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Embracing the Grim - a tribute to Line van Den Berg
09/07/2024 - Alpinism
Embracing the Grim - a tribute to Line van Den Berg
The short film 'Embracing the Grim' by Aleksandra Janiak featuring Fay Manners and Line van den Berg, the talented Dutch alpinist who perished in 2023
New mixed climb on Nevado Pisco in Peru by Pou brothers & Micher Quito
18/06/2024 - Alpinism
New mixed climb on Nevado Pisco in Peru by Pou brothers & Micher Quito
Iker Pou, Eneko Pou and Micher Quito have completed the first ascent of 'Pisco Sour' on the SW Face of Nevado Pisco (5780m) in Peru. The 640m mixed route breaches difficulties up to 85°/M6 and was climbed in a 20-hour...
Katherine Choong sends La Fiesta de Los Metallos, 8b mp in the Verdon
14/06/2024 - Climbing
Katherine Choong sends La Fiesta de Los Metallos, 8b mp in the Verdon
Last Monday Swiss climber Katherine Choong repeated 'La Fiesta de Los Metallos', the 200m 8b located in the Verdon Gorge, France.
San Martino di Castrozza (Dolomites, Italy) to host Piolets d’Or 2024
13/06/2024 - Events
San Martino di Castrozza (Dolomites, Italy) to host Piolets d’Or 2024
The 2024 edition of the 'Piolets d’Or, the prestigious mountaineering award, will be held in San Martino di Castrozza, in Trentino, Italy, from 8 - 11 December 2024.
Tomas Franchini perishes in Peru
04/06/2024 - Alpinism
Tomas Franchini perishes in Peru
Italian mountain guide Tomas Franchini has died while climbing Nevado Cashan in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. The 35-year-old was among the most talented of his generation.
Victor Varoshkin repeats Parallel World (D16) in DTS style in Dolomites, Italy
03/06/2024 - Alpinism
Victor Varoshkin repeats Parallel World (D16) in DTS style in Dolomites, Italy
On 01/05/2024 Victor Varoshkin, a mountain guide from Bulgaria, became the first person to repeat 'Parallel World' D16 in pure DTS style. The dry tooling climb is located at crag Tomorrow's World below Marmolada in the Italian Dolomites and was...
Martin Feistl perishes on Scharnitzspitze
24/05/2024 - Alpinism
Martin Feistl perishes on Scharnitzspitze
Leading German alpinist Martin Feistl lost his life on 18 May 2024 on Scharnitzspitze while soloing the 'Spitzenstätter' route (VII, 270m).
Patagonia's Sarmiento West summit climbed alpine style by Hernán Rodríguez, Cristobal Señoret, Nicolas Secul
22/05/2024 - Alpinism
Patagonia's Sarmiento West summit climbed alpine style by Hernán Rodríguez, Cristobal Señoret, Nicolas Secul
A three-man Chilean expedition comprised of Hernán Rodríguez, Cristobal Señoret and Nicolas Secul Ojeda has successfully climbed Monte Sarmiento West summit in Patagonia. Climbed alpine style, this is only the 4th ascent of the remote peak and the first repeat...
Ski mountaineering giant Denis Trento perishes in Italian Alps
06/05/2024 - Alpinism
Ski mountaineering giant Denis Trento perishes in Italian Alps
The Italian mountain guide and former ski mountaineering champion Denis Trento perished on Friday at the age of 41 on the north face of Testa del Paramont in Valle d'Aosta.
New multipitch on Jebel Oujdad in Taghia (Morocco) by Iñaki Marco & Iker Pou
30/04/2024 - Climbing
New multipitch on Jebel Oujdad in Taghia (Morocco) by Iñaki Marco & Iker Pou
On the SW Face of Jebel Oujdad Iñaki Marco and Iker Pou have made the first ascent of 'Bihotz Handi' (7c/320m).
Remembering David Lama, Hansjörg Auer & Jess Roskelley
16/04/2024 - Alpinism
Remembering David Lama, Hansjörg Auer & Jess Roskelley
Five years ago today David Lama, Hansjörg Auer and Jess Roskelley perished while climbing Howse Peak in Canada. On the 5th anniversary of his death, Lama's parents have shared this touching video.
Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll completes solo Torres del Paine skyline traverse
02/04/2024 - Interviews
Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll completes solo Torres del Paine skyline traverse
Interview with Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll after the first traverse of the four main peaks of the Torres del Paine massif in Patagonia, Chile. The Belgian alpinist climbed Torre Sur, Torre Central, Torre Norte and La Peineta solo from 23 -...
Watch Marek Holeček & Matěj Bernát establish Simply Beautiful on Sura Peak in Nepal
27/03/2024 - Alpinism
Watch Marek Holeček & Matěj Bernát establish Simply Beautiful on Sura Peak in Nepal
The video of the first ascent of Simply Beautiful, the climb first ascended on Sura Peak in Nepal in May 2023 by Czech mountaineers Marek Holeček and Matěj Bernát.
Hypnotic Lain and Folie Perseverante, two new mixed climbs at Envers des Aiguilles, Mont Blanc massif
25/03/2024 - Alpinism
Hypnotic Lain and Folie Perseverante, two new mixed climbs at Envers des Aiguilles, Mont Blanc massif
Santiago Padròs reports about his February 2024 first ascents of two mixed climbs at Envers des Aiguilles in the Mont Blanc massif: 'Hypnotic Lain' on Pointe de Nantillons with Oliver Gajewski dedicated to Line van den Berg, and 'Folie...
JB Liautard wins Grand Prize of 34th Memorial María Luisa Photo Contest
20/03/2024 - Book-press
JB Liautard wins Grand Prize of 34th Memorial María Luisa Photo Contest
The Grand Prize of the 34th edition of the Memorial Maria Luisa Photo contest was awarded to French photographer JB Liautard for his photograph entitled The Dune. Fifteen major awards and nine honorable mentions were assigned this year.
Iris Bielli blasts up Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürs in Austria
19/03/2024 - Climbing
Iris Bielli blasts up Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürs in Austria
On 10/03/2024 the 20-year-old Italian climber Iris Bielli repeated 'Prinzip Hoffnung', the famous trad climb on the Bürser Platte, Austria, freed in 2009 by Beat Kammerlander.

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