Earlier today the Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja reached the summit of Shishapagma and, in doing so, completed his ‘Project Possible’ which aimed at climbing all fourteen eight-thousanders in less than seven months. Purja required just six months and six days; the previous record to complete Himalayan crown was over 7 years.
The news broke a short time ago that the search has officially been called off on Nanga Parbat for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard, the two mountaineers who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February.
The Italian alpinists Marco Camandona and François Cazzanelli have climbed Lhotse without supplementary oxygen. The latest updates from Everest.
The 36 year-old Italian alpinist Simone La Terra died during an attempt to climb Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in Nepal.
A portrait and two videos of Catherine Destivelle, one the most talented climbers and alpinists of all times.
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.
Nives Meroi and Romano Benet have summited Annapurna. With this mountain they have completed their splendid journey along all 14 x 8000ers.
Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.
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.
The second video portrait of Denis Urubko, one of the strongest Himalayan mountaineers of the new millennium.
The video portrait of Denis Urubko, one of the strongest Himalayan mountaineers of all times.
On Wednesday 17 August Switzerland’s Ueli Steck, one of the most talented mountaineers in the world, will take to the stage at Passione Verticale, the classic summer festival the town of Courmayeur dedicates every year to alpinism and the mountains. The evening begins at 21:15 and will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello of planetmountain.com.
At 10:00 am on Thursday 12 May 2016 Italian mountaineers Romano Benet and Nives Meroi reached the summit of Makalu, their 13th eightthousander.
On Friday 26 February 2016 Italy's Simone Moro, Spain's Alex Txikon and Pakistan's Ali Sadpara successfully carried out the historic first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (8126m, Karakorum, Pakistan). Italy's Tamara Lunger stopped her bid on the ridge below the summit. Towards 20:00 circa (Pakistan time) all four alpinists returned to Camp 4 at 7100m.
The alpinists Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have set off for the Pakistan’s Karakoram to attempt the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (8125m).
The short film entitled Zamba by Pietro Bagnara / OpenCircle documenting the first ascent of Simonini - Bellamoli (370m, 7a max, 6b/c oblig), the new rock climb put up by Gianluca Beliamoli and Andrea Simonini in Val d'Ambiez, Brenta Dolomites, in memory of the late Andrea Zambaldi.
On Tuesday 18 August at the Jardin de l’Ange in Courmayeur, the alpinist Tamara Lunger will be the guest of the fourth meeting of Passione Verticale. The evening will be transmitted in live streaming.
The adventure of Sebastiano Audiso and Valter Perlino starts today: The two will combine climbing and cycling with the greater meaning of traveling: starting from and finishing at Kathmandu, they will cross the Himalayam cycling in between Nepal and Tibet past the sacred Mount Kailash and the the Tibetan 8000er Shisha Pangma. An ideal "samsara" that form part of their lives, so much so as to represent their entire existence. The prologue from Audisio's travel diary.
Interview with Italian alpinists Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, currently at Manaslu base camp where they are hoping to make the first winter enchainment of the Main summit (8163m) with the East Pinnacle (7992m).
Experience an intense and unique adventure with the GORE-TEX® Experience Tour: together with world-famous Himalayan alpinist Edurne Pasaban climb in the footsteps of Lucy Walker, the great pioneer of alpinism, to rediscover the beauty of the Alps and the meaning of taking to the mountains.