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

Melloblocco 2016 – Final day: The need to climb

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

Melloblocco 2016 – Day 3: Climbing Karma

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

Melloblocco 2016 – Day 2: Social climbing

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

Smart Climbing Festival: Melloblocco 2016

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

[VIDEO] Alex Honnold: „It’s nice to share something that actually matters a little bit…“

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

„Chasin‘ the rubbish 2015“ in Fontainebleau und Val di Mello

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

Melloblocco 2015: Eine Zusammenfassung

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

[VIDEO] Zlagboard Contest 2015 @ Melloblocco

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

Melloblocco 2015: Day 4, the grand finale and free bouldering spirit

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

Melloblocco 2015: Day 3, solar energy climbing

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.
Melloblocco 2015: Day two, a somewhat particular feeling (c) Open Circle

Melloblocco 2015: Day two, a somewhat particular feeling

After a great first day at Melloblocco, the 1st of May promises to be marked by passion and the waiting game. 1500 have already reached Val di Mello and many more are on their way.
Melloblocco 2015 - The Eve Of The Twelfth Edition (c) Open Circle

Melloblocco 2015: The Eve Of The Twelfth Edition

It’s time for Melloblocco, time for the most important bouldering meeting in the world. Four days - from 30 April to 3 May 2015 - that for the past 12 years have united thousands of climbers and nature lovers in Italy’s Val di Mello and Val Masino.
Melloblocco 2015: The universal edition (c) Open Circle

Melloblocco 2015: The universal edition

There is a universal place for climbing and bouldering. Set among the highest heavens and below vertiginous smooth granite faces. It is located, almost hidden from view, between glittering meadows, ancient forests and boulders that seem to have tumbled here from different planets.
Fred und Nalle geben Mülltüten aus (c) Black Diamond

Chasin‘ the Rubbish 4.0 in Fontainebleau und im Val di Mello

Jährlich an Ostern tummeln sich ca. 10.000 Boulderer an den Felsen und sonstige Besucher im Wald rund um Fontainbleau. Black Diamond wird vom 03.-06.04.2015 mit einem Team von Black Diamond-Athleten und Internen vor Ort sein, um dort die Besucher auf den bewussten Umgang mit Natur und Fels aufmerksam zu machen.
Melloblocco 2015 (c) Fabio Vettori

Melloblocco 2015: Voranmeldung jetzt online

Für das Melloblocco 2015, dem größten Boulder- und Kletterfestival auf der Welt in Val di Mello und Val Masino, Italien, das dieses Jahr von 30. April bis 03. Mai 2015 stattfindet, ist die Voranmeldephase gestartet.
Melloblocco 2014: Day four

Melloblocco 2014: Day four, a final of climbing and beauty

04/05/2014, Val Masino, Italy. The 11th Melloblocco came to an end today; once again the international bouldering meeting proved to be the biggest event of its kind worldwide, with 2600 registered climbers and more than 4000 people in Val Masino and Val di Mello.
Melloblocco 2014: Day three

Melloblocco 2014: Day three, a memorable Saturday

03/05/2014, Val Masino, Italy. Something could be perceived in the recent run up to Melloblocco. Something announced by small and large signs. And today Val Masino truly experienced one of the best days ever of these 11 Mellobocco years.
Melloblocco 2014: Day two

Melloblocco 2014: Day two, climbing without limits

02/05/2014. Day 2 of Melloblocco started with a light drizzle and this gave way to the sun in the afternoon. In any case rain didn't stop play, climbing continued as more than 1400 reached Val di Mello. Full house is expected on Saturday and Sunday.
Melloblocco 2014: Day one

Melloblocco 2014: Day one, sunshine for everyone

01/05/2014. The sun's rays embraced Melloblocco and Val Masino today. A superb present that the more than 1000 registered Melloblockers capitalised on fully. Each in their own way, of course. And so everyone, each in their own time, on their own problems and difficulties, started to... climb. Up every boulder in the valley and on every rock face.
For those who love Melloblocco 2014: The journey begins

For those who love Melloblocco 2014: The journey begins

Wednesday 30 April 2014. The 11th Melloblocco begins today at 21:00 in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy. The world's biggest and most famous bouldering meeting, organised by Associazione operatori Valmasino, will run until Sunday 4 May. 1969 climbers have pre-registered for the event, but the number of Melloblockers who will reach the valley is bound to rise.
Melloblocco 2014: Simply climbing

Melloblocco 2014: Simply climbing

Climbing and great bouldering as the focal point. Magnificent rock faces and incredible boulders, sharing the sky above the green alpine meadows, just like a superb outdoor theatre. And thousands of boulderers and climbers as key players.
Melloblocco 2013 - Day Ten: Goodbye to the Valley

Melloblocco 2013 – Day Ten: Goodbye to the Valley

The last day of the 10th Melloblocco. 10 days of climbing and bouldering to reaffirm the unbreakable bond between Val Masino - Val di Mello and the Melloblockers. All 2,000 climbers have promised to return next year.
Melloblocco 2013 - Day Eight: Climbing without limits

Melloblocco 2013 – Day Eight: Climbing without limits

While over 1300 Melloblockers have already registered and many more are expected, sunny Val Masino welcomed the initiative Climbing without limits promoted by the region of Lombardy, CIP, FASI, ERSAF which aims at a different form of taking to the mountains, for everyone.
Melloblocco 2013 - Day Seven: Welcoming sun

Melloblocco 2013 – Day Seven: Welcoming sun

Sun, climbing and the best of the best during the seventh day of the 10th Melloblocco. More than 1100 climbers have now gathered in Val Masino - Val di Mello for the world's largest international climbing and bouldering meeting and many more are due to arrive this weekend. Expectations are high for the Paraclimbing athletes and Melloblocco will greet them with a great party.
Melloblocco 2013 - Day Six: 1st of May

Melloblocco 2013 – Day Six: 1st of May, sun, clouds and climbing

Plenty of new arrivals, rock climbing and boulders sent by everyone in Val Masino. The fun even included baby climbing, a boulder contest with the Lombardy Mountain Guides and Melloclip, the competition for the best photos and videos taken by the Melloblockers who continue to reach the Valley from all over the world.

TIPP DER REDAKTION

Erstbegehung von 'Silberrücken'' (8a+ MSL) am Rotbrätt durch Schaeli und Siegrist (c) Frank Kretschmann

Erstbegehung von „Silberrücken“ (8a+ MSL) am Rotbrätt durch Schaeli und Siegrist

Die beiden schweizer Alpinisten Stephan Siegrist und Roger Schaeli konnten im Juni 2019 mit "Silberrücken" eine neue Route durch die Rotbrätt Westwand an der Jungfrau als erste Kletterer erfolgreich begehen.

PRODUKTE

'Peak Performance' von Dr. Guido Köstermeyer (c) tmms-Verlag

Buchvorstellung: „Peak Performance“ von Dr. Guido Köstermeyer

Die Trainingslehre des Ex-Bundestrainers Guido Köstermeyer umfasst alle Bereiche des Konditionstrainings, vom Kraft-, über das Kraftausdauertraining, bis hin zum Ausgleichstraining.

PANORAMA

JDAV-Gruppen sammeln 2,6 Tonnen gebrauchte Daunenprodukte (c) Mountain Equipment

JDAV-Gruppen sammeln 2,6 Tonnen gebrauchte Daunenprodukte

Das Jubiläumsprojekt "DownUpCycling" von der Jugend des Deutschen Alpenvereins (JDAV) und Mountain Equipment endete am 30. Juni 2019 nach 100 Tagen Sammelzeit.