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20.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Silvo Karo, Luka Lindic add Franček Knez memorial route to Široka peč

On the North Face of Široka peč in Slovenia’s Julian Alps, Silvo Karo and Luka Lindic have made the first ascent of the striking Pillar in memoriam of Franček Knez.

02.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I, Shispare, Nilkanth win, Nilkanth and Alex Honnold receive special mention

Three ascents have been selected for the Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I climbed by Zdeněk Hák and Marek Holeček, Shispare climbed by Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima and Nuptse NW climbed by Frédéric Degoulet, Benjamin Guigonnet and Hélias Millerioux. Special mentions have been awarded for the ascent of Nilkanth by Chantel Astorga, Anne Gilbert Chase and Jason Thompson and also to Alex Honnold for his outstanding contribution to climbing in the year 2017. Andrej Štremfelj to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

09.10.2017 by Urban Golob in Alpinism

Goodbye to Franček Knez, Slovenia's silent climber

62-year-old Slovenian mountaineer Franček Knez died on 6 October 2017. Reserved and modest, Knez was considered by many as one of the strongest alpinists of his generation. Published below is a profile written by Slovenian journalist Urban Golob in 2010 when, together with Silvo Karo, Knez was conferred the Order of Merit for his contributions to mountaineering.

07.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Patagonia Cerro Murallón, new East Face climb by Ragni di Lecco

Mountaineering: Italian alpinists Matteo Bernasconi, Matteo Della Bordella and David Bacci have made the first ascent of the East Face of Cerro Murallon (Patagonia). This is the second Ragni di Lecco success after the historic first ascent, carried out by Casimiro Ferrari, Carlo Aldè and Paolo Vitali.

07.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2016: four ascents honoured

From 14 - 17 April four climbs will be celebrated during the Piolets d’Or 2016, the international mountaineering award scheduled to take place at la Grave-La Meije in France. The selected ascents are: Talung (Nepal) by Ukrainian alpinists Nikita Balabanov and Mikhail Fomin; Gave Ding (Nepal) by British mountaineers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden; Cerro Riso Patron (Chile) by France's Jerome Sullivan, Lise Billon and Antoine Moineville and Argentina's Diego Simari; Cerro Kishtwar (India) by the Slovenes Marko Prezlj and Urban Novak, America's Hayden Kennedy and France's Manu Pellissier. The 24th edition will also award Polish alpinist Wojciech Kurtyka with the Piolet d'Or Carrière - Lifetime Achievement Award.

25.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

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.

13.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Psycho Vertical, Torre Egger, Patagonia first repeat in 29 years. Interview with Korra Pesce

From 7 to 9 January 2016 Tomy Aguilo, Corrado Korra Pesce, Roland Striemitzer, Iñaki Coussirat and Carlitos Molina made the coveted second ascent of Psycho Vertical, the route first ascended in December 1986 up the southeast face of Torre Egger in Patagonia by the Slovenians Janez Jeglič, Silvo Karo and Franček Knez.

23.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Simon Gietl and Roger Schäli climb new route on La Esfinge in Peru

Last July Simon Gietl and Roger Schäli made the first ascent of Chappie (7b+, 600m), a new multi-pitch rock climb up the granite giant La Esfinge in Peru.

06.05.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Big Wall Speed Climbing, new record by Levatić brothers in Paklenica

Last weekend Jurica Levatić and his brother Perica Levatić won the 15th Big Wall Speed Climbing competition in Paklenica, Croatia in a record time of 15:16.

11.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grandes Jorasses: Luka Lindic and Luka Krajnc make first free ascent of Rolling Stones

Interview with Slovenian alpinist Luka Lindic who, together with Luka Krajnc, made the first free ascent of Rolling Stones up the North Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc), France

22.03.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

Piolets d'Or, special mention to Kennedy, Kruk, Lama and Ornter

The Jury motivation for the special mention assigned to Hayden Kennedy and Jason Kruk, David Lama and Peter Ortner which will be awarded during the 21st Piolet d'Or, scheduled to take place from 3 - 6 April 2013 at Courmayeur and Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc.

11.03.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2013, the nominations for the 21st edition

They come from France, Britain, Russia, the United States and Japan and all made beautiful and difficult climb up highest mountains in the world: the candidates for the 21st edition of the Piolet d'Or, the most prestigious international mountaineering award which will take place from 3 to 6 April 2013 in Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc. Six ascents have been nominated for 2013, five of which are characterised by committing traverses at altitude and two descended previously unclimbed faces.

23.01.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Real Kekec, big new route on Fitz Roy in Patagonia

Luka Krajnc and Tadej Krišelj from Slovenia have made the first ascent of The Real Kekec, an important new route up Pilar Goretta on Fitz Roy in Patagonia.

24.12.2012 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Colin Haley and Jon Walsh free Tobogan in Patagonia

Colin Haley and Jon Walsh have made the first free ascent of Tobogan (700m, AI4, M6) on Cerro Standhardt, Patagonia.

03.08.2011 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Matic Obid, a summer climbing in Slovenia and Croatia

Slovenian climber Matic Obid has repeated a series of routes, from the Site rock face in the Julian Alps to Paklenica in Croatia, via Mont Blanc and also his first 8c at Sezana in Slovenia.

21.02.2011 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

Colin Haley, mountain climbing from Alaska to Patagonia

An in-depth interview with 26-year-old American alpinist Colin Haley, to discover his approach to alpinism, from Alaska to Patagonia.

18.01.2011 by Urban Golob in Events

Francek Knez and Silvo Karo, Slovenian Order of Merit for alpinism

On 22 December 2010 the Slovenian alpinists Francek Knez and Silvo Karo were awarded the Order of Merit by Slovenia's President Dr. Danilo Tuerk. This high state decoration was confirmed on the pair for "their achievements in Slovenian mountain climbing and for their contributions to the reputation of Slovenian mountaineering and greater recognition of Slovenia in the world."

28.08.2008 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Pavle Kozjek missing on Muztagh Tower, Dejan Miskovic safe

The expert Slovenian mountaineer Pavle Kozjek has been missing on Muztagh Tower, Karakorum, Pakistan since 25 August. His partner Dejan Miskovic has been rescued and is safe in Base Camp.

29.02.2008 by Silvo Karo in Events

Slovene Mountain Film Festival

Silvo Karo reports about the 2nd International Mountain Film Festival organized in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana and the city of Domžale.

30.01.2008 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Torre traverse completed by Rolando Garibotti and Colin Haley

From 21 – 24 January 2008 the Italo-Argentine mountaineer Rolando Garibotti and Colin Haley from the U.S.A. carried out the first traverse of Aguja Standhardt, Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro Torre, one of the most coveted projects in Patagonia.

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