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  • 17.08.2016 Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    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.

  • 11.08.2016 Steve House / knowing yourself

    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.

  • 07.08.2016 Sir Chris Bonington at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    Sir Chris Bonington at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    On Sunday, August 7 the legendary British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington 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.

  • 04.08.2016 Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses

    On 08/07/2016 the Boccalatte Piolti hut at the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif) was reopened and is now run by Roberta Francesca Heidi Cutri and Franco Perlotto who, in this video, talks about this refuge that has become an integral part of the history of mountaineering.

    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.

    Sir Chris Bonington at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016
    07.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    Sir Chris Bonington at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    On Sunday, August 7 the legendary British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington 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.

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses
    04.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses

    On 08/07/2016 the Boccalatte Piolti hut at the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif) was reopened and is now run by Roberta Francesca Heidi Cutri and Franco Perlotto who, in this video, talks about this refuge that has become an integral part of the history of mountaineering.

    Antoine Girard soars to new paragliding record above Broad Peak in the Karakorum
    02.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Antoine Girard soars to new paragliding record above Broad Peak in the Karakorum

    Frenchman Antoine Girard has set a new paragliding record by flying above Broad Peak (Karakorum, Pakistan) and soaring to an altitude of 8157m.

    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.

    Maybe, chasing the Snowleopard
    28.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Maybe, chasing the Snowleopard

    The trailer of the brief documentary that tells the story of the Piedmontese mountaineer Carlalberto Cimenti and his experience in the wild territory of the ex-Soviet Union as he attempts to receive the prestigious ‘Snow Leopard’ prize, awarded by the Russian Mountaineering Federation.

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan
    10.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan

    On 9 June 2016, the 27-year-old Italian alpinist Leonardo Comelli died while attempting the first ski descent of Laila Peak (Karakorum, Pakistan). The other expedition members Carlo Cosi, Zeno Cecon and Enrico Mosetti, are unhurt.

    Touching the void - immortal stories
    09.06.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Touching the void - immortal stories

    PlayAlpinismo films: Touching the void by Kevin Macdonald recounts the dramatic and immortal story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates and their first ascent of the West Face of Siula Grande (Andes, Peru). A film and a story about the greatness of friendship and life. The review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    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.

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland
    01.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland

    From 16 - 18 September 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland The North Face hosts its Mountain Festival, weekend of adventurous mountain activities at the foot of the Eiger.

    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.

    Fledglings - with Cedar Wright and Matt Segal
    01.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Fledglings - with Cedar Wright and Matt Segal

    America's Cedar Wright and Matt Segal trade their climbing gear and learn how to paraglide in their attempt to fly off of the highest peak in Mexico.

    Half Dome 1977 and the pioneering flight in Yosemite
    22.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Half Dome 1977 and the pioneering flight in Yosemite

    The short film by Carl Boenish that documents the flight carried out by Rich Piccirilli, Jim Hanbury and Brian Johnson from Half Dome (Yosemite) that marked a pivotal moment in the history of BASE jumping.

    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.

    Paul Pritchard and the crowdfunding campaign for the Totem Pole film
    13.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Paul Pritchard and the crowdfunding campaign for the Totem Pole film

    A film documenting Paul Pritchard and the Totem Pole, the famous sea stack in Tasmania, is in the pipeline. A crowdfunding campaign for this project has now been launched.

    Paul Pritchard summits 'his' Totem Pole in Tasmania
    08.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Paul Pritchard summits 'his' Totem Pole in Tasmania

    On April 4, 2016 British climber Paul Pritchard summited the Totem Pole, the amazing obelisk in Tasmania where he suffered a nigh fatal fall in 1998. As a result of that incident Pritchard was left partially paralysed and now, 18 years later, his ascent celebrates a conquest and circle that has now been closed.

    Piolets d'Or 2016: four ascents honoured
    07.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2016: four ascents honoured

    From 14 - 17 April four climbs will be celebrated during the Piolets d’Or 2016, the international mountaineering award scheduled to take place at la Grave-La Meije in France. The selected ascents are: Talung (Nepal) by Ukrainian alpinists Nikita Balabanov and Mikhail Fomin; Gave Ding (Nepal) by British mountaineers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden; Cerro Riso Patron (Chile) by France's Jerome Sullivan, Lise Billon and Antoine Moineville and Argentina's Diego Simari; Cerro Kishtwar (India) by the Slovenes Marko Prezlj and Urban Novak, America's Hayden Kennedy and France's Manu Pellissier. The 24th edition will also award Polish alpinist Wojciech Kurtyka with the Piolet d'Or Carrière - Lifetime Achievement Award.

    LNZNDRF Future You with Keith Ladzinski
    20.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Environment

    LNZNDRF Future You with Keith Ladzinski

    The music video Future You by the band LNZNDRF featuring the mountain and wild nature images of American photographer Keith Ladzinski.

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