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15.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rungofarka, Himalaya: Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau first ascent video

The video of the first ascent of Rungofarka, a 6495 m peak in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya carried out in September 2017 by American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau.

14.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Latok I North Ridge finally climbed after 40 years by Aleš Česen, Luka Stražar, Tom Livingstone

Slovenians Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar and Briton Tom Livingstone have climbed Latok I (7145 m) in the Karakorum (Pakistan) via the coveted North Ridge, recognised as one of the last major unclimbed lines in high-altitude mountaineering.

13.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold climbs the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours and 4 minutes

On 27 July 2018 Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold climbed the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif in just 2 hours and 4 minutes.

08.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Hansjörg Auer: Lupghar Sar West solo interview

Interview with Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer after his July 2018 solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

07.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Baffin, with Marc-André Leclerc

The film Baffin, in memory of the Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc who lost his life in March 2018 along with Ryan Johnson.

05.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Larkya Main Himalayan first ascent video

The video of the first ascent of Larkya Main, the 6425m high mountain in the Himalaya ascended in 2017 by Georgian mountaineers Giorgi Tepnadze, Bakar Gelashvili and Archil Badriashvili.

04.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama, Conrad Anker walk the line on Lunag Ri

The documentary Walk the Line featuring David Lama and Conrad Anker, their attempts to climb Lunag Ri (6888m) and Anker's drammatic heart attack in November 2016.

02.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I, Shispare, Nilkanth win, Nilkanth and Alex Honnold receive special mention

Three ascents have been selected for the Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I climbed by Zdeněk Hák and Marek Holeček, Shispare climbed by Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima and Nuptse NW climbed by Frédéric Degoulet, Benjamin Guigonnet and Hélias Millerioux. Special mentions have been awarded for the ascent of Nilkanth by Chantel Astorga, Anne Gilbert Chase and Jason Thompson and also to Alex Honnold for his outstanding contribution to climbing in the year 2017. Andrej Štremfelj to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

02.08.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Grivel 200: alpinism, climbing gear, techniques and evolutioN

Second episode dedicated to Espace Grivel, or to the first 200 years of the history of Grivel and alpinism.

31.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alexander Gukov rescued on Latok I

Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov, trapped for over 6 days on Latok I, has been rescued by the Pakistani military helicopters.

29.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Latok I updates concerning Alexander Gukov rescue mission

Updates from Pakistan concerning the attempt to rescue Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov, trapped at 6200m altitude on Latok I (7145 m) in Karakorum.

27.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Latok I: updates about Alexander Gukov rescue attempt

The latest updates concerning the attempt to rescue Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov, trapped at 6200m altitude on Latok I (7145 m) in Karakorum.

26.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Latok I: Sergey Glazunov perishes, Alexander Gukov trapped at 6200 meters

Dramatic hours on Latok 1 (7,145 m): Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov is currently trapped at 6200 meters after witnessing the death of his climbing partner Sergey Glazunov. A rescue operation is currently underway in a race against time.

Andrzej Bargiel completes historic first ski descent of K2

On 22 July 2018 30-year-old Polish alpinist Andrzej Bargiel made the coveted historic first ski descent of K2, skiing directly off the 8611m high summit of the second highest mountain in the world.

20.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Karl Unterkircher Award 2018 / Nanga Parbat by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon

The 5th Karl Unterkircher Award was awarded on 14 July 2018 in Selva di Val Gardena, Italy to Simone Moro who, together with Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon, carried out the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in February 2016. The other climbers that had been nominated Ines Papert and Luka Lindič for their new route on Kyzyl Asker in Kyrgyzstan (China), and Simon Gietl and Marcel Schenk for the new mixed climb up Pizzo Badile in Switzerland.

20.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Broad Peak drone footage of Rick Allen rescue

Footage of the moment Scottish mountaineer Rick Allen was identified by a drone above 7000 meters on Broad Peak after having been reported missing.

19.07.2018 by Bas Visscher in Alpinism

Kachqiant climbed in Pakistan's Hindu Raj by Danny Schoch and Bas Visscher

A five-week climbing trip in June and July 2018 to the Hindu Raj mountain range in Pakistan resulted in the probable first ascent of Kachqiant, a 5990m peak overlooking the Dasbar Valley, by Dutch mountaineers Danny Schoch and Bas Visscher. Climbing partners Ruud Rotte and Menno Schokker made an unsuccessful attempt of Chiantir Chish (6200m), turning around at 5800m. Bas Visscher reports.

19.07.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Grivel: history, wonders and the first 200 years of mountaineering

A day with Gioachino Gobbi in Courmayeur, examining the history of Grivel and alpinism in the brand new Espace Grivel that will be inaugurated on 5 August 2018.

17.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rick Allen rescued by drone in descent off Broad Peak

Thanks to the help of a drone leading British mountaineer Rick Allen has been rescued in descent off Broad Peak (8047m) in Pakistan.

13.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Slackline between two icefalls walked by Lukas Irmler & Pablo Signoret

The video of Lukas Irmler and Pablo Signoret walking across a highline rigged between two icefalls in France.

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