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14.02.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marc-Andre's Visión completed on Torre Egger in Patagonia

Brette Harrington, Quentin Roberts and Horacio Gratton have completed Marc-Andre’s Visión, a new route up the East Face of Torre Egger in Patagonia envisaged in 2016 by the late Marc-André Leclerc.

Ragni di Lecco add new route to Aguja Standhardt in Patagonia

On the north face of the Aguja Standhardt in Patagonia the Italian alpinists Matteo Bernasconi, Matteo Della Bordella and Matteo Pasquetto have established Il dado è tratto. The new route provides 'spectacular' climbing. Della Bordella reports directly from El Chalten.

12.02.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Fabian Buhl's Patagonia Cerro Torre paraglide flight footage

The video of Fabian Buhl paragliding off the summit of Cerro Torre in Patagonia on 7 February 2020.

12.02.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tim Emmett, Klemen Premrl complete Mission To Mars at Helmcken Falls in Canada

At the Helmcken Falls in Canada Tim Emmett and Klemen Premrl have made the first ascent of Mission To Mars, a hugely overhanging ice climb they have graded WI 13.

11.02.2020 by Hannes Pfeifhofer in Alpinism

Zsigmondycouloir up Elferkofel in Sexten Dolomites by Hannes Egarter, Hannes Pfeifhofer

South Tyrolean mountain guide Hannes Pfeifhofer reports about the first ascent of Zsigmondycouloir on the Zsigmondykopf up Elferkofel in Sexten Dolomites, established with Hannes Egarter

08.02.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Fabian Buhl paraglides off Cerro Torre

Paralpinism in Patagonia: German mountaineer Fabian Buhl has made a paraglide flight off the summit of Cerro Torre in Patagonia. The 29-year-old is the first to do so after reaching the summit by his own means.

07.02.2020 by Lukas Hinterberger in Alpinism

Cerro Cachet NE Face first ascent in Patagonia by Lukas Hinterberger, Nicolas Hojac, Stephan Siegrist

While climbing in Northern Patagonia, Swiss mountaineers Lukas Hinterberger, Nicolas Hojac and Stephan Siegrist made the first ascent of the NE Face of Cerro Cachet . The route has been called Homenaje a los amigos perdidos in memory of David Lama, Ueli Steck and Julian Zanker. Hinterberger reports.

05.02.2020 by Santiago Padrós in Alpinism

Madre Tierra on Rocchetta Alta di Bosconero in Zoldo Dolomites by Santiago Padrós, Diego Toigo

Spanish mountain guide Santiago Padrós reports about a big new winter climb up Rocchetta Alta di Bosconero (2412m) in the Zoldo Dolomites, established on 30/01/2020 with Diego Toigo. The mixed outing is called Madre Tierra and was completed after a failed first attempt with Giovanni Andriano and Ruggero Arena.

04.02.2020 by Simon Chatelan in Alpinism

Rochers de Gagnières, Simon Chatelan and Nicolas Jaquet add mixed climb to Chablais Alps

On 25/01/2020 alpinists Simon Chatelan and Nicolas Jaquet made the first ascent of Fury Road (600m, M6 WI6 45°), a new mixed climb up the north face of the Rochers de Gagnières, not far from the Dent du Midi mountain range in the Chablais Alps in Switzerland. Chatelan report.

02.02.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Piergiorgio in Patagonia, new east face climb by Alessandro Bau, Giovanni Zaccaria

On the east face of Cerro Piergiorgio in Patagonia Italian mountain guides Alessandro Baù and Giovanni Zaccaria have made the first ascent of Scrumble de manzana.

25.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Torre East Face, 2019 Matteo Della Bordella and Matteo Pasquetto attempt

The video of Matteo Della Bordella and Matteo Pasquetto attempting the east face of Cerro Torre (Patagonia) up the British Diedre route.

24.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn Grandes Murailles winter enchainment completed by François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti

After 4 days and 40 hours of climbing, the two Italian mountain guides François Cazzanelli and Francesco Ratti completed the first winter enchainment of the Furggen chain, Matterhorn, Grandes Murailles chain and Petites Murailles chain. A 'Himalayan ridge above home.'

20.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger crevasse fall on Gasherbrum

After a terrifying fall into a crevasse, fortunately without serious consequences, Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have ended their winter expedition to Gasherbrum I and II in Pakistan.

19.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hohe Warte, Raphaela Haug and Martin Schidlowski strut up Catwalk in Valsertal

In Valsertal (Zillertal Alps, Tyrol) Martin Schidlowski and Raphaela Haug have climbed Catwalk, a probable new mixed line up the NE Face of Hohe Warte.

16.01.2020 by Simon Messner in Alpinism

Rapunzel on Sass de la Crusc, new Dolomites mixed climb by Simon Messner and Manuel Baumgartner

On Sass de la Crusc / Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites, the South Tyrolean mountaineers Simon Messner and Manuel Baumgartner have made the first ascent of Rapunzel, a new ice and mixed climb graded WI6+ M7+.

15.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Barba Bianca, Christoph Hainz and Manuel Baumgartner add new mixed climb to Val Travenanzes, Dolomites

On 10/01/2019 Christoph Hainz and Manuel Baumgartner made the first ascent of Barba Bianca, a new mixed climb in Val Travenanzes, Dolomites.

14.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pandora on Pordoi, Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messin add huge mixed climb to the Dolomites

From 16 to 17 December 2019, after a day of reconnaissance, alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini established Pandora (600m, V, M5, A0, WI6) up the west face of Pordoi (Dolomites) . This ice and mixed climb links via Abram with via Niagara and tackles the huge hanging icefall that formed on the upper section of the face.

10.01.2020 by Marco Farina in Alpinism

Two new ice climbs in Valnontey by the Cogne Mountain Guides

Two new ice and mixed routes were established in Valnontey, Valle d'Aosta, close to the legendary Repentance: Sputnik and Daddy cool, by Michele Amadio, Marco Farina, Remy Maquignaz, Roberto Meoli and Alberto Silvestri. Cogne Mountain Guides Marco Farina reports

08.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayer celebrate Happy New Year ice climb in Dolomites

In Langental (Val Gardena, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayer have made the first ascent of Happy New Year, a two-pitch mixed route graded M6+.

03.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer spring up Seitensprung in Langental, Dolomites

On 27/12/2019 Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer made the first ascent of Seitensprung, a new ice climb in Val Lietres - Langental, Dolomites.

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