June 2019 was a very busy month for us – with the season in full swing! Here’s a short overview of the most interesting events that occurred in June 2019.
India has abandoned search on Mount Nanda Devi
After recovering seven bodies, Indian authorities abandoned the search for the remaining climber due to bad weather conditions. Authorities have not been able to confirm the identity of the remaining climber. Read more here.
Service dog’s trek to Mt. Rainier summit believed to be first on record
A service dog, Loki, has become the first service dog to conquer the summit of Mount Rainier, Washington. Loki belongs to Elizabeth Briggs, who climbed Mount Rainier with two other climbers. Read more here.
10 year old becomes youngest on El Capitan
Guess who’s the youngest person to climb the Nose route on El Capitan? A 10 year old girl from Glenwood Springs, CO! Accompanying her dad, 10 year old Selah Schneiter made the climb in 5 days’ time. Read more here.
Polish climbers establish a new route in Italy
Jacek Matuszek and Łukasz Dudek of Poland have become the first climbers to ascend the new route, Premiere, on the Northern Face of Cima Grande in the Dolomites, Italy. The new route starts to the right of La Strada and continues upwards until a buttress, where it then follows an arête. Read more here.
BLM launches interactive map for climbers
The Bureau of Land Management, USA has launched an interactive map that will help many climbers discover their favourite routes and new areas for rock climbing. The map can be accessed here. Read more here.
Climbers from Jammu win gold and silver in IMF Competition
Arundeep and Ajaydeep Singh have both won Gold and Silver Medals in the Indian Mountaineering Foundation’s All India Bouldering and Lead Climbing Competition at Darjeeling, India. Read more here.
Simon Gietl, Vittorio Messini add new rock climbing route.
Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini climbed up a new, five pitch route on Mittlere Kasten in Austria. Read more here.
Shivani Charak wins silver in bouldering competition.
Shivani Charak, an Indian Sports Climber, won a silver medal in boudering in the recently concluded All-India Lead and Bouldering Competition, held by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in Darjeeling, India. Read more here.
New climbing centre announced at Gloucestershire
A new climbing and activity centre shall be set up near the Bentham Country Club, Gloucester. Apart from indoor climbing walls, the centre will also include a space for bouldering and speed climbing. The new centre is slated to open in 2020. Read more here.
IFSC Euro Championships tickets begin sale
Tickets for IFSC’s European championships this autumn are now on sale. The event runs from 4-6 October 2019, and will be held in Edinburgh, UK. Read more here.
British climber falls to death in Switzerland
A 24 year old climber died while descending Mount Matterhorn on 3 June, 2019. He was hit by a boulder and fell nearly 300 metres. Read more here.
Before we go:
Stay tuned for more news about the world of mountaineering – we’ll be back soon.