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11.08.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bondit Peak climbed in Pakistan by Hungarian expedition

Four Hungarian mountaineers, Laszlo Szasz, Bence Kerekes, Marton Nagy and Viktor Agoston, made the first ascent of the hitherto Bondit Peak in Pakistan. The four climbers summited 5980m in pure alpine style via the NE Ridge (1500m, 80°, WI 4).

02.08.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climb on Siula Grande in Peru by Matteo Della Bordella, Marco Majori

From 20 to 24 July 2022 Italian alpinists Matteo Della Bordella and Marco Majori established Valore Alpino, a new route on Siula Grande (6344m) in Peru.

01.08.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Italian climb on Uli Biaho Spire climb in Trango group, Pakistan

On Uli Biaho Spire (5620m) in the Trango Towers region of Pakistan’s Karakorum the Italian alpinists Alessandro Baù, Leonardo Gheza and Francesco Ratti have established Refrigerator Off-Width. The 510m new route up the mountain’s East Face was climbed alpine style and is graded 7a, A2, M5.

29.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climb on Jirishanca in Peru by Alik Berg, Quentin Roberts

Alik Berg and Quentin Roberts have established a new route on Nevado Jirishanca (6094m) in Peru. The complex line is called Reino Hongo and graded 5.8/90°/M7.

29.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

K2 summit success for François Cazzanelli, Jerome Perruquet, Pietro Picco

Italian mountaineers François Cazzanelli, Pietro Picco and Jerome Perruquet summited K2 on 28 July 2022. The three climbed the second highest mountain in the world without supplementary oxygen, and all are now safely in base camp.

27.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher free climb Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower

Eternal Flame on Nameless Tower (6251m) in the Trango Tower range in Pakistan has been repeated free by Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher. Zangerl is the first woman to complete a free ascent of what is regarded as the hardest and most beautiful big wall free climb at altitude in the world.

25.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Siula Grande East Face climbed by Bru Busom and Marc Toralles

Spanish mountaineers Bru Busom and Marc Toralles have made the first ascent of the East Face of Siula Grande in Peru, climbing the inhospitable face in a single push from 11 - 16 July via their Ànima de corall. Toralles has described the line as 'the hardest route we have ever climbed.'

21.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nicolas Hojac, Adrian Zurbrügg race across Eiger, Mönch & Jungfrau skyline in 13 hours

On 12 July Swiss mountaineers Nicolas Hojac and Adrian Zurbrügg made a swift enchainment of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, climbing the classic skyline in 13 hours, 8 minutes and 49 seconds.

20.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Broad Peak summit for Marco Camandona and Pietro Picco

On Tuesday 19 July 2022 Italian mountaineers Pietro Picco and Marco Camandona reached the summit of Broad Peak (8047m) without supplementary oxygen. This is Camandona's twelfth eightthousander without O2.

13.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

One Push added to Pumahuacanca in Peru by Pou brothers, Micher Quito



Basque mountaineers Eneko and Iker Pou, together with Peruvian mountaineer  Micher Quito, have made the first ascent of One Push on the SW Face of Pumahuacanca in Peru, describing the 1000m line as 'brutal' and 'the hardest high mountain route of our career.'

Marmolada glacier collapse: all 11 victims identified, Phase Two now begins

All 11 victims involved in the glacier collapse on Sunday 3 July 2022 on Marmolada, Dolomites, have been identified. The Mountain Rescue service has announced that Phase Two will now begin.

08.07.2022 by Jérôme Sullivan in Alpinism

Pumari Chhish East first ascent in Pakistan by Christophe Ogier, Victor Saucede, Jérôme Sullivan

Climbing alpine style from 25 - 29 June 2022 French alpinists Christophe Ogier, Victor Saucede, Jérôme Sullivan completed the first ascent of Pumari Chhish East (6850m) in Pakistan. 'The Crystal Ship' (M7, 6b, A2, 1600m) takes a technical, direct route up the mountain’s south face. Sullivan reports.

03.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marmolada glacier collapse kills 11. 'Phase 2' now begins on the Queen of the Dolomites

A huge portion of the Marmolada glacier in the Italian Dolomites collapsed below Punta Rocca early on Sunday afternoon, killing 11 mountaineers.
- All 11 victims have been identified
- Phase Two now begins, marked by drone searches for the next 10 days and the collection of findings every 3 days
- For safety reasons the mountain has been closed
- The Mountain Rescue Service asks for silence and respect for the victims and their families.

01.07.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pou brothers climb new route on Cashan North Face in Peru


Iker and Eneko Pou have made the first ascent of Bizirik on the North Face of Cashan (5716m) in the Cordillera Blanca range of the Peruvian Andes.

28.06.2022 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

PlanetMountain.com and the future

Vinicio Stefanello leaves planetmountain.com. The site, which for 22 years has been a reference point for all those who love the mountains, mountaineering and climbing, continues under the leadership of Nicholas Hobley.

27.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat Aosta Valley Express variation climbed by François Cazzanelli, Pietro Picco

On the Diamir face of Nanga Parbat the Italian mountaineers François Cazzanelli and Pietro Picco have added a difficult new variation start to the Kinshofer route. Called Valle d'Aosta Express, the 1400m addition breaches difficulties up to AI 90° M6 85°, and was climbed on 26 June.

27.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climbs on Urus Oeste in Peruvian Andes by Pou brothers, Micher Quito

Eneko Pou, Iker Pou and Micher Quito have established two new routes in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru: Hanan pacha (90°/425m) on Urus Oeste and Emmoa (M6/75°/640m) on Urus Oeste III.

24.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Ranrapalca route in Peru by Thomas Gianola, Alessio Miori, Giovanni Zaccaria

On 10/06/2022 on north face of Ranrapalca 6162m in Peru the Italian mountaineers Thomas Gianola, Alessio Miori and Giovanni Zaccaria established a new mixed route alpine style. 'Mucha Banana', is 600m high with difficulties estimated at 80°, AI3+, M5.

23.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Siula Grande in Peru the new objective for Matteo Della Bordella and Italian High Mountain Military Corps


Elite Italian High Mountain Military Corps alpinists Matteo Della Bordella, Alessandro Zeni, Marco Majori, Filip Babicz and Stefano Cordaro have set off on an expedition to Peru where they will attempt a new route up the east face of Siula Grande.

21.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marc-Andrés Vision on Torre Egger in Patagonia

The video by Brette Harrington documenting the first ascent of Marc-Andrés Vision, a climb on Torre Egger in Patagonia imagined by Marc-André Leclerc and completed in 2020 by Harrington, Quentin Roberts and Horacio Gratton.

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