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06.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Nicolas Hojac, Adrian Zurbrügg speed across the Monte Rosa Traverse

The video of Swiss mountaineers Adrian Zurbrügg and Nicolas Hojac who in 2020 enchained the 18 mountains in the Monte Rosa massif above 4000 meters in just 13 hours and 39 minutes.

28.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Chantel Astorga interview after Cassin Ridge solo on Denali in Alaska

Interview with top American alpinist Chantel Astorga after the first female solo ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali in Alaska.

24.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Mount Everest Centenary Exhibition launched by Alpine Club in London

The Alpine Club has opened its landmark exhibition 'Everest: By Those Who Were There' to the public. The exhibition commemorates 100 years since the first expedition to Mount Everest in 1921, and explores, in intimate detail, the three Alpine Club and Royal Geographical Society expeditions of the 1920s.

23.06.2021 by Markus Kirch in Alpinism

Cocktail Sans Glace savoured on Pic Coolidge, Écrins, by Markus Kirch, James Price

German alpinist Markus Kirch reports about the first ascent of Cocktail Sans Glace, a new mixed route established in mid-May with James Price and on the North Face of Pic Coolidge in the Massif des Écrins, France.

21.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Chantel Astorga solos Cassin Ridge on Denali and skis West Rib/Seattle Ramp

Top American alpinist Chantel Astorga has made a solo ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali in Alaska.

17.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Altavia 4000: Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni and the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps

Italian mountaineers Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni are currently climbing all 82 peaks over 4,000m in the Alps. Having set off on 4 May 2021, the two aspirant mountain guides have already climbed 30 mountains as part of their project called Altavia 4000.

08.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Heavenly Trap on Baruntse, Márek Holeček reports about new route with Radoslav Groh


Czech alpinist Márek Holeček reports about Heavenly Trap, the new route climbed alpine style over 10 days up the West Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal together with Radoslav Groh.


31.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh survive Baruntse NW Face ordeal

Czech climbers Márek Holeček and Radoslav Groh are safe and sound after having established a new climb on the NW Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal. After climbing the route alpine style the two Czech mountaineers endured an epic, 80-hour descent.

25.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Big new winter climb on Cima Tosa in Brenta Dolomites by Andreozzi, Faletti, Padros

Emanuele Andreozzi, Matteo Faletti and Santiago Padrós have made the first ascent of Pazzione Primavernale, a new winter climb up the NNE face of Cima Tosa in the Brenta Dolomites.

20.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kangchung Shar North Face first ascent by Jaroslava Bansky, Zdenek Hak

Czech alpinists Zdeněk Hák and Jaroslava Bánský have successfully completed the first traverse of Kangchung Shar (6030m) in Nepal. They climbed the north face of the mountain into the saddle between Kangchung Shar and Cholo, then followed the NW ridge to the top, returned to the saddle and descended the south face. Zdenek Hak reports

15.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Priti and Jeff Wright make the first ascent of K6 Central, Karakorum

The video of the first ascent of K6 Central (7155m) nel Karakorum, Pakistan, carried out on 9 October 2020 by American climbers Jeff and Priti Wright.

11.05.2021 by Luka Lindič in Alpinism

Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington in Alaska. Luka Lindič reports

Luka Lindič reports about the first ascent, carried out with Ines Papert, of Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington’s West face, Central Denali Range, Alaska in April 2021.

Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

On 30 April Andrzej Bargiel made the first ascent Yawash Sar II (6178m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Having reached the summit via the west face, the Polish mountaineer then made the mountain’s first ski descent.

04.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ines Papert, Luka Lindič climb new route up Mt. Huntington in Alaska

Ines Papert from Germany and Luka Lindič from Slovenia have established Heart of Stone, a new mixed climb up the west face of Mt. Huntington (3731m) in Alaska.

22.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Brette Harrington, Dylan Cunningham devour Just a Nibble on Mount Niblock in Canada

On 17 April 2021 Dylan Cunningham and Brette Harrington established Just a Nibble (M6R, 5.10-, WI5, 500m), a tenuous mixed climb up the virgin NE Face of Mount Niblock in Canada.

21.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Adamello, Busazza, Presanella: three north faces climbed in a day by Leonardo Gheza, Giulia Venturelli

Italian mountaineers Leonardo Gheza and Giulia Venturelli enchained the north faces of Adamello, Cima della Busazza and Presanella in a single day. The 51km outing covered 3700 vertical gain and was completed in 22 hours.

15.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Sean Villanueva make his Moonwalk Traverse in Patagonia

A first video of Belgian mountaineer Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll making his solo ascent of the Fitz Roy Traverse in Patagonia from 5 - 10 February 2021, which he dubbed the Moonwalk Traverse.

15.04.2021 by Hervé Barmasse in Alpinism

Hervé Barmasse solos all six Matterhorn ridges

On Wednesday 3 March 2021 Italian mountaineer Hervé Barmasse soloed Via De Amicis on the Matterhorn. With this ascent the 43-year-old mountaineer from Valle d'Aosta closed the circle, becoming the first to solo all six ridges of the Matterhorn.

14.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Aiguille de Pélerins, John McCune and Will Sim go Above and Beyond

British mountaineers John McCune and Will Sim have climbed what is likely to be a new route to the left of Beyond Good and Evil on the North Face of Aiguille de Pélerins in the Mont Blanc massif. Above and Beyond has been graded ED M6 6b+.

13.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cimon della Pala, Dolomites: Emanuele Andreozzi, Matteo Faletti establish Elements of Life

Alpinists Emanuele Andreozzi and Matteo Faletti have made the first ascent of Elements of Life (900m, AI5/M6), a spectacular mixed climb up the north face of Cimon della Pala in the Pale di San Martino group of the Italian Dolomites.

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