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Le Vol Du Dragon, new route on Les Droites

Czech climbers Jan Straka i Pavel Vrtik do new route on Les Droites. Le Vol Du Dragon (M7+ A2 1200m. 8-12 march 2014). Alpine style, no bolts, only one pitch is aid, 3 biwaques on wall. Here you have film from ascent.

Wanda Rutkiewicz

Wanda Rutkiewicz was probably the best polish female climber on high mountains. She was the first woman to successfully summit K2. She also summit Mount Everest, Nanga Parbat, Cho Oyu, Gasherbrum I, Gasherbrum II, Shisha Pangma, Annapurna.

Lucie Hrozová repeated Bafomet M14 - movie

Yesterday Lucie Hrozová repeated Bafomet M14 in Tatra Mountains (Poland). It's the first female ascent on this route and fourth in order. There also is movie from this ascent :).

TNF Thermoball Hoodie Review/test

In early October 2013 I received The North Face Thermoball Hoodie – light, synthetic, filled with primaloft - jacket. The key word is Thermoball . It is the insulation of primaloft, not in textile, but in small balls. With this simple solution, the insulation has the warmth equivalent of 600-fill down.

Fuel - New Ice Toll from BD

On autumn 2014 in shops will be new Ice Toll from Black Diamond. Fuel will be dedicated for hard drytooling and mixt climbing. It will be like Fusion, but without hammer, and lighter.

Wojciech "Voytek" Kurtyka

Wojciech Kurtyka was born in polish village Skrzynka (1947, 20 Sep) - He is one of the best polish climbers. He has lots of first ascents in Tatra Mountains, Himalays, Alps and many others.

Mountaineering timeline

The History of Mountaineering has a lot great achievements. Here is some important and iconic ascents. Not all :-), but in future will be more.

In text you will see a lot of links to polish website drytooling.com.pl. It is my another website, about winter climbing. There is lot of climbing stuff :-) and off course you have google translate. Enjoy!

Angelika Rainer repeated Steel Koan M13+

Angelika Rainer on one trip repeated dry-tooling classic Steel Koan M13+, and win on Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival.

On first day in Canada They have something about -30 °C. First Angelika with Marco Servalli go to cave Haffner Cave, where was only... -27 °C. She repeat  Caveman M10 and Fire Roasted JC’s Rig,  M10, both on flash style.

Next She go to cave Cineplex, where on third day, she repeat Steel Koan M13+ (there was -10 °C). Respect!
 
The hardest route repeated by woman is Ironman M14+ (Lucie Hrozová, 2013).

After the success in Cineplex, Angelika go to Bozeman, where she win :-).
 
17. Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival, USA

11 -15 December 2013
Woman
1. Angelika Rainer, Italy
2. Stephanie Maureau, France
3. Sarah Huenkien, Canada
 
Men
1. Janez Svolijaak, Slovenia
2. Will Gadd, Canada
3. Will Mayo, USA

Source: planetmountain.com

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