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01.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Corrado Pesce, Will Sim repeat Petit Dru SW Pillar in Mont Blanc massif

Alpinists Corrado Korra Pesce and Will Sim have repeated Voie des Papas / Via Bonatti on the SW Pillar of Petit Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

27.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl makes winter solo ascent of Mittelpfeiler on Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites

On 25/02/2021 South Tyrolean alpinist Simon Gietl completed a solo ascent of Mittelpfeiler / Pilastro di Mezzo on Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites, via the Mariacher variation.

Grandes Jorasses new climb by Matteo Della Bordella, Giacomo Mauri, Luca Schiera

On 24/02/2021 the Italian mountaineers Matteo Della Bordella, Giacomo Mauri and Luca Schiera made the first ascent of Il Regalo di Berna, a new route on the South Face of the Grandes Jorasses dedicated to Matteo Bernasconi. Della Bordella reports.

25.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Steve House live online / Nanga Parbat Rupal Face ascent with Vince Anderson

Tonight at 19:00 CET American alpinist Steve House will talk about the ascent of the Rupal face of Nanga Parbat, carried out with Vince Anderson over a period of eight days in alpine style in 2005.

24.02.2021 by Simon Messner in Alpinism

Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer establish Eremit in Stubaital

In Pinnistal, a small side valley of the Stubaital in Austria, Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer have established Eremit, a difficult mixed climb protected with trad gear and pegs. Messner reports.



20.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Drus West Face: new route climbed live by Gmhm

French mountaineers Thomas Auvaro, Léo Billon, Jordi Noguere and Sébastien Ratel belonging to the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group are currently establishing a new route up the West Face of the Drus in the Mont Blanc massif. The climb is being broadcast in live streaming.

19.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nubra Valley Ice Climbing Festival in India

The report about the first Ice Climbing Meeting that took place in January in the wonderful Nubra Valley, India. This event proved to be important, above all because it’s the first of its kind in the Ladakh region. The report by Ladakh Nomad Expeditions.

18.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

K2: all hope lost of finding Juan Pablo Mohr, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and John Snorri alive

During a press conference held in Skardu today Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri Sigurjónsson and Juan Pablo Mohr Prieto were officially declared dead, The three mountaineers were last seen on 5 February at the Bottleneck while climbing towards the summit of K2 in winter.

17.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watzmann East Face climbed in winter by Max Buck and Lando Peters

Maximilian Buck reports about the first winter ascent of Franz Rasp Ged. Weg up the huge east face of Watzmann (Berchtesgaden Alps, Germany), carried out in December 2020 with Lando Peters.

16.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Roger Schäli and Marcel Schenk climb Lila Luna, direct start to Sot la sesa at Mulegns

Swiss mountaineers Roger Schäli and Marcel Schenk have made the first ascent of Lila Luna, a direct start to the classic icefall Sot la sesa at Mulegns in Switzerland.

15.02.2021 by Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

Sean Villanueva and the magical Moonwalk Traverse of Fitz Roy skyline solo in Patagonia

Interview with Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll after the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia, carried out solo from 5 to 10 February and christened the Moonwalk Traverse by the Belgian mountaineer. This is only the second time that the iconic skyline of Patagonia has been climbed in its entirety in a single push, and the first solo.

15.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Two spectacular new icefalls in Dolomites, directly opposite Tre Cime di Lavaredo

South Tyrolean mountain guides Manuel and Martin Baumgartner have established Eisradius and Last Minute, two new ice climbs in Rienztal (Höhlensteintal) with spectacular panorama onto the Tre Cime di Lavaredo described as 'probably one of the most beautiful views in the Dolomites.’

13.02.2021 by Manrico Dell'Agnola in Alpinism

Mountaineering in Antarctica with Gianluca Cavalli, Manrico Dell'Agnola, Marcello Sanguineti

The third and final episode of the Karpos web series 'Antarctica: beyond the end of the world' featuring Italian mountaineers Gianluca Cavalli, Manrico Dell'Agnola and Marcello Sanguineti mountaineering in the Antarctic.

12.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Sean Villanueva completes astounding solo of Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia

Belgian climber Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll has made a solo ascent of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia. This is one of the most important climbs ever carried out in Patagonia.

11.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Antarctica: exploration and research with Gianluca Cavalli, Manrico Dell'Agnola, Marcello Sanguineti

The second episode of the Karpos web series 'Antarctica: beyond the end of the world' featuring the Italian mountaineers Gianluca Cavalli, Manrico Dell'Agnola and Marcello Sanguineti exploring fjords, valleys, and glaciers with kayaks, skis, and sleds.

10.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Paralpinism in Patagonia: French flight off Aiguille de l’S

Watch elite French High Mountain Military Group mountaineers climb and fly off Aiguille de l’S in Patagonia. The paralpinism feat was carried out on 8 February 2020.

09.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell to Cala Cimenti and Patrick Negro

Carlo Alberto Cimenti, best known as Cala, and Patrick Negro perished yesterday in an avalanche while skiing in the mountains of Susa Valley in Italy.

08.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Still no news about missing K2 climbers Juan Pablo Mohr, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri

Search continues for the mountaineers Juan Pablo Mohr, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and John Snorri, missing on K2 since last Friday. Reconnaissance flights carried out by Pakistani military helicopters proved unsuccessful. In the meantime, two relatives of Ali Sadpara will climb K2 to try to locate the mountaineers.


06.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Missing on K2 Juan Pablo Mohr, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri

Climbers Juan Pablo Mohr, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and John Snorri are currently missing on K2. The three mountaineers were last seen engaged in their push to reach the summit of the second highest mountain in the world.

05.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Atanas Skatov dies in a fall on K2

Bulgarian climber Atanas Skatov has died while descending from K2. The 42-year-old was attempting to climb the second highest mountain in the world in winter and had previously climbed 10 eight-thousanders.

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