The report by Italian mountaineer Anna Torretta who with Cecilia Buil from Spain and Ixchel Foord from Mexico made the first ascent of Couloir SW (600m, A1, 6a, M5), a new climb up the virgin Mugu Peaks (5467 meters) in the Karnali district of NW Nepal.
The women’s expedition comprised of Anna Torretta, Cecilia Buil and Ixchel Foord has won the main grant of the First Ascent Expedition Award promoted by the Grit & Rock Award foundation aimed at promoting female first ascents. The expedition will attempt the unclimbed Mugu Peaks in Nepal in October.
Anna Torretta reports about the Ice Climbing Festival held at Erzurum (Anatolia) in Turkey. Participants included the mountain guide from Courmayeur, Italy and the French mountain guide Jeff Mercier as well as Cecilia Buil, Ixchel Foord, Jost Kobusch and Raphael Schardt. Two new icefalls were established Cetin (WI5-) and Olga (WI4) dedicated to Olga Gorozhanina.
On 16 December 2016 the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017 gets underway with the first stage at Durango, Colorado, USA.
The first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2016 begins in Bozeman, USA on 11 December 2015.
On 18 August Spanish mountaineer and trail runner Pablo Criado Toca made his dream come true by climbing, with the support of the local Mountain Guides, the four highest peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta: the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc.
41 alpinists have been selected for the "Big List” of the Grignetta d'Oro, the Italian mountaineering award that goes to the Italian mountaineer whose climbs in 2013 and 2014 have most left their mark. The award will be celebrated on Friday 22 May at Lecco.
From 21 to 25 January 2015, Turkey’s first-ever international ice climbing festival took place at Erzurum (Anatolia). Participants included Anna Torretta (a Mountain guide from Courmayeur) and Spain’s Cecilia Buil who made the first ascents of two beautiful icefalls: Anatolia Pillar, WI6 100m, in Cevizli valley and Sugar couloir (seker kulvari), WI5 450m in Kirazli valley. The report by Anna Torretta.
The dates and video introducing the Ice Climbing World Cup 2015 with stages scheduled in the USA, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, France and Russia.
The video of Anna Torretta and Cecilia Buil and the first ascent of the ice climb La Gioconda (160m, WI 6) above the glacier Cerro El Marmolejo (6109m, Chile).
In mid-July Cecilia Buil from Spain and Anna Torretta from Italy made the first ascent of La Gioconda (160m, WI 6) a new ice climb on the glacier Cerro El Marmolejo (6109m, Chile) to which they then added the variation Le Bombardier (30m, WI 6-). The report by Anna Torretta.
Russia's Maxim Tomilov and Maria Tolokonina won the final stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2014 at Ufa in Russia last weekend. In doing so, they won both the European Championship and the overall World Cup. Silver went to Angelika Rainer and Park Heeyong, bronze to Shin WoonSeon and Alexey Tomilov. The Speed Climbing World Cup 2014 was won by Nikolay Kuzovlev and Maryam Filippova.
The dates and the trailer of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2014, with stages scheduled in Korea, Romania, Switzerland, France, Italy and Russia.
The video of Michi Wohlleben and Matteo Giglio on Hystrix (200m, 8a+ max, 7a obligatory) Pizzo Campana (Rocca Busambra), Sicily.
Between 6 and 8 August 2013 Valle d'Aosta wishes to pay homage to female mountaineering with the initiative "Women and the mountains 2013"; three teams of female alpinists will climb Gran paradiso via three different routes. The Italians Anna Torretta, Eloise Barbieri and Roberta Vittorangeli will team up with the Russians Svetlana Smaykina, Natalia Priletskaya and Olga Gorodetskaya.
The Ice Climbing World Cup 2013 begins in January and takes place in South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, Romania and Russia.
German climber Michi Wohlleben has made the first free ascent of Hystrix (200m, 8a+ max, 7a obligatory), the climb established by Matteo Giglio with partners up the north face of Pizzo Campana (Rocca Busambra), close to Palermo, Italy.
The first stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup took place in Cheongsong, Korea, on 8 and 9 January 2011 and was won by Markus Bendler from Austria and Maria Tolokonina from Russia. The Speed event was won by the Russians Maxim Tomilov and Irina Bagaeva.
Walter Nones has died on Cho Oyu (8201m), the sixth highest mountain in the world. His death has been confirmed directly by the wife of the Italian alpinist.
The best ice climbers in the world will gather in Valle di Daone (Trentino) this weekend for the second stage of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2010. The athletes to beat are Angelika Rainer from Italy and Markus Bendler from Austria, winner of the first stage last weekend in Kirov, Russia.