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    Matterhorn Ridges x 4: François Cazzanelli and Andreas Steindl climb 4 crests in 16 hours
    20.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Ridges x 4: François Cazzanelli and Andreas Steindl climb 4 crests in 16 hours

    Interview with Italy’s François Cazzanelli who on 12 September 2018 teamed up with Switzerland’s Andreas Steindl to climb all four ridges of the Matterhorn in just 16 hours and 4 minutes.

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary book wins best corporate monographs 2018
    20.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    La Sportiva 90th anniversary book wins best corporate monographs 2018

    The book 'La Sportiva 90th, a history of alpinism, passion, innovation' has won the 2018 OMI award for the best corporate monograph went to La Sportiva for its innovative approach and storytelling capacity.

    Huascarán Norte in Peru climbed by Tomas Franchini, Silvestro Franchini
    18.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Huascarán Norte in Peru climbed by Tomas Franchini, Silvestro Franchini

    The Italian alpine guides Silvestro Franchini and his brother Tomas Franchini have climbed Huascarán Norte, the highest mountain in Peru, as part of their Los Picos 6500 project which aims to climb the 16 highest peaks of the South American Andes.

    Devil's Paw in Alaska: Brette Harrington and Gabe Hayden climb West Face
    18.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Devil's Paw in Alaska: Brette Harrington and Gabe Hayden climb West Face

    Mountain climbing in Alaska: Brette Harrington and Gabe Hayden have made the first ascent of Shaa Téix’i (1300m, 5.11a) up the West Face of the Devils Paw, Juneau Ice Cap.

    Liv Sansoz completes 82 x 4000m peaks in the Alps
    14.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Liv Sansoz completes 82 x 4000m peaks in the Alps

    French climber and alpinist Liv Sansoz has completed all 82 alpine four-thousanders.

    Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car
    12.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc: fire ravages Grands Montets cable car

    The Grands Montets cable car middle station caught fire yesterday afternoon. While no one was injured, the fire has caused significant damages.

    New Zealand: another mixed climb up Aoraki / Mount Cook
    11.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    New Zealand: another mixed climb up Aoraki / Mount Cook

    Mountaineers Caleb Jennings and Kim Ladiges have made the first ascent of Pilgrim, a new mixed climb up the south face of Aoraki / Mt Cook (3,764 m) in New Zealand.

    Tom Belz summits Kilimanjaro on route towards personal growth
    07.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Belz summits Kilimanjaro on route towards personal growth

    On 9 August 2018 the disabled mountaineer Tom Belz reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, without a leg and on crutches. An adventure to understand his personal limits but above all to encourage others to push beyone their personal boundaries.

    Latok I. The Aleš Česen interview
    06.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Latok I. The Aleš Česen interview

    Interview with Slovenian alpinist Aleš Česen after the ascent, carried out with Luka Stražar and Tom Livingstone, of Latok I via the north and south face. The three were only the second team to reach the summit of the 7,145m high mountain in Pakistan’s Karakorum after the 1979 first ascent.

    Andreas Steindl sprints up and down Matterhorn in 4 hours
    05.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Andreas Steindl sprints up and down Matterhorn in 4 hours

    On Monday 27 August 2018 the 29-year-old Swiss mountain guide Andreas Steindl ascended and descended the Matterhorn via the Hornli ridge at breakneck speed, requiring 3 hours, 59 minutes and 52 seconds for the round-trip from Zermatt.

    Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety
    02.09.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pilots warn drones endanger rescue helicopter safety

    Marco Kostner, pilot of the Aiut Alpin Dolomites, warns of the dangers rescue helicopters face due to reckless use of drones in the mountains.

    Monte Rosa Express clocked up by Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli
    31.08.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

    Monte Rosa Express clocked up by Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli

    Denis Trento talks about his fast raid in the Monte Rosa massif together with Robert Antonioli across the peaks Lyskamm, Colle del Lys, Punta Dufour and Punta Zumstein.

    Peutérey Integral, the more interesting way to the top of Mont Blanc. By Jorg Verhoeven
    29.08.2018 by Jorg Verhoeven in Alpinism

    Peutérey Integral, the more interesting way to the top of Mont Blanc. By Jorg Verhoeven

    Dutch climber Jorg Verhoeven talks about his ascent of the Peutérey Integral ridge on Mont Blanc, carried out with Martin Schidlowski from 13 - 15 July 2018.

    Latok I, the Alexander Gukov climbing report
    28.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Latok I, the Alexander Gukov climbing report

    New details have emerged in English about the ill-fated Russian expedition to Latok I that resulted in the death of Sergey Glazunov and the dramatic rescue of his climbing partner Alexander Gukov. In this report Gukov believes they reached the end of the North Ridge.

    Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance once again
    28.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance once again

    After the closure in June, the second section of the Aiguille du Midi cable car has been closed for an indefinite period due to maintenance works.

    Cosmiques Arête rockfall on Mont Blanc
    27.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cosmiques Arête rockfall on Mont Blanc

    Rockfall took place on 22 August 2018 on the famous Arête des Cosmiques in the Mont Blanc massif. La Chamoniarde is currently strongly advising against climbing the popular Cosmiques Arête ridgeline.

    Jeff Lowe, goodbye to one of the world's most influential mountaineers
    26.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Jeff Lowe, goodbye to one of the world's most influential mountaineers

    On 24 August 2018 Jeff Lowe, one of the world’s most influential mountaineers, passed away aged 67. The American climber was widely recognised as one for the strongest alpinists of his generation.

    Márek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák climb new route up Kyajo Ri in Nepal
    24.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Márek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák climb new route up Kyajo Ri in Nepal

    Climbing in alpine style from 25 to 28 May 2018, the Czech mountaineers Marek Holeček and Zdeněk Hák made the first ascent of Lapse of Reason, a new route up Kyajo Ri (6186 m) in Nepal.

    Perfect Storm, big new climb on Mont Blanc by Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn
    23.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Perfect Storm, big new climb on Mont Blanc by Simon Richardson and Michael Rinn

    Simon Richardson reports about the first ascent of Perfect Storm, a new 700m climb established together with Michael Rinn over 8 days up Pointe Louis Amédé on the Miage Face on the Italian side of Mont Blanc (4807 m).

    In memory of Philipp Angelo
    21.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    In memory of Philipp Angelo

    36-year-old South Tyrolean mountain guide Philipp Angelo perished while making a solo ascent of the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses, Mont Blanc massif.

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