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    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, registration online today at 15
    20.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, registration online today at 15

    Registration starts online today at 15:00 for the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

    Divine Providence on Mont Blanc climbed in winter by Xavier Cailhol, Symon Welfringer
    18.03.2019 by Symon Welfringer in Alpinism

    Divine Providence on Mont Blanc climbed in winter by Xavier Cailhol, Symon Welfringer

    From 17- 19 February 2019 young French alpinists Xavier Cailhol and Symon Welfringer made a winter ascent of Divine Providence up Grand Pilier d’Angle, one of the most famous routes in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Cimon della Pala: Giuseppe Vidoni and Gabriele Colomba forge new mixed climb in Dolomites
    16.03.2019 by Giuseppe Vidoni in Alpinism

    Cimon della Pala: Giuseppe Vidoni and Gabriele Colomba forge new mixed climb in Dolomites

    On 24/02/2019 Giuseppe Vidoni and Gabriele Colomba made the first ascent of Via degli Allievi up the north face of Cimon della Pala. About 700m high and with difficulties around AI5 M4, this is likely to be a new mixed climb in the Pale di San Martino group in the Dolomites

    Will Gadd delves beneath Greenland ice
    15.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Will Gadd delves beneath Greenland ice

    Canadian alpinist Will Gadd travels to Greenland with glaciologist Jason Gulley to better understand the movement of meltwater underneath the icecap.

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

    Aiguille de la Brenva mixed climbs in Mont Blanc massif by Ezio Marlier, Gianpaolo Ducly
    12.03.2019 by Ezio Marlier in Alpinism

    Aiguille de la Brenva mixed climbs in Mont Blanc massif by Ezio Marlier, Gianpaolo Ducly

    Ezio Marlier introduces Million Reasons and Sole, two modern mixed climbs on the East Face of Aiguille de la Brenva in the Mont Blanc massif, established with Gianpaolo Ducly.

    For Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard lost forever on Nanga Parbat
    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.

    Roger Schäli and Bernd Rathmayr add new mixed climb to Kandersteg
    08.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Roger Schäli and Bernd Rathmayr add new mixed climb to Kandersteg

    Swiss alpinists Roger Schäli and Bernd Rathmayr have made the first ascent of Fäderliecht, a new mixed climb at Kandersteg in Switzerland.

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

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc
    07.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc

    From 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France will host the Arc'teryx Alpine Academy. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

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

    Nanga Parbat search for Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard continues
    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

    Igor Koller appeals against access restrictions to Tatra National Park
    05.03.2019 by Igor Koller in Environment

    Igor Koller appeals against access restrictions to Tatra National Park

    Slovak mountaineer Igor Koller appeals to all mountaineers, climbers, walkers, ski mountaineers against restrictions within the Tatra National Park. An online petition has been created to safeguard access to these mountains in Slovakia.

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

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

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

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

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

    Nanga Parbat: bad weather hinders efforts to rescue 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

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

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