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    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro
    19.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

    Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.

    Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report
    14.04.2014 by Paolo Tassi in Events

    Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report

    The report by Paolo Tassi of the 5th edition of the Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, three days of freeride, ski mountaineering and bouldering at Cortina.

     Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno
    08.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno

    From 22 - 27 July 2014 at Livigno, Italy, the second edition of Adventure Awards Days, a festival dedicated to adventure: to live, tell and share.

    A descent for Marco

    A descent for Marco

    The salute by Alessandro Beber to Marco Anghileri: a ski descent down the North Face of Cima Dodici, Valsugana, Italy.

    Piolets d'Or photos 2014
    02.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or photos 2014

    More than 50 photos documenting the Piolets d'Or 2014 that took place at Courmayeur, Italy, on 29/03/2014.

    Ueli Steck and Raphael Slawinsky & Ian Welsted win the Piolets d'Or 2014
    29.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Ueli Steck and Raphael Slawinsky & Ian Welsted win the Piolets d'Or 2014

    The Piolets d'Or 2014 was assigned this evening in Courmayeur to two ascents: the NW Face of K6 climbed by Raphael Slawinsky and Ian Welsted and the South Face of Annapurna climbed solo by Ueli Steck. The South Face of Annapurna ascent carried out by da Stephane Benoist and Yannick Graziani received a Special Mention from the Jury, while the "Walter Bonatti" Lifetime Achievement award was given to John Roskelley.

    Piolets d'Or 2014 live on twitter
    29.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Piolets d'Or 2014 live on twitter

    This evening at 21:00 at Courmayeur the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2014. All updates on twitter.

    Coffee break #0
    28.03.2014 by Daniela Zangrando in Interviews

    Coffee break #0

    The numerous facets of alpinism, that go beyond mountaineering, encountered when you lease expect it. The first act by Daniela Zangrando with her Coffee break, a space to let thoughts and fantasies fluctuate within these free moments of rest.

    Shepherds and Alpine guides. Worlds apart?
    27.03.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

    Shepherds and Alpine guides. Worlds apart?

    Shepherds and alpine guides, two professions connected to the mountains and nature that, in this frenetically changing world, can inspire us in day-to-day life and live out our passions without forgetting our roots. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

    National Week of hiking 2014 - more than 60 itineraries in the Dolomites heritage humanity
    25.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    National Week of hiking 2014 - more than 60 itineraries in the Dolomites heritage humanity

    The XVI National Week of hiking CAI will take place from June 28 to July 6, 2014 on more than 60 paths around Cadore and Cortina, in the province of Belluno, Dolomites.

    Piolets d'Or 2014, Courmayeur and Chamonix gear up for a prestigious celebration
    24.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Piolets d'Or 2014, Courmayeur and Chamonix gear up for a prestigious celebration

    From 26 - 29 March the international meeting with the alpinism "Oscar" returns to Chamonix and Courmayeur on the two sides of Mont Blanc: a great jury will select the best climb in 2013, while American alpinist John Roskelley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Numerous events, including the meeting with Italian writer and climber Erri De Luca on 27 March at Courmayeur.

    For Marco Anghileri
    18.03.2014 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    For Marco Anghileri

    The thoughts of Ivo Ferrari for his friend Marco Anghileri.

    Marco Anghileri has left us
    17.03.2014 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Marco Anghileri has left us

    Marco Anghileri 'Butch', 41 years old, great alpinist from Lecco and member of the Gamma climbing club, extremely well known, loved and held in high regard by the entire mountaineering world, has died on the Central Pillar of Mont Blanc. The body was recovered this morning by the Valle d'Aosta Mountain Rescue service.

    Piolets d'Or 2014, the five nominations for the 22nd edition
    27.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Piolets d'Or 2014, the five nominations for the 22nd edition

    From the most remote mountains in Nepal and Pakistan to the frozen lands of Alaska, via the imposing Masherbrum massif and symbollic Annapurna. Five ascents, carried out by some of the world's most talented alpinists, are in the running for Piolets d'Or 2014, the most important mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 26 - 29 March 2014 at Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

    Kilian Jornet Burgada voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year
    12.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    Kilian Jornet Burgada voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year

    Spanish skyrunning ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Burgada has been named the 2014 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.

    The Balloon Highline
    12.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Balloon Highline

    The video of the highline between two hot air ballons by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset.

    Piolets d'Or 2014, the big list
    10.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Piolets d'Or 2014, the big list

    The complete list of all 2013 ascents taken into consideration by the Piolets d'Or, from which the choice of nominees for the Piolets d'Or 2014 will be made.

    In defence of alpinism, the speech by Bernard Amy to the Italian Academic Alpine Club
    04.02.2014 by Bernard Amy in Alpinism

    In defence of alpinism, the speech by Bernard Amy to the Italian Academic Alpine Club

    The speech by well known French mountaineer and writer Bernard Amy, on the occasion of his appointment as an honorary member of the Italian Academic Alpine Club, Turin, 26 October 2013.

    Climbers against Cancer celebrates first year!
    25.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbers against Cancer celebrates first year!

    Climbers against Cancer, the charity initiated by John Ellison aimed at raising awareness and gathering funds for cancer research, celebrates its first year of activity.

    The Piolets d’Or 2014 international Jury announced: George Lowe president
    24.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Piolets d’Or 2014 international Jury announced: George Lowe president

    George Lowe, Erri De Luca, Catherine Destivelle, Denis Urubko, Lin Sung Muk and Karin Steinbach are the members of the highly expertPiolets d'Or 2014 Jury, with complementary approaches, endowed with a mountain spirit transcending the framework and limits of the discipline

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