Alpinists Alik Berg and Quentin Roberts have made the first ascent of the hitherto unclimbed and impressive East Face of Mount Forbes (3612 m) in the Canadian Rockies.
Ethan Berman and Uisdean Hawthorn have made the first ascent of Running in the Shadows (VI AI5 M6 2000m), a big new mixed route up the famous Emperor Face of Mount Robson in the Canadian Rockies.
Scotland's Greg Boswell was attacked by a bear yesterday while winter climbing in the Rocky Mountains in Canada together with Nick Bullock. The two leading British alpinists thankfully survived the attack without serious injury.
On 08/11/2014 the Canadian climbers Marc-Andre Leclerc and Jon Walsh made the first ascent of The Plum (WI6 M7, 120m) at the Storm Creek Headwall, Kootenay National Park B.C.
Jon Walsh and Michelle Kadatz have made the first ascent of Electric Funeral (300m, 5.11+) on the Wide Awake Tower, Bugaboos, Canada.
Canadian climber Sonnie Trotter has made the first free ascent of the rock climb '1975' on Little Goat Mountain, Bow Valley, Canadian Rockies
On 2 January 2014 the Americans Joel Kauffman, Neil Kauffman and Mikey Schaefer made the first ascent of Super Domo (V 600m WI5 M6) up the East Face of Cerro Domo Blanco in Patagonia.
British alpinists Nick Bullock and Greg Boswell are currently in the Canadian Rockies where they have repeated a series of hard, rarely repeated ice and mixed climbs in fine style.
The video of Ines Papert, Jon Walsh and Joshua Lavigne who in July 2012 made the first ascent of Sensory Overload (1200m, 5.11+, A1) up Mount Asgard, Baffin Island.
Fresh news from Patagonia: new routes on Fitz Roy (Flavio Daflon, Sergio Tartari and Luciano Fiorenza) and Aguja de l’S (Josh Huckaby and Mikey Schaefer); The Corkscrew on Cerro Torre climbed by Colin Haley and Chad Kellogg; an attempt currently underway on the West Face of Torre Egger (Matteo Della Bordella, Matteo Bernasconi and Luca Schiera); the exploration of the East Face of San Lorenzo (Roberto Iannilli, Luca D' Andrea, Massimo Massimiano and Lorenzo Nocco).
Part 2 - from July to December - of what happened in alpinism and climbing in 2012.
Colin Haley and Jon Walsh have made the first free ascent of Tobogan (700m, AI4, M6) on Cerro Standhardt, Patagonia.
Ines Papert, Jon Walsh and Joshua Lavigne have established Sensory Overload (1200m, 5.11+, A1) up Mount Asgard, Baffin Island.
The petition, promoted by Rolando Garibotti, concerning the recent bolt chopping of the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre, Patagonia by the Americans Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk.
Raphael Slawinski, Pierre Darbellay and Bertrand Martenet have established Pussycat (M7 WI5R, 180m) on the Weeping Wall while Jonny Simms and Jon Walsh put up Man Yoga (M8 WI5, 250m) on the Stanley Headwall in the Rockies, Canada.
Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Stéphane Hanssens and Olivier Favresse have recently returned from an expedition to Baffin Island where they carried out the first ascents of 3 different routes and attempted to free climb the Bavarian Direct on the South Face of Mt. Asgard.