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  • 18.02.2016 Henry Worsley and the Urge to Explore

    Henry Worsley and the Urge to Explore

    In remembering Henry Worsley, the British explorer who lost his life during his attempt to cross the Antarctic continent, from one coast to the other, solo, unsupported and unassisted, Marcello Rossi discusses the value and importance of exploration by placing it in the current historical and social context.

  • 13.02.2016 Myanmar Hkakabo Razi - Down to Nothing

    Myanmar Hkakabo Razi - Down to Nothing

    The video of the autumn 2014 expedition by The North Face and National Geographic to determine whether Hkakabo Razi in Myanmar (Burma) is SE Asia’s highest mountain. Expedition members: Hilaree O'Neill,, Emily Harrington, Mark Jenkins, Renan Ozturk, Taylor Rees, Cory Richards.

  • 10.02.2016 Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016

    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016

    Nepal's Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has been nominated National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016. Apart from being a highly talented mountainer, Pasang Lhamu distinguished herself for her role in relief efforts after the country suffered a severe earthquake in April 2015.

  • 09.02.2016 Cesare, son of San Mauro

    Cesare, son of San Mauro

    The mountains are the last resort to save biodiversity. In this AKU film the Italian botanist Cesare Lasen talks about his life as scientist and man of the mountains.

    Henry Worsley and the Urge to Explore
    18.02.2016 by Marcello Rossi in Alpinism

    Henry Worsley and the Urge to Explore

    In remembering Henry Worsley, the British explorer who lost his life during his attempt to cross the Antarctic continent, from one coast to the other, solo, unsupported and unassisted, Marcello Rossi discusses the value and importance of exploration by placing it in the current historical and social context.

    Myanmar Hkakabo Razi - Down to Nothing
    13.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Myanmar Hkakabo Razi - Down to Nothing

    The video of the autumn 2014 expedition by The North Face and National Geographic to determine whether Hkakabo Razi in Myanmar (Burma) is SE Asia’s highest mountain. Expedition members: Hilaree O'Neill,, Emily Harrington, Mark Jenkins, Renan Ozturk, Taylor Rees, Cory Richards.

    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016
    10.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016

    Nepal's Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has been nominated National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016. Apart from being a highly talented mountainer, Pasang Lhamu distinguished herself for her role in relief efforts after the country suffered a severe earthquake in April 2015.

    Cesare, son of San Mauro
    09.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Cesare, son of San Mauro

    The mountains are the last resort to save biodiversity. In this AKU film the Italian botanist Cesare Lasen talks about his life as scientist and man of the mountains.

    Trekking Peaks in Nepal's Khumbu Himal
    19.01.2016 by Rudy Buccella in Alpinism

    Trekking Peaks in Nepal's Khumbu Himal

    Italian Mountain Guide Rudy Buccella discusses his recent trip to the Trekking Peaks of Nepal. To remind us, even in this post-earthquake period, of how beautiful these mountains are and how much help the Nepalese people direly need.

    Their Land - an aerial Odyssey through Tasmania's wilderness.
    15.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Their Land - an aerial Odyssey through Tasmania's wilderness.

    The video Their Land - an aerial Odyssey through Tasmania’s wilderness.

    Fly Armin Holzer
    14.12.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Fly Armin Holzer

    The short film dedicated to Armin Holzer, the champion slackline and highline athlete who died in paragliding accident on Monte Piana (2324m, Sesto Dolomites) on 4 December 2015.

    Armin Holzer, the last flight of the air's spirit
    05.12.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Armin Holzer, the last flight of the air's spirit

    Yesterday, December 4, 2015, Armin Holzer died in paragliding accident on Monte Piana (2324m, Sesto Dolomites). The South Tyrolean was a champion slackline and highline athlete.

    Khane Valley 2015 Italian Karakorum Expedition
    07.11.2015 by Walter Polidori in Alpinism

    Khane Valley 2015 Italian Karakorum Expedition

    The report by Walter Polidori, leader of the Italian 1 to 1 Challenge, the climbing expedition to Khane Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan.

    Major rockfall onto Selvaggio Blu in Sardinia
    19.10.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    Major rockfall onto Selvaggio Blu in Sardinia

    Maurizio Oviglia provides information about a major rockfall on Punta Plumare in Sardinia. The landslide has wiped out a stretch of the famous trek Selvaggio Blu.

    Via ferrata del Vajont, the original idea by Fabio Bristot
    13.10.2015 by Fabio Bristot in Trekking

    Via ferrata del Vajont, the original idea by Fabio Bristot

    Fabio Bristot, member of the Bellunese Dolomites Mountain Rescue Service, explains his reasoning that resulted in the construction of the Via Ferrata della Memoria, the new via ferrata which commemorates the 1910 victims of the Vajont disaster that occurred on 9 October 1963.

    Via ferrata del Vajont, the new via ferrata della Memoria above Longarone

    Via ferrata del Vajont, the new via ferrata della Memoria above Longarone

    On 2 October 2015 at Longarone (Italy) the new Via ferrata della Memoria, also referred to as Via ferrata del Vajont, was inaugurated above the Vajont Gorge. Constructed by the Cortina Mountain Guides, this is a different way to remember the Vajont disaster that struck on 9 October 1963.

    The North Face Night Ray Outdoor Fest in the Verdon Gorge
    07.10.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    The North Face Night Ray Outdoor Fest in the Verdon Gorge

    On 12 September the Gorge du Verdon, France, hosted The North Face Nightray Outdoor Fest, an all night celebration of everything to do with exploration organized by The North Face.

    Tor des Géants 2015 ends in celebration
    21.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants 2015 ends in celebration

    On Friday 18 September the Tor des Géants, cancelled ahed of schedule due to prohibitive weather conditions, celebrated its winners and all finishers in Courmayeur, Italy. France’s Patrick Bohard and Switzerland’s Denise Zimmermann won the grueling trail running race, ahead of Gianluca Galeati and Lisa Borzani (second) and Marina Plavan and Christophe Le Saux (third).

    Tor des Géants cancelled
    18.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants cancelled

    A difficult decision was taken yesterday at the Tor des Géants: at 8.30 am the grueling mountain running competition was cancelled due to prohibitive weather conditions.

    Patrick Bohard wins the Tor des Géants 2015
    17.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Patrick Bohard wins the Tor des Géants 2015

    The Tor des Géants 2015 was won yesterday by 51-year-old Frenchman Patrick Bohard. Gianluca Galeati from Italy placed second, Christophe Le Saux from France third.

    Tor des Géants 2015: an uncertain race to the end
    16.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants 2015: an uncertain race to the end

    Patrik Bohard and Denise Zimmermann currently lead the Tor des Geants 2015 in Valle d'Aosta, but anything can happen in the mountain race considered the most difficult in the world.

    The Dolomites embrace human rights
    15.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    The Dolomites embrace human rights

    On Sunday 13 September 2015 a gigantic human chain was formed beneath the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, promoted by Amnesty International Italy to call for freedom, justice and peace.

    Tor des Géants 2015: Patrick Bohard and Sonia Locatelli take lead after yesterday's start
    14.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants 2015: Patrick Bohard and Sonia Locatelli take lead after yesterday's start

    On Sunday 13 September 760 runners set off from Courmayeur for the 6th Tor des Geants, considered the most difficult mountain race in the world. The athletes have until Saturday 19 September to complete the 330km, 24.000 meter elevation gain course across Valle d’Aosta, but the first runners are expected to cross the finishing line some time on Wednesday 16 September. Yesterday France’s Patrick Bohard and Italy’s Sonia Locatelli were the first to reach the checkpoint at Valgrisenche.

    Concert at Corvara for Nepal
    14.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Concert at Corvara for Nepal

    On 14 August 2015 at the Bar al Lago in Corvara, Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy the Frozen Rats band will give a concert to raise money for Nepal, to help after the earthquake and also to take stock of the current trekking situation in the country.

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