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19.05.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

L'appel de la Sirène / Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer climbing on Greenland's Siren Tower

The trailer of L'appel de la Sirène, the film that documents the first ascent of Forum (840m, 7c) on Siren Tower in Greenland, established by Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach and Symon Welfringer in summer 2021.

31.03.2022 by Symon Welfringer in Climbing

Symon Welfringer at Annot repeats Le Voyage, France’s hardest trad climb

French climber Symon Welfringer has repeated Le Voyage at Annot. The hardest trad climb in France was first ascended by James Pearson in 2017.

19.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Chamlang North Face Direttissima by Charles Dubouloz, Benjamin Védrines

French mountaineers Charles Dubouloz and Benjamin Védrines have climbed a remarkable new route up the virgin North Face of Chamlang (7319m) in Nepal. 'À l'ombre du mensonge' was ascended alpine style over 4 days and breaches difficulties up WI 5+, M5+, 90°, ED.

08.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2021 announces awarded ascents, Silvia Vidal receives Special Mention

The 2021 Piolets d'Or awards for alpinism will be awarded in November at Briançon, France, to Pierrick Fine and Symon Welfringer for their ascent of Sani Pakkush and Ethan Berman and Uisdean Hawthorn for their ascent of Mount Robson. Catalan climber Silvia Vidal has received a special mention.

26.08.2021 by Nicolas Favresse in Alpinism

Greenland Siren Tower, report #1 by Favresse, Villanueva, Wertz, Jaruta

Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Jean-Louis Wertz are currently climbing in Greenland with Aleksej Jaruta from Sweden. After having reached the island by sailing boat from France, the team managed to establish the first route up the steep Siren Tower.

23.08.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

New big wall climb on Siren Tower in Greenland by Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer

A strong Italian-Swiss-French trio comprised of Matteo Della Bordella, Silvan Schüpbach and Symon Welfringer has succeeded in establishing and freeing Forum (840m, 7c) on the remote Siren Tower in Greenland. This major big wall was reached by fair means after kayaking a distance of 170km for 5 days.

16.06.2021 by Symon Welfringer in Climbing

Symon Welfringer delights in Delicatessen, Ro.Ma and other Corsica classics

French alpinist Symon Welfringer has repeated numerous hard multi-pitch rock climbs in the Bavella massif of Corsica, including single-day ascents of Delicatessen, Ro.Ma, Parfum de Violence and La Baraka.

28.10.2020 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

Sani Pakkush South Face first ascent by Symon Welfringer, Pierrick Fine

Climbing in alpine style, from 16 - 20 October 2020 French alpinists Symon Welfringer and Pierrick Fine made the first ascent of the virgin South Face of Sani Pakush, a 6951m peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Welfringer reports about their important ascent which may well be only the second successful summit, after the first ascent carried out in 1991
 by a German climbing expedition.

14.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger Paciencia repeated by Nils Favre and Symon Welfringer

Switzerland’s Nils Favre and France’s Symon Welfringer have repeated Paciencia, the 900m 8a first ascended by Stephan Siegrist and Ueli Steck in 2003 up the North Face of the Eiger.

18.08.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Symon Welfringer completes spicy month in Mont Blanc massif

French mountaineer Symon Welfringer has had a productive July and August in the Mont Blanc massif which includes a single day, all-free ascent of Manitua on the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses.

08.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2020: the big list
 of significant ascents

The organisers of the Piolet d’Or mountaineering award have published the complete list of most significant and innovative climbs carried out in 2019. From this they will select the recipients of the Piolets d'Or award that will be celebrated during the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland, from 11 to 22 September 2020.

06.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tengi Ragi Tau West Face new route in Nepal by Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer

A French / Swiss team comprised of Silvan Schüpbach, Symon Welfringer and Charles Noirot has climbed a difficult new route up the West Face of Tengi Ragi Tau in the Rowaling Himalaya in Nepal. Climbing alpine style from 26 - 29 October 2019, Schüpbach and Welfringer ascended their Trinité (1400m, M6, AI 5) to the mountain’s north summit.

05.09.2019 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

Risht Peak first ascent in Pakistan's unexplored Yarkhun valley

Symon Welfringer reports about an expedition with fellow French mountaineers Aurélien Vaissière, Pierrick Fine and Antoine Rolle to Yarkhun valley in Pakistan which resulted in the first ascent of Risht Peak (5960m) right at the end of the Risht glacier.

24.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

French climb Civetta's Colonne d’Ercole onsight in Dolomites

Symon Welfringer reports about his repeat, with fellow French alpinists Antonin Cechini and Aurélien Vaissière, of Colonne d’Ercole up the NW Face of Civetta in the Dolomites. The 1200m route up Punta Tissi was first ascended by Alessandro Baù, Alessandro Beber and Nicola Tondini with difficulties up to IX and it is believed that this is the first onsight ascent.

18.03.2019 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

Divine Providence on Mont Blanc climbed in winter by Xavier Cailhol, Symon Welfringer

From 17- 19 February 2019 young French alpinists Xavier Cailhol and Symon Welfringer made a winter ascent of Divine Providence up Grand Pilier d’Angle, one of the most famous routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

29.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Corno Stella Dièdre Rouge first free winter ascent by Symon Welfringer and Xavier Cailhol

Symon Welfringer and Xavier Cailhol have completed what is likely to be the first free winter ascent of Dièdre Rouge up the NE Face of Corno Stella (Maritime Alps).

03.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Le Quatuor à cordes, new climb up Lobuche East above Nepal's Khumbu valley

Himalayan climbing: French mountaineers Aurélien Vaissière, Antonin Cecchini, Laurent Thévenot and Symon Welfringer have established Le Quattro à Cordes, a new route up Lobuche East (6120m) above the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

27.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

Ice Climbing Ecrins 2016 festival report

The report about the 26th edition of Ice Climbing Ecrins, the festival that took place from 14 - 17 January at l’Argentière-La Bessée, France.




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