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Alpine sport climbs ground-up first ascents: an art of climbing sportsmanship at risk of trivialisation
23/05/2024 - Alpinism
Alpine sport climbs ground-up first ascents: an art of climbing sportsmanship at risk of trivialisation
We have received and published the following open letter entitled 'Alpine sport climbs ground-up first ascents: an art of climbing sportsmanship at risk of trivialisation'. Promoted by Michel Piola, Rolando Larcher and Maurizio Oviglia, it has currently been signed by...
Ice Climbing Festival at Eispark Osttirol, Austria
30/12/2023 - Events
Ice Climbing Festival at Eispark Osttirol, Austria
From 11 - 14 January 2024 the Ice Park Osttirol will host its 7th Ice Climbing Festival. Open to everyone and located close to the Matreier Tauernhaus in East Tirol, Austria, the meeting will also host the Austrian State Championship.
Meru South. Simon Gietl interview after Goldfish first ascent with Mathieu Maynadier, Roger Schäli
15/06/2023 - Interviews
Meru South. Simon Gietl interview after Goldfish first ascent with Mathieu Maynadier, Roger Schäli
Interview with Simon Gietl after the first ascent of Goldfish on Meru South in India, carried out alpine style from 11 - 13 May 2023 with Mathieu Maynadier and Roger Schäli. Interview by Bulgarian journalist Tanya Ivanova.
New mixed climb added to Sass Pordoi (Dolomites) by Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher
13/12/2022 - Alpinism
New mixed climb added to Sass Pordoi (Dolomites) by Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher
On 10/12/2022 the two South Tyrolean mountain guides Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher made the first ascent of Avatar, a new mixed climb up the NW Face of Sasso Pordoi in the Dolomites.
Two big new new rock climbs on Torre Trieste, Civetta, Dolomites
04/12/2022 - Alpinism
Two big new new rock climbs on Torre Trieste, Civetta, Dolomites
On the south face of Torre Trieste on Mount Civetta (Dolomites, Italy) two new rock climbs have been established, simultaneously and completely by chance, by two very strong teams comprised of Alessandro Baù, Alessandro Beber and Nicola Tondini, and of...
Cerro Torre paraglide by Roger Schäli, Mario Heller, Pablo Pontoriero
25/01/2022 - Alpinism
Cerro Torre paraglide by Roger Schäli, Mario Heller, Pablo Pontoriero
On 18/01/2022 Roger Schäli, Mario Heller and Pablo Pontoriero paraglided off the summit of Cerro Torre in Patagonia after having climbed the West Face Ragni route.
Simon Gietl, Roger Schäli start North6 project with Cima Grande di Lavaredo and Pizzo Badile
16/09/2021 - Alpinism
Simon Gietl, Roger Schäli start North6 project with Cima Grande di Lavaredo and Pizzo Badile
With the ascents of Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Dolomites and Pizzo Badile in the Central Alps, Italian mountaineer Simon Gietl and his Swiss counterpart Roger Schäli have successfully started their North6 project which aims to climb the six...
Virger Nordkette winter traverse completed by Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer
07/04/2021 - Alpinism
Virger Nordkette winter traverse completed by vittorio messini, Matthias Wurzer
From 2 -3 March 2021 Matthias Wurzer and vittorio messini, two mountain guides from Kals, Austria, completed a winter ascent of the Virger Nordkette (Frosnitzkamm) from Hintereggerkogel to Galtenscharte in one and a half days. Messini reports.
New mixed climbs on Ralfkopf and Glödis in Austria's Lesachtal
17/12/2020 - Alpinism
New mixed climbs on Ralfkopf and Glödis in Austria's Lesachtal
A series of new mixed climbs have been added to Ralfkopf and Glödis above the Lesachtal valley close to Kals am Großglockner in Austria's East Tyrol by vittorio messini, Lukas Pichler, Michael Amraser, Isidor Poppeller and Hans Zlöbl.
Backstage revealed on Kleine Zinne, in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, climbed by Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini
11/10/2020 - Alpinism
Backstage revealed on Kleine Zinne, in Tre Cime di Lavaredo, climbed by Simon Gietl, vittorio messini
In spring 2019 Simon Gietl and vittorio messini made the first ascent of Backstage, a 350m multi-pitch with difficulties up to VIII+/R3 on the south face of Kleine Zinne / Cima Piccola, Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites. Messini reports.
Simon Gietl Tre Cime di Lavaredo solo winter enchainment interview
05/03/2020 - Interviews
Simon Gietl Tre Cime di Lavaredo solo winter enchainment interview
Interview with South Tyrolean mountaineer Simon Gietl after his solitary winter traverse of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites. From 24 to 25 February the 35-year-old climbed Cima Ovest, Cima Grande, Cima Piccola, Punta di Frida and Cima...
Simon Gietl completes solo Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter enchainment
25/02/2020 - Alpinism
Simon Gietl completes solo Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter enchainment
From 24 to 25 February the South Tyrolean mountaineer Simon Gietl carried out a winter crossing of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo on his own, linking Cima Ovest, Cima Grande, Cima Piccola, Punta di Frida and Cima Piccolissima.
Barba Bianca, Christoph Hainz and Manuel Baumgartner add new mixed climb to Val Travenanzes, Dolomites
15/01/2020 - Alpinism
Barba Bianca, Christoph Hainz and Manuel Baumgartner add new mixed climb to Val Travenanzes, Dolomites
On 10/01/2019 Christoph Hainz and Manuel Baumgartner made the first ascent of Barba Bianca, a new mixed climb in Val Travenanzes, Dolomites.
Pandora on Pordoi, Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messin add huge mixed climb to the Dolomites
14/01/2020 - Alpinism
Pandora on Pordoi, Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messin add huge mixed climb to the Dolomites
From 16 to 17 December 2019, after a day of reconnaissance, alpinists Simon Gietl and vittorio messini established Pandora (600m, V, M5, A0, WI6) up the west face of Pordoi (Dolomites) . This ice and mixed climb links via Abram...
Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini add new climb to Mittlere Kasten in Austria
25/06/2019 - Alpinism
Simon Gietl, vittorio messini add new climb to Mittlere Kasten in Austria
Simon Gietl and vittorio messini have made the first ascent of Alles im Kasten, a five-pitch climb up Mittlere Kasten close to Klas in the Hoher Tauern massif in Austria.
Bischofsmütze North Face, new mixed climb established by Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer, Hans Zlöbl
03/06/2019 - Alpinism
Bischofsmütze North Face, new mixed climb established by vittorio messini, Matthias Wurzer, Hans Zlöbl
Mountaineering in East Tyrol: Austrian alpinists vittorio messini, Matthias Wurzer and Hans Zlöbl have made the first ascent of Kitchen Window, a 'severe mixed climb' up the North Face of Bischofsmütze in Austria.

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