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  • 27.04.2015 Nepal earthquake: Oskar Piazza, Gigliola Mancinelli, Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer perish

    Nepal earthquake: Oskar Piazza, Gigliola Mancinelli, Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer perish

    The news was made official a few hours ago: the well-known Italian mountain guide and member of the mountain rescue service Oskar Piazza and Dr. Gigliola Mancinelli perished beneath an avalanche triggered by the earthquake that destroyed the village of Langtang in northern Nepal. The other two expedition members Giovanni Pizzorini and Pino Antonini have survived. Four Italians died as a result of Saturday’s earthquake; the well-known mountaineer Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer were buried by an avalanche in the Rolwaling Valley. In the meantime Nepal is enduring days of extreme difficulty.

  • 27.04.2015 Nepal earthquake death toll continues to rise, Everest disaster area

    Nepal earthquake death toll continues to rise, Everest disaster area

    The death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday and passes 3200, with more than 6000 people injured. The avalanche that struck Everest base camp is said to have caused at least 18 deaths. Four Italian speleologists are feared missing from the village of Langtang; Giuseppe Pino Antonini, Gigliola Mancinelli, Oskar Piazza and Giovanni Pizzorni.

  • 22.04.2015 XX Mezzalama postponed by a week

    XX Mezzalama postponed by a week

    The Mezzalama Trophy 2015 has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. The classic ski mountaineering competition on Monte Rosa is now scheduled for 1 - 3 May.

  • 20.04.2015 XX Mezzalama legendary ski mountaineering Saturday 25 April

    XX Mezzalama legendary ski mountaineering Saturday 25 April

    The XX Mezzalama, the legendary ski mountaineering competition in the Monte Rosa massif, takes place on 25 April 2015. Marco Spataro reports.

    Nepal earthquake: Oskar Piazza, Gigliola Mancinelli, Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer perish
    27.04.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nepal earthquake: Oskar Piazza, Gigliola Mancinelli, Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer perish

    The news was made official a few hours ago: the well-known Italian mountain guide and member of the mountain rescue service Oskar Piazza and Dr. Gigliola Mancinelli perished beneath an avalanche triggered by the earthquake that destroyed the village of Langtang in northern Nepal. The other two expedition members Giovanni Pizzorini and Pino Antonini have survived. Four Italians died as a result of Saturday’s earthquake; the well-known mountaineer Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer were buried by an avalanche in the Rolwaling Valley. In the meantime Nepal is enduring days of extreme difficulty.

    Nepal earthquake death toll continues to rise, Everest disaster area
    27.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nepal earthquake death toll continues to rise, Everest disaster area

    The death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday and passes 3200, with more than 6000 people injured. The avalanche that struck Everest base camp is said to have caused at least 18 deaths. Four Italian speleologists are feared missing from the village of Langtang; Giuseppe Pino Antonini, Gigliola Mancinelli, Oskar Piazza and Giovanni Pizzorni.

    XX Mezzalama postponed by a week
    22.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    XX Mezzalama postponed by a week

    The Mezzalama Trophy 2015 has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. The classic ski mountaineering competition on Monte Rosa is now scheduled for 1 - 3 May.

    XX Mezzalama legendary ski mountaineering Saturday 25 April
    20.04.2015 by Marco Spataro in Competitions

    XX Mezzalama legendary ski mountaineering Saturday 25 April

    The XX Mezzalama, the legendary ski mountaineering competition in the Monte Rosa massif, takes place on 25 April 2015. Marco Spataro reports.

    Monte Emilius NW Couloir snowboard descent by Capozzi and Herry

    Monte Emilius NW Couloir snowboard descent by Capozzi and Herry

    Davide Capozzi reports about the first snowboard descent (and possible first overall descent) of the NW Couloir on the North Face of Mount Emilius, Valle d’Aosta, carried out with Julien Herry on 13/04/2015.

    Lands of Clouds and Wind - a tribute to nature's beauty and to Gran Sasso
    06.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Lands of Clouds and Wind - a tribute to nature's beauty and to Gran Sasso

    In this video Vincenzo Mazza takes us on a fantastic photographic journey through the Gran Sasso - Laga National Park, Abruzzo, Italy

    King of Dolomites video
    01.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    King of Dolomites video

    The video of King of Dolomites 2015, the photographic contest to take the best freeride shot of the Dolomites, won at San Martino di Castrozza by Guy Fattal from Israel.

    Guy Fattal wins King of Dolomites 2015
    26.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Guy Fattal wins King of Dolomites 2015

    Guy Fattal from Israel, ahead of Lucas Swieykowski and Alex Buisse has won the third edition of King of Dolomites, the photo contest to shoot the most beautiful freeride photo of the Dolomites.

    Speedfly descent of Canale del Diavolo at Passo del Tonale

    Speedfly descent of Canale del Diavolo at Passo del Tonale

    On 12/02/15 Luca Tamburini made a speed riding (or Speedflying) descent of Canale del Diavolo at Passo del Tonale, Italy. The video and short report of the descent.

    Camp 4 Collective - The Reel Story
    15.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Camp 4 Collective - The Reel Story

    The demo reel ‘The Reel Story’ by Camp 4 Collective: Anson Fogel, Tim Kemple and Renan Ozturk.

    King of Dolomites 2015 at San Martino di Castrozza

    King of Dolomites 2015 at San Martino di Castrozza

    From 18 - 22 February 2015 San Martino di Castrozza (Dolomites) will host the third edition of King of Dolomites, the two-day photo contest to shoot the most beautiful freeride photo of the Dolomites.

    Cima Brenta - South Face ski descent by Alessandro Beber and Marco Maganzini

    Cima Brenta - South Face ski descent by Alessandro Beber and Marco Maganzini

    The video of the ski descent of the South Face of Cima Brenta, carried out by Alessandro Beber and Marco Maganzini in spring 2014.

    Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face: competition stopped for safety reasons
    04.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face: competition stopped for safety reasons

    As a result of an avalanche triggered by French rider Julien Lopez, who fortunately escaped unharmed, the second leg of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face at Fieberbrunn in Austria has been suspended.

    SCARPA: recall F1 Evo and F1 Evo Wmn
    03.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Gear

    SCARPA: recall F1 Evo and F1 Evo Wmn

    SCARPA recalls F1 Evo and F1 Evo WMN from the market

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2015: the Andorra results
    30.01.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2015: the Andorra results

    The results of the Scarpa ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2015 that took place in Andorra last weekend.

    Chamonix success for the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face
    27.01.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Chamonix success for the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face

    The results of the first stage of the Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015 by The North Face that took place in Chamonix, France last weekend.

    Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face: Chamonix kick-off
    23.01.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face: Chamonix kick-off

    The Swatch Freeride World Tour 2015 by The North Face kicks off tomorrow with the first stage in Chamonix, France.

    Progetto Icaro at Santa Caterina, Italy

    Progetto Icaro at Santa Caterina, Italy

    The report about the first stage of Progetto Icaro 2014/2015 that took place at Santa Caterina, Alta Valtellina on Monday 22 December 2014.

    First ski descents in the Dolomites by Vascellari, D'Alpaos and De Barba

    First ski descents in the Dolomites by Vascellari, D'Alpaos and De Barba

    Between February and May 2014, Italian skiers Francesco Vascellari, Davide D'Alpaos and Loris De Barba carried out a series of first ski descents to solve some old problems in the Dolomites. They concluded their run with a repeat of the East Face of the Matterhorn, first skied by Tone Valeruz in 1975.

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2015: Laetitia Roux wins everything at Puy Saint Vincent
    12.01.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2015: Laetitia Roux wins everything at Puy Saint Vincent

    Last Saturday, at Puy Saint Vincent in France, the Individual race of the first leg of the Scarpa ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2015 was won by Anton Palzer and Laetitia Roux. On Sunday Roux the Sprint race was won by Roux and Robert Antonioli, while today Roux won the Vertical Race together with Kilian Jornet Burgada.

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