Last November, Wānaka based freeskiers Janina Kuzma and Sam Smoothy attempted to climb Mt Tasman/Horokoau and make a ski descent via the Stevenson-Dick Couloir. They worked with local filmmaker Jase Hancox for the project and have now released a short film about the attempt and the preparation going into it. It's a really interesting watch as Janina transfers her skills from a career as one of New Zealand's most successful competition skiers to committing lines in the big mountains.
Powerband Podcast has published an interview with Mayan Smith-Gobat, as part of its long-running series on New Zealand rock climbing history. Mayan is likely New Zealand's best-known rock climber internationally, with many significant ascents including freeing the Salathe in Yosemite. Listen here to learn more of her story.
Dreamliner is a route on the majestic Airport Wall in Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park...
French phenom Seb Bouin has been in terrific climbing form lately. Having dispatched his long...
Prolific hard-redpointer Alex Megos has been at it again. He has climbed a new route...
Briancon in the French Hautes-Alpes sits at over 1300m in altitude and is a great...
Chamonix is perhaps the most iconic venue on the IFSC World Cup circuit. An outdoor...
Maintaining their momentum for establishing hard, high and scary rigs—the Castle Hill Basin iconic duo...
The second Lead World Cup of the year, in the ski village of Villars, Switzerland...
Innsbruck in Austria is an iconic stage on the IFSC's World Cup circuit. This year...
18-year-old Australian climber Angie Scarth-Johnson has become the first female to successfully climb Victimas Pérez...
After time away in Asia and then the Salt Lake City double-header, the circuit now...
The IFSC again held back-to-back World Cup competitions at Salt Lake City this year …
New Zealand's own Lydia Bradey has appeared on the Climbing Gold podcast, co-hosted by most-famous-climber-in-the-world...
The La Sportiva National Lead and Para-climbing Championships returned to Auckland's Extreme Edge Panmure gym...
The IFSC World Cup series continued in Salt Lake City over the weekend, the first...
This bouldering season our man on the ground in the Basin, Scott Jury, is providing...
Daila Ojeda finds a perfect bit of stone for a single pitch sport route amongst...
The second leg of the IFSC World Cup competition climbing calendar took place in Seoul...
This report in from New Zealand Alpine Team:
French climber Seb Bouin has made the first ascent of his project DNA, at La...
Ten years after first bolting Bomba 9b at Bus de La Stria (Hotel Olivo) in...
Cedric Lachat is back with his unique sense of humour and unbridled enthusiasm showcasing the...
Due to a recent increase in volcanic activity at Ruapehu and an increase in the...
The first IFSC World Cup event for 2022 was held in Meiringen, Switzerland over the...
This weekend, the first IFSC World Cup event for 2022 kicks off in Meiringen, Switzerland.
Rock climbing films are often painfully formulaic and it requires some imagination to overcome the...
The UIAA Ice Climbing World Championships for 2022 were recently held at Saas Fee, Switzerland.
Wānaka skier Sam Smoothy has had an impressive ski career on the international stage, with...
OIivia Truax and Sam Waetford have completed a new route on the bluffs above Homer...
In the New Zealand Alpine Journal #73, Alastair McDowell outlined his vision of 'trailpinism' when...
Climbing New Zealand held the 2021 Open Bouldering National Championships at Christchurch's Uprising gym on...
The American Alpine Club collects and publishes accident reports in their Accidents register. These are...
Mountain Safety Council are spearheading research into the culture of mountaineering and avalanches in New...
Seventeen-year-old Angie Scarth-Johnson's ascent of Victimes Del Futur (8C+/9a/35) in September this year was the...
For many 2021 has been a year to forget, for Janja Garnbret it is likely...
Sustainable Summits is an international conference series for sharing solutions on protecting and preserving the...
Christchurch climber Josh Cornah has made the first ascent of Whalerider (V14), at Flock Hill.
Leading up to the Olympics in Tokyo there were the expected malcontent murmurings from purist...
American Paige Claassen has made the first female ascent of Dreamcatcher (5.14d/35), in Squamish, Canada.
Italian climber Stefano Ghisolfi has become just the third person to climb a route graded...
The final instalment of Black Diamond's trilogy of short films about their supported athlete Barbara...
Black Diamond are back with the second of their trilogy of films about their supported...
Macpac have produced a short film dedicated to the first ascent of the Airport Wall...
Black Diamond run a marketing theme 'Be Like Babsi' and even produce a 'Babsi' version...
Adam Ondra requires no introduction for rock climbing enthusiasts, he's been at the top of...
Last year, Swiss climber Cédric Lachat became the fourth person to successfully climb Wogü, one...
American rock climber Daniel Woods earlier this year climbed a lower start into the already...
French climber Seb Bouin has released a video of his latest (and hardest first ascent)...
Alternative click-bait headlines: 'Alpine Climber Runs Rings Around Boulderers In The Mountains', or, if you...
A few weeks back young Kapiti Coast climber Oskar Wolff made the first ascent of...
Over the past three months the Aotearoa Climbing Access Trust (ACAT) has been in access...
The Summer Send Series is Uprising boulder gym's summer-long bouldering competition, climaxing in a World...
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With his ascent of Unicorn (2557m) on February 21st, Don French has ticked off the...
Sefton Priestley and Frederike Andree have established a new route on the Barrier Bluffs at...
Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll has made the first repeat of the Fitzroy Traverse in Patagonia, Argentina...
Josh Cornah has made the second ascent and first by a New Zealander of Nebuchadnezzar...
As 2020 drew to a close and we all reflected on what a strange and...
A group of three separate Nepalese climbing teams have made the first winter ascent of...
Josh Cornah has climbed the first ascent of two fairly long-standing open projects at the...
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Derek Thatcher has made the first repeat of John Palmer's Shadowplay (29) at Quantum Field...
This year's dry winter resulted in one of Christchurch's popular crags, affectionately known as 'The...