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01.02.2018 by Ines Papert in Alpinism

Watzmann Family Traverse, Ines Papert & Luka Lindič make possible first winter ascent

On 11 January 2018 Ines Papert and Luka Lindic made what is likely to be the first winter traverse of the Watzmann (2713 m), Berchtesgaden Alps. Papert reports about this east to west climb across the third highest mountain in Germany.

Patagonia, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera establish Maracaibo up Cerro Pollone

On the NW Face of Cerro Pollone in Patagonia, Matteo Della Bordella and Luca Schiera established Maracaibo, a new rock climb 300 meters high graded 7a/C1.

29.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup: HanNaRai Song extends her lead, Mohammadreza Safdarian Korouyeh claims Iran's first victory

On Saturday 27 January 2018 HanNaRai Song won Lead category in the Ice Climbing World Cup in Corvara in Val Passiria for the third consecutive time. In the men's competition there was a maiden victory when Mohammadreza Safdarian Korouyeh became the first Iranian ever to clinch a stage victory. The Speed discipline was won by Russia's Anton Nemov and Nadezda Gallyamova.

28.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat: ordeal ends for Elisabeth Revol!

Elisabeth Revol has been rescued off Nanga Parbat by Adam Bielecki, Denis Urubko, Jarek Botor and Piotr Tomala who climbed ceaselessly throughout the night. A helicopter transported the Frenchwoman to Islamabad and she will now return to France for medical treatment, while the four mountaineers will return to their attempt at climbing K2 in winter.

27.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat, Elisabeth Revol reached by Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko

UPDATE at 22:28: Adam Bielecki and Denis Urubko reach Elisabeth Revol! This morning the rescue operation began to try and save Tomek Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol on Nanga Parbat. Two helicopters transported Adam Bielecki, Denis Urubko, Jarek Botor and Piotr Tomala from K2 to Nanga Parbat, dropping them off at circa 4900 meters; the rescuers are currently climbing up towards the Frenchwoman and Pole.

26.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Drama on Nanga Parbat, fears for Tomek Mackiewicz and Elisabeth Revol

High up on Nanga Parbat the Polish mountaineer Tomek Mackiewicz and France’s Elisabeth Revol have reportedly run into difficulty during their attempt to climb the mountain in winter. A rescue operation has been organised from K2.

26.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions

Miss Elizabeth Hawley has passed away at the age of 95. The American journalist was recognised as a legendary chronicler of mountaineering expeditions to the Himalaya.

25.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2018, Han Na Rai Song, Alexey Dengin win in Saas Fee

South Korea’s Han Na Rai Song and Russia’s Alexey Dengin won the Lead discipline of the first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2018 that took place last weekend at Saas Fee in Switzerland. The Speed discipline was won by the Russians Nikolai Kuzovlev and Ekaterina Feoktistova. During the competition, Climbers Against Cancer (CAC) donated £25.000 to the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation.

24.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dani Arnold free solo video of Beta Block Super up Breitwangfluh

The video of Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold who on 24 December 2017 made an audacious free solo climb up the icefall Beta Block Super on Breitwangfluh in Switzerland.

23.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Civetta Solleder - Lettenbauer, the French winter ascent video

Winter mountaineering video: the winter ascent carried out by French alpinists Max Bonniot, Léo Billon and Benjamin Védrines of the historic Solleder - Lettenbauer up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites).

23.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cerro Adela Sur, new Romanian variation by Capusan, Zolt in Patagonia

Romanian mountaineers Vlad Capusan and Török Zolt have added a new variation to Filo Este on Cerro Adela Sur in Patagonia. The logical new line was climbed in 34 hours.

22.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pumori winter ascent by Alex Txikon & Co in preparation for Everest

In preparation for the winter ascent without supplementary oxygen of Everest, Basque alpinist Alex Txikon and Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara climbed Pumori, the beautiful 7161m summit in front of Everest. Nuri and Temba Sherpa also reached the summit. The report by Domenico Perri.

19.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ice Climbing World Cup 2018 starts in Saas Fee, Switzerland

The first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2018 got underway in Saas Fee, Switzerland today. The Speed finals take place the evening, tomorrow hosts the Lead semifinals and Finals. All stages transmitted in live streaming.

15.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Boswell and Robertson discover their Holy Grail in Scottish Highlands

Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have climbed a significant new route on Buachaille in Scotland called The Holy Grail IX/10.

12.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kandersteg new mixed climbs by Chatelan, Mercier, Koller

Simon Chatelan, Jeff Mercier and Ron Koller have made the first ascent of two new ice and mixed climbs at the Oeschinenwald sector above Kandersteg in Switzerland.

09.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alpinism in Valtournenche: new mixed climb by Cazzanelli & Buongiorno

On the Singlin rock face in Valtournenche (Valle d’Aosta, Italy) François Cazzanelli and Nicolò Buongiorno have established a new mixed climb called Il Sole di Mezzogiorno (150m, M5, 6a)

04.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Valentin Delluc Mont Blanc Moonline

The video of speedrider Valentin Delluc making a night flight above the Bossons glacier in the Mont Blanc massif.

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.

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