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    Luka Lindič, Fabian Buhl add new climb to Cima Tosa, Brenta Dolomites
    16.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Luka Lindič, Fabian Buhl add new climb to Cima Tosa, Brenta Dolomites

    Slovenia’s Luka Lindič and Germany’s Fabian Buhl have established Sau hladno!, a new mixed climb up Cima Tosa in the Brenta Dolomites.

    Selvaggia Sorte, Cima Tosa and the 2013 first ascent by Tomas Franchini, Alessandro Lucchi
    14.01.2019 by Tomas Franchini in Alpinism

    Selvaggia Sorte, Cima Tosa and the 2013 first ascent by Tomas Franchini, Alessandro Lucchi

    Tomas Franchini recalls the first ascent of Selvaggia Sorte up Cima Tosa, 3133 m, in the Brenta Dolomites. After a first solo attempt, the mixed climb was established by Franchini and Alessandro Lucchi in 2013

    Simon Gietl and Patrick Seiwald establish Räuber Hotzenplotz, new mixed climb in South Tyrol
    12.01.2019 by Simon Gietl in Alpinism

    Simon Gietl and Patrick Seiwald establish Räuber Hotzenplotz, new mixed climb in South Tyrol

    South Tyrolean alpinists Simon Gietl and Patrick Seiwald have made the first ascent of Räuber Hotzenplotz (M9 Wi5). This mixed climb is located to the left of the famous Koflerbach icefall close to Sand in Taufers in the South Tyrol, Italy.

    Ines Papert, Luka Lindič score first repeat of Selvaggia sorte up Cima Tosa in Brenta Dolomites
    11.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ines Papert, Luka Lindič score first repeat of Selvaggia sorte up Cima Tosa in Brenta Dolomites

    Brenta Dolomites winter climbing: on 01/01/2018 alpinists Ines Papert and Luka Lindič have made the first repeat of Selvaggia sorte up the west face of Cima Tosa 3133m. The route was first completed by Tomas Franchini and Alessandro Lucchi in 2013.

    Cima Brenta, Alessandro Beber and Matteo Faletti establish big new Dolomites winter climb
    10.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cima Brenta, Alessandro Beber and Matteo Faletti establish big new Dolomites winter climb

    Winter mountaineering in the Brenta Dolomites: on the east face of Cima Brenta, Alessandro Beber and Matteo Faletti have made the first ascent of the important new ice and mixed climb CRAM (550m, AI5, M6, 90°). Beber and Faletti report.

    Patagonia Aguja Guillaumet: Markus Pucher first winter solo ascent video
    07.01.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Patagonia Aguja Guillaumet: Markus Pucher first winter solo ascent video

    The video of the first winter solo ascent of Aguja Guillaumet in Patagonia, carried out on 8 September 2017 by Austrian mountaineer Markus Pucher.

    Sharphu II in Himalaya climbed by Spencer Gray and Aivaras Sajus
    07.01.2019 by Aivaras Sajus in Alpinism

    Sharphu II in Himalaya climbed by Spencer Gray and Aivaras Sajus

    In October 2018 Spencer Gray and Aivaras Sajus made what is likely to be the first ascent of Sharphu II (6328m) in Nepal's Kangchenjunga region. The route climbs the mountain’s east face, was climbed alpine style over a six-day period and has been called Saṃsāra (ED2 AI5 M6).

    Generation Dry, discovering the world of Dry Tooling
    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.

    Tomas Franchini makes solo first ascent up Spallone dei Massodì, Brenta Dolomites
    31.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tomas Franchini makes solo first ascent up Spallone dei Massodì, Brenta Dolomites

    Winter climbing in the Brenta Dolomites: on 19 December 2018 Tomas Franchini, climbing solo, made the first ascent of Solo il Matto up Spallone dei Massodì (3004m).

    Utopia, Simon Gietl and Mark Oberlechner climb new mixed at Rein in Taufers
    28.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Utopia, Simon Gietl and Mark Oberlechner climb new mixed at Rein in Taufers

    On 16 December 2018 Simon Gietl and Mark Oberlechner made the first ascent of Utopia, a new mixed climb close to Rein in Taufers in Italy.

    Dolomites ice climbing / Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayer swing up Sonnentanz in Langental
    26.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dolomites ice climbing / Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayer swing up Sonnentanz in Langental

    In Langental / Vallunga Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayer have made the first ascent of Sonnentanz (WI5+ M7+ 260m), a mixed climb above Val Gardena, Dolomites.

    Filo d'Ambiez up Cima d'Ambiez, new Brenta Dolomites winter direttissima
    25.12.2018 by Gianni Canale in Alpinism

    Filo d'Ambiez up Cima d'Ambiez, new Brenta Dolomites winter direttissima

    On 14 December 2018 Gianni Canale, Demis Lorenzi and Aldo Mazzotti made the first ascent of Filo d’Ambiez ( AI, VI-, 350m), a direct line up the NW Face of Cima d’Ambiez in the Brenta Dolomites.

    Adam Ondra onsighting Just Do It at Smith Rock, the uncut video
    23.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra onsighting Just Do It at Smith Rock, the uncut video

    The uncut video, ie Adam Ondra’s entire onsight ascent of Just Do It 8c+ at Smith Rock, USA, carried out in November 2018.

    Rabenstein Ice Tower opens today
    21.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rabenstein Ice Tower opens today

    On Friday 21 December 2018 the Ice Tower at Rabenstein / Corvara in the Dolomites will open to the public. The structure will host a stage of the 2019 Ice Climbing World Cup on 1 - 3 February 2019.

    Cogne ice climbing: mountain guides in defence of Bearded Vulture in Valnontey
    18.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cogne ice climbing: mountain guides in defence of Bearded Vulture in Valnontey

    planetmountain.com has received and is publishing the press release of the Italian Mountain Guides regarding the Bearded Vulture in Valnontey (Cogne). Ice climbing is currently prohibited on the Money summit plateau and the adjacent icefalls: L’ago di Money, Di fianco alla leggenda, Repentance super, La volpe e l’uva, Monday Money, Gusto di Scozia and Flash estivo.

    Brenta Dolomites: new mixed climb up Cima Grostè
    17.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Brenta Dolomites: new mixed climb up Cima Grostè

    Jacopo Pellizzari introduces Siamo fuori dal Tunnel, a new mixed climb first ascended with Mauro Mabboni on 2 and 5 December 2018 up the West Face of Cima Grostè (Brenta Dolomites).

    Teufelsgeige, new mixed climb in Langental, Dolomites
    13.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Teufelsgeige, new mixed climb in Langental, Dolomites

    Ice climbing in the Dolomites: in Langental, Dolomites, Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayer have made the first ascent of Teufelsgeige (125m, WI5+, M6), a new mixed climb circa 30 meters to the right of the classic icefall Piovra.

    Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley
    10.12.2018 by Tommy Caldwell in Environment

    Tommy Caldwell, climate change and Yosemite valley

    Starting from what he has observed in the Yosemite Valley, American climber Tommy Caldwell shares his concerns about climate change.

    Airport, possible new ice climb in Langental, Dolomites, by Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr
    08.12.2018 by Daniel Ladurner in Alpinism

    Airport, possible new ice climb in Langental, Dolomites, by Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr

    In Langental (Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayr have climbed a possible new icefall they have called Airport. The line runs to the left of the classic Jumbo Jet drip and has been graded WI5+ M4 160m. Ladurner reports.

    Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson cast their Forge in Scotland
    06.12.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson cast their Forge in Scotland

    Scottish mountaineers Greg Boswell and Guy Robertson have started their winter climbing season in style with the first ascent of The Forge X/10 at An Teallach in NNW Scotland.

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