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    Matteo Pasquetto perishes on Grandes Jorasses
    08.08.2020 di Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Matteo Pasquetto perishes on Grandes Jorasses

    Yesterday afternoon Matteo Pasquetto, the talented Italian alpinist and aspirant mountain guide, lost his life while descending from the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Filip Babicz speed solo ascent of Mont Blanc Integralissima de Peuterey
    07.08.2020 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Filip Babicz speed solo ascent of Mont Blanc Integralissima de Peuterey

    Polish mountaineer Filip Babicz has made a solo ascent of the Integralissima de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc massif in an astounding 17 hours. This is the first repeat of the 'Longest ridge in the Alps’, first climbed in full by the Germans Gottlieb Braun-Elwert and Rudi Kirmeier in 1973.

    Alexander Megos frees Bibliographie at Céüse, the world’s second 9c
    06.08.2020 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alexander Megos frees Bibliographie at Céüse, the world’s second 9c

    At Céüse in France the German climber Alex Megos has made the first ascent of Bibliographie and suggested the grade 9c. This is now the most difficult sport climb in France and only the second in the world this difficult.

    Grandes Jorasses North Face: Federica Mingolla, Leo Gheza repeat Manitua
    05.08.2020 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Grandes Jorasses North Face: Federica Mingolla, Leo Gheza repeat Manitua

    Italian alpinist Federica Mingolla reports about her repeat with Leonardo Gheza of Manitua, the difficult route first ascended solo by Slavko Svetičič in 1991 on the north face of the Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer discover L Pilaster Desmincià on Sass Rigais in Dolomites
    04.08.2020 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simon Messner, Martin Sieberer discover L Pilaster Desmincià on Sass Rigais in Dolomites

    Following a line traced 50 years ago by Reinhold Messner, on 29/07/2020 Simon Messner and Martin Sieberer made the first ascent of L Pilaster Desmincià, a new multi-pitch rock climb up the NW face of Sass Rigais in the Geislerspitzen group of the Italian Dolomites.

    Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher establish Lifestyle on Torre del Lago, Dolomites
    03.08.2020 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher establish Lifestyle on Torre del Lago, Dolomites

    The two mountain guides Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher have made the first ascent of Lifestyle, a new multi-pitch rock climb up the west face of Torre del Lago (Fanis Group - Lagazuoi group) in the Dolomites.

    Ben Moon, Jerry Moffatt, Johnny Dawes featuring in 80s Birth of Extreme
    03.08.2020 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Ben Moon, Jerry Moffatt, Johnny Dawes featuring in 80s Birth of Extreme

    The film 80's Birth of Extreme by Alun Hughes, featuring some of the most important moments in British sport climbing during the 1980s. Featuring Ben Moon, Jerry Moffatt and Johnny Dawes.

    Mont Blanc Super Integrale de Peutèrey: François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti climb in the footsteps of Renato Casarotto
    01.08.2020 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc Super Integrale de Peutèrey: François Cazzanelli, Francesco Ratti climb in the footsteps of Renato Casarotto

    Mountain guides François Cazzanelli and Francesco Ratti have enchained the Ratti-Vitali route on Aiguille Noire de Peutèrey, the Gervasutti - Boccalatte route on Picco Gugliermina and the Central Pillar of Frêney, first climbed in 1961 by Chris Bonington, Ian Clough, Jan Duglosz, Don Whillans before proceeding to the summit of Mont Blanc. The so-called Super Integrale de Peutèrey, or Frêney trilogy, was climbed in 1982 by the great Italian mountaineer Renato Casarotto alone and in winter during an epic ascent that has gone down in the history of mountaineering as one of the all-time greatest climbs.

    Ben Moon / The British rock climbing legend interview
    31.07.2020 di Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

    Ben Moon / The British rock climbing legend interview

    Interview with British rock climber Ben Moon, one of the world’s greatest rock climbers throughout the 1980’s and early 1990’s with landmark first ascents such one of Britain’s first 8a, Statement of Youth at Lower Pen Trwyn in Wales and Hubble at Raven Tor, hailed as the world’s first 8c+ and increasingly considered the world’s first 9a.

    Alexey Rubtsov: bouldering at world-class Djan Tugan in Russia
    31.07.2020 di Alexey Rubtsov in Climbing

    Alexey Rubtsov: bouldering at world-class Djan Tugan in Russia

    Alexey Rubtsov reports about the huge bouldering potential at Djan Tugan in the Caucasus in Russia where he has established 30 boulder problems up to 8B+. The Russian bouldering champ has described the area as 'new world-class bouldering area’.

    Stefano Carnati makes his Moon Landing 9a at Passo della Presolana
    29.07.2020 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Stefano Carnati makes his Moon Landing 9a at Passo della Presolana

    At Passo della Presolana in Northern Italy Stefano Carnati has made the first free ascent of Moon Landing 9a.

    Help save Magic Wood's climber-run camping and hotel
    28.07.2020 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Help save Magic Wood's climber-run camping and hotel

    A petition has been launched to support the Saluz family who run the hotel, campsite and restaurant in Magic Wood in Switzerland and are recognised as being the true custodians for one of the greatest bouldering destinations in the world.

    Laura Rogora: the second woman to climb 9b interview
    28.07.2020 di Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

    Laura Rogora: the second woman to climb 9b interview

    Interview with 19-year old Italian climber Laura Rogora after her repeat at Rodellar in Spain of Ali hulk sit extension total, thanks to which she became the second woman in the world to climb 9b.

    Siebe Vanhee repeats Orbayu, 8c multi-pitch on Naranjo de Bulnes in Picos de Europa
    27.07.2020 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Siebe Vanhee repeats Orbayu, 8c multi-pitch on Naranjo de Bulnes in Picos de Europa

    On 25/07/2020 Belgian climber Siebe Vanhee completed a rare one-day free-ascent of Orbayu (8c/500m) on Picu Urriellu (Naranjo De Bulnes) in the Picos de Europa National Park, Spain.

    Laura Rogora climbs 9b at Rodellar in Spain!
    26.07.2020 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Laura Rogora climbs 9b at Rodellar in Spain!

    At Rodellar in Spain Laura Rogora has redpointed Ali hulk sit extension total, becoming only the second woman in the world to climb 9b.

    Adam Ondra climbing Genius Loci at Paklenica in Croatia
    25.07.2020 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra climbing Genius Loci at Paklenica in Croatia

    The video of Adam Ondra making the first ascent of Genius Loci at Paklenica in Croatia, a 9a variation start to the historic Il Maratoneta.

    Adam Ondra onsights Il Maratoneta, Manolo’s historic 8b+ at Paklenica in Croatia
    24.07.2020 di Nicholas Hobley in Interviews

    Adam Ondra onsights Il Maratoneta, Manolo’s historic 8b+ at Paklenica in Croatia

    Interview with Czech rock climber Adam Ondra who has made the first onsight of Il Maratoneta, the first 8b+ in Croatia freed by Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla in 1987 and at the time one of the hardest climbs in the world. Furthermore, he has made the first ascent of Genius Loci 9a which adds a variation start to Il Maratoneta.

    Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher decipher their DNA on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo
    24.07.2020 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Simon Gietl, Andrea Oberbacher decipher their DNA on Cima Ovest di Lavaredo

    The two mountain guides Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher have made the first ascent of DNA, a new multi-pitch rock climb up Croda degli Alpini, the foresummit of Cima Ovest in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo group of the Italian Dolomites.

    Drew Ruana uncut on Box Therapy, Daniel Woods’ 8C+ boulder problem at RMNP
    23.07.2020 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Drew Ruana uncut on Box Therapy, Daniel Woods’ 8C+ boulder problem at RMNP

    The video of Drew Ruana making the first repeat of Box Therapy, the 8C+ boulder problem established by Daniel Woods in Rocky Mountain National Park, USA.

    Catherine Destivelle awarded Piolet d'Or Carrière Lifetime Achievement Award
    23.07.2020 di Claude Gardien in Alpinism

    Catherine Destivelle awarded Piolet d'Or Carrière Lifetime Achievement Award

    
French mountaineer Catherine Destivelle will become the first woman to receive the Piolet d'Or Carrière Lifetime Achievement Award at the Ladek Mountain Festival in Poland in September. In the past the coveted prize has been awarded to greatest mountaineers of all times.

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