Polish mountaineer Wanda Rutkiewicz is honoured today with a Google doodle. Recognised as one of the greatest mountaineers of all times, on 16 October 1978 she became the third woman to climb Everest, while in 1986 with France’s Liliane Barrard she became the first woman to climb K2. She ascended eight 8000ers before perishing on Kangchenjunga in 1992.
Polish climber Aleksandra Taistra has repeated Hotel Supramonte, the famous multi-pitch climb deep within the Gole di Gorropu Gorge in Sardinia, first ascended by Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani in 1998/99.
Italian climber Michele Caminati has repeated Greenspit, the difficult trad climb freed in Italy’s Valle Orco by Didier Berthod. The ascent marks a significant comeback after his fall on England’s gritstone in 2017.
In the Bavella massif in Corsica, Laurent Auguste, Manoël Couprie, Emmanuel Faber, Arnaud Petit and Jean-Claude Razel have made the first ascent of the multi-pitch rock climb La danse de Ganesh up Punta di U Corbu.
The teaser of the new movie The Nose Speed Record which documents the speed record up El Capitan in Yosemite set by Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell.
Italian boulderer Elias Iagnemma has made the first ascent of Ten at Vado di Sole in Abruzzo, Italy. This is the first route in the region graded 9a/a+.
The film Age of Ondra, directed by Sender Films. A fascinating portrait of Czech climber Adam Ondra as he struggles with Silence, the world’s first 9c, with Crackinette, ie the first-ever 9a+ flash, and his attempt to repeat a 9b in a single day.
The video of Aaron Durogati and Mirco Grasso and their tandem paragliding flight from the halfway ledge of Marmolada, Dolomites.
British mountaineers Tom Livingstone and Ally Swinton have climbed the virgin west face of Koyo Zom (6877m), the highest mountain in the Hindu Raj range in Pakistan. The two were part of a greater expedition including John Crook, Uisdean Hawthorn and Will Sim.
On 13/07/2019 the two mountain guides Manuel Baumgartner and Mark Oberlechner made the first ascent of Nostalgie, a new multi-pitch rock climb up the north face of Cima Piccola, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites. Baumgartner reports.
On the hitherto unclimbed south face of Middle Pillar of Nalumasortoq above the Tasermiut Fjord in Greenland Italian climbers Federica Mingolla and Edoardo Saccaro have established La Cura, a new big wall with difficulties up to 7b+/A2.
Rolando Larcher talks about the first ascent and first free ascent of Dolmen, a new single pitch rock climb up the Menhir Pillar at Meisules dla Biesces (Sella group), Dolomites.
Adam Ondra and Lučka Rakovec have been crowned European Lead Champions today at Edinburgh in Scotland. Alberto Ginés López and Laura Rogora placed second, Sascha Lehmann and Luce Douady third.
Edinburgh in Scotland is hosting the European Lead Climbing Championship today. Live streaming of the semifinals at 9:25 am, of the finals at 15:00. Last night the European Speed Championships was won by Vladislav Deulin and Aleksandra Miroslaw.
Scottish rock climber Dave MacLeod has made the first ascent of Mind Riot at Binnein Shuas in Scotland. Graded E10 7a, it stands as one of the most difficult trad climbs in the country.
The video of Toru Nakajima making a free solo climb of Shomyo Fall, the highest waterfall in Japan. The discipline ascending streams to their source is called Sawanobori in Japanese
Last summer an all-star team of climbers comprised of Nina Caprez, Sean Villanueva and Roger Schäli established a difficult new rock climb up the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland.
Interview with Swiss mountaineer Dani Arnold after the ropeless ascent of via Comici - Dimai up Cima Grande di Lavaredo (Dolomites) in 46 minutes and 30 seconds.
Swiss climbers Marcel Schenk and David Hefti have climbed Via Nardella up Piz Badile, opened in 1973 by Daniele Chiappa, Giulio Martinelli, Tiziano Nardella and Elio Scarabelli in 1973. Hefti and Schenk onsighted all pitches, except for two which were climbed free by the second.
German mountain guide Robert Jasper has made a rope solo first ascent of Meltdown up the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland.