On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Hervé Barmasse from Italy and and David Göttler from Germany climbed the 2200m southwest face of Shisha Pangma (Tibet, Himalaya) in just 13 hours and in pure alpine style.
Interview with Hervé Barmasse, the Italian alpinist and Matterhorn mountain guide who together with Germany’s David Göttler will attempt a new route up the South Face of Shisha Pangma (8027m) in Tibet. Should things go according to plan this would be Barmasse’s first 8000er.
On 6 October 2016 Gérard Ottavio, president of the Matterhorn Alpine Guides, and Joel Déanoz, director of the Breuil-Cervinia ski school, fell to their deaths on the South Face of the Matterhorn during an attempt to repeat the difficult and demanding Deffeyes - Carrel route. Their deaths are an immense loss for Cervinia and for the entire Italian mountaineering community. Hervé Barmasse remembers his friends.
On Saturday at Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche the festival dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Matterhorn ended with a sold-out event. Here are the videos of Reinhold Messner, Hervé Barmasse, Catherine Destivelle and Simon Anthamatten, star guests of the great evening on Friday 17 July 2015.
On Friday, May 22 at Lecco the Grignetta d'Oro 2015 was awarded to Matteo Della Bordella while Ivo Ferrari and Romano Benet received special mentions. The other alpinists in the running for the Italian mountaineering award were Hervé Barmasse, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.
The names have been revealed of the seven mountaineers in the running for the Grignetta d’Oro, the Italian mountaineering award that will be celebrated on Friday 22 May at Lecco. The jury has selected the following alpinists: Hervé Barmasse, Matteo Della Bordella, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.
The 2013 winter trip video to Patagonia of Hervé Barmasse during which he climbed, together with Martin Castrillo and Pedrito, two virgin summits and made the first winter ascent of Cerro Pollone.
The alpinists Hervé Barmasse and Emilio Previtali will receive the Adventure Awards 2014. The prizes will be awarded on 25 July, 2014 in Livigno, Italy, during the second edition of the Adventure Awards Days that place from 22 to 27 July 2014.
A short video clip taken by Hervé Barmasse on the summit of the Matterhorn during the first winter enchainment of the 4 Matterhorn ridges on Thursday 13 March 2014.
On Thursday 13 March Hervé Barmasse made the first winter solo enchainment of the four Matterhorn ridges in winter, as well as the first winter solo ascent of the Furggen Ridge via the overhangs. The interview.
Video interview with Ueli Steck, conducted by Hervè Barmasse, after the historic solo ascent of the Annapurna South Face (8091m, Himalaya, Nepal) on 9 October 2013.
In September Hervé Barmasse with Martin Castrillo made the first winter ascent of Cerro Pollone and with Martin Castrillo and Pedrito el "fino" the first ascent (in winter) of two of the three Colmillos summits in the Cordon Marconi area.
On 17-18/11/2012 Marco Farina, François Cazzanelli and Roby Ferraris made a fast and great repeat of the route first ascended by Renato Casarotto and Gian Carlo Grassi in 1983 up the South Face of the Matterhorn which exits onto Pic Tyndall (ED / 1300mt ). This is likely to be only the third repeat of the route after that carried out in February 1984 by Barmasse-Cazzanelli-Tamone and the 2000 repeat by Hervé Barmasse. The report by Marco Farina.
Hervé Barmasse talks about his failed attempt-project carried out last July together with Daniele Bernasconi up the virgin North Face of Ogre.
Iker Pou has freed Enemigo Público Nº1 8c+/9a) at the Spanish crag Margalef, while at Ilarduia he has freed Harroputza 9a.
On 30 September Hervé and Marco Barmasse established a new 800m line up the SE Face of Monte Rosa. This third stage marks the end of Hervé Barmasse's project entitled Exploring The Alps.
The thoughts for Walter Bonatti which PlanetMountain received from the alpinists...
Video of Hervé Barmasse, Iker and Eneko Pou establishing "La Classica Moderna" the new route the trio climbed up the Left Pillar of Brouillard on Mont Blanc.
Interview with Hervé Barmasse, Iker and Eneko Pou after "La Classica Moderna" the new route the trio esablished up the Left Pillar of Brouillard on Mont Blanc.
On 1 August Hervè Barmasse, Iker and Eneko Pou established La Classica Moderna - The Modern Classic - up the Left Pillar of Brouillard on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.