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Goodbye Davo Karničar, skier of the impossible

On 16 September 2019 the Slovenian mountaineer and extreme skier Davo Karničar lost his life. Karničar was famous in particular for his first integral ski descent of Everest down the mountain’s south face.

09.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Aleš Česen, Tom Livingstone, Luka Stražar ascents honoured by Piolets d’Or 2019

The solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West carried out by Hansjörg Auer, the solo ascent of Lunag Ri carried out by David Lama and the ascent of Latok 1 completed by Aleš Česen, Tom Livingstone and Luka Stražar are the ascents honoured by the Piolet d’Or 2019.The press release of the 27th edition of the prestigious international mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 19 - 22 September 2019 during the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland. 

05.09.2019 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

Risht Peak first ascent in Pakistan's unexplored Yarkhun valley

Symon Welfringer reports about an expedition with fellow French mountaineers Aurélien Vaissière, Pierrick Fine and Antoine Rolle to Yarkhun valley in Pakistan which resulted in the first ascent of Risht Peak (5960m) right at the end of the Risht glacier.

04.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Roger Schaeli climbs the Eiger 50 times

Swiss mountaineer Roger Schäli has celebrated his 50th complete ascent of the Eiger in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland.

03.09.2019 by Vlad Capusan in Alpinism

Goodbye to Zsolt Török, one of Romania's foremost mountaineers

Vlad Capusan remembers his friend and climbing partner Zsolt Török, one of Romania’s foremost mountaineers who lost his life in a climbing accident on 14 August 2019 in the Făgăraș mountains.

28.08.2019 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

Simon Richardson and Ian Welsted traverse Mount Waddington West Ridge in Canada

British mountaineer Simon Richardson reports about the first ascent of the entire west ridge of Mount Waddington in Canada’s Coast Mountains, climbed with Ian Welsted alpine style from 3 to 7 August 2019. On 22 July the duo climbed the North Face of Mount Phillips in the Canadian Rockies.

23.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Krzysztof Wielicki, winter climbing on the highest mountains in the world

One of the strongest Himalayan mountaineers of all times, Krzysztof Wielicki, talks about his winter mountaineering on the highest mountains in the world.

12.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh climb new route up Huandoy North in Peru

Climbing alpine style, Márek Holeček and Radoslav Groh have established a new route up Huandoy North (6360m) in Peru.

09.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

All or nothing. By Hector Silva Peralta

The first of two parts written by Hector Silva Peralta, a Chilean mountaineer who lived in Italy for 9 years before traveling to Chile, Canada and Alaska pursuing his dream: to become a mountaineer.

08.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Muztagh Tower Black Tooth, first ascent details by Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer

Details of the first ascent of Black Tooth, the 6718m mountain next to Muztagh Tower in the Karakorum, Pakistan, carried out by Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer on 26 July 2019.

04.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer summit Black Tooth in Karakorum

Mountaineers Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer have made the first ascent of Black Tooth, a 6718m mountain in the Karakorum range in Pakistan.

02.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Denis Urubko establishes new route solo on Gasherbrum II

Climbing alpine style, the 46-year-old Russian-Polish mountaineer Denis Urubko has forged a new route up Gasherbrum II (8032m) in Pakistan.

24.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

K2 summits by Adrian Ballinger, Carla Perez & Co

K2 was climbed without supplementary oxygen today by Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez. Shortly beforehand the summit of the second highest mountain in the world was reached by Nirmal Purja and his sherpa team climbing with O2.

22.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Francesco Cassardo rescued on Gasherbrum VII

Dr. Francesco Cassardo, the Italian mountaineer injured last Saturday at over 6300 meters on Gasherbrum VII, has been airlifted to safety. The rescue efforts by Carlalberto Cala Cimenti, Denis Urubko, Don Bowie, Jaroslaw Zdanowich and Janusz Adamski and also Marco Confortola proved to be of fundamental importance.

22.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

François Cazzanelli and Andreas Steindl speed up the Peutérey Integral, Mont Blanc

The two mountain guides François Cazzanelli and Andreas Steindl have carried out an extremely fast ascent of the Peutérey Integral Ridge in the Mont Blanc massif in just 12 hours and 12 minutes. The round-trip back to the starting point at the La Sorgente campsite in Val Veny, Italy, required just 15 hours and 55 minutes.

19.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Janez Svoljšak, goodbye to the promising climber from Slovenia

Slovenian alpinist Janez Svoljšak passed away on 15 July at base camp while on an expedition to climb Tahu Rutum (6650m), Karakorum, Pakistan. The promising mountaineer was just 25 years old.

19.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Max Berger paraglides off K2 Shoulder

The video of Austrian mountaineer Max Berger paragliding off the Shoulder of K2 at an altitude of almost 8000m.

10.07.2019 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

Aiguille Noire, Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and Mont Blanc. Integral 2.0

Denis Trento reports about a fast ascent of Aiguille Noire de Peuterey carried out by Marco Farina and Gabriele Carrara combined, the next day with Trento himself, with the Via Bonatti - Oggioni up the Pilier Rouge du Brouillard and the summit of Mont Blanc.

08.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Max Berger summits Broad Peak, paraglides from Camp 3

Last week Austrian mountaineer Max Berger summited Broad Peak (8047m) and then paraglided from Camp 3 at 7100 meters. He now plans to climb and fly K2, the second highest mountain in the world.

07.07.2019 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri

Ivo Ferrari remembers Marco Anghileri, his friend and mountaineer from Lecco.

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