French skiers Carole Chambaret, Tiphaine Duperier and Boris Langenstein have made the coveted first ski descent from the summit of Laila Peak (6096m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. A few days later Italy’s Cala Cimenti and Switzerland’s Matthias Koenig made the second descent of the stunning NW Face from the summit.
American climbers Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold have set a new speed record on The Nose, climbing El Capitan in Yosemite in 2:10:15.
In a mere 47 hours and 16 minutes the alpinists Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed the north face of Ortler, Cima Piccola di Lavaredo and the North Face of Grossglockner in Austria. The alpinists traveled from one mountain to the other on foot and by bicycle.
The Dolorock Climbing Festival took place once again during the last weekend of May, from 25 – 27/05, organised by the local climbing club ‘Gamatzn’. Special guest of this transborder sports and culture event was David Lama, the main protagonist was rock climbing and the backdrop were the fantastic Tre Cime di Lavaredo and the Dolomites.
In early April 2018 French alpinists Thomas Auvaro, Jeremy Fino, Matthieu Rideau, Antoine Rolle climbed two new routes in the Revelation Mountains in Alaska. Rideau provides the trip report.
South Tyrolean climber Angelika Rainer reports about her first 8c sports climb, Cinque Uve at Narango (Arco), that comes in the wake of her D15 dry tooling ascent last winter.
French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has completed his project of climbing and skiing 4 different faces on the Aiguille Verte (4122 m) in the Mont Blanc massif on the same day.