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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.

11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Maurizio Giordano perishes climbing Gasherbrum IV

32-year-old mountaineer Italian Maurizio Giordano from the Aosta Military Expedition perished while climbing Gasherbrum IV in Karakorum, Pakistan.

11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance

After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.

09.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer, Lupghar Sar West solo ascent details

The first details from Hansjörg Auer about his solo first ascent of the West Face of Lupghar Sar West in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

09.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer completes solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West

Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer has made a solitary ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

30.06.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Innominata Ridge Speed: Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli race up Mont Blanc

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

29.06.2018 by Sam Hennessy in Alpinism

Denali Light Traveller, second ascent in Alaska by Michael Gardner and Sam Hennessy

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.

25.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Adieu Stéphane Husson

French mountain guide Stéphane Husson and a 16-year-old teenager lost their lives in a climbing accident.

22.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Vertical Jungfrau Marathon by Roger Schäli & David Hefti

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.

22.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New climbs above Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska by Brette Harrington and Caro North

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.

19.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Slovak Direct, Denali: Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase seal first female ascent

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.

18.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Janhukot first ascent in Indian Himalaya by British expedition

British mountaineers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot (6805m) in the Garhwal Himalaya in India.

17.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

North3 trailer of sub-48 hour enchainment by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini

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.

15.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Colin Haley dashes up Denali Cassin Ridge in record-breaking 8 hours 7 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

13.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Hansjörg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West solo

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.

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