The following is a collection of all the upcoming ice climbing festivals in 2008. January 4 – 6, 2008 Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival The 8th annual Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival will be held in the Bernese Oberland. Over 450 ice climbers are expected to attend this festival in Switzerland. January 9 – 13, 2008 Ouray […]
NBC Sports is running a TV special this Saturday, December 16 at 2pm EST on the Shared Summits Expedition on K2. A webcast of the Shared Summits show will air a day earlier at 3pm at http://www.nbcsports.com/k2. The team was led by Chris Warner, an accomplished mountaineer and owner of the Earth Treks climbing gym […]
Spanish climber Patxi Usobiaga onsights 8c+ (5.14c) Nick Duttle has added a new V14 in Hueco Tanks Winter Dance sees first free ascent Photos of unclimbed peaks in China MEC pulls Nalgene bottles from shelves (via Backcountry Blog) Results of The Stone Fort stage of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series
It’s been kinda a slow week. At least in the U.S., climbers must have had too much turkey… Patxi Usobiaga climbs two 9a routes in a day (via joost.climbing.nl) French team climbs new route in Nepal on previously unclimbed subpeak of Ganesh V
I’m a day late, but here’s a Thanksgiving Day edition of All Climbing’s quick sends: The Adventure Blog discusses the ultrarunner’s diet. Possible climber applications? Gripped reports the probable first Canadian woman to climb 5.13 trad as Jasmin Caton redpointed the classic 5.13a crack line, Fallen Arches near Salt Lake City, Utah The Hardrock Mining […]
Taking place in New York’s Adirondacks, the 12th annual Mountainfest will take place this winter January 11-13, 2008. A full schedule of classes include beginning through advanced ice climbing, snowshoe mountaineering, and avalanche fundamentals.
Teva Mountain Games will host the first IFSC Bouldering World Cup in 20 years next June New MomentumVM site launched Dani Andrada climbs possible 9b (5.15b) in Spain
Americans grab likely first ascent of second-highest peak in the Genyen Massif in western China Southeastern Climbers Coalition interviews Sasha Digiulian Kendal Mountain Film Festival starts this Friday Banff Mountain Festival Book and Film winners announced
Tomaz Humar solos Annapurna South Face Markus Bock climbs a new 9a in Frankenjura West Face of Mt. Alberta in the Canadian Rockies has its first ascent. planetFear shop closes Scottish team makes first free ascent of difficult Jorasses mixed route.
The Carolina Climbers Coalition reports the Asheboro Boulderfield is open to climbing. Sean McColl maybe Canada’s best sport climber Ethan Pringle hits Yosemite Valley Patagonia retail stores are running an outdoor photo contest New Patagonia ice climbing route by Spanish team