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  • 26.07.2021 French reap Harvest Moon on Dansam West in Kondus Valley, Pakistan

    French reap Harvest Moon on Dansam West in Kondus Valley, Pakistan

    
Towards the end of June French mountain guides Martin Elias, Victor Saucède, Jeremy Stagnetto and Jérôme Sullivan made the first ascent of Harvest Moon, a new route on Dansam West (6600m) above the Kondus Valley in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Climbed alpine style, the 1600m route is graded M6 WI6. Jérôme Sullivan reports.

  • 23.07.2021 Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni complete the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps in 80 days

    Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni complete the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps in 80 days

    Italian alpinists Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni have managed to climb all 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps. The trainee mountain guides set off on 4 May and required 80 days to complete the climbs.

  • 21.07.2021 Concha de Caracol South Face new route in Peru by Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin, Alex Torres

    Concha de Caracol South Face new route in Peru by Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin, Alex Torres

    Alpinists Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin and Alex Torres have made the first ascent of Cerveza, Pan y Ácido, a new mixed climb up the South Face of Concha de Caracol in the Cordillera Vilcanota massif in Peru.

  • 16.07.2021 Lorenzo Scandroglio

    Lorenzo Scandroglio

    

The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.

    French reap Harvest Moon on Dansam West in Kondus Valley, Pakistan
    26.07.2021 by Jérôme Sullivan in Alpinism

    French reap Harvest Moon on Dansam West in Kondus Valley, Pakistan

    
Towards the end of June French mountain guides Martin Elias, Victor Saucède, Jeremy Stagnetto and Jérôme Sullivan made the first ascent of Harvest Moon, a new route on Dansam West (6600m) above the Kondus Valley in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Climbed alpine style, the 1600m route is graded M6 WI6. Jérôme Sullivan reports.

    Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni complete the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps in 80 days
    23.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni complete the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps in 80 days

    Italian alpinists Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni have managed to climb all 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps. The trainee mountain guides set off on 4 May and required 80 days to complete the climbs.

    Concha de Caracol South Face new route in Peru by Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin, Alex Torres
    21.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Concha de Caracol South Face new route in Peru by Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin, Alex Torres

    Alpinists Anna Pfaff, Andres Marin and Alex Torres have made the first ascent of Cerveza, Pan y Ácido, a new mixed climb up the South Face of Concha de Caracol in the Cordillera Vilcanota massif in Peru.

    Lorenzo Scandroglio
    16.07.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Lorenzo Scandroglio

    

The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.

    Nevado Huamashraju Este, new route in Peru by Iker and Enenko Pou
    15.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nevado Huamashraju Este, new route in Peru by Iker and Enenko Pou

    Enenko and Iker Pou have made the first ascent of ¡Viva Perú Carajo !, a new mixed climb up the South Face of Nevado Huamashraju East in Peru. At the same time their expedition partners Manu Ponce and Micher Quito also established a new route up the mountain’s north face.

    Altavia 4000 and the dream of climbing 82 4000 of the Alps. By Gabriel Perenzoni
    09.07.2021 by Gabriel Perenzoni in Alpinism

    Altavia 4000 and the dream of climbing 82 4000 of the Alps. By Gabriel Perenzoni

    Aspirant mountain guide Gabriel Perenzoni talks about his dream of climbing the 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps with Nicola Castagna. Their project is called Altavia 4000 and having set off on 4 May, that have already climbed 62 mountains in 60 days.

    Watch Nicolas Hojac, Adrian Zurbrügg speed across the Monte Rosa Traverse
    06.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Watch Nicolas Hojac, Adrian Zurbrügg speed across the Monte Rosa Traverse

    The video of Swiss mountaineers Adrian Zurbrügg and Nicolas Hojac who in 2020 enchained the 18 mountains in the Monte Rosa massif above 4000 meters in just 13 hours and 39 minutes.

    Chantel Astorga interview after Cassin Ridge solo on Denali in Alaska
    28.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Chantel Astorga interview after Cassin Ridge solo on Denali in Alaska

    Interview with top American alpinist Chantel Astorga after the first female solo ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali in Alaska.

    Mount Everest Centenary Exhibition launched by Alpine Club in London
    24.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

    Mount Everest Centenary Exhibition launched by Alpine Club in London

    The Alpine Club has opened its landmark exhibition 'Everest: By Those Who Were There' to the public. The exhibition commemorates 100 years since the first expedition to Mount Everest in 1921, and explores, in intimate detail, the three Alpine Club and Royal Geographical Society expeditions of the 1920s.

    Cocktail Sans Glace savoured on Pic Coolidge, Écrins, by Markus Kirch, James Price
    23.06.2021 by Markus Kirch in Alpinism

    Cocktail Sans Glace savoured on Pic Coolidge, Écrins, by Markus Kirch, James Price

    German alpinist Markus Kirch reports about the first ascent of Cocktail Sans Glace, a new mixed route established in mid-May with James Price and on the North Face of Pic Coolidge in the Massif des Écrins, France.

    Chantel Astorga solos Cassin Ridge on Denali and skis West Rib/Seattle Ramp
    21.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Chantel Astorga solos Cassin Ridge on Denali and skis West Rib/Seattle Ramp

    Top American alpinist Chantel Astorga has made a solo ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali in Alaska.

    Altavia 4000: Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni and the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps
    17.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Altavia 4000: Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni and the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps

    Italian mountaineers Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni are currently climbing all 82 peaks over 4,000m in the Alps. Having set off on 4 May 2021, the two aspirant mountain guides have already climbed 30 mountains as part of their project called Altavia 4000.

    Heavenly Trap on Baruntse, Márek Holeček reports about new route with Radoslav Groh
    08.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Heavenly Trap on Baruntse, Márek Holeček reports about new route with Radoslav Groh

    
Czech alpinist Márek Holeček reports about Heavenly Trap, the new route climbed alpine style over 10 days up the West Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal together with Radoslav Groh.


    Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh survive Baruntse NW Face ordeal
    31.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Márek Holeček, Radoslav Groh survive Baruntse NW Face ordeal

    Czech climbers Márek Holeček and Radoslav Groh are safe and sound after having established a new climb on the NW Face of Baruntse (7129m) in Nepal. After climbing the route alpine style the two Czech mountaineers endured an epic, 80-hour descent.

    Big new winter climb on Cima Tosa in Brenta Dolomites by Andreozzi, Faletti, Padros
    25.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Big new winter climb on Cima Tosa in Brenta Dolomites by Andreozzi, Faletti, Padros

    Emanuele Andreozzi, Matteo Faletti and Santiago Padrós have made the first ascent of Pazzione Primavernale, a new winter climb up the NNE face of Cima Tosa in the Brenta Dolomites.

    Kangchung Shar North Face first ascent by Jaroslava Bansky, Zdenek Hak
    20.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Kangchung Shar North Face first ascent by Jaroslava Bansky, Zdenek Hak

    Czech alpinists Zdeněk Hák and Jaroslava Bánský have successfully completed the first traverse of Kangchung Shar (6030m) in Nepal. They climbed the north face of the mountain into the saddle between Kangchung Shar and Cholo, then followed the NW ridge to the top, returned to the saddle and descended the south face. Zdenek Hak reports

    Watch Priti and Jeff Wright make the first ascent of K6 Central, Karakorum
    15.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Watch Priti and Jeff Wright make the first ascent of K6 Central, Karakorum

    The video of the first ascent of K6 Central (7155m) nel Karakorum, Pakistan, carried out on 9 October 2020 by American climbers Jeff and Priti Wright.

    Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington in Alaska. Luka Lindič reports
    11.05.2021 by Luka Lindič in Alpinism

    Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington in Alaska. Luka Lindič reports

    Luka Lindič reports about the first ascent, carried out with Ines Papert, of Heart of Stone on Mount Huntington’s West face, Central Denali Range, Alaska in April 2021.

    Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

    Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

    On 30 April Andrzej Bargiel made the first ascent Yawash Sar II (6178m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Having reached the summit via the west face, the Polish mountaineer then made the mountain’s first ski descent.

    Ines Papert, Luka Lindič climb new route up Mt. Huntington in Alaska
    04.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ines Papert, Luka Lindič climb new route up Mt. Huntington in Alaska

    Ines Papert from Germany and Luka Lindič from Slovenia have established Heart of Stone, a new mixed climb up the west face of Mt. Huntington (3731m) in Alaska.

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