Italian climber Giacomo Meliffi has made a free solo ascent of Legoland, the famous crack climb in Valle dell’Orco, Italy.
The video of Sonnie Trotter making the first free ascent of Cobra Crack at Squamish in Canada, freed in 2006 and to this day one of the hardest crack climbs in the world.
American rock climber Brittany Goris has made the first female ascent of Stingray 5.13d at Joshua Tree, USA.
Leo Houlding and Will Stanhope climb the three Howser Towers at the Bugaboos in Canada in 23 hours and 30 minutes. The link-up consisted of 2,000m of climbing up to 5.12+ (7b/7b+). This is the first time the three towers have been enchained in a day.
The video of America’s Mason Earle climbing Cobra Crack, one of the hardest crack climbs in the world located at Squamish, Canada, first ascended by Peter Croft in the ’80’s and freed by Sonnie Trotter in 2006.
12 years ago Austrian climber and photographer Heinz Zak made the second free solo of Separate Reality, one of the most famous rock climbs in Yosemite Valley, USA. The film of this audacious ascent, which followed that of Wolfgang Güllich in 1986, is called 'Träume sterben nie', Dreams never die.
On 15 and 16 March 2017 the two Italian Ragni di Lecco alpinists Luca Schiera and Paolo Marazzi established a new route up Cerro Mariposa in Patagonia.
The video of Sonnie Trotter climbing the Totem Pole in Tasmania via the Ewbank Route. Established by John Ewbank and Allan Keller with the use of aid in 1968, in 2009 Doug McConnell and Dean Rollins freed the individual pitches on separate days. Trotter’s ascent is the first free ascent in a single push.
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.
On 19/11/2013 Ben Bransby became the first person to climb The Parthian Shot at Burbage South, UK, since the crucial flake broke off in 2011.
Video story of the historic rock climb Zombie Roof at Squamish (Canada) which includes the first free solo by Will Stanhope, narrated by local rock climber Perry Beckham.
On the big wall El Gran Trono Blanco in Mexico Alex Honnold and Will Stanhope have repeated the Pan-American route and freed Giraffe (8a).
Sonnie Trotter has made the second ascent of The Prophet (5.13d R) on El Capitan, Yosemite.
In February a small American team of climbers carried out a first ascent of Voces en la Noche, (V 5.11 A0) on Pirita Right in the remote Argentian Piritas Valley, Rio Turbio, while a Canadian team produced Todos los Caballos Lindos (5.11-) on Pirita Central.