Albert Leichtfried and Benedikt Purner have climbed a desperately thin and steep 300-meter ice route that they believe is WI7+, making it the hardest pure ice climb in Austria, and one of the hardest in the world.
Julia Chen started off the new year well with two quick sends.
Italians Enrico Bonino and Nicolas Meli made three first ascents in the Khumbu region of Nepal in November and December 2009.
Josh Wharton won the mixed-climbing competition at the 15th annual Ouray Ice Festival in southwestern Colorado for the second year in a row.
The Barn is hosting its 5th Anniversary competition in celebration of 5yrs running under the current management. The comp will be held at the Barn on the 6th Feb.
Officials in Russia say an avalanche in the southern Caucasus mountain range has killed three rookie climbers and their instructor.
AfriForum on Friday accused SA National Parks of trying to wriggle out of allegations of racism by casting doubt on the integrity of white hikers who say they were turned away from a hut on Table Mountain.
White Mountains climbing guide Bayard Russell has snagged the first ascent of a stunning mixed route that has seen numerous attempts over the past few years.
“2009 has been a very bleak season for mountaineering in Pakistan – the current security state has adversely affected the inflow of tourists,” the country’s Alpine Club summarized.
Montagu Beer Festival this Weekend !