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    Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct
    19.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct

    17 years after his ground-breaking ascent, American alpinist Steve House looks back on the extremely fast repeat of the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (Alaska), climbed with Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 60 hours non-stop.

    The Most Beautiful Photos of the Campitello European Climbing Championship by Ralf Brunel
    18.07.2017 by Ralf Brunel in Competitions

    The Most Beautiful Photos of the Campitello European Climbing Championship by Ralf Brunel

    The 70 best photos of the European Lead Climbing Championships 2017 at Campitello di Fassa taken by talented climber and photographer Ralf Brunel, the only Ladin athlete to have taken part in a Rock Master competition at Arco, back in 1997, won by François Legrand ahead of Cristian Brenna.

    Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory
    13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory

    At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory
    12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory

    Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.

    Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher
    11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher

    Day 10 held no great surprises in store but proved difficult for all athletes. While many reached the Matterhorn, Christian Maurer is now 120km from the finish line, ahead of Benoit Outters and Paul Guschlbauer.

    Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer
    10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer

    The ninth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 proved to be more difficult than expected with many athletes making little headway, including competition leader Christian Maurer who is currently 150 km from the finish line.

    Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc
    10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

    The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race
    09.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race

    At the start of the eighth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, Switzerland’s Christian Maurer reached the last turnpoint at the Matterhorn and is now heading towards the finish line at Monaco. Yesterday his strongest rival, France’s Gaspard Petiot, was forced to abandon the competition.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback
    07.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback

    On day 6 of the great flight across the Alps France’s Gaspard Petiot has managed to reduce the gap between race leader Christian Maurer from Switzerland.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire
    06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire

    Switzerland’s Christian Maurer continues his lonely lead and a massive flight has taken him to the Turnpoint at Monte Baldo (Italy). France’s Gaspard Petiot trails in second place, Austria’s Paul Guschlbauer is currently third. Unfortunately this morning Italy’s Aaron Durogati was forced to pull out of the race due to his knee injury.

    Marek Raganowicz / Baffin Island big wall interview
    03.07.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

    Marek Raganowicz / Baffin Island big wall interview

    Interview with Polish climber Marek Raganowicz after his solo first ascents of MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4), two difficult big wall climb up the Ship's Prow on Scott Island, Baffin Island, Canada.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins
    02.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins

    The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps started in Salzburg, Austria this morning. 31 athletes will take part in this incredible 1138km traverse across the Alps by paraglider or on foot. Italian Aaron Durogati explains in the following video what lies in store.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017 starts in 2 days time
    30.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017 starts in 2 days time

    In 2 days time, on Sunday 2 July, the eighth edition of Red Bull X-Alps will start. 31 athletes will compete in this extenuating and incredible traverse across the Alps, by paraglider or on foot, from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

    Aaron Durogati and Sebastian Huber win Red Bull X-Alps 2017 prologue
    29.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Aaron Durogati and Sebastian Huber win Red Bull X-Alps 2017 prologue

    Today Aaron Durogati (ITA) and Sebastian Huber (GER) won the Leatherman Prologue, which marks the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, the race across the Alps from Salzburg to Montecarlo by paraglider or on foot that kicks off on 2 July.

    Mike Kosterlitz, Nobel Prize in Physics 2016, awarded Climbing Ambassador at the Arco climbing Oscars
    27.06.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

    Mike Kosterlitz, Nobel Prize in Physics 2016, awarded Climbing Ambassador at the Arco climbing Oscars

    On 25 August 2017 in Arco (Garda Trentino, Italy) the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil 2017 prize will be awarded to Mike Kosterlitz, Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 and legends name in the climbing world.

    Aaron Durogati and the unmissable, ever-changing air of Red Bull X-Alps 2017

    Aaron Durogati and the unmissable, ever-changing air of Red Bull X-Alps 2017

    Interview with paragliding champion Aaron Durogati who on 2 July will lift off from Salzburg in Austria and take part in his third Red Bull X-Alps, the 1100km race by paraglider or on foot across the Alps all the way to Monte Carlo.

    On the trails of the glaciers: how Patagonia has changed in the last 100 years
    03.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    On the trails of the glaciers: how Patagonia has changed in the last 100 years

    The video trailer by Fabiano Ventura documenting the effects of climate change on the glaciers in Patagonia.

    Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

    Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

    Interview with South Tyrolean mountain guide Christoph Hainz, one of the world's most talented alpinists and climbers.

    Christoph Hainz, Tre Cime di Lavaredo man: the evening at Arco
    29.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

    Christoph Hainz, Tre Cime di Lavaredo man: the evening at Arco

    On Friday 2 June 2017 at 21:00 at Caffé Trentino in Arco an evening talk with Christoph Hainz, for the last two decades one of the leading climbers and mountaineers, not only in the Dolomites. The evening will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello, editor of PlanetMountain.com

    Everest & Co, good and bad news from the highest mountains in the world
    25.05.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest & Co, good and bad news from the highest mountains in the world

    Mountaineering: the latest updates from Everest, Lhotse, Dhaulagiri, Cho Oyu and Makalu, concerning Kilian Jornet Burgada, Elisabeth Revol and Marco Confortola as well as Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger's attempt at Kangchenjunga. Furthermore, several deaths have been reported.

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