Val di Mello

Val di Mello

Melloblocco 2016 - Final day: The need to climb (c) Open Circle

The 13th edition of Melloblocco, the world's biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, came to a close today in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy. 2800 registered climbers underline the success of the event which has no other equals in the climbing world.

Melloblocco 2016 - Day 3: Climbing Karma (c) Open Circle

Third day of Melloblocco 2016: the game of climbing continues in Val Masino, marked by beauty and the Mello Karma. A staggering 2500 climbers have already registered for the biggest international bouldering competition in the world!

Melloblocco 2016 - Day 2: Social climbing (c) Open Circle

We are Melloblocco 2016. The sun's still out and everything is twinkling up in the valley, even the Melloblockers eyes. It's strange… so much goodness that it's almost hard to believe. You'd think: thanks, but really this is all too much.

Smart Climbing Festival: Melloblocco 2016 (c) Vertical-Life

Das diesjährige Melloblocco Kletterfestival (5.-8. Mai) bietet etwas ganz Besonderes: Über die Vertical-life App können gekletterte Boulder markiert und Resultate aller Teilnehmer in Echtzeit verfolgt werden.

Alex Honnold: "It's nice to share something that actually matters a little bit..." (c) Fred Moix

An illustrated interview of Alex Honnold by Fred Moix. For the first time in a film, the world's most famous climber discloses a bit more about his foundation. Go to fredmoix.com to order pictures of Alex, 30% of the benefits will go to the Honnold Foundation.

Chasin' the rubbish 2015 (c) Scott Noy

Das Black Diamond Team, Black Diamond Athleten und zahlreiche Boulderer fanden sich an den Ostertagen zusammen, um Besucher der Bouldergebiete auf nachhaltige Verhaltensweisen am Fels und in der Natur hinzuweisen.

Melloblocco 2015: Eine Zusammenfassung (c) Open Circle

Die 12. Ausgabe des Melloblocco Boulder Meetings in Val Masino, Val di Mello (Italien) ging am vergangenen Wochenende wie gewohnt teils nass und teils sonnig über die Bühne.

Zlagboard contest 2015 @ Melloblocco (c) Vertical Life

Im Video ist auch der Weltrekord-Versuch von Ramón Julián Puigblanque zu sehen, der dann seinen eigenen Rekord aber nicht brechen konnte, sondern "nur" eine Melloblocco-Bestzeit von 2:22.16 aufgestellt hat.

Janja Garnbret climbing "La Volpe a 9 Code" (c) Open Circle

The 12th edition of Melloblocco drew to a close today in Val Masino and Val di Mello, Italy. This is the biggest climbing and bouldering meeting in the world and confirmation came from the 2,500 registered participants representing 25 nations.

Melloblocco 2015: Day 3, solar energy climbing (c) Open Circle

The sun’s energy has heated up the third and penultimate day of Melloblocco that was marked by total climbing. 2400 climbers have registered, a number that confirms that this event in Val Masino is the biggest climbing and bouldering meeting in the world.

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7 x 8.000: Erfolg am Manaslu für Alix von Melle und Luis Stitzinger (c) Archiv von Melle, Stitzinger

Mit dem Manaslu (8.163 m) gelingt dem deutschen Bergsteigerehepaar Alix von Melle (46) und Luis Stitzinger (48) ihr siebter Achttausendergipfel ohne Verwendung von künstlichem Sauerstoff - und das in einem Jahr, in dem die Sperrung Tibets abermals für einen Massenansturm am nepalesischen Berg sorgte.