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17.09.2020 by Giacomo Meliffi. in Climbing

Giacomo Meliffi makes free solo ascent of Legoland, legendary crack climb in Valle dell’Orco

Italian climber Giacomo Meliffi has made a free solo ascent of Legoland, the famous crack climb in Valle dell’Orco, Italy.

15.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos flashes Underground 9a at Arco

Yesterday at Massone in Arco German rock climber Alex Megos managed to flash Underground, Italy’s historic 9a established by Manfred Stuffer in 1998.

14.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Paciencia repeated by Nils Favre and Symon Welfringer

Switzerland’s Nils Favre and France’s Symon Welfringer have repeated Paciencia, the 900m 8a first ascended by Stephan Siegrist and Ueli Steck in 2003 up the North Face of the Eiger.

12.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Valhalla, the film of Edu Marin climbing the Getu Grand Arch in China


The trailer of ‘Valhalla, cielo de roca' featuring Edu Marin making the first ascent of his huge multi-pitch sports climb up through the Grand Arch at Getu in China

11.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Picos de Europa 8c multi-pitch by Pou brothers and Kico Cerdá

Iker Pou, Eneko Pou and Kico Cerdá have made the first free ascent of Rayu (8c, 600m) on the south face of the Peña Santa de Castilla in the Picos de Europa massif in Spain.

09.09.2020 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Orco Easy Crack, an intro to crack climbing in the Orco Valley

Maurizio Oviglia introduces a selection of entry-level crack climbs in Valle dell’Orco: Viper, Mamba, Incastromania, Fessura del Tramonto, Fessura Kosterlitz and many others. A step-by-step guide to the trad climbing gems in Valle dell’Orco.

09.09.2020 by Paolo Marazzi in Alpinism

Czech Direct on Punta Ferrario in Val Masino freed by Paolo Marazzi, Giacomo Regallo

Paolo Marazzi and Giacomo Regallo made the first free ascent of Diretta dei Cecoslovacchi, the Czech Direct, on Punta Ferrario (3258m) in Val Torrone - Val Masino, Italy.

08.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Madeleine Cope and Emma Twyford climb E9 in England and Wales


Britain’s Madeleine Cope and Emma Twyford have both repeated an E9 trad route by climbing, respectively, The Final Round at Illam Rock in England and Chupacabra at Pembroke in Wales.

07.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jernej Kruder frees Ellipsis on Bila Pec at Sella Nevea, Italy

Slovenian climber Jernej Kruder has made the first free ascent of Ellipsis, a five-pitch climb with difficulties up to 8b+ on Mt. Bila Pec at Sella Nevea in the Julian Alps, Italy.

05.09.2020 by Andrea Benesso in Environment

Cinque Torri flash mob in protest against new infrastructure in the Dolomites

The press release concerning a 'mountaineering' flash mob that took place on 03/40/2020 on the Cinque Torri (Cortina, Dolomites) in protest against new ski lifts and constructions in the Dolomites.

04.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat climbing Wogü in Rätikon massif, Switzerland

The video of Cédric Lachat repeating Wogü in Rätikon, the difficult multi-pitch climb established by Beat Kammerlander and freed by Adam Ondra in 2008.

02.09.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Heinz Mariacher, mountaineering, freedom and the Paul Preuss Award

The report and words about mountaineering from the Paul Preuss Prize, awarded to the Austrian mountaineer Heinz Mariacher celebrated at Reinhold Messner's Firmian Castle. Mariacher is the eighth alpinist to receive the prestigious award after Messner himself, Hanspeter Eisendle, Albert Precht, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber, Beat Kammerlander and Bernd Arnold.

01.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Odyssee climbed in a day by Nicolas Favresse & Sébastien Berthe

Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse and Sébastien Berthe have repeated Odyssee, one of the hardest rock climbs on the North Face of the the Eiger in Switzerland.

31.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Filip Babicz races up Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in 1 hour 30 minutes

On 27/08/2020 Filip Babicz soloed the South Ridge of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc massif in a blazing time of 1:30:14.

30.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mina Markovič climbs two 9a's at Ospo in Slovenia

Slovenian climber Mina Markovič has redpointed two 9a sport climbs at the huge Ospo cave, Halupca 1979 and Water World.

28.08.2020 by Fabrizio Della Rossa in Alpinism

Alta infedeltà climbed Sasso delle Undici Marmolada, Dolomites

Alta infedeltà, High infidelity, is a multi-pitch rock climb established on 22 June 2020 on Sasso delle Undici in Marmolada, Dolomites by the mountain guides Thomas Gianola and Fabrizio Della Rossa. The seven pitch outing breaches difficulties up to VI-.

27.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nathaniel Coleman believes in The Grand Illusion 8C+

The video directed by Ben Neilson documenting the first ascent of The Grand Illusion, an 8C+ boulder problem at Little Cottonwood Canyon in the USA first ascended by Nathaniel Coleman.

27.08.2020 by Hervé Barmasse in Alpinism

From Hell to Heaven, Hervé Barmasse and Stefano Perrone climb new route in Piantonetto Valley, Italy

Italian alpinist Hervé Barmasse reports about Dall'inferno al Paradiso, from hell to heaven, a new multi-pitch rock climb on Torre del Gran San Pietro above the Piantonetto Valley (Orco Valley, Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy) first ascended with Stefano Perrone.

26.08.2020 by Climband Belluno in Climbing

Faverghera Nevegàl, rock climbing above Lake Santa Croce in Italy

Climband Belluno introduces the Nevegàl crag, also referred to as Terrazza sul Lago or Faverghera. Sport climbing on a terrace with view onto Lake Santa Croce and the Cansiglio plateau in the Veneto regione of Northern Italy

25.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Laura Rogora climbs 9a in a day, La Prophétie des Grenouilles at Rocher des Brumes

At Rocher des Brumes in France, Italian climber Laura Rogora has sent a 9a sport climb in just one day, La Prophétie des Grenouilles.

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