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Rudolf Hauser: solo ascent of Supervisor and first integral ascent of Gamsstubenfall in the Gasteinertal

On 4 Janaury 2010 the Austrian climbers Rudolf Hauser, Alexander Holleis and Rupert Huber carried out the first integral ascen of Gamsstubenfall (800m, WI7), one of the last great icefalls in the Gasteinertal, Austria. On 12 January Hauser climbed the classic icefall Supervisor (270m, WI6) without a rope.

Himalayan glacier meltdown: gospel truth?

Twenty-five years from now, the Himalayan glaciers would have almost disappeared. Almost.

Slam-dunk: Cecilie and Ryan bag polar history

Arriving at the Ross Ice Shelf on the 21st of 21, nearly a century after Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in 1911, American Ryan Waters, 36, and Norwegian Cecilie Skog, 35, have achieved the first unassisted crossing of Antarctica.

Flurry of Activity Births M9 Trad in Adirondacks

On January 14, Steve House and Matt McCormick added the last 100′ of a partially complete M6 recently established by Matt Horner.

Mina Leslie-Wujastyk – Font 8A – Again!

British climber Mina Leslie-Wujastyk has climbed seven Font 8A problems in the last 12 months.

Japanese Climb West Face of Nemjung

In late October, four Japanese climbers led by Himalayan veteran Osamu Tanabe completed the first ascent of the west face of Nemjung (7,140m/23,425′), near Manaslu in Nepal.

Samuele Scalet, good-bye to the alpinist who loved the Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

Samuele Scalet, good-bye to the alpinist who loved the Pale di San Martino, Dolomites

North Face of Tawoche

Japanese climbers Fumitaka Ichimura and Genki Narumi completed the first ascent of the north face of Tawoche (1,500m, VI AI5R) in Nepal’s Khumbu region in late November.

The magic boy scores again and again…

During a cold weekend trip to Bahratal, south of Dresden, Adam Ondra has onsighted Engpass, 8A+ and flashed Starbug 2, 8A+ and actually both were previously graded 8B. He also did Blackberries, 8B.

Cutloose Bouldering Report

Former Durbanite, turned Cape Town student Benjamin de Charmoy visited Redhill and sent the “Elfen Lied” 8A traverse on his second try after re-working the moves.