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  • 25.07.2016 Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Last week Mario Dalmaviva left us after loosing his long battle against illness. In 2000, as director of Vivalda Editori, he played a vital role in the birth of PlanetMountain.

  • 07.06.2016 Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film

    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.

  • 12.05.2016 Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices

    PlayAlpinismo films: Nanga Parbat by Joseph Vilsmaier is the story of Reinhold and Günther Messner, of their great first ascent of the Nanga Parbat Rupal Face, of a tragedy and how a mountain can mark someone's destiny. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

  • 03.05.2016 Melloblocco 2016: I'm lost!

    Melloblocco 2016: I'm lost!

    For those who are lost in climbing or want to get lost climbing, the date is set from 5 to 8 May in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy, for the world’s most famous international bouldering meeting, Melloblocco 2016.

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Last week Mario Dalmaviva left us after loosing his long battle against illness. In 2000, as director of Vivalda Editori, he played a vital role in the birth of PlanetMountain.

    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.

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices
    12.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices

    PlayAlpinismo films: Nanga Parbat by Joseph Vilsmaier is the story of Reinhold and Günther Messner, of their great first ascent of the Nanga Parbat Rupal Face, of a tragedy and how a mountain can mark someone's destiny. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Melloblocco 2016: I'm lost!
    03.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Melloblocco 2016: I'm lost!

    For those who are lost in climbing or want to get lost climbing, the date is set from 5 to 8 May in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy, for the world’s most famous international bouldering meeting, Melloblocco 2016.

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche
    02.05.2016 by Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche

    The bodies of Alex Lowe, one of the strongest American mountaineers of all time, and David Bridges, have been discovered in the Himalaya 16 years after having been swept away by an avalanche while climbing Shishapangma (8027m), Tibet. Their remains were discovered by Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck and his German counterpart David Göttler.

    Joe Tasker, alpinism and its Savage arena
    19.04.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Books-press

    Joe Tasker, alpinism and its Savage arena

    A book for dreamers: Savage arena by Joe Tasker. A story about a form of alpinism that has perhaps disappeared but which has certainly left its mark in history. The book review by Ivo Ferrari.

    Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Patagonia: the glaciers 100 years on
    15.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Patagonia: the glaciers 100 years on

    The expedition in Patagonia led by Italian photographer Fabiano Ventura to document the effects of over 100 years of climate change as part of multi-year project "On the trails of the glaciers" has taken photos of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre and compared them to those taken by Alberto Maria De Agostini.

    Lino D'Angelo farewell
    30.03.2016 by Roberto Iannilli in Alpinism

    Lino D'Angelo farewell

    Lino D’Angelo, the man and mountaineer who came to represent Gran Sasso and Pietracamela, died in L'Aquila at the age of 95. An important piece of the history of mountaineering. The obituary by Roberto Iannilli.

    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.

    Piolets d'Or 2016 moves to La Grave-La Meije
    26.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2016 moves to La Grave-La Meije

    The press release of the 24th edition of the prestigious international mountaineering award Piolet d’Or that will be celebrated from 14 - 17 April 2016 at La Grave-La Meije, France.

    Mont Blanc on Google Street View
    23.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc on Google Street View

    Google has published a Street View exploration of the Mont Blanc, produced together with Kilian Jornet Burgada, Catherine Destivelle, Patrick Gabarrou, Corrado Korra Pesce, Laetitia Roux, Ueli Steck, Candide Thovex and photographers Jonathan Griffith, Renan Ozturk, Sender Films.

    Tancrède Melet, salut l'artiste
    07.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tancrède Melet, salut l'artiste

    Tancrède Melet, the French artist and acrobat perished on Tuesday 5 January 2016 at Diois in France.

    The Eiger jump by JT Holmes
    01.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Eiger jump by JT Holmes

    Footage of the ski base jump off the Eiger carried out in April 2015 by American athlete JT Holmes.

    Aντίο Chris Boukoros
    31.12.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Aντίο Chris Boukoros

    Christos Boukoros, one of Greece’s premier outdoor photographers, died on Wednesday 30 December 2015 in a car crash while traveling from Volos to Larissa.

    John Ellison, founder of Climbers against Cancer, passes away
    28.12.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    John Ellison, founder of Climbers against Cancer, passes away

    On Sunday 27 December 2015 John Ellison, the founder of the charity Climbers against Cancer, passed away. In the space of just a few years the inspirational Englishman achieved the unprecedented feat of bringing the entire climbing community together through CAC, aimed at raising awareness about cancer and gathering funds for research against this disease.

    Climbing advent calendar with Vertical-Life: Monte Cucco at Finale Ligure
    21.12.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbing advent calendar with Vertical-Life: Monte Cucco at Finale Ligure

    Download free of charge today’s crag in the climbing advent calendar by Vertical Life and planetmountain.com: Monte Cucco at Finale Ligure with 293 climbs up to 8c.

    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.

    Jimmy Chin: adventure in a photograph
    11.12.2015 by Alessandra Raggio in Interviews

    Jimmy Chin: adventure in a photograph

    Interview with American alpinist, photographer and filmmaker Jimmy Chin. By Alessandra Raggio

    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.

    UIAA recommends titanium bolts only for marine crags
    25.11.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    UIAA recommends titanium bolts only for marine crags

    Maurizio Oviglia discusses the new document produced by the UIAA (the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) which outlines management strategies for individual climbers, bolters and manufacturers for anchor safety and bolting of sport climbs at seaside crags.

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