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    Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur
    16.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Time is immense. The Grivel Day at Courmayeur

    The video documenting the Grivel Day at Courmayeur. On 5 August 2018 Grivel Courmayeur celebrated its 200th anniversary and its timeless, boundless love for mountaineering.

    Rungofarka, Himalaya: Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau first ascent video
    15.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rungofarka, Himalaya: Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau first ascent video

    The video of the first ascent of Rungofarka, a 6495 m peak in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya carried out in September 2017 by American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau.

    Latok I North Ridge finally climbed after 40 years by Aleš Česen, Luka Stražar, Tom Livingstone
    14.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Latok I North Ridge finally climbed after 40 years by Aleš Česen, Luka Stražar, Tom Livingstone

    Slovenians Aleš Česen and Luka Stražar and Briton Tom Livingstone have climbed Latok I (7145 m) in the Karakorum (Pakistan) via the coveted North Ridge, recognised as one of the last major unclimbed lines in high-altitude mountaineering.

    Dani Arnold climbs the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours and 4 minutes
    13.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dani Arnold climbs the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours and 4 minutes

    On 27 July 2018 Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold climbed the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif in just 2 hours and 4 minutes.

    Hansjörg Auer: Lupghar Sar West solo interview
    08.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Hansjörg Auer: Lupghar Sar West solo interview

    Interview with Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer after his July 2018 solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

    Baffin, with Marc-André Leclerc
    07.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Baffin, with Marc-André Leclerc

    The film Baffin, in memory of the Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc who lost his life in March 2018 along with Ryan Johnson.

    Larkya Main Himalayan first ascent video
    05.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Larkya Main Himalayan first ascent video

    The video of the first ascent of Larkya Main, the 6425m high mountain in the Himalaya ascended in 2017 by Georgian mountaineers Giorgi Tepnadze, Bakar Gelashvili and Archil Badriashvili.

    David Lama, Conrad Anker walk the line on Lunag Ri
    04.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    David Lama, Conrad Anker walk the line on Lunag Ri

    The documentary Walk the Line featuring David Lama and Conrad Anker, their attempts to climb Lunag Ri (6888m) and Anker's drammatic heart attack in November 2016.

    Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I, Shispare, Nilkanth win, Nilkanth and Alex Honnold receive special mention
    02.08.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I, Shispare, Nilkanth win, Nilkanth and Alex Honnold receive special mention

    Three ascents have been selected for the Piolets d'Or 2018: Gasherbrum I climbed by Zdeněk Hák and Marek Holeček, Shispare climbed by Kazuya Hiraide and Kenro Nakajima and Nuptse NW climbed by Frédéric Degoulet, Benjamin Guigonnet and Hélias Millerioux. Special mentions have been awarded for the ascent of Nilkanth by Chantel Astorga, Anne Gilbert Chase and Jason Thompson and also to Alex Honnold for his outstanding contribution to climbing in the year 2017. Andrej Štremfelj to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Grivel 200: alpinism, climbing gear, techniques and evolutioN
    02.08.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Grivel 200: alpinism, climbing gear, techniques and evolutioN

    Second episode dedicated to Espace Grivel, or to the first 200 years of the history of Grivel and alpinism.

    Alexander Gukov rescued on Latok I
    31.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alexander Gukov rescued on Latok I

    Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov, trapped for over 6 days on Latok I, has been rescued by the Pakistani military helicopters.

    Latok I updates concerning Alexander Gukov rescue mission
    29.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Latok I updates concerning Alexander Gukov rescue mission

    Updates from Pakistan concerning the attempt to rescue Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov, trapped at 6200m altitude on Latok I (7145 m) in Karakorum.

    Latok I: updates about Alexander Gukov rescue attempt
    27.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Latok I: updates about Alexander Gukov rescue attempt

    The latest updates concerning the attempt to rescue Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov, trapped at 6200m altitude on Latok I (7145 m) in Karakorum.

    Latok I: Sergey Glazunov perishes, Alexander Gukov trapped at 6200 meters
    26.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Latok I: Sergey Glazunov perishes, Alexander Gukov trapped at 6200 meters

    Dramatic hours on Latok 1 (7,145 m): Russian mountaineer Alexander Gukov is currently trapped at 6200 meters after witnessing the death of his climbing partner Sergey Glazunov. A rescue operation is currently underway in a race against time.

    Andrzej Bargiel completes historic first ski descent of K2

    Andrzej Bargiel completes historic first ski descent of K2

    On 22 July 2018 30-year-old Polish alpinist Andrzej Bargiel made the coveted historic first ski descent of K2, skiing directly off the 8611m high summit of the second highest mountain in the world.

    Karl Unterkircher Award 2018 / Nanga Parbat by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon
    20.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Karl Unterkircher Award 2018 / Nanga Parbat by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara, Alex Txikon

    The 5th Karl Unterkircher Award was awarded on 14 July 2018 in Selva di Val Gardena, Italy to Simone Moro who, together with Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon, carried out the first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat in February 2016. The other climbers that had been nominated Ines Papert and Luka Lindič for their new route on Kyzyl Asker in Kyrgyzstan (China), and Simon Gietl and Marcel Schenk for the new mixed climb up Pizzo Badile in Switzerland.

    Broad Peak drone footage of Rick Allen rescue
    20.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Broad Peak drone footage of Rick Allen rescue

    Footage of the moment Scottish mountaineer Rick Allen was identified by a drone above 7000 meters on Broad Peak after having been reported missing.

    Kachqiant climbed in Pakistan's Hindu Raj by Danny Schoch and Bas Visscher
    19.07.2018 by Bas Visscher in Alpinism

    Kachqiant climbed in Pakistan's Hindu Raj by Danny Schoch and Bas Visscher

    A five-week climbing trip in June and July 2018 to the Hindu Raj mountain range in Pakistan resulted in the probable first ascent of Kachqiant, a 5990m peak overlooking the Dasbar Valley, by Dutch mountaineers Danny Schoch and Bas Visscher. Climbing partners Ruud Rotte and Menno Schokker made an unsuccessful attempt of Chiantir Chish (6200m), turning around at 5800m. Bas Visscher reports.

    Grivel: history, wonders and the first 200 years of mountaineering
    19.07.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Grivel: history, wonders and the first 200 years of mountaineering

    A day with Gioachino Gobbi in Courmayeur, examining the history of Grivel and alpinism in the brand new Espace Grivel that will be inaugurated on 5 August 2018.

    Rick Allen rescued by drone in descent off Broad Peak
    17.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rick Allen rescued by drone in descent off Broad Peak

    Thanks to the help of a drone leading British mountaineer Rick Allen has been rescued in descent off Broad Peak (8047m) in Pakistan.

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