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    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.

    Slackline between two icefalls walked by Lukas Irmler & Pablo Signoret
    13.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Slackline between two icefalls walked by Lukas Irmler & Pablo Signoret

    The video of Lukas Irmler and Pablo Signoret walking across a highline rigged between two icefalls in France.

    Maurizio Giordano perishes climbing Gasherbrum IV
    11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Maurizio Giordano perishes climbing Gasherbrum IV

    32-year-old mountaineer Italian Maurizio Giordano from the Aosta Military Expedition perished while climbing Gasherbrum IV in Karakorum, Pakistan.

    Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance
    11.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille du Midi cable car reopens after unexpected maintenance

    After unforeseen maintenance works the Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif has reopened once again.

    Hansjörg Auer, Lupghar Sar West solo ascent details
    09.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer, Lupghar Sar West solo ascent details

    The first details from Hansjörg Auer about his solo first ascent of the West Face of Lupghar Sar West in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

    Hansjörg Auer completes solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West
    09.07.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer completes solo ascent of Lupghar Sar West

    Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer has made a solitary ascent of Lupghar Sar West, a 7181 meter peak in the Karakorum, Pakistan.

    Innominata Ridge Speed: Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli race up Mont Blanc
    30.06.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

    Innominata Ridge Speed: Denis Trento and Robert Antonioli race up Mont Blanc

    Denis Trento reports about his fast ascent of the Innominata Ridge, carried out with Robert Antonioli in just 6 hours and 10 minutes. Although undoubtedly a fast ascent, the climb is interesting above all because, climbing as a roped team, they ascended with an increased safety margin

    Denali Light Traveller, second ascent in Alaska by Michael Gardner and Sam Hennessy
    29.06.2018 by Sam Hennessy in Alpinism

    Denali Light Traveller, second ascent in Alaska by Michael Gardner and Sam Hennessy

    Sam Hennessy reports about the second ascent of Light Traveller, one of the most difficult climbs on Denali, Alaska, first ascended by Stephen Koch and Marko Prezelj in 2001 and repeated now, alpine style, together with Michael Gardner in a 36-hour push.

    Adieu Stéphane Husson
    25.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Adieu Stéphane Husson

    French mountain guide Stéphane Husson and a 16-year-old teenager lost their lives in a climbing accident.

    Vertical Jungfrau Marathon by Roger Schäli & David Hefti
    22.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Vertical Jungfrau Marathon by Roger Schäli & David Hefti

    Mountaineering video: the vertical marathon of Roger Schäli and David Hefti who on 22 August 2013 climbed more than 3300m elevation gain and 23 pitches up to 7a+ to reach the summit of Jungfrau in Switzerland’s Overland Bernese in 16 hours.

    New climbs above Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska by Brette Harrington and Caro North
    22.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    New climbs above Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska by Brette Harrington and Caro North

    Caro North and Brette Harrington have made the first ascent of new mixed line up the NE Face of Southern Duke and added a new rock climb to the Taku towers on the Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska.

    Slovak Direct, Denali: Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase seal first female ascent
    19.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Slovak Direct, Denali: Chantel Astorga and Anne Gilbert Chase seal first female ascent

    Interview with Anne Gilbert Chase after the ninth ascent and first female ascent of the Slovak Direct on Denali, climbed from 2 - 5 June 2018 with Chantel Astorga.

    Janhukot first ascent in Indian Himalaya by British expedition
    18.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Janhukot first ascent in Indian Himalaya by British expedition

    British mountaineers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham have made the first ascent of Janhukot (6805m) in the Garhwal Himalaya in India.

    North3 trailer of sub-48 hour enchainment by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
    17.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    North3 trailer of sub-48 hour enchainment by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini

    The trailer of Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini and their enchainment of Mt. Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and Grossglockner in Austria in just 47 hours and 16 minutes.

    Colin Haley dashes up Denali Cassin Ridge in record-breaking 8 hours 7 minutes
    15.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Colin Haley dashes up Denali Cassin Ridge in record-breaking 8 hours 7 minutes

    Interview with American alpinist Colin Haley after his record-breaking ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali (McKinley) in Alaska in 8 hours 7 minutes on 5 June 2018

    Hansjörg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West solo
    13.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Hansjörg Auer to attempt Lupghar Sar West solo

    Interview with Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer on the eve of his departure for Lupghar Sar West, a 7181m high mountain in the Karakorum, Pakistan which he plans to climb solo.

    Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa
    10.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Loved By All: The Story of Apa Sherpa

    The film Loved by All: the story of Apa Sherpa directed by Eric Crosland that tells the moving story of Apa Sherpa, who entered the Guinness Book of Records for having climbed Mount Everest 21 times. Through his work he aims to provide education for children in the Khumbu valley in Nepal.

    Mont Blanc Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance
    05.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc Aiguille du Midi cable car closed for maintenance

    The Aiguille du Midi cable car in the Mont Blanc massif is temporarily closed due to unforeseen maintenance. Full operations will resume on Saturday 7 July.

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