18 year old Alexander Megos has made the, as far as I know, first flash ascent of an 8c in Frankenjura. The route was Markus Bock's Raubritter on the short and steep Eldorado wall between Ober- and Untertrubach in the Trubachtal, a crag that is also known for routes like Ekel, Nightmare, Stonelove and Infinity.
Incidently, Adam Pustelnik (see news below) made a 2nd go ascent of the same route 10 years ago when he was 19. At the time he went by the name "The Polish guy with the funky hair".
This week's Friday Night Video takes us to the Arctic archipelago of the Lofoten Islands in Norway, where granite towers pierce... Read more
A handful of books by British authors and publishers have made the longlist in the prestigious Banff Mountain Book Competition,... Read more
Alex Megos has made the second ascent of Nalle Hukkataivals The Finnish line a the Coop in Rocklands, South Africa. As far as... Read more
This week's Friday Night Video is an in depth look at Lena Herrmann's attempt to climb Battle Cat - a notorious 8c+ in the... Read more