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23.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni complete the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps in 80 days

Italian alpinists Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni have managed to climb all 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps. The trainee mountain guides set off on 4 May and required 80 days to complete the climbs.

21.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Concha de Caracol South Face new route in Peru by Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin, Alex Torres

Alpinists Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin and Alex Torres have made the first ascent of Cerveza, Pan y Ácido, a new mixed climb up the South Face of Concha de Caracol in the Cordillera Vilcanota massif in Peru.

16.07.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Lorenzo Scandroglio



The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.

15.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nevado Huamashraju Este, new route in Peru by Iker and Enenko Pou

Enenko and Iker Pou have made the first ascent of ¡Viva Perú Carajo !, a new mixed climb up the South Face of Nevado Huamashraju East in Peru. At the same time their expedition partners Manu Ponce and Micher Quito also established a new route up the mountain’s north face.

09.07.2021 by Gabriel Perenzoni in Alpinism

Altavia 4000 and the dream of climbing 82 4000 of the Alps. By Gabriel Perenzoni

Aspirant mountain guide Gabriel Perenzoni talks about his dream of climbing the 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps with Nicola Castagna. Their project is called Altavia 4000 and having set off on 4 May, that have already climbed 62 mountains in 60 days.

06.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Nicolas Hojac, Adrian Zurbrügg speed across the Monte Rosa Traverse

The video of Swiss mountaineers Adrian Zurbrügg and Nicolas Hojac who in 2020 enchained the 18 mountains in the Monte Rosa massif above 4000 meters in just 13 hours and 39 minutes.

28.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Chantel Astorga interview after Cassin Ridge solo on Denali in Alaska

Interview with top American alpinist Chantel Astorga after the first female solo ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali in Alaska.

24.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Mount Everest Centenary Exhibition launched by Alpine Club in London

The Alpine Club has opened its landmark exhibition 'Everest: By Those Who Were There' to the public. The exhibition commemorates 100 years since the first expedition to Mount Everest in 1921, and explores, in intimate detail, the three Alpine Club and Royal Geographical Society expeditions of the 1920s.

23.06.2021 by Markus Kirch in Alpinism

Cocktail Sans Glace savoured on Pic Coolidge, Écrins, by Markus Kirch, James Price

German alpinist Markus Kirch reports about the first ascent of Cocktail Sans Glace, a new mixed route established in mid-May with James Price and on the North Face of Pic Coolidge in the Massif des Écrins, France.

21.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Chantel Astorga solos Cassin Ridge on Denali and skis West Rib/Seattle Ramp

Top American alpinist Chantel Astorga has made a solo ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali in Alaska.

17.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Altavia 4000: Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni and the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps

Italian mountaineers Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni are currently climbing all 82 peaks over 4,000m in the Alps. Having set off on 4 May 2021, the two aspirant mountain guides have already climbed 30 mountains as part of their project called Altavia 4000.

08.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Heavenly Trap on Baruntse, Márek Holeček reports about new route with Radoslav Groh


Czech alpinist Márek Holeček reports about Heavenly Trap, the new route climbed alpine style over 10 days up the West Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal together with Radoslav Groh.


31.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh survive Baruntse NW Face ordeal

Czech climbers Márek Holeček and Radoslav Groh are safe and sound after having established a new climb on the NW Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal. After climbing the route alpine style the two Czech mountaineers endured an epic, 80-hour descent.

25.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Big new winter climb on Cima Tosa in Brenta Dolomites by Andreozzi, Faletti, Padros

Emanuele Andreozzi, Matteo Faletti and Santiago Padrós have made the first ascent of Pazzione Primavernale, a new winter climb up the NNE face of Cima Tosa in the Brenta Dolomites.

20.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kangchung Shar North Face first ascent by Jaroslava Bansky, Zdenek Hak

Czech alpinists Zdeněk Hák and Jaroslava Bánský have successfully completed the first traverse of Kangchung Shar (6030m) in Nepal. They climbed the north face of the mountain into the saddle between Kangchung Shar and Cholo, then followed the NW ridge to the top, returned to the saddle and descended the south face. Zdenek Hak reports

15.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Priti and Jeff Wright make the first ascent of K6 Central, Karakorum

The video of the first ascent of K6 Central (7155m) nel Karakorum, Pakistan, carried out on 9 October 2020 by American climbers Jeff and Priti Wright.

11.05.2021 by Luka Lindič in Alpinism

Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington in Alaska. Luka Lindič reports

Luka Lindič reports about the first ascent, carried out with Ines Papert, of Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington’s West face, Central Denali Range, Alaska in April 2021.

Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

On 30 April Andrzej Bargiel made the first ascent Yawash Sar II (6178m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Having reached the summit via the west face, the Polish mountaineer then made the mountain’s first ski descent.

04.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ines Papert, Luka Lindič climb new route up Mt. Huntington in Alaska

Ines Papert from Germany and Luka Lindič from Slovenia have established Heart of Stone, a new mixed climb up the west face of Mt. Huntington (3731m) in Alaska.

22.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Brette Harrington, Dylan Cunningham devour Just a Nibble on Mount Niblock in Canada

On 17 April 2021 Dylan Cunningham and Brette Harrington established Just a Nibble (M6R, 5.10-, WI5, 500m), a tenuous mixed climb up the virgin NE Face of Mount Niblock in Canada.

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