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10.07.2020 by Marco Sappa in Alpinism

Mont Blanc's Digital Crack repeated by Marco Sappa

Marco Sappa has repeated the famous Digital Crack, first ascended in 1999 by Thierry Renault and Alain Ghersen on the Grand Gendarme of the Arête des Cosmiques in the Mont Blanc massif. The Italian mountain guide reports.



09.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos frees Upgrade U, hardest boulder problem in Frankenjura

The video of German climber Alex Megos making the first ascent of Upgrade U, an 8C boulder problem in the Frankenjura, Germany.



09.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

First ascent climbing contest at Barliard in Ollomont valley, Valle d'Aosta

A new contest has been launched at the crag Barliard in the Ollomont valley in Valle d’Aosta, Italy


 where two sport climbs have been bolted and await a first ascent. The first male and female climbers to free the routes will receive climbing equipment to the equivalent of € 1,000.

08.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2020: the big list


The organisers of the Piolet d’Or mountaineering award have published the complete list of most significant and innovative climbs carried out in 2019. From this they will select the recipients of the Piolets d'Or award that will be celebrated during the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland, from 11 to 22 September 2020.

07.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Stefano Carnati king of Jungle Boogie 9a+ at Céüse

At Céüse in France, 22-year-old Italian climber Stefano Carnati has repeated Jungle Boogie, a 9a+ sport climb established in 2012 by Adam Ondra.

06.07.2020 by Ragni di Lecco in Alpinism

Final farewell to Matteo Bernasconi on Pizzo Badile by Ragni di Lecco

On Sunday 5 July 2020 the Ragni di Lecco mountaineering club climbed Pizzo Badile and bid farewell to Matteo Bernasconi who was tragically killed in a ski mountaineering accident on 12/05/2020.

05.07.2020 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

Remembering Tito Traversa

Seven years ago Tito Traversa perished in a climbing accident. The void left behind by this great climber, aged a mere twelve, continues to be enormous.

04.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Alexander Megos completes first 'brushpoint' of Frankenjura 8c

The video of German climber Alex Megos climbing Father and Son (8c) in Frankenjura in Germany, brushing each hold immediately after using it...

04.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

The People of Climbing

The film The People of Climbing. Directed by Josh Greenwood, this documentary provides a candid look at race and equity in the outdoor industry from the perspective of people of color attending the 2018 Color The Crag Festival in Alabama, USA.

03.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Cédric Lachat repeats Wogü in Rätikon, Switzerland

Swiss climber Cédric Lachat has repeated Wogü, the 8c alpine sports climb established by Beat Kammerlander and freed in 2008 by Adam Ondra in Rätikon, Switzerland.

03.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Red Pillar of Brouillard: new Mont Blanc rock climb by Della Bordella, Cazzanelli, Ratti

Italian alpinists Matteo Della Bordella, François Cazzanelli and Francesco Ratti have established Incroyable, a new rock climb up the famous Red Pillar of Brouillard on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

Climbing and climate change

How does our love for the mountains affect the climate? And what can we do to change this process? Germany's Lena Marie Müller, who is currently doing a PhD on the effects of climate change at the University of Innsbruck and recently repeated the E9 Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürs, shares her thoughts.

01.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Hazel Findlay repeats Johnny Dawes classic The Quarryman

British rock climber Hazel Findlay has repeated the classic Johnny Dawes testpiece The Quarryman in the Dinorwig slate quarries above Llanberis in North Wales.

01.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tamara Lunger to climb highest mountains in Italy

South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger begins today her 'Tamara Tour Italy'. This summer she will travel by camper across Italy to discover and climb the highest mountains in the country’s 20 regions.

30.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Giuliano Cameroni frees Power of now, 8C boulder problem at Magic Wood

The video of Giuliano Cameroni making the first ascent of Power of Now, an 8C boulder problem at Magic Wood in Switzerland.

Video: Edmond Joyeusaz skiing the Mont Blanc Brenva Face

The video of the mountain guide Edmond Joyeusaz and his ski descent of the Brenva Face on Mont Blanc, carried out on 25/05/2020 down the climb first ascended by Gianni Comino and Gian Carlo Grassi in 1979.

28.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Competitions

IFSC announces new dates of Climbing World Cup 2020

The IFSC, the International Federation of Sport Climbing, has announced the new dates of the Speed, Lead and Boulder World Cups

28.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Seb Bouin climbing Jean-Baptiste Tribout's Verdon test Les Braves Gens

The video of Sébastien Bouin climbing the famous Jean-Baptiste Tribout 8b testpiece in the Verdon Gorge, Les Braves Gens ne courent pas les rues

26.06.2020 by Francesco Salvaterra in Alpinism

Nido di rondine at Scoglio di Boazzo in Valle di Daone, Italy

Francesco Salvaterra introduces the rock climb Nido di rondine, a 'forgotten gem' on Scoglio di Boazzo in Val Daone established in 1985 by Gianni Berta, G.P. Foti and Ermanno Salvaterra.

25.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Sonnie Trotter climbing Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada


The video of Sonnie Trotter making the first free ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada, freed in 2006 and to this day one of the hardest crack climbs in the world.

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