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08.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Corona Clean climbed in Val Travenanzes, Dolomites, by Simon Kehrer and Lukas Troi

On 20/02/2020 the mountain guides Simon Kehrer and Lukas Troi from the South Tyrol, Italy, established Corona Clean (Wi6 / M9) in Val Travenanzes, Dolomites.

07.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grandes Jorasses Directe de l'Amitié repeated by Leo Billon, Sébastien Ratel, Benjamin Védrines

From 24 to 26 January 2022 French mountaineers Leo Billon, Sébastien Ratel and Benjamin Védrines repeated Directe de l'Amitié on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif.

05.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Jonas Schild, Stephan Siegrist establish OeschiMixTrix, new mixed climb at Kandersteg in Switzerland

Swiss alpinists Jonas Schild and Stephan Siegrist have made the first ascent of OeschiMixTrix, a new mixed climb at the sector Oeschinensee at Kandersteg.

04.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Changing Corners added to Pointe Adolphe Rey by Christophe Dumarest, Tom Livingstone

Alpinists Christophe Dumarest and Tom Livingstone have made the first ascent of Changing Corners (M7, 250m) on Pointe Adolphe Rey in the Mont Blanc massif.

02.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Adieu Korra Pesce

Corrado 'Korra' Pesce, the Italian mountain guide known as one of the strongest climbers of his generation, lost his life on Cerro Torre in Patagonia.

01.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Petra Klingler, Louna Ladevant crowned Ice Climbing World Champions 2022

On Saturday 29 January at Saas Fee in Switzerland local favourite Petra Klingler and France's Louna Ladevant won the 2022 Lead Ice Climbing World Championships. Mohsen Beheshti Rad and Natalia Savitskaia were crowned Speed World Champions on Friday 28 January.

Corrado Korra Pesce perishes on Cerro Torre / The climb, accident and rescue attempt. By Matteo Della Bordella

The El Chalten mountain rescue has announced that there is no longer any hope of finding Corrado 'Korra' Pesce alive. The Italian mountain guide was hit by rock and ice high up on Cerro Torre along with his Argentine climbing partner Tomás Aguiló. Matteo Della Bordella (who with David Bacci and Matteo De Zaiacomo climbed another new route at the same time and who, together with his partners, shared the upper section of the route with Pesce and Aguiló) reports about the ascent, the accident, the rescue of Aguiló and the attempt to rescue Korra.

30.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Corrado Korra Pesce critically injured on Cerro Torre, rescue operation suspended

41-year-old Italian mountaineer Corrado 'Korra' Pesce was seriously injured in a climbing accident on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. Loved and respected by all, and known as one of the strongest climbers of his generation, Korra was climbing with Argentine mountaineer Tomás Aguiló when the two were hit by rock and ice. Aguilo, after descending alone and alerting the rescue service, was transported to safety. Unfortunately the rescue efforts for Korra, still on the mountain, have been suspended.

29.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Championships 2022 in Saas Fee, Switzerland

Saas Fee in Switzerland is currently hosting the Ice Climbing World Championships 2022. After the Speed discipline won yesterday by Mohsen Beheshti Rad and Natalia Savitskaia, the Lead finals take place today at 18:30. Live streaming directly from ‘the coldest car park in the world’.

27.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Harlin Direttissima climbed in winter by Leo Billon, Sébastien Ratel, Benjamin Védrines

From 12 to 16 January 2022 the French mountaineers Leo Billon, Sébastien Ratel and Benjamin Védrines climbed the John Harlin Direttissima on the north face of the Eiger in alpine style and in winter.

25.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Torre paraglide by Roger Schäli, Mario Heller, Pablo Pontoriero

On 18/01/2022 Roger Schäli, Mario Heller and Pablo Pontoriero paraglided off the summit of Cerro Torre in Patagonia after having climbed the West Face Ragni route.

25.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hervé Barmasse, David Göttler call off Nanga Parbat winter climb

Due to the bad weather conditions the Italian mountaineer Hervé Barmasse and his German climbing partner David Göttler have called off their expedition which aimed to climb Nanga Parbat in winter.

20.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Charles Dubouloz completes first solo of Grandes Jorasses Rolling Stones, in winter

From 13 to 18 January 2022, French alpinist Charles Dubouloz completed the first solo ascent of the famous mixed climb Rolling Stones on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif.

18.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marcel Schenk adds La bella e la bestia to Valle Albigna (Val Bregaglia), Switzerland

Marcel Schenk, climbing with Tom Bärfuss has completed La bella e la bestia, a mixed route he began in 2019 with David Hefti nel 2019 on Piz Balzet in Valle Albigna (Val Bregaglia), Switzerland

17.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Paolo Marazzi, Luca Schiera in Patagonia in search of the mountain without a name

The Italian Ragni di Lecco alpinists Paolo Marazzi and Luca Schiera have set off on expedition to Patagonia, more precisely to the Hielo Norte glacier, where they will attempt a mountain they noted in 2020 that is currently uncharted.

16.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Ines Papert & Luka Lindič climb their Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington in Alaska

The video of Ines Papert & Luka Lindič making the first ascent of Heart of Stone on the West Face of Mount Huntington in Alaska in April 2021.

Andrzej Bargiel’s K2 ski descent / The revolutionary use of drones in High Altitude Mountaineering

A case study of the use of drones in the historic first ski descent of K2, carried out in 2018 by Poland’s Andrzej Bargiel

11.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Manaslu Base Camp partially destroyed by avalanche

The winter expedition to Manaslu led by Simone Moro and Alex Txikon has suffered a minor setback; an avalanche hit and partially destroyed Base Camp. All the members of the expedition are doing well, having previously descended to Samagaon after heavy snowfall.

05.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl, Jakob Steinkasserer find their Focus, new ice climb at Rein in Taufers, Italy

At the end of December 2021, South Tyrolean mountaineers Simon Gietl and Jakob Steinkasserer made the first ascent of Focus, an ephemeral icefall close to Rein in Taufers / Riva di Tures in the Ahrntal Valle Aurina, Italy.

01.01.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Dave MacLeod soloing the Orion Face Direct on Ben Nevis in Scotland

The video of Scottish mountaineer Dave MacLeod soloing the classic Orion Face Direct on Ben Nevis, one of the longest and most famous winter routes in Great Britain.

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