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.
The video portrait of 56-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yasushi Yamanoi who was awarded with the 13th Piolets d'Or Carrière 2021 at the end of November at Briançon in France.
Winter attempts on some of the highest mountains in the world are about to begin: Hervé Barmasse, David Göttler, Mike Arnold and Qudrat Ali will attempt Nanga Parbat; Simone Moro, Alex Txikon and Rinzee Sherpa will try their luck on Manaslu; Jost Kobusch will attempt to solo Everest.
Winter climbing in Scotland: on 10 December 2021 Simon Richardson and Mark Robson made the first ascent of Princess Cut (VI,6) on Glas Leathad Beag on Ben Wyvis.
The video documenting the first ski descent of the East Face of Mount Nelson in Canada, carried out on 4/03/2021 by the mountaineers Ian McIntosh and Christina Lusti Lustenberger.
A recap of the sabbatical climbing year of American mountaineers Priti and Jeff Wright and their ascents of some of the most famous mountains in the world.
On 05/12/2021 Greg Boswell, Hamish Frost and Graham McGrath have established 'Take Me Back To The Desert', a completely new winter line on Beinn Eighe in Scotland.
US photographer Will Saunders has been crowned overall winner of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021 with his photograph of a climber falling at Indian Creek, USA. Italian photographer Thomas Monsorno won the Innovation by EyeEm category with his photo of Dani Arnold on Lake Baikal in Siberia. Federico Ravassard was selected as a finalist in the Playground by WhiteWall category for his photo of Marzio Nardi climbing in the marble quarries at Carrara.
On 01/12/2021 Courmayeur mountain guides Massimo Datrino and Gianluca Marra climbed Cascata del Monzino in Val Veny in the Mont Blanc massif. This drip has probably never been climbed before.
On the east face of Mont Blanc Giuseppe Vidoni and Francesco Civra Dano have climbed an icefall that had never been ascended before. Described as 'a real icefall at 4000m, about 200 meters high in the middle of the Brenva face’, the line then took them to the summit of Mont Blanc. Vidoni tells the story.
Japanese mountaineer Yasushi Yamanoi is to receive the13th Piolets d'Or Carrière Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize giving ceremony will be celebrated in Briançon, France, from 26 to 29 November.
The brief climbing history to Mont Vert de Greuvetta in the Mont Blanc massif, summarised by Simon Richardson who, this autumn with Michael Rinn, climbed a series of new routes in the range.
Ace Russian mountaineers Alexander Gukov and Victor Koval have completed an impressive first ascent in the Kokshaal-Too Ridge mountain range, climbing a direct line up the center of the north face of Peak Kosmos in pure alpine style over a period of 7 days.
The movie The Ultimate Run featuring freestyle skier Markus Eder from the South Tyrol, Italy.
Climbing alpine style from 28 - 30 October 2021, Slovenian alpinists Nejc Marčič and Luka Stražar established a new route up the NW Face of Tsoboje (Chobutse) above the Rolwaling Valley in Nepal.
Rafa Vadillo from Catalonia, Spain, reports about new ice climbs established in Swedish Lapland, in particular in the Stora Sjöfallet National Park and the Sarek National Park.
French mountaineers Charles Dubouloz and Benjamin Védrines have climbed a remarkable new route up the virgin North Face of Chamlang (7319m) in Nepal. 'À l'ombre du mensonge' was ascended alpine style over 4 days and breaches difficulties up WI 5+, M5+, 90°, ED.
This summer James Price made a first ascent of Passu Sar North (6884m) and opened new routes on Passu Diar (7295m) and Maidon Sar (6090m), also referred to as Darmyani Peak, by climbing the mountain's south ridge.
The report by Tomas Franchini, currently in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, where he has climbed Nevado Ulta and Nevado Huandoy Norte.
The film Link Sar directed by Graham Zimmerman, which documents the first ascent of the 7041m peak in Pakistan’s Karakorum, first ascended in 2019 by Zimmerman with Mark Richey, Steve Swenson and Chris Wright.