Four videos documenting the repeat of Riders on the Storm on the Central Tower of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia, carried out by Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ines Papert and accompanied by Thomas Senf.
Over a 15-day period from 16 January to 20 February Ines Papert, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Thomas Senf repeated Riders on the Storm (7c+, A2, 1300m), the iconic multi-pitch rock climb up the Central Tower of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia. Although some sections were climbed with the use of aid, new variants were discovered thus coming one step closer to the sought-after first free ascent of one of Patagonia's crown jewels.
Piolets d'Or 2016: Wojciech Kurtyka to receive Piolet d'Or Carrière and the 'big list' of elite alpinism
52 climbs carried out in 2015 have been included in the "Big list" of the Piolets d'Or, the prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated between 14 - 17 April 2016 at La Grave - La Meije in France. During the 24th edition, Polish mountaineer Wojciech Kurtyka will receive the Piolet d'Or Carrière - Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ben Rueck crack climbing at Escalante Canyon, Colorado, USA.
On 18 and 19 August 2015 Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert made the first ascent of South West Buttress of Mt. Waddington's NW Summit.
The video of Mayan Smith-Gobat and Libby Sauter and the record speed ascent of The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA, in 4:43 set in October 2014.
On 28 October Libby Sauter from America and Mayan Smith-Gobat from New Zealand set a new female speed record on The Nose, El Capitan, Yosemite, USA, climbing the route in 5 hours and 2 minutes.
Jorg Verhoeven, Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, Kevin Jorgeson, Mayan Smith-Gobat, Libby Sauter, Chantel Astorga, Quinn Brett, Pete Whittaker, Tom Randall are all in Yosemite currently attempting their projects on El Capitan...
The video of Mayan Smith-Gobat and Benjamin Rueck on three superb trad climbs in Australia: Kachoong (Mount Arapiles), Passport to Insanity (The Fortress) and Welcome to Barbados (Red Cave).
Video of Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ben Rueck climbing Place of Happiness on Pedra Riscada, Brazil.
The 11th Melloblocco begins on 1 May 2014. Over 1700 climbers have pre-registered for the world's most international bouldering meeting that will take place in Valmasino - Val di Mello, Italy, until 4 May 2014.
The video of Mayan Smith-Gobat and the first female ascent of Punks in the Gym (32/8b+) at Arapiles, Australia.
Mayan Smith-Gobat from New Zealand and Libby Sauter from America have set a new women's speed record up The Nose in Yosemite, climbing the iconic route in 5 hours and 39 minutes.
Part 2 - from July to December - of what happened in alpinism and climbing in 2012.
Interview with New Zealand rock climber Mayan Smith-Gobat. Her ascent of Punks in the Gym at Arapiles, the Salathé Wall on El Capitan, the Nose Speed and more...
On 28/10/2012 New Zealand's Mayan Smith-Gobat succeeded in the first female ascent of Punks in the Gym (32/8b+) at Arapiles, Australia.
On 23/09/2012 Mayan Smith-Gobat and Chantel Astorga set a new speed record up The Nose on El Capitan, Yosemite climbing the route in 7 hours and 26 minutes.
Mayan Smith-Gobat, together with David Falt, has made the third free ascent of Donnafugata on Torre Trieste, Civetta, Dolomites. 750m, 8a in a ground-up, in a 32 hour single push with no bivy gear. Falt provides the report.
Video by Andy Bardon of Mayan Smith-Gobat climbing The Salathé Wall, El Capitan, Yosemite.
Nico Favresse repeated The Salathe Wall before exploring a new line up the right-hand side of El Capitan, Yosemite together with Sean Villanueva.