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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.

29.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Yasushi Yamanoi, the Piolet d'Or 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award video

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.

25.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat, Manaslu and Everest in winter

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.

23.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Princess Cut added to Ben Wyvis in Scotland by Simon Richardson, Mark Robson

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.

Watch the first ski descent of Mount Nelson in Canada by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh

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.

18.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alpine Vagabonds - a climbing sabbatical

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.

09.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Big new winter climb on Beinn Eighe in Scotland by Greg Boswell, Hamish Frost, Graham McGrath

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.

06.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Will Saunders overall winner of Red Bull Illume 2021, Thomas Monsorno wins Innovation category

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.

03.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New icefall in Val Veny (Mont Blanc) climbed by Massimo Datrino, Gianluca Marra

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.

24.11.2021 by Giuseppe Vidoni in Alpinism

Cascata Major on Mont Blanc East Face climbed by Francesco Civra Dano, Giuseppe Vidoni

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.

23.11.2021 by Lindsay Griffin in Alpinism

Yasushi Yamanoi to receive Lifetime Achievement Award Piolet d'Or Carrière 2021

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.

17.11.2021 by Simon Richardson in Alpinism

A Brief Climbing History to Mont Vert de Greuvetta, Mont Blanc massif

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.

10.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Peak Kosmos in Kyrgyzstan climbed by Alexander Gukov, Victor Koval

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 Ultimate Run, Markus Eder’s dream descent

The movie The Ultimate Run featuring freestyle skier Markus Eder from the South Tyrol, Italy.

04.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tsoboje Northwest Face in Nepal climbed by Nejc Marčič, Luka Stražar

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.



26.10.2021 by 
Rafa Vadillo in Alpinism

New ice climbs in Lapland, Sweden


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.


19.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Chamlang North Face Direttissima by Charles Dubouloz, Benjamin Védrines

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.

13.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

James Price summits unclimbed Passu Sar North in Pakistan's Karakoram

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.

12.10.2021 by Tomas Franchini in Alpinism

Tomas Franchini climbs fast and light in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

The report by Tomas Franchini, currently in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, where he has climbed Nevado Ulta and Nevado Huandoy Norte.



08.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Link Sar in Pakistan, Graham Zimmerman’s film now online

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.

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