Master that acts as World Cup Lead and Speed. At 18:00 the Speed finals, at 19:45 the Lead finals.

28.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges are the 2018 Arco Rock Legends

On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafi was awarded to Reinhold Messner during the 13th Arco Rock Legends awards. Adam Ondra won the Wild Country Rock Award and Romain Desgranges the La Sportiva Competition Award. The other candidates were Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard

26.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends Friday Awards ceremony with Reinhold Messner and top climbers

On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted international climbing awards Arco Rock Legends will take place in Arco, Italy. Legendary mountaineer and rock climber Reinhold Messner will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn award di Aquafil. Nominated for the sports climbing oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Adam Ondra (Wild Country Rock Award) and Romain Desgranges, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard (La Sportiva Competition Award)

25.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher repeat The Path in Canada

During a climbing trip to Canada Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher repeated a string of difficult routes, including the trad climb The Path at Lake Louise.

24.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret and Alexander Megos big in Briançon

The third stage of the Lead World Cup 2018 was won on Saturday night by Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret and, for the first time in his career, by Germany’s Alexander Megos.

24.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Eneko and Iker Pou add difficult new climb to Pico Cão Grande, Sao Tomé

On the island of São Tomé in Africa the Spanish brothers Iker and Eneko Pou teamed up with Manu Ponce and Jordi Canyi to establish 'Leve Leve’, a 450 m multi-pitch graded 8b+.

22.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Adam Ondra convinces his Disbelief 9b in Canada

25-year-old Czech sports climber Adam Ondra has freed a 9b slab, Disbelief at the sports crag Acephale in Canada.

21.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Cup 2018 - Briançon Live

Briancon, France is currently hosting the third stage of the Lead World Cup 2018. The finals take place this evening at 19:30 and will be transmitted in live streaming.

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




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