"Große Mauer" (VII-) of the Heiligkreuzkofel; First winter solo ascent by Simon Gietl

Just one week after the successful first winter solo ascent on the central pillar of the Heiligkreuzkofel, the South Tyrolean climber Simon Gietl returned to the west face of the summit via Val Badia and climb the famous “Große Mauer” (VII-), also as…

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Simon Gietl realize the first winter solo ascent of the famous Mittlepfeiler on the Heiligkreuzkofel

On February 25th The South Tyrolean alpinist Simon Gietl was able to realize the first winter solo ascent of the famous central pillar (Mittelpfeiler) on the Heiligkreuzkofel (2907 m).

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Seán Villanueva and Jon Griffin send 'La Chaltenense' (500m, 7a) on Cerro Chalten in Patagonia

The alpinists Seán Villanueva O’Driscoll and Jonathan Griffin can first ascented a new “Kingline” through the south face of the Fitz Roy in Patagonia. The off-width crack (500 m, 7a) has been called ‘La Chaltenense’, to honour El Chalten where they h…

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Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll completed the first solo of the "Moonwalk", the Fitz Roy traverse

The Belgian climber Sean Villanueva O’Driscoll completed from 5 to 10 February 2021 the first solo of the Fitz Roy “The Moonwalk” traverse, climbing free the famous Patagonian skyline completely on his own and climbing the +4000m altitude differe…

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