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18.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Messner and Barbara Vigl snap up their Ice Age on Punta del Pin, Dolomites

On 15 August 2019 South Tyrolean alpinists Simon Messner and Barbara Vigl made the first ascent of Ice Age up Punta del Pin in the Prags Dolomites.

17.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Siebe Vanhee climbs Gastlosen testpiece Yeah Man

Belgium’s Siebe Vanhee has made a fast ascent of  Yeah Man, the 8b+ multi-pitch alpine sports climb up Gran Pfad in Switzerland’s Gastlosen mountain range.

16.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Big new rock climb up Langkofel in Dolomites

On the north face of Langkofel / Sassolungo in the Dolomites, Aaron Moroder, Titus Prinoth and Matteo Vinatzer have made the first ascent of Parole Sante, a new1050m route with difficulties up to VIII A1.

15.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret, Adam Ondra crowned Lead World Champions 2019

Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Adam Ondra from the Czech Republic extended their legacy earlier today by winning the Lead World Championship in Hachioji, Japan. Mia Krampl and Alexander Megos took silver, Ai Mori and Jakob Schubert bronze.

15.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Roger Schaeli, Sean Villanueva on Eiger first one day ascent of La Vida es Silbar

Details of the first one-day ascent of La Vida es Silbar up the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, carried out on 23 July by Roger Schaeli and Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll.

14.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lead World Championship 2019 live streaming from Hachioji, Japan

The Climbing World Championships 2019 continue in Hachioji, Japan with the Lead World Championship. Live streaming Thursday morning at 04:00 CET of the Semifinals, and at 11:45 CET of the Finals.

14.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Lucie Hrozová dials Digital Crack on Mont Blanc

Czech climber Lucie Hrozová has repeated Digital Crack, the famous 8a freed by Thierry Renault and Alain Ghersen above Arête des Cosmiques on Aiguille du Midi in the Mont Blanc massif.

13.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Janja Garnbret, Tomoa Narasaki crowned Bouldering World Champions 2019

Janja Garnbret from Slovenia and Tomoa Narasaki from Japan were crowned Bouldering World Champions 2019 earlier today in Hachioji, Japan. Akiyo Noguchi and Jakob Schubert took silver, Shauna Coxsey and Yannick Flohé bronze.

12.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Bouldering World Championship 2019 live from Hachioji, Japan

The Climbing World Championships 2019 are currently taking place in Hachioji, Japan. Live streaming on Tuesday morning from the Bouldering World Championship Semifinals (Women 2:00am CET, Men 05:45 CET) and Finals (Women 09:45 am CET, Men 13:00 CET)

12.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Luka Lindič fires End of Silence on Germany's Feuerhorn

Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindič has repeated End of Silence up Feuerhom (Berchtesgaden Alps, Germany). Freed by Thomas Huber in 1994, this multi-pitch 8b+ is considered one of the reference routes for alpine sports climbs.

12.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh climb new route up Huandoy North in Peru

Climbing alpine style, Márek Holeček and Radoslav Groh have established a new route up Huandoy North (6360m) in Peru.

11.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Free South Africa on Paine Towers in Patagonia, the Nico Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Ben Ditto ascent video

The video of the first free ascent of the South African route on the east face of the Central Tower of Paine, Patagonia, carried out in 2009 by Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva and Ben Ditto.

09.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

All or nothing. By Hector Silva Peralta

The first of two parts written by Hector Silva Peralta, a Chilean mountaineer who lived in Italy for 9 years before traveling to Chile, Canada and Alaska pursuing his dream: to become a mountaineer.

08.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Muztagh Tower Black Tooth, first ascent details by Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer

Details of the first ascent of Black Tooth, the 6718m mountain next to Muztagh Tower in the Karakorum, Pakistan, carried out by Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer on 26 July 2019.

07.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Jacopo Larcher climbing Tribe at Cadarese

The video of Jacopo Larcher and his journey to free Tribe at Cadarese, one of the most difficult trad climbs in the world.

07.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nina Caprez, Aymeric Clouet climb Eiger's La Vida es Silbar

Swiss climbers Nina Caprez and Aymeric Clouet have repeated 'La Vida es Silbar' up the North Face of the Eiger.

06.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Cashan West climbed in Peru by Iker Pou, Eneko Pou, Manu Ponce

Iker Pou, Eneko Pou and Manu Ponce have made the first ascent of Andean Kingdom (800m, 7a+), the first route up the North Face of Cashan West (5,686m) in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Andes, Peru.

05.08.2019 by Lisi Steurer in Alpinism

Laserz North Face, 80-year-old Lienz Dolomites Direttissima climbed by 70-year-old

On 5 August 1939 the North Face of Laserz in the Lienz Dolomites, Austria was climbed by Gustl Thaler and Gerald Leinweber. Mountain guide Lisi Steurer reports about this historic first ascent 80 years ago and her recent repeat with Christine Regoutz, her rather special client. And not only because she happens to be 70 years old.

04.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer summit Black Tooth in Karakorum

Mountaineers Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer have made the first ascent of Black Tooth, a 6718m mountain in the Karakorum range in Pakistan.

03.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gendarme du Cardinal / New rock climb in Mont Blanc massif

French alpinists Antoine Bletton and Sébastien Moatti have established Armand Marley (350m, 6a+), a new rock climb up Gendarme du Cardinal in the Mont Blanc massif.

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