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Festival gorniškega filma 2024, the International Mountain Film Festival in Ljubljana & Domzale, Slovenia
10/02/2024 - Events
Festival gorniškega filma 2024, the International Mountain Film Festival in Ljubljana & Domzale, Slovenia
The 18th International Film Festival 'Festival gorniškega filma' will take place at Ljubljana and Domzale, Slovenia, from 12 - 17 February 2024. Directed by Silvo Karo, guests include Krzystof Wielicki, Leszek Cichy, Mikhail Fomin, Matteo Della Bordella, Mina Markovič, Edu...
Remote icefall climbed on Becca des Arbiére in Italy's Aosta valley
05/02/2024 - Alpinism
Remote icefall climbed on Becca des Arbiére in Italy's Aosta valley
On 01/27/2024 François Cazzanelli, Stefano Stradelli and Giuseppe Vidoni made the first ascent of 'La Cascata dell'Arbiére' (100m, WI4) on Becca des Arbiére in the Saint-Barthélemy valley in Valle d'Aosta.
Léo Billon & Benjamin Védrines complete Drus-Droites-Jorasses 3 day winter trilogy
01/02/2024 - Alpinism
Léo Billon & Benjamin Védrines complete Drus-Droites-Jorasses 3 day winter trilogy
French mountaineers Léo Billon and Benjamin Védrines have completed an exceptional trilogy, climbing the north faces of the Drus, Les Droites and the Grandes Jorasses in just three days and in the middle of winter. The enchainment was described as...
New mixed climb in Valle Argentera (Valle di Susa), Italy
29/01/2024 - Alpinism
New mixed climb in Valle Argentera (Valle di Susa), Italy
On 01/20/2024 Fabrizio Cuniberti, Diego Margiotta and Lucio Rinetti amde the first ascent of 'Ecofly' in Valle Argentera (Val Susa, Piedmont, Italy). Located to the left of 'Coboldo Caustico', the new mixed climb is dedicated to the mountaineer and paraglider...
New mixed climb on Monte Taburlo in Italian Dolomites by Cassol, Da Canal, Vallata
24/01/2024 - Alpinism
New mixed climb on Monte Taburlo in Italian Dolomites by Cassol, Da Canal, Vallata
On Sunday 21 January 2024 Davide Cassol, Riccardo Da Canal and Luca Vallata climbed a probable new mixed climb in the Ampezzo Dolomites. The new route, which is called 'Gitanes bleu', is approximately 350 meters high, ascends the north face...
Melloblocco 2024, registration online for the 20th legendary bouldering meet
23/01/2024 - Events
Melloblocco 2024, registration online for the 20th legendary bouldering meet
Registration is open online for Melloblocco 2024, the world’s biggest bouldering and climbing meeting scheduled to take place from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 May in Italy's magical Val Masino and Val di Mello Nature Reserve.
UIAA addresses Electromagnetic Interference in Avalanche Transceivers
15/01/2024 - Gear
UIAA addresses Electromagnetic Interference in Avalanche Transceivers
The International Climbing and mountaineering Federation (UIAA) has issued the following comprehensive position statement regarding the critical issue of electromagnetic interference (EMI) with avalanche transceivers.
Il Cigno Nero, new mixed climb on Cima Falkner in Brenta Dolomites
12/01/2024 - Alpinism
Il Cigno Nero, new mixed climb on Cima Falkner in Brenta Dolomites
Enrico Lovato reports about the first ascent of 'Il Cigno Nero' (320m, 5+, M7, 40°) established on the north-east face of Cima Falkner in the Brenta Dolomites with Federico Asciolla on 5 January 2024.
European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2024 in Flaine & Chamonix
07/01/2024 - Competitions
European Ski mountaineering Championships 2024 in Flaine & Chamonix
Europe's best converge next week for the 2024 ISMF European Championships in Flaine / Chamonix, France.
Spectacular new ice climb in Val Ombretta opposite Marmolada (Dolomites)
22/12/2023 - Alpinism
Spectacular new ice climb in Val Ombretta opposite Marmolada (Dolomites)
Emanuele Andreozzi and Vaida Vaivadaite have established 'First Time', a spectacular new ice climb in Val Ombretta directly opposite the south face of the Marmolada in the Dolomites, Italy.
New ice climb added to Sorapiss (Dolomites) by Mirco Grasso, Francesco Rigon
20/12/2023 - Alpinism
New ice climb added to Sorapiss (Dolomites) by Mirco Grasso, Francesco Rigon
Italian mountain guide Francesco Rigon reports about the first ascent of ice climb 'Solo per un sorriso' (WI 5+ 170m), established with Mirco Grasso on Croda di Cacciagrande in the Sorapiss Group (Dolomites) on 19/12/2023.
Cerro San Valentin North Ridge climbed in Patagonia by Oriol Baro, Martín Elías, Nicolas Tapia
11/12/2023 - Alpinism
Cerro San Valentin North Ridge climbed in Patagonia by Oriol Baro, Martín Elías, Nicolas Tapia
Climbing alpine style from 4 - 8 December 2023, Oriol Baro, Martín Elías and Nicolas Tapia completed the first ascent of 'Arista Norte' (WI5, M5 3000m), a 'dream line' up the North Ridge of Cerro San Valentin (4058m) in Patagonia.
Memorial María Luisa Photo Contest call for entries
02/11/2023 - Book-press
Memorial María Luisa Photo Contest call for entries
The 34th Memorial María Luisa International Mountain, Nature and Adventure Photo and Video Contest is calling for entries. The deadline is 1 December 2023.
Call of the Karakorum: James Price climbing in Pakistan
26/10/2023 - Alpinism
Call of the Karakorum: James Price climbing in Pakistan
The video of James Price and his solitary mountaineering in Pakistan's Karakorum.
Big new route on Marmolada (Dolomites) established by Iris Bielli, Matteo Della Bordella, Massimo Faletti, Maurizio Giordani
17/10/2023 - Alpinism
Big new route on Marmolada (Dolomites) established by Iris Bielli, Matteo Della Bordella, Massimo Faletti, Maurizio Giordani
On the south face of Marmolada (Dolomites) Iris Bielli, Matteo Della Bordella, Massimo Faletti and Maurizio Giordani have made the first ascent of Madre Roccia. The 900m climb breaches difficulties of 8b max and 7b mandatory. A total of 18...
Christophe Henry and Juan Señoret perish on Volcán Puntiagudo in Chile
Christophe Henry and Juan Señoret perish on Volcán Puntiagudo in Chile
Juan Señoret from Chile and Christophe 'Tof' Henry from France died on Volcán Puntiagudo in Chile. Both were undisputed reference points for mountaineering and extreme skiing, and the loss of these two will be felt for years.