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    Aiguille de Pélerins, John McCune and Will Sim go Above and Beyond
    14.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aiguille de Pélerins, John McCune and Will Sim go Above and Beyond

    British mountaineers John McCune and Will Sim have climbed what is likely to be a new route to the left of Beyond Good and Evil on the North Face of Aiguille de Pélerins in the Mont Blanc massif. Above and Beyond has been graded ED M6 6b+.

    Cimon della Pala, Dolomites: Emanuele Andreozzi, Matteo Faletti establish Elements of Life
    13.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cimon della Pala, Dolomites: Emanuele Andreozzi, Matteo Faletti establish Elements of Life

    Alpinists Emanuele Andreozzi and Matteo Faletti have made the first ascent of Elements of Life (900m, AI5/M6), a spectacular mixed climb up the north face of Cimon della Pala in the Pale di San Martino group of the Italian Dolomites.

    Virger Nordkette winter traverse completed by Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer
    07.04.2021 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

    Virger Nordkette winter traverse completed by Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer

    From 2 -3 March 2021 Matthias Wurzer and Vittorio Messini, two mountain guides from Kals, Austria, completed a winter ascent of the Virger Nordkette (Frosnitzkamm) from Hintereggerkogel to Galtenscharte in one and a half days. Messini reports.

    Matterhorn Bonatti route repeated by Matteo Della Bordella, François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti
    02.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Bonatti route repeated by Matteo Della Bordella, François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti

    On 31 March 2021 Italian alpinists Matteo Della Bordella, François Cazzanelli and Francesco Ratti repeated the Bonatti route on the Matterhorn.


    T’enflammes pas, new mixed climb on Flammes de Pierre in Mont Blanc massif
    02.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    T’enflammes pas, new mixed climb on Flammes de Pierre in Mont Blanc massif

    Aymeric Clouet, Mathieu Maynadier and Charles Noirot have established T’enflammes pas, a new mixed climb on Flammes de Pierre in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Alex Txikon, a Manaslu winter attempt and his mountaineering
    31.03.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Alex Txikon, a Manaslu winter attempt and his mountaineering

    Basque mountaineer Alex Txikon recently returned from an attempt to climb Manaslu in winter. An expedition which ended without the hoped-for success but which, once again, teaches us to 'find more important goals than the summit.'

    Zahnlos at Seekofel, new mixed climb in the Dolomites
    24.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Zahnlos at Seekofel, new mixed climb in the Dolomites

    At Seekofel / Croda del Becco above Lake Braies in the Dolomites alpinists Manuel Baumgartner and Daniel Töchterle from the South Tyrol, Italy, completed the first ascent of Zahnlos (200m, WI6/M6).

    Dogma climbed at Rein in Taufers by Simon Gietl, Mark Oberlechner
    19.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dogma climbed at Rein in Taufers by Simon Gietl, Mark Oberlechner

    On Saturday 30 January 2021 the mountain guides Simon Gietl and Mark Oberlechner from the South Tyrol, Italy, made the first ascent of a difficult mixed climb at Rein in Taufers called Dogma.

    First winter ascent of Expander enchainment in Poland’s Tatra mountains
    18.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    First winter ascent of Expander enchainment in Poland’s Tatra mountains

    From 2 - 4 March Polish mountaineers Maciek Ciesielski, Piotr Sułowski and Kacper Tekieli made the first winter ascent of Expander, reputed to be the most famous link-up of four existing routes in the Tatras in Poland.

    Mount Nelson first ski descent in Canada by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh

    Mount Nelson first ski descent in Canada by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh

    On 4/03/2021 alpinists and extreme skiers Ian McIntosh and Christina Lusti Lustenberger completed their childhood dream by scoring the first ski descent of Mount Nelson in Canada, skiing the mountain's striking East Face.

    Legrima on Langkofel, Dolomites, finally repeated by Titus Prinoth, Alex Walpoth
    09.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Legrima on Langkofel, Dolomites, finally repeated by Titus Prinoth, Alex Walpoth

    From 21 to 22 December 2020 Titus Prinoth and Alex Walpoth from the South Tyrol Italy, completed the first repeat of La Legrima on the northeast face of Langkofel / Sassolungo in the Dolomites. The difficult mixed climb was established in 2013 by Adam Holzknecht and Hubert Moroder.

    Simon Gietl completes winter solo of Große Mauer on Heiligkreuzkofel, Dolomites
    05.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simon Gietl completes winter solo of Große Mauer on Heiligkreuzkofel, Dolomites

    Yesterday Simon Gietl made a winter solo ascent of Große Mauer / Grande Muro on Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites. The mountaineer the South Tyrol, Italy, returned to valley by paraglider.

    Civetta Dolomites double: first winter ascents of Chimera Verticale and W Mexico Cabrones
    04.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Civetta Dolomites double: first winter ascents of Chimera Verticale and W Mexico Cabrones

    Two huge climbs were repeated on the northwest face of Civetta in the Dolomites, Italy: Chimera Verticale by Titus Prinoth and Alex Walpoth, and W Mexico Cabrones by Alessandro Baù, Thomas Gianola and Giovanni Zaccaria. This is the first time both routes have been climbed in winter.

    Yosemite Half Dome integral ski descent by Zach Milligan, Jason Torlano

    Yosemite Half Dome integral ski descent by Zach Milligan, Jason Torlano

    American alpinists Jason Torlano and Zach Milligan have skied down Half Dome. This is reputed to be the first integral descent from the summit all the way back down into Yosemite Valley.

    About Tamara Lunger and K2 in winter
    02.03.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    About Tamara Lunger and K2 in winter

    Tamara Lunger from the South Tyrol, Italy, has recently returned home after attempting to climb K2 in winter. The expedition was an important but also tragic experience, marked by the loss of Sergi Mingote, Atanas Skatov, Muhammad Ali Sadpara, Juan Pablo Mohr and John Snorri Sigurjónsson.

    Corrado Pesce, Will Sim repeat Petit Dru SW Pillar in Mont Blanc massif
    01.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Corrado Pesce, Will Sim repeat Petit Dru SW Pillar in Mont Blanc massif

    Alpinists Corrado Korra Pesce and Will Sim have repeated Voie des Papas / Via Bonatti on the SW Pillar of Petit Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Simon Gietl makes winter solo ascent of Mittelpfeiler on Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites
    27.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simon Gietl makes winter solo ascent of Mittelpfeiler on Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites

    On 25/02/2021 South Tyrolean alpinist Simon Gietl completed a solo ascent of Mittelpfeiler / Pilastro di Mezzo on Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites, via the Mariacher variation.

    Grandes Jorasses new climb by Matteo Della Bordella, Giacomo Mauri, Luca Schiera

    Grandes Jorasses new climb by Matteo Della Bordella, Giacomo Mauri, Luca Schiera

    On 24/02/2021 the Italian mountaineers Matteo Della Bordella, Giacomo Mauri and Luca Schiera made the first ascent of Il Regalo di Berna, a new route on the South Face of the Grandes Jorasses dedicated to Matteo Bernasconi. Della Bordella reports.

    Steve House live online / Nanga Parbat Rupal Face ascent with Vince Anderson
    25.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Steve House live online / Nanga Parbat Rupal Face ascent with Vince Anderson

    Tonight at 19:00 CET American alpinist Steve House will talk about the ascent of the Rupal face of Nanga Parbat, carried out with Vince Anderson over a period of eight days in alpine style in 2005.

    Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer establish Eremit in Stubaital
    24.02.2021 by Simon Messner in Alpinism

    Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer establish Eremit in Stubaital

    In Pinnistal, a small side valley of the Stubaital in Austria, Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer have established Eremit, a difficult mixed climb protected with trad gear and pegs. Messner reports.



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