Denis Trento reports about his fast ascent of the Innominata Ridge, carried out with Robert Antonioli in just 6 hours and 10 minutes. Although undoubtedly a fast ascent, the climb is interesting above all because climbing as a team they ascended with a greater safety margin.
Sam Hennessy reports about the second ascent of Light Traveller, one of the most difficult climbs on Denali, Alaska, first ascended by Stephen Koch and Marko Prezelj in 2001 and repeated now, alpine style, together with Michael Gardner in a 36-hour push.
On Friday 27 July 2018 the Arco Rock Legends sport climbing Oscars will celebrate its XIII edition awarding the prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn di Aquafil to Reinhold Messner. Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra have been nominated for the Wild Country Rock Award, while Romain Desgranges, Janja Garnbret, Reza Alipour Shenazandifard are in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award.
Harald Mair and Christof Ursch have completed Nordwind, a new rock climb up Peitlerkofel / Sass de Putia (2875 m) in the Dolomites.
A French FFME expedition to Madagascar led by Arnaud Petit has established Soavadia, a 600m new rock climb up Tsaranoro Atsimo.
Interview with Jacopo Larcher and Barbara Zangerl after their first repeat of Magic Mushroom on El Capitan in Yosemite, carried out in December 2017.
On 19 June 2018 Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez made a rare ski descent of the mythical NE Face of Aiguille Verte, also referred to as Nant Blanc, in the Mont Blanc massif.
French mountain guide Stéphane Husson and a 16-year-old teenager lost their lives in a climbing accident.
At Magic Wood in Switzerland Lorin Etzel and Samuel Würtz have established ‘Alte Flamme, neuer Docht’, not a new boulder problem but a new 5-pitch trad climb.
Caro North and Brette Harrington have made the first ascent of new mixed line up the NE Face of Southern Duke and added a new rock climb to the Taku towers on the Juneau Ice Cap in Alaska.