, Climbing, mountaineering, skiing, trekking, off-piste, bouldering in Italy, Alps, Himalaya, Dolomites.
  1. American climber Brittany Goris has repeated East Coast Fist Bump, an 8b+ trad climb at Flagstaff, Arizona.
  2. Numerous crags at the Grampians are at risk of closure. The Australian Climbing Association Victoria is asking climbers to submit their thoughts by Sunday 24 January 2021 to the government agency Parks Victoria against the plans which, if adopted, would ban access to about 80% of the area’s rock climbs and almost completely ban bouldering altogether.
  3. South Tyrolean climber Florian Riegler has made the first ascent of Skinwalker, a difficult single-pitch trad climb on the outskirts of Bolzano.
  4. On Saturday 9 January 2021 French paraclimber Solenne Piret made a remarkable ascent of Onde de Choc, a 7B boulder problem at Fontainebleau.
  5. Cesare Maestri passed away yesterday aged 91. The highly talented Italian alpinist, mountain guide and author was nicknamed il Ragno delle Dolomiti, the Spider of the Dolomites. His name will always be intrinsically linked not only to his beloved home mountains, but also to Cerro Torre in Patagonia.