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    Rungofarka, Himalaya: Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau first ascent video
    15.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rungofarka, Himalaya: Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau first ascent video

    The video of the first ascent of Rungofarka, a 6495 m peak in the Zanskar mountain range in the Indian Himalaya carried out in September 2017 by American alpinists Tino Villanueva and Alan Rousseau.

    Tolerance by Nina Caprez
    14.08.2018 di Nina Caprez in Climbing

    Tolerance by Nina Caprez

    Swiss climber Nina Caprez talks about her recent trip to Lebanon where she joined up with the non-profit organisation ClimbAID to bring climbing to Syrian refugees and Lebanese youth affected by the war.

    Dani Arnold climbs the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours and 4 minutes
    13.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dani Arnold climbs the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours and 4 minutes

    On 27 July 2018 Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold climbed the Cassin route up Grandes Jorasses in the Mont Blanc massif in just 2 hours and 4 minutes.

    Uein Line, new rock climb up Große Fermeda in Geisler Dolomites
    13.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Uein Line, new rock climb up Große Fermeda in Geisler Dolomites

    At the start of August Aaron Moroder and Miran Mittermair teamed up to establish Uein Line on Große Fermeda, the striking tower in one of the most famous mountain groups in the Dolomites, the Geisler.

    World Youth Climbing Championships: gold for Laura Rogora, Sam Avezou, Ekaterina Barashchuk and Gian Luca Zodda
    13.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Competitions

    World Youth Climbing Championships: gold for Laura Rogora, Sam Avezou, Ekaterina Barashchuk and Gian Luca Zodda

    The Youth Climbing World Championships are currently taking place in Moscow, Russia. Laura Rogora from Italy and Sam Avezou from France have been crowned Youth A Bouldering World Champions, while Ekaterina Barashchuk from Russia and Gian Luca Zodda from Italy have been crowned Speed World Champions in the Juniors category.

    Agrodolce, new rock climb in Brenta Dolomites
    12.08.2018 di Giorgio Pirovano in Climbing

    Agrodolce, new rock climb in Brenta Dolomites

    On Castello di Vallesinella in the Brenta Dolomites Giorgio Pirovano, Nicola Castagna and Sara Ongari established Agrodolce, a new 6-pitch rock climb first ascended ground-up, onsight, with bolts only at the belays and difficulties up to grade VII.

    Caro North discovers new climbing in Patagonia's Minialaska
    11.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Caro North discovers new climbing in Patagonia's Minialaska

    The video of Caro North and her discovery of Minialaska, a new rock climbing area in Patagonia.

    Daniel Jung reaps first repeat of Recovery drink, Favresse's difficult crack climb in Norway
    10.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Daniel Jung reaps first repeat of Recovery drink, Favresse's difficult crack climb in Norway

    German climber Daniel Jung has made the first repeat of Recovery drink, the difficult trad climb on the Profilveggen wall at Jøssingfjord in Norway. First ascended in 2013 by Nicolas Favresse, the route had foiled some of the best crack climbers in the world.

    Eiger double debut for Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher
    10.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Eiger double debut for Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher

    On the North Face of the Eiger Barbara Zangerl and Jacopo Larcher have repeated Deep Blue Sea and Magic Mushroom. This is the first time on the famous Swiss mountain for the two climbers.

    Alex Honnold Free Solo trailer featuring Freerider on El Capitan
    09.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Alex Honnold Free Solo trailer featuring Freerider on El Capitan

    The trailer of the film Free Solo that documents Alex Honnold and his historic free solo ascent of Freerider on El Capitan, Yosemite, carried out by American on 3 June 2017.

    Mathieu Maynadier, lucky escape after rockfall in Tagas Valley, Karakorum
    09.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mathieu Maynadier, lucky escape after rockfall in Tagas Valley, Karakorum

    On 6 August 2018 French mountaineer Mathieu Maynadier was hit by rockfall while on an climbing expedition in the Tagas Valley in Pakistan’s Karakorum with Nicolas Favresse, Carlos Molina and Jean-Louis Wertz. Maynadier was taken to Skardu military hospital by helicopter where his condition is far better than initially feared. He will be repatriated to France this week.

    Baffin, with Marc-André Leclerc
    07.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Baffin, with Marc-André Leclerc

    The film Baffin, in memory of the Canadian alpinist Marc-André Leclerc who lost his life in March 2018 along with Ryan Johnson.

    Stigmata added to Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites by Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher
    06.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Stigmata added to Heiligkreuzkofel in the Dolomites by Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher

    Over a four-day period in August 2016 Simon Gietl and Andrea Oberbacher made the first ascent, ground-up, of Stigmata, a multi-pitch rock climb up Heiligkreuzkofel / Sass de la Crusc in the Dolomites freed by the duo on 17/07/2017 with difficulties up to X-.

    Breiflogtinden East Face first ascent on Norway's Lofoten islands
    03.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Breiflogtinden East Face first ascent on Norway's Lofoten islands

    Russian climbers Dmitrii Panov, Andrey Panov and Anar Demirov have completed their Arctic Odyssey, probably the first new climb up the East Face of Breiflogtinden on the Lofoten Islands in Norway.

    Martin and Florian Riegler liberate The Flying Penguin in Canada's Bugaboos
    03.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Martin and Florian Riegler liberate The Flying Penguin in Canada's Bugaboos

    On 16/07/2018 the Florian and Martin Riegler made the first free ascent The Flying Penguin, the 300m crack climb they established in 2009 up the South Face of Pigeon Feathers.

    Adam Ondra: Limits are just Illusion
    02.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Climbing

    Adam Ondra: Limits are just Illusion

    The video Limits are just Illusion with Adam Ondra who, due to a knee injury, climbs in what is a rather unusual way for him.

    Grivel 200: alpinism, climbing gear, techniques and evolutioN
    02.08.2018 di Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Grivel 200: alpinism, climbing gear, techniques and evolutioN

    Second episode dedicated to Espace Grivel, or to the first 200 years of the history of Grivel and alpinism.

    Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Reiner Kauschke at 80 reclimbs his Superdirectissima
    01.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Reiner Kauschke at 80 reclimbs his Superdirectissima

    Accompanied by mountain guide Christoph Hainz, Reiner Kauschke has repeated Superdirectissima up the North Face of Cima Grande di Lavaredo in the Dolomites. Kauschke had made the first ascent of the ‘Saxon Route' with Peter Siegert and Gert Uhner in 1963 and now he repeated the line in 17 hours at the extraordinary age of 80.

    Robert Jasper solo climbing expedition to Greenland
    01.08.2018 di Planetmountain in Interviews

    Robert Jasper solo climbing expedition to Greenland

    Interview with German alpinist Robert Jasper who is currently on a by fair means solo climbing trip to Greenland.

    Climbing Oscars to Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges at the Arco Rock Legends 2018
    30.07.2018 di Planetmountain in Events

    Climbing Oscars to Reinhold Messner, Adam Ondra, Romain Desgranges at the Arco Rock Legends 2018

    On Friday, 27th July 2018 the coveted Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafi was awarded to Reinhold Messner during the 13th Arco Rock Legends awards. Adam Ondra won the Wild Country Rock Award and Romain Desgranges the La Sportiva Competition Award. The other candidates were Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Janja Garnbret and Reza Alipour Shenazandifard

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