Maurizio Oviglia introduces Altri Cieli, the documentary about the little Sardinian village of Ulassai that combines rock climbing with art, starting from the artist Maria Lai.
The video of English crack climber Tom Randall making the first ascent of The Kraken V13 at Hartland Quay, England.
Google has published a Street View exploration of the Mont Blanc, produced together with Kilian Jornet Burgada, Catherine Destivelle, Patrick Gabarrou, Corrado Korra Pesce, Laetitia Roux, Ueli Steck, Candide Thovex and photographers Jonathan Griffith, Renan Ozturk, Sender Films.
On 19 January 2016 the Italian Ragni di Lecco alpinists Matteo Della Bordella and David Bacci made the first repeat of Via dei Ragni up the East Pillar of Fitz Roy, established in 1976 by Casimiro Ferrari and Vittorio Meles.
Interview with American alpinist Colin Haley who has just carried out the first solo ascent of Torre Egger (2850m) and Punta Herron (2750m) in Patagonia, requiring 16.5 hours for the ascent and 9 for the descent.
At Fontainebleau in France Guillaume Glairon Mondet has made the first ascent of “Le Pied à Coulisse”, a new boulder problem that at 8C+ checks in as one of the hardest in the world.
Interview with Italian rock climber Silvio Reffo who at Misja Pec in Slovenia sent his 10th 9a sports climb.
Pre-registration is now online for Melloblocco 2016, the biggest bouldering and climbing meeting in the world that will be held in Val di Mello – Val Masino, Italy, from 5 – 8 May 2016.
There is no denying that many climbers want to conquer at least a peak or two at some point of their careers. If you feel like it’s high time for you to stamp your name on a couple of mountaintops and cross that off your bucket list, then you need to get ready for a high altitude climb.
How to Get Ready for a High Altitude Mountain Climb
Any high altitude mountain climb is an endeavour that is both physically and mentally demanding. It requires top physical fitness, mental fortitude and patience, with both a strong sense of teamwork and independence. Read more…
This is a real thing, and it descends upon climbers, experienced and novice alike. Understanding nutrition and altitude illness is a must for this kind of activity. The Wilderness Medical Society is an excellent source for information and guide to addressing this illness.
Nutrition at High Altitude
Altitude illness is a combination of symptoms, including headaches, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and malaise. The combined effect of these symptoms is usually a profound depression of appetite and reduction of food intake, just at the time when the climber needs energy the most. Read more…
Illinois native Ed Viesturs is an experienced high altitude climber and guide. Below is a video of him sharing some tips on what to expect.
When you get ready for a high altitude climb, you need to cover all the essentials, including the physical and mental training, equipment, and Liquid Grip. This revolutionary product significantly improves traction and hand grip, which is necessary for mountain climbers who need to scale rocks and other surfaces. Liquid Grip is made of 100% biodegradable materials and easily washes off with soap and water.
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Italian Mountain Guide Rudy Buccella discusses his recent trip to the Trekking Peaks of Nepal. To remind us, even in this post-earthquake period, of how beautiful these mountains are and how much help the Nepalese people direly need.