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.
Footage of the moment Scottish mountaineer Rick Allen was identified by a drone above 7000 meters on Broad Peak after having been reported missing.
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.
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.
Thanks to the help of a drone leading British mountaineer Rick Allen has been rescued in descent off Broad Peak (8047m) in Pakistan.
The video of Lukas Irmler and Pablo Signoret walking across a highline rigged between two icefalls in France.
32-year-old mountaineer Italian Maurizio Giordano from the Aosta Military Expedition perished while climbing Gasherbrum IV in Karakorum, Pakistan.
After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.
The first details from Hansjörg Auer about his solo first ascent of the West Face of Lupghar Sar West in the Karakorum, Pakistan.
Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer has made a solitary ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.
Denis Trento reports about his fast ascent of the Innominata Ridge, carried out with Robert Antonioli in just 6 hours and 10 minutes. Although undoubtedly a fast ascent, the climb is interesting above all because, climbing as a roped team, they ascended with an increased safety margin
Sam Hennessy reports about the second ascent of Light Traveller, one of the most difficult climbs on Denali, Alaska, first ascended by Stephen Koch and Marko Prezelj in 2001 and repeated now, alpine style, together with Michael Gardner in a 36-hour push.
French mountain guide Stéphane Husson and a 16-year-old teenager lost their lives in a climbing accident.
Mountaineering video: the vertical marathon of Roger Schäli and David Hefti who on 22 August 2013 climbed more than 3300m elevation gain and 23 pitches up to 7a+ to reach the summit of Jungfrau in Switzerland’s Overland Bernese in 16 hours.
Caro North and Brette Harrington have made the first ascent of new mixed line up the NE Face of Southern Duke and added a new rock climb to the Taku towers on the Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska.
Interview with Anne Gilbert Chase after the ninth ascent and first female ascent of the Slovak Direct on Denali, climbed from 2 - 5 June 2018 with Chantel Astorga.
British mountaineers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot (6805m) in the Garhwal Himalaya in India.
The trailer of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini and their enchainment of Mt. Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and Grossglockner in Austria in just 47 hours and 16 minutes.
Interview with American alpinist Colin Haley after his record-breaking ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali (McKinley) in Alaska in 8 hours 7 minutes on 5 June 2018
Interview with Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer on the eve of his departure for Lupghar Sar West, a 7181m high mountain in the Karakorum, Pakistan which he plans to climb solo.