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James Pearson climbing The Quarryman in North Wales
The video by Neil Hart of James Pearson climbing The Quarryman in the Llanberis slate quarries in North Wales. (PlanetMountain)
Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias, goodbye to the alpinist who climbed with his soul
On Wednesday evening Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias passed away in Trieste. The acclaimed Italian alpinist, writer and theater director was an academic of the Italian Alpine Club and, for three decades, president of GISM, the Italian Group of Mountain Writers. With him Italian mountaineering, and not only, looses a great alpinist and intellectual. Chiara Florit remembers Spiro who, on 21 February, would have celebrated his 100th birthday. (PlanetMountain)
Ice Climbing World Cup 2017, live streaming from Saas Fee
Live streaming from Saas Fee in Switzerland of the Ice Climbing World Cup 2017. The Speed Finals stream at 19:30 this evening, the Lead Semis and Finals throughout Saturday. (PlanetMountain)
Dolomites drytooling: Dariusz Soko³owski traces A Line Above The Sky
In December 2016 Poland’s Dariusz Soko³owski repeated A Line Above The Sky, one of the most difficult drytooling climbs in the world, freed at Tomorrow's World in the Dolomites by Britain’s Tom Ballard in 2016. (PlanetMountain)
Isabelle Faus climbing The Wheel of Chaos 8B+ at Rocky Mountain National Park
Bouldering video: Isabelle Faus climbing The Wheel of Chaos 8B+ at Rocky Mountain National Park, USA. (PlanetMountain)
Tre Cime di Lavaredo winter trilogy by Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini
Winter mountaineering: on 31/12/2016 at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites the alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed in a singole day Via Comici-Dimai on Cima Grande (in 1:45), the Cassin route up Cima Ovest (2:45) and the Innerkofler route up Cima Piccola (1:15). (PlanetMountain)
Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer
South Tyrolean mountaineer Erich Abram passed away on Monday 16 January 2017 at Bozen aged 95. The talented mountaineer and climber played an important role in the 1954 Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2. (PlanetMountain)
New Dolomites icefall La Pissa climbed by Luca Vallata and Santiago Padrós
On 04/01/2017 Luca Vallata and Santiago Padrós made what is likely to be the first ascent of La Pissa (WI6, M9?, 105m), the obvious icefall at Termine di Cadore, Dolomites. (PlanetMountain)