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    Kilian Jornet Burgada above Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc
    02.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Kilian Jornet Burgada above Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc

    The short clip of Kilian Jornet Burgada enjoying the magnificent view from Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc massif.

    XXI Mezzalama Trophy and VI Adamello Ski Raid, registration now open for the classic ski mountaineering competitions
    01.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    XXI Mezzalama Trophy and VI Adamello Ski Raid, registration now open for the classic ski mountaineering competitions

    As of Thursday 1 December 2016 registration is open for two ski mountaineering competitions included in the prestigious La Grande Course circuit: the XXI Trofeo Mezzalama and VI Adamello Ski Raid.

    S&S Couloir at Jackson Hole - Wild Bill’s birthday tradition

    S&S Couloir at Jackson Hole - Wild Bill’s birthday tradition

    The video portrait of legendary 63-year-old skier Wild Bill who for the last 30 years has celebrated his birthday by skiing the famously difficult S&S Couloir at Jackson Hole, USA.

    Tsirku, skiing and snowboarding’s final frontier

    Tsirku, skiing and snowboarding’s final frontier

    The three episodes of 'Tsirku', ie skiing and snowboarding that defy imagination above the Tsirku Glacier in Canada, featuring Ralph Backstrom, Hadley Hammer and Samuel Anthamatten.

    Red Bull Illume 2016 and the beauty of photography
    22.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    Red Bull Illume 2016 and the beauty of photography

    German photographer Lorenz Holder has won one of the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world for “action & adventure”, namely the Red Bull Illume 2016. All the winning photos.

    Question madness
    18.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Question madness

    The video 'Question madness' with which The North Face celebrates its 50th anniversary. An invitation to question what kind of madness drives us to constantly explore our limits and consider what renders us truly happy and free.

    Video: Matheo Jacquemoud, the comeback of a ski mountaineering champion

    Video: Matheo Jacquemoud, the comeback of a ski mountaineering champion

    Jacquemoud, Fall and Rise: the story of the young ski mountaineering champion and French mountain guide Matheo Jacquemoud, told in this video by Kilian Jornet Burgada.

    Search efforts ended for Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, missing on Ogre II
    04.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Search efforts ended for Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, missing on Ogre II

    The search and rescue efforts have been called off for Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, the American alpinists last seen on Monday, August 22, 2016 on the North Face of Ogre 2, Pakistan.

    Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge
    22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge

    On 16/08/2016 Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck raced up the Innominata Ridge (1000m, D+, V+, 60º) to the summit of Mont Blanc. Not to set a speed record, but to enjoy 'a great day out in the mountains.'

     Tom, the film and the meaning of mountaineering for Tom Ballard
    05.08.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Tom, the film and the meaning of mountaineering for Tom Ballard

    PlayAlpinismo films: Tom, directed by Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli, recounts the story of Tom Ballard and his solo ascents, in a single winter, of the six most famous North Faces of the Alps. But it is also and above all a spontaneous and true portrait of a unique alpinist and his unique way of taking to the mountains. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    International Ski Mountaineering: the 2017 competition calendar
    26.06.2016 by Lucia Galli in Competitions

    International Ski Mountaineering: the 2017 competition calendar

    The 2017 ISMF World Cup season contains 11 races in 5 different countries including, for the first time, Turkey. The traditional Grande Course competitions will no longer be part of the World Cup circuit.

    Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film
    07.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film

    The trailer of Ragni, the new film by Filippo Salvioni that celebrates 70 years of extraordinary climbing and mountaineering by the Italian mountaineering club Ragni della Grignetta, known to all as the Ragni di Lecco.

    Four Girls and a Matterhorn

    Four Girls and a Matterhorn

    The video of the Matterhorn East Face ski descent by Giulia Monego, Liv Sansoz, Lorraine Huber and Melissa Presslaber.

    Mont Blanc Major Route: ski descent by Luca Rolli and Francesco Civra Dano

    Mont Blanc Major Route: ski descent by Luca Rolli and Francesco Civra Dano

    On 6 May 2016 the mountain guides from Courmayeur Luca Rolli and Francesco Civra Dano skied the Major Route down the East Face of Mont Blanc. Theirs is only the second descent of this line in 37 years, after the first descent carried out by Stefano de Benedetti on 7 September 1979.

    Matterhorn East Face ski descent: in the right place at the right time

    Matterhorn East Face ski descent: in the right place at the right time

    Giulia Monego, Liv Sansoz, Lorraine Huber and Melissa Presslaber and their ski descent down the East Face of the Matterhorn. Giulia Monego reports.

    ISMF Skimo season review: Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win 2016

    ISMF Skimo season review: Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win 2016

    Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win the ski mountaineering World Cup 2016.Good numbers of competitors and record audience figures for the 2016 ISMF World Cups and the European Championship. Next June Albufeira, Portugal, will host the federal plenary assembly.

     Patrouille des Glaciers cancelled, Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win ski mountaineering World Cup 2016
    23.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Patrouille des Glaciers cancelled, Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win ski mountaineering World Cup 2016

    Due to bad weather the Patrouille des Glaciers 2016 has been cancelled. The famous international ski mountaineering competition from Zermatt to Verbier. The ski mountaineering World Cup has been won by Italy’s Michele Boscacci and France’s Laetitia Roux.

    Patrouille des Glaciers 2016, the race is on from Zermatt to Verbier
    20.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Patrouille des Glaciers 2016, the race is on from Zermatt to Verbier

    Last night the classic ski mountaineering competition Patrouille des Glaciers 2016 got underway. Staged once every two years, 4700 athletes have registered for the 20th edition.

    Brenta Dolomites Vallazza speed riding by Luca Tamburini

    Brenta Dolomites Vallazza speed riding by Luca Tamburini

    The video of Luca Tamburini and his splendid speed riding descent from Bocca di Vallazza, the famous ski mountaineering route that joins Madonna di Campiglio to Lago di Molveno in the Brenta Dolomites, Italy.

    Les Courtes Austrian route skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Brunel and Gentet

    Les Courtes Austrian route skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Brunel and Gentet

    On 10/04/2016 Yannick Boissenot, Stéphane Roguet, Nicolas Brunel and Titi Gentet descended on skis the Austrian route down the North Face of Les Courtes (3856m), Mont Blanc massif.

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