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04.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Valle di Daone, remembering the ice climbing Masters competition

Ice Valle di Daone, ice climbing, competitions at the start of 2000 and the main players in this video created at the start of the new millennium.

03.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites: French winter ascent of Civetta Solleder climb

Winter mountaineering: an interview with French alpinist Max Bonniot after his repeat of the historic Solleder - Lettenbauer climb up the North-West Face of Mt. Civetta in the Dolomites, carried out together with Léo Billon and Benjamin Védrines from 22 - 25 December 2017.

03.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold free solo climbs Beta Block Super icefall up Breitwangfluh in Switzerland

On 24 December 2017 the 33-year-old Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold made a free solo ascent of the icefall Beta Block Super up the Breitwangfluh above Kandersteg in Switzerland.

01.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites Val Mesdì and the ice climb up Pizza Longata

The topo of the icefall climbed in December 2016 by Mountain Guides Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher in Val de Mesdi, Sella group, Dolomites. Not necessarily a new route, but certainly a great winter climb.

01.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Austrian Climbs in Indian Himalaya

The Austrian Alpine Club cadet team 'Naturfreunde' celebrated the end of the 2015-2017 triennial with a successful mountaineering expedition to the Zanskar region in India that results in new climbs in the Indian Himalaya.

30.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Spectacular solar corona in Antarctica seen by Houlding Spectre expedition

During their return from the Mt. Spectre in Antarctica, Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon witnessed a spectacular solar corona display.

29.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Hansjörg Auer: No Turning Back

The film No Turning Back, portraying the life and climbs of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer.

28.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Markus Pucher and the solo winter ascent of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia

Winter mountaineering video: the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia, carried out by Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher on 17 September 2016.

26.12.2017 by Cristian Candiotto in Alpinism

Winter climbing in the Orobie Alps / New mixed route in Valle di Trona

In Valle Trona (Val Gerola, Orobie Alps) Cristian Candiotto and Benigno Balatti made the first ascent of Holly, a new climb up Mt. Stanislao. Candiotto provides the report.

24.12.2017 by Valentino Cividini in Alpinism

Monte Vigna Vaga: new North Face climb

Valentino Cividini reports about the first ascent of a new route up the north face of Monte Vigna Vaga (2332m), Bergamasque Alps, established on 16 December 2017 with Pietro Pellegrini and Giambattista Cattaneo.

23.12.2017 by Hannes Kröss in Alpinism

Rabenstein Ice Tower seasons start

On Tuesday 26 December the Ice Tower at Rabenstein / Corvara in the Dolomites will open to the public. The structure will host a stage of the 2018 Ice Climbing World Cup on 26 and 27 January 2018.

22.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Annapurna III Unclimbed: the David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel climbing documentary

The short film Annapurna III Unclimbed that documents the 2016 attempt by Austrian alpinists David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel to ascend the virgin SE Ridge of Annapurna III (7555m) in the Himalaya.

21.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Kishtwar, Huber, Siegrist and Zanker expedition video

The video the first ascent of ‘Har Har Mahadev’ up the NW Face of Cerro Kishtwar (6155 m), established in October 2017 by Thomas Huber, Stephan Siegrist and Julian Zanker.

19.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Antarctica success for American exploratory expedition

Climbers Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and Pablo Durana have concluded their expedition to Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. The American alpinists succeed in climbing numerous routes, including the first ascent of a big wall established up Ulvetanna by Chin and Anker.

18.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ice climbing Dolomites: the unknown ice climb up Torre Vitty

Ice climbing in the Dolomites: an unknown ice climb, highly recommended by Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher, up Torre Vitty in the Sella massif.

15.12.2017 by François Cazzanelli in Alpinism

First-class Italian mountaineering in China: the Mount Edgar report

After the initial fragmentary news, François Cazzanelli now reports about the expedition to Mount Edgar (6618 m) in the Nanmengou Valley in Sichuan, China which included Francesco Ratti, Emrik Favre, Tomas Franchini, Matteo Faletti and Fabrizio Dellai. The Italian alpinists succeeded in establishing numerous routes including the first ascent of the West Face of Mount Edgar (Franchini, solo), the first ascent of the NW Face and a repeat of the original route first ascended in 2003 by a Korean expedition.

14.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Scotland: superb new winter climb established by Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson

Winter mountaineering in Scotland: on the Church Door Buttress at Bidean nam Bian close to Glen Coe the expert British mountaineers Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have made the first ascent of Lost Arrow Winter Variation, describing the demanding line as 'one of the most sustained routes' they have ever climbed in the country.

13.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New Antarctic climbs by strong American expedition

An all-star expedition comprised of American alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Savannah Cumins, Alex Honnold, Anna Pfaff, Cedar Wright and the cameraman Pablo Durana is currently in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica where various members have managed to establish a flurry of new rock climbs.

12.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Adventure and alpinism in the Antarctic: Spectre climbed by Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon

Alpinism and exploration in Antarctica: Leo Houlding, Jean Burgun and Mark Sedon have climbed the 1263 m high Spectre peak on the continent’s Gothic Mountains.

11.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rungofarka first ascent in Himalaya by Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau

Climbing alpine style over five days, American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau have made the first ascent of Rungofarka 6495 m in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya.

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