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15.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New mixed climb up Pizzo Porola in Bergamo Alps

Mountaineering in Italy’s Bergamasque Alps: on Pizzo Porola (2981m) Marco Birolini and Ennio Spiranelli have made the first ascent of '80 Primavere ', a mixed climb dedicated to Mario Bergamelli, Honorary President of the Nembrese Alpinist Group.

14.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Beauty and the Beast in the Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

Winter climbing in the Dolomites: Simone Banal and Matteo Faletti report about their first ascents, on 8 and 9 January 2019 of 'La Bella' (265m AI5+, 90°) and ‘La Bestia' (250m, AI5+, M6) up Cima del Focobon, Pale di San Martino group, with Alessandro Beber, Marco Pellegrini and Marco Zanni.

13.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Paragliding in Patagonia, Aaron Durogati makes Fitz Roy flyby

In January 2019 Aaron Durogati, Italian paragliding champion and exceptional mountaineer, flew with his paraglider off some of the most beautiful peaks in the Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre massifs in Patagonia.

12.02.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

Ezio Marlier adds two mixed climbs to Ollomont in Valle D'Aosta

At Ollomont, a splendid valley that hides some of the most mysterious icefalls in Itay’s Aosta Valley, Ezio Marlier has established two mixed climbs: Albice with Alberto Pierotti and Rikiteppa with Paolo Celesia. Marlier reports

09.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2019: live streaming from Champagny-en-Vanoise


Today at Champagny-en-Vanoise in France the fifth and penultimate stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup.

07.02.2019 by Simone Banal in Alpinism

Tigersoft, new winter climb in Brenta Dolomites

Winter mountaineering in the Brenta Dolomites: Simone Banal reports about the first ascent of Tigersoft, a new winter climb up the north face of Cima Brenta established with Fabrizio Dellai and Marco Zanni.

05.02.2019 by Giovanni Zaccaria in Alpinism

Caddymania, new Dolomites winter climb up Langkofel by Alessandro Baù, Giovanni Zaccaria

Winter mountaineering in the Dolomites: on the NW Face of the Innerkofler Tower, Langkofel / Sassolungo, Alessandro Baù and Giovanni Zaccaria have made the first ascent of the mixed climb of Caddymania. Zaccaria reports.

04.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Russians unbeatable at Corvara in the Ice Climbing World Cup 2019

The fourth stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup took place in Corvara - Rabenstein, Italy, last weekend. Russians Maria Tolokonina and Nikolai Kuzovlev won the Lead event,  Anton Nemov and Ekaterina Feoktistova the Speed.

02.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Peitlerkofel Dolomites / Simon Gietl, Mark Oberlechner add new winter climb

On 26 January 2019 Italian mountaineers Simon Gietl and Mark Oberlechner made the first ascent of Kalipe, a difficult new ice and mixed climb up the North Face of Peitlerkofel / Sass de Putia in the Dolomites.

01.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2019, all set for Corvara / Rabenstein, Italy

The fourth stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2019 takes place in Corvara / Rabenstein in Val Passiria, Italy this weekend.

01.02.2019 by Enrico Geremia in Alpinism

Pelmoon, new mixed climb up Pelmo North Face in Dolomites

Enrico Geremia reports about the first ascent of Pelmoon up the North Face of Mt. Pelmo in the Dolomites, established over two days with his brother Daniele Geremia and Fabrizio della Rossa.

29.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Corno Stella Dièdre Rouge first free winter ascent by Symon Welfringer and Xavier Cailhol

Symon Welfringer and Xavier Cailhol have completed what is likely to be the first free winter ascent of Dièdre Rouge up the NE Face of Corno Stella (Maritime Alps).

27.01.2019 by Claudio Migliorini in Alpinism

Spontaneity, altruism and drama in Patagonia

Tragedy in Patagonia: last week a Czech mountaineer died on Fitz Roy and two Brazilian mountaineers have gone missing. A 19-man rescue attempt was launched including Italian mountaineers Claudio Migliorini, Luca Schiera, Edoardo Albrighi, Jacopo Zezza, Giampaolo Calzà, Paolo Marazzi, Dimitri Anghileri, two Spanish climbers, two Argentinians and Denis Urubko. Migliorini reports about the rescue attempt the set off at 10pm on 21 January 2019 and was coordinated by Carolina Codò.

26.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pioneering Patagonia: Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera climb Cerro Mangiafuoco

In Patagonia the two Ragni di Lecco alpinists Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera have made the first ascent of Cerro Mangiafuoco. The new route is called L'appel du vide (6c M4 400m).

25.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2019, Saas Fee in Switzerland hosts third stage

The third stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2019 takes place in Saas Fee, Switzerland today. The Speed finals take place the evening, tomorrow hosts the Lead semifinals and Finals. All stages transmitted in live streaming.

24.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Thomas Bubendorfer discovers No Country for Old Men in South Tyrol, Italy

Austrian alpinists Thomas Bubendorfer and Max Sparber have made the first ascent of No Country for Old Men, a challenging mixed climb close to Sand in Taufers in the South Tyrol, Italy.

23.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

David Lama: the Valsertal Sagzahn - Verschneidung video

The video of the first ascent of Sagzahn-Verschneidung, a mixed climb established by David Lama and Peter Mühlburger in 2018 up Mt. Sagwand in Austria’s Valsertal.

21.01.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Aiguille Rouges de Rochefort: Trento, Farina, Majori establish new climb in Mont Blanc massif

Denis Trento reports about a new winter climb up the east face of Aiguille Rouges de Rochefort in the Mont Blanc massif. The outing was completed with Marco Farina and Marco Majori after a first attempt with Andrea Peron.

19.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Last Minute, new mixed climb in Dolomites Langental

Dolomites ice climbing: at the end of 2018 in the Langental - Vallunga, Petr Vejvoda and Jan Zahula established Ultimo Minuto, a new mixed climb to the right of the famous icefall Piovra.

18.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dariusz Sokołowski discovers his Parallel World, D16 dry tooling in the Dolomites

On 20 December 2018 Polish mountaineer Dariusz Sokołowski made the first free ascent of Parallel World, a dry tooling climb that crosses a 60-meter horizontal roof at crag Tomorrow's World in the Italian Dolomites. Graded D16, if the grade is confirmed, this checks in as one of the most difficult dry tooling climbs in the world.

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