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  • 15.03.2017 Royal Robbins, goodbye to America's legendary climber

    Royal Robbins, goodbye to America's legendary climber

    On 14 March 2017 American rock climbing pioneer Royal Robbins passed away. Aged 82, Robbins was one of the best American climbers during the ’60’s and ’70’s, the period known in "Golden Age"" of Yosemite Valley climbing. Robbins was a pioneer and advocate of clean climbing, i.e. without pegs and expansion bolts, and one of the most vocal proponents of the need to protect the rock and environment.

  • 03.03.2017 Jeff Lowe awarded Piolet d'Or Carrière 2017

    Jeff Lowe awarded Piolet d'Or Carrière 2017

    American alpinist Jeff Lowe has been awarded the Piolets d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize will be assigned during the 25th edition of the mountaineering prize that will be celebrated in Grenoble, France, from 12 - 15 April. In the past the prize has been awarded to Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, Robert Paragot, Kurt Diemberger, John Roskelley, Chris Bonington and Wojciech Kurtyka. Claude Gardien, the historic Editor-in Chief of Vertical magazine, provides the portrait.

  • 25.02.2017  Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race

    On 2 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across the Alps and via via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider, from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco

  • 20.02.2017 For Adriano Trombetta

    For Adriano Trombetta

    In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

    Royal Robbins, goodbye to America's legendary climber
    15.03.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Climbing

    Royal Robbins, goodbye to America's legendary climber

    On 14 March 2017 American rock climbing pioneer Royal Robbins passed away. Aged 82, Robbins was one of the best American climbers during the ’60’s and ’70’s, the period known in "Golden Age"" of Yosemite Valley climbing. Robbins was a pioneer and advocate of clean climbing, i.e. without pegs and expansion bolts, and one of the most vocal proponents of the need to protect the rock and environment.

    Jeff Lowe awarded Piolet d'Or Carrière 2017
    03.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Jeff Lowe awarded Piolet d'Or Carrière 2017

    American alpinist Jeff Lowe has been awarded the Piolets d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize will be assigned during the 25th edition of the mountaineering prize that will be celebrated in Grenoble, France, from 12 - 15 April. In the past the prize has been awarded to Walter Bonatti, Reinhold Messner, Doug Scott, Robert Paragot, Kurt Diemberger, John Roskelley, Chris Bonington and Wojciech Kurtyka. Claude Gardien, the historic Editor-in Chief of Vertical magazine, provides the portrait.

     Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race
    25.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race

    On 2 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across the Alps and via via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider, from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco

    For Adriano Trombetta
    20.02.2017 by Elio Bonfanti in Alpinism

    For Adriano Trombetta

    In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

    Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II
    16.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II

    The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and the splendour of the Alps celebrated in this video filmed for the 'Mountains' episode of the BBC documentary Planet Earth II.

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum
    14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

    In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

    Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash
    26.01.2017 by CNSAS in Alpinism

    Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

    We willingly publish the appeal of the Italian Corps for Mountain and Speleological Rescue to help the families of the victims of helicopter crash at Campo Felice, in Abruzzo, Italy. On 24/01/2017 the aircraft crashed during a rescue mission, the five members of its crew and the injured person were all killed.

    Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias, goodbye to the alpinist who climbed with his soul
    21.01.2017 by Chiara Florit in Alpinism

    Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias, goodbye to the alpinist who climbed with his soul

    On Wednesday evening Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias passed away in Trieste. The acclaimed Italian alpinist, writer and theater director was an academic of the Italian Alpine Club and, for three decades, president of GISM, the Italian Group of Mountain Writers. With him Italian mountaineering, and not only, looses a great alpinist and intellectual. Chiara Florit remembers Spiro who, on 21 February, would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

    Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer
    18.01.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer

    South Tyrolean mountaineer Erich Abram passed away on Monday 16 January 2017 at Bozen aged 95. The talented mountaineer and climber played an important role in the 1954 Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2.

    Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive
    29.11.2016 by Thomas Huber in Alpinism

    Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive

    German alpinist Thomas Huber recounts the last three months that, in his words, 'have left a profound mark on my life.' Starting with a 16m ground fall, followed by the dream of climbing Latok I in the Karakorum and the nightmare rescue operation for American mountaineers Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster on nearby Ogre II.

    Highline on Heligkreuzkofel, Dolomites
    29.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Highline on Heligkreuzkofel, Dolomites

    Friedrich Kühne walks a new 132m highline on Heligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites.

     Motion Vol.4, the mountain timelapse by Yuri Palma
    23.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Motion Vol.4, the mountain timelapse by Yuri Palma

    The new time-lapse by Yuri Palma featuring Baffin Island, Val di Mello, Grigne, the Dolomites with its Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Marmolada, as well as Monte Ginnircu in Sardinia.

    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.

    The moon above Vasilika, beyond the extreme
    19.10.2016 by Nathalie Bini in Environment

    The moon above Vasilika, beyond the extreme

    Nathalie Bini shares her experience in a refugee camp at Vasilika (Thessaloniki, Greece) and appeals to everyone, climber and non climbers, to help make a little magic.

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival, right first time in South Korea
    11.10.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival, right first time in South Korea

    From September 30 to October 4, 2016, the first Uiju Mountain Film Festival took place in South Korea. Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner was the Honorary guest, while 24 films took part in the competition. The Festival Grand Prize was awarded to Jurek by Paweł Wysoczański and the inclusion of our film "Chris Bonington - Life and climbs" provided a good reason for a trip (and a little adventure) to discover the meaning of the mountains in this great East Asian country.

    For Gérard Ottavio and Joel Déanoz
    08.10.2016 by Hervé Barmasse in Alpinism

    For Gérard Ottavio and Joel Déanoz

    On 6 October 2016 Gérard Ottavio, president of the Matterhorn Alpine Guides, and Joel Déanoz, director of the Breuil-Cervinia ski school, fell to their deaths on the South Face of the Matterhorn during an attempt to repeat the difficult and demanding Deffeyes - Carrel route. Their deaths are an immense loss for Cervinia and for the entire Italian mountaineering community. Hervé Barmasse remembers his friends.

    Campanile di Val Montanaia first BASE Jump by Marco Milanese
    20.09.2016 by Marco Milanese in Alpinism

    Campanile di Val Montanaia first BASE Jump by Marco Milanese

    The video of the B.A.S.E. jump off Campanile di Val Montanaia in the Friuli Dolomites, carried out on 20 July 2016 by Marco Milanese.

    Mont Blanc cable car, trapped passengers safe
    09.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc cable car, trapped passengers safe

    The Mont Blanc cable car connecting Aiguille du Midi with Punta Helbronner that broke yesterday afternoon was fixed this morning and the remaining 33 of 110 trapped passengers were safely transported to Punta Helbronner.

    Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016
    17.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    On Wednesday 17 August Switzerland’s Ueli Steck, one of the most talented mountaineers in the world, will take to the stage at Passione Verticale, the classic summer festival the town of Courmayeur dedicates every year to alpinism and the mountains. The evening begins at 21:15 and will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello of planetmountain.com.

    Steve House / knowing yourself
    11.08.2016 by Steve House in Alpinism

    Steve House / knowing yourself

    American alpinist Steve House shares his thoughts about how failing wisely provides interior growth. Originally posted only on facebook, House has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.

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