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    Cerro Torre East Face, 2019 Matteo Della Bordella and Matteo Pasquetto attempt
    25.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cerro Torre East Face, 2019 Matteo Della Bordella and Matteo Pasquetto attempt

    The video of Matteo Della Bordella and Matteo Pasquetto attempting the east face of Cerro Torre (Patagonia) up the British Diedre route.

    Matterhorn Grandes Murailles winter enchainment completed by François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti
    24.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Grandes Murailles winter enchainment completed by François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti

    After 4 days and 40 hours of climbing, the two Italian mountain guides François Cazzanelli and Francesco Ratti completed the first winter enchainment of the Furggen chain, Matterhorn, Grandes Murailles chain and Petites Murailles chain. A 'Himalayan ridge above home.'

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger crevasse fall on Gasherbrum
    20.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger crevasse fall on Gasherbrum

    After a terrifying fall into a crevasse, fortunately without serious consequences, Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger have ended their winter expedition to Gasherbrum I and II in Pakistan.

    Hohe Warte, Raphaela Haug and Martin Schidlowski strut up Catwalk in Valsertal
    19.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hohe Warte, Raphaela Haug and Martin Schidlowski strut up Catwalk in Valsertal

    In Valsertal (Zillertal Alps, Tyrol) Martin Schidlowski and Raphaela Haug have climbed Catwalk, a probable new mixed line up the NE Face of Hohe Warte.

    Rapunzel on Sass de la Crusc, new Dolomites mixed climb by Simon Messner and Manuel Baumgartner
    16.01.2020 by Simon Messner in Alpinism

    Rapunzel on Sass de la Crusc, new Dolomites mixed climb by Simon Messner and Manuel Baumgartner

    On Sass de la Crusc / Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites, the South Tyrolean mountaineers Simon Messner and Manuel Baumgartner have made the first ascent of Rapunzel, a new ice and mixed climb graded WI6+ M7+.

    Barba Bianca, Christoph Hainz and Manuel Baumgartner add new mixed climb to Val Travenanzes, Dolomites
    15.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Barba Bianca, Christoph Hainz and Manuel Baumgartner add new mixed climb to Val Travenanzes, Dolomites

    On 10/01/2019 Christoph Hainz and Manuel Baumgartner made the first ascent of Barba Bianca, a new mixed climb in Val Travenanzes, Dolomites.

    Pandora on Pordoi, Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messin add huge mixed climb to the Dolomites
    14.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pandora on Pordoi, Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messin add huge mixed climb to the Dolomites

    From 16 to 17 December 2019, after a day of reconnaissance, alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini established Pandora (600m, V, M5, A0, WI6) up the west face of Pordoi (Dolomites) . This ice and mixed climb links via Abram with via Niagara and tackles the huge hanging icefall that formed on the upper section of the face.

    Two new ice climbs in Valnontey by the Cogne Mountain Guides
    10.01.2020 by Marco Farina in Alpinism

    Two new ice climbs in Valnontey by the Cogne Mountain Guides

    Two new ice and mixed routes were established in Valnontey, Valle d'Aosta, close to the legendary Repentance: Sputnik and Daddy cool, by Michele Amadio, Marco Farina, Remy Maquignaz, Roberto Meoli and Alberto Silvestri. Cogne Mountain Guides Marco Farina reports

    Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayer celebrate Happy New Year ice climb in Dolomites
    08.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayer celebrate Happy New Year ice climb in Dolomites

    In Langental (Val Gardena, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner and Hannes Lemayer have made the first ascent of Happy New Year, a two-pitch mixed route graded M6+.

    Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer spring up Seitensprung in Langental, Dolomites
    03.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer spring up Seitensprung in Langental, Dolomites

    On 27/12/2019 Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer made the first ascent of Seitensprung, a new ice climb in Val Lietres - Langental, Dolomites.

    Valnontey - Cogne ice climbing ban to protect Bearded Vulture
    03.01.2020 by Deborah Bionaz in Alpinism

    Valnontey - Cogne ice climbing ban to protect Bearded Vulture

    A temporary ice climbing ban has been enacted in Valnontey (Cogne, Italy) to protect nesting bearded vulture. The Gran Paradiso National Park commission and the Cogne mountain guides have produced a Decalogue aimed at protecting the local wildlife.

    Searching for the most famous Christmas Tree in China
    02.01.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Searching for the most famous Christmas Tree in China

    The short film Searching for Christmas Tree that documents the search for, and the first ascent of, the mysterious Merry Christmas icefall in China.

    Dolomites Val Mesdì unveils demanding new mixed climb
    02.01.2020 by Mirco Grasso in Alpinism

    Dolomites Val Mesdì unveils demanding new mixed climb

    Mirco Grasso, Daniel Ladurner, Santiago Padrós have made the first ascent of Para arriba, nach unten e bevilo! in the Val de Mesdi, Sella group, Dolomites. The two-pitch icefall was established ground-up with pegs and bolts, and has been graded M8 WI5. Grasso reports.

    Angelika Rainer settles the score, sends Ironman at Eptingen
    31.12.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Angelika Rainer settles the score, sends Ironman at Eptingen

    South Tyrolean climber Angelika Rainer has repeated Ironman, the total dry tooling route at Eptingen in Switzerland.

    Once in a Lifetime climbed integritas in Langental, Dolomites
    29.12.2019 by Florian Riegler in Alpinism

    Once in a Lifetime climbed integritas in Langental, Dolomites

    In Val Lietres (Langental, Puez - Geisler group, Dolomites) Daniel Ladurner, Hannes Lemayr and Florian Riegler have repeated Once in a Lifetime, which they first ascended in February 2018. This is probably the first time that the icefall up Col Turont has been climbed entirely on ice. Riegler reports.

    Simon Messner seeks unclimbed ice in Sarntal Alps and Dolomites
    27.12.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simon Messner seeks unclimbed ice in Sarntal Alps and Dolomites

    Simon Messner has recently climbed two new mixed routes: the first at the Sarner Scharte in the Sarntal valley (Sarntal Alps) with Kurt Brugger; the second - three additional pitches to Solo per un altro Hashtag - located in Val Lasties (Dolomites) with Martin Sieberer.

    Vallée Blanche fortuitous crevasse rescue

    Vallée Blanche fortuitous crevasse rescue

    The video of the mountain rescue carried out by Jeff Mercier and the French mountain rescue service of two very lucky skiers who fell into a crevasse while skiing off-piste down the Vallée Blanche in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Natascha Knecht, Marcel Schenk uncover new mixed climb deep in Switzerland's Val Bregaglia
    18.12.2019 by Marcel Schenk in Alpinism

    Natascha Knecht, Marcel Schenk uncover new mixed climb deep in Switzerland's Val Bregaglia

    On Mt. Al Balzet in Valle Albigna, a side valley of Val Bregaglia in Switzerland, Natascha Knecht and Marcel Schenk have made the first ascent of a new mixed climb called Un poco Mondo.

    Filip Babicz completes Ade Integrale, D15+ total dry deep in Gran Borna cave, Italy
    17.12.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Filip Babicz completes Ade Integrale, D15+ total dry deep in Gran Borna cave, Italy

    On 26 November 2019 Filip Babicz completed Ade Integrale, a testing dry tooling route in the Gran Borna cave close to La Thuile in Valle d'Aosta, Italy. The Pole suggests D15+. The route is completely natural but, being total dry, climbs no ice whatsoever.

    Dolomites ice climbing: Val Lasties Solo per un altro Hashtag integritas
    14.12.2019 by Santiago Padros in Alpinism

    Dolomites ice climbing: Val Lasties Solo per un altro Hashtag integritas

    In Val Lasties, Sella, Dolomites, Santiago Padrós and Diego Toigo have repeated the icefall Solo per un altro Hashtag avoiding the first mixed pitch. This is perhaps the first time that this pearl of the Dolomites has been climbed entirely on ice.

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