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19.04.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers

Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley have perished while climbing Howse Peak, a difficult and remote mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Initially reported as missing, their deaths have been confirmed by the parents of David Lama and Jess Roskelley. The loss of this world class trio of alpinists is unfathomable.

19.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

The authorities at Parks Canada have issued a statement in which three mountaineers, presumed to be David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer, have died in an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada.

18.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada

According to the Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung, Austrian alpinists David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are reported missing after an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

18.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, last places available for upcoming clinics

Tickets are running out for the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

18.04.2019 by Francesco Fazzi in Alpinism

Ice climbing in Val Pramper, Dolomites: new mixed route La Piccola Sgualdrina

In January 2019 Francesco Fazzi and Matteo Pilon made the first ascent of La Piccola Sgualdrina (130m M8 WI5 III), a new mixed route up in Val Pramper, Dolomites, immediately next to the famous icefall Gran Dama. Fazzi, a mountain guide from Val di Zoldo, reports.

13.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold, Martin Echser climb thin ice in Switzerland’s Schöllenen Gorge

Swiss alpinists Dani Arnold and Martin Echser have made the first ascent of the 9-pitch mixed climb Uristier Schöllenen (WI6+/M8) in the Schöllenen Gorge, Switzerland.

11.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marco Pedrini, Cumbre and the first solo ascent of Cerro Torre in 1985

The 1985 film Cerro Torre Cumbre by Fulvio Mariani that documents the first solo ascent of Cerro Torre in Patagonia, carried out by Swiss alpinist Marco Pedrini on 26/11/1985 via the Cesare Maestri Compressor Route.

10.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest Virtual Reality climb with Sherpa Tenji, Jon Griffith

The trailer of Everest VR, the film by British mountaineer Jon Griffith that documents an attempt by Sherpa Tenji to climb Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen.

08.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Canada’s Mount Fay East Face finally climbed by Brette Harrington, Luka Lindič, Ines Papert

From 2 - 3 April 2019 Brette Harrington, Luka Lindič and Ines Papert made the first ascent of The Sound of Silence (1100m, M8 WI5) up Mount Fay in the Alberta Rockies, Canada. This is the first route to climb the entire East Face.

04.04.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

La Vierge du Flambeau in Mont Blanc massif / Miss Go by Ezio Marlier

Ezio Marlier introduces the modern mixed climb Miss No which he first ascended with Elisabetta Ceaglio up the NE Face of La Vierge du Flambeau (3244m), Mont Blanc massif in April 2017.

02.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille de l'Amône, new East Face climb by Simon Chatelan and Silvan Schüpbach

On Aiguille de l'Amône (3586m), Swiss mountaineers Simon Chatelan and Silvan Schüpbach have made the first ascent of L'accidentelle et l'accidenté, described as being a 'challenging mixed climb’ up the mountain’s relatively unknown East Face.

31.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jim Reynolds races up Fitz Roy in Patagonia solo

American alpinist Jim Reynolds has made an extremely fast solitary ascent of Fitz Roy, climbing up and down climbing the long Afanassieff route.

28.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Risk reduction in mountaineering, the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group video

How to manage risk in the mountains, analysed in this fun video by French alpinists Léo Billon, Max Bonniot and Pierre Labbre belonging to the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group (GMHM) after their climbing expedition to Patagonia where they ascended Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.

28.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Thomas Bubendorfer, Max Sparber add new tenuous mixed climb to Hoher Kasten in Austria

On 20/02/2019 Thomas Bubendorfer and Max Sparber made the first ascent of Die Abenteuer des Augie March up the 500m high north face of Hoher Kasten (3189m) in the Großglockner group in Austria.

25.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer climbs new ice in his Ötztal mountains

This winter Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer ascended three new ice climbs in the Ötztal valley and made a solo first ascent up Rofele Wand in the Ötztal Alps.

24.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cheeky Monkeys added to Coulm d’Mez in Switzerland by Marco Majori and Davide Terraneo

On the east face of Coulm d'Mez in Switzerland Marco Majori and Davide Terraneo have climbed Cheeky Monkeys, a possible new icefall in the Bernina group.

20.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, registration online today at 15

Registration starts online today at 15:00 for the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

18.03.2019 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

Divine Providence on Mont Blanc climbed in winter by Xavier Cailhol, Symon Welfringer

From 17- 19 February 2019 young French alpinists Xavier Cailhol and Symon Welfringer made a winter ascent of Divine Providence up Grand Pilier d’Angle, one of the most famous routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

16.03.2019 by Giuseppe Vidoni in Alpinism

Cimon della Pala: Giuseppe Vidoni and Gabriele Colomba forge new mixed climb in Dolomites

On 24/02/2019 Giuseppe Vidoni and Gabriele Colomba made the first ascent of Via degli Allievi up the north face of Cimon della Pala. About 700m high and with difficulties around AI5 M4, this is likely to be a new mixed climb in the Pale di San Martino group in the Dolomites

15.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Will Gadd delves beneath Greenland ice

Canadian alpinist Will Gadd travels to Greenland with glaciologist Jason Gulley to better understand the movement of meltwater underneath the icecap.

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