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11.11.2011 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Petzl Rock Trip - Valley Gétû, China

From 26 to 30 October 2011 the 10th Petzl Rock Trip took place in Getu Valley, China. Many of the world's best climbers took part in the event dedicated to climbing and partying. Gabriele Moroni from Italy managed to free a new 9a while Dani Andrada from Spain freed his impressive multi-pitch through the Great Arch. The full report by Maurizio Oviglia.

08.11.2011 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Nico Favresse and Sean Villanueva, El Cap exploration in 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.

25.10.2011 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Getu and the Petzl RocTrip in China

More than 250 new routes have been added to Getu in China for the Petzl RocTrip 2011 which kicks off officially tomorrow.

06.10.2011 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Mayan Smith-Gobat climbs The Salathé Wall on El Capitan

New Zealand climber Mayan Smith-Gobat has successfully free climbed The Salathé Wall up El Capitan, Yosemite, USA.

24.05.2011 by Planetmountain in Events

2011 Kalymnos Climbing Festival: a brief report

A brief report about the Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2011 by Aris Theodoropoulos

23.04.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Greenland Big walls, all videos now online

All five Vertical Sailing Greenland videos are now online documenting the climbing and sailing adventure of Nico Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Sean Villanueva and Ben Ditto on Greenland's big walls

19.04.2011 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Piolet d'Or 2011, winners, diversity and the challenges of alpinism

Two Piolets d'Or were awarded on 15 April in Chamonix, France, during the IXX Piolet d'Or 2011: to the Greenland Big Walls by Sean Villanueva, Nicolas and Olivier Favresse, Ben Ditto and Bob Shepton and to the ascent up Mount Logan in Canada by Yasushi Okada and Katsutaka Yokoyama from Japan. On 16 April in Courmayeur the British mountaineer Doug Scott received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Walter Bonatti who, like Reinhold Messner, had preceded him in the Hall of Fame. The complete report.

16.04.2011 by Planetmountain in Events

Piolet d'Or 2011: Mount Logan and Greenland Big Walls the winners

Two prizes awarded last night in Chamonix during the IXX Piolet d'Or: Mount Logan in Canada by Yasushi Okada and Katsutaka Yokoyama, and the Big Walls in Greenland by Sean Villanueva, Nicolas and Olivier Favresse and Ben Ditto.

21.03.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolet d'Or 2011: the nominations, Doug Scott receives Lifetime Achievement, and all the evenings

The IXX Piolet d'Or will take place from 13 - 16 April 2011 at Courmayeur and Chamonix (Mont Blanc). Six ascents are in the running for the golden ice axe, while the great British mountaineer Doug Scott will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Details of the evening dedicated to Extra-Ordinary Alpinism and the rest of the program...

18.03.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Fitz Roy East Face: Favresse and Villanueva interview

Interview with Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva after their on-sight ascent up the East Face of Fitz Roy, Patagonia.

09.03.2011 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Golden Eagle, first free ascent in Patagonia

Raoul Martinez, Sean Villanueva, Cintia Percivati and have carried out the first free ascent of Golden Eagle (7a/7a+, 700m), established by Alexander Huber and Stephan Siegrist in 2006 on Aguja Desmochada, Patagonia.

01.11.2010 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Leo Houlding interview after The Prophet on El Capitan

Interview with British climber after the first ascent of The Prophet on El Capitan, Yosemite, USA, carried out in 6 days in October 2010 with Jason Pickles and graded E9 7a, 5.13d R, 8b, 510m.

19.10.2010 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

Greenland 2010 roundup and Nico Favresse interview

Interview with Belgian climber Nicolas Favresse after his three month climbing and sailing trip to Greenland.

09.09.2010 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Favresse, Villanueva and Ditto, final routes in Greenland

Nico Favresse, his brother Olivier, Sean Villanueva and Ben Ditto are now sailing home after a final flurry up the granite walls of Greenland.

30.07.2010 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Devil’s Brew, new Greenland route for Favresse, Villanueva and Ditto

From 12 to 22 July Nicolas Favresse, Olivier Favresse, Sean Villanueva and Ben Ditto of the Greenland 2010 expedition established The Devil’s Brew (850m) on Seagull wall, Greenland.

07.07.2010 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Greenland 2010, two new routes for Favresse, Villanueva and Ditto

On the Red Wall in Greenland Nicolas Favresse and Ben Ditto carried out the first ascent of Seagull’s garden, while Olivier Favresse and Sean Villanueva established the nearby Red chili cracker.

18.06.2010 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Greenland ahoy for Favresse, Villanueva and Ditto

Climbers Nico and Olivier Favresse, Sean Villanueva and Ben Ditto are preparing for three month climbing trip to Greenland to explore huge virgin big walls.

28.09.2009 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Charakusa Valley, new big wall in Karakorum

In August 2009 a four man team from Australia and New Zealand established Naughty Daddies (630m 7b), a new route on Nafees Cap, the massive granite spire detached from K7 in the Charakusa Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan.

08.09.2009 by Nicolas Favresse in Climbing

Baffin Island climbing, The Belgarian and more for Favresse, Villanueva and Hanssens

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.

02.09.2009 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Asgard Baffin Island expedition success for Favresse, Villanueva and Hanssens

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 route on the South Face of Mt. Asgard.

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