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13.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Filip Babicz frees Uragano Dorato, D15 dry tooling at Italy's Bus del Quai

At the drytooling crag Bus del Quai (Italy) Polish climber Filip Babicz has made the first ascent of Uragano Dorato, D15.

09.03.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

For Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard lost forever on Nanga Parbat

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.

07.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat, search and rescue flight for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard postponed to tomorrow

Alex Txikon has announced that he has identified two silhouettes on Nanga Parbat with a telescope from base camp. The helicopters, however, failed to fly to Base Camp today and the search and rescue operations have been postponed until tomorrow, weather permitting.

06.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat, no trace of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard on the Kinshofer route

This morning the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard on the Kinshofer route proved unsuccessful. Tomorrow on Nanga Parbat the search will resume for the two climbers who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February.

05.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard continues

No substantial news from Nanga Parbat while the group of rescuers coordinated by Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon worked hard at searching the mountain for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February. Tomorrow the search efforts will continue

04.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat: Alex Txikon's team starts search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

 The search continues for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard: Alex Txikon and his team were transported to Nanga Parbat today and immediately began reconnaissance flights on the mountain. The search operations will continue tomorrow, weather conditions permitting.

03.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Search operation for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard on Nanga Parbat continues

Alex Txikon and his team plus drones should arrive at Nanga Parbat base camp today to resume the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard, almost a week after the last contact with the two mountaineers attempting to climb the Mummery Rib in winter.

02.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat: fundraising appeal for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard search operations

While the poor weather conditions in the Nanga Parbat area are hindering the search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard, a group of friends has launched the following appeal for funds in order to try everything possibile in order to find the two alpinists who have been missing since Sunday 24 February.

01.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat: still no contact with Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard. Alex Txikon also available for rescue mission

The situation has not changed on Nanga Parbat where, since Sunday 24 February, there has been no news or contact with Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard who have been climbing the Mummery Rib. This morning - if permission to fly is granted - Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon should arrive at base camp in order to support with a drone search.

28.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat: rescue team reaches BC for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

A break in the poor weather has enabled helicopters to transport a rescue team to Nanga Parbat. An initial first reconnaissance flight resulted in no signs of Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard.

28.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat: bad weather hinders efforts to rescue Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

Bad weather has hampered the rescue mission operations for mountaineers Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard, who have not been heard from since Sunday 24 February during their attempt to climb Nanga Parbat in winter. Helicopters with three Pakistani mountaineers (including Ali Sadpara) had left Skardu this morning but were forced to return due to bad weather before reaching Nanga Parbat base camp

27.02.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat, still no news from Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard

Worrying news from Nanga Parbat in Pakistan where Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard are currently attempting to climb the 8000er in winter. There has been no news from the two mountaineers since Sunday 24 February when the two were above 6000 meters on the Mummery Rib.

18.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dariusz Sokołowski discovers his Parallel World, D16 dry tooling in the Dolomites

On 20 December 2018 Polish mountaineer Dariusz Sokołowski made the first free ascent of Parallel World, a dry tooling climb that crosses a 60-meter horizontal roof at crag Tomorrow's World in the Italian Dolomites. Graded D16, if the grade is confirmed, this checks in as one of the most difficult dry tooling climbs in the world.

04.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Generation Dry, discovering the world of Dry Tooling

The film Generation Dry that explores the world of dry tooling, mixed climbing and winter mountaineering. Directed by Pierre Chauffour, with Gaetan Raymond, François Damilano, Jeff Mercier, Fred Degoulet, Tom Ballard and the late Stéphane Husson.

23.11.2017 by Angelika Rainer in Alpinism

Angelika Rainer first female D15 with A Line Above the Sky

Yesterday at the drytooling crag Tomorrow’s World in the Dolomites Angelika Rainer repeated A Line Above the Sky. With this ascent the climber from the South Tyrol has become the first woman in the world to climb D15 and, in doing so, she has equalled the maximum difficulty ever climbed by her male counterparts.

03.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Angelika Rainer, Jeff Mercier climb Dolomites dry tooling testpiece

Italian climber Angelika Rainer and French alpinist Jeff Mercier have repeated 'Je Ne Sais Quoi' and 'Line above the Sky' at the crag Tomorrow's World in Dolomites; these dry tooling test pieces was freed in 2016 by Tom Ballard.

24.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Angelika Rainer powers through French Connection in the Dolomites

In February 2017 Angelika Rainer from the South Tyrol repeated French Connection at the crag Tomorrow's World in the Italian Dolomites. Graded D15-, it is considered one of the hardest total dry routes in the world.

20.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites drytooling: Dariusz Sokołowski traces A Line Above The Sky

In December 2016 Poland’s Dariusz Sokołowski repeated A Line Above The Sky, one of the most difficult drytooling climbs in the world, freed at Tomorrow's World in the Dolomites by Britain’s Tom Ballard in 2016.

24.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski Titanic video

The video of Tom Ballard and Marcin Tomaszewski making the first ascent of ‘Titanic' (A3/M5/6b, 2000m), a new climb up the North Face of the Eiger (Switzerland).

13.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Eiger North Face / Tom Ballard Titanic interview

Interview with British alpinist Tom Ballard after the first ascent of ‘Titanic' (A3/M5/6b, 2000m), a new climb up the North Face of the Eiger (Switzerland), first ascended together with Marcin Tomaszewski from 29 November to 6 December 2016.

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