The photos taken by GianPaolo Calzà and the thoughts of Stefano Ghisolfi and Adam Ondra about the recent Champions Challenge, the climbing event that took place last Saturday at Arco, Italy.
Italian climber Federica Mingolla reports about her first free ascent in Valle Orco, Italy, of an old project bolted in 2001 by Giovannino Massari and now graded 8a+. The route joins another nearby line freed by Mingolla a year ago: Occhi Nuovi 8a+.
Last Saturday a young man fell into a crevasse on the Col del Toula glacier (Mont Blanc). He is currently in hospital in Sallanches. The report and considerations of Ezio Marlier, a well-known alpinist and mountain guide from Valle d'Aosta who, together with Rifugio Torino hut warden and Mountain Guide Armando Chanoine, first reached the accident site.
On 29 August 2018 Manolo (aka Maurizio Zanolla) and Narci Simion made the first free ascent of Bebe Forever (100m, max 7b/c max 6c), a new rock climb up Tacca Bianca (Val Canali, Pale di San Martino, Dolomites). The line is dedicated to Gabriele 'Bebe' Simion, son of Narci. The report by Narci Simion.