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    Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera
    22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera

    The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.

    Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance
    18.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance

    From 21 to 23 August 2017 the bivouac Bivacco dal Bianco located at the Ombretta Pass on Marmolada, Dolomites, will be closed for maintenance.

    The children of Fessura Kosterlitz: the legendary crack climb in Valle dell'Orco
    09.08.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    The children of Fessura Kosterlitz: the legendary crack climb in Valle dell'Orco

    A legend, a desire destined to remain a dream for most climbers: this is what the Kosterlitz crack in Valle dell'Orco represented to the Italian climbing scene in the ’70’s and ’80’s after having been first ascended in the early 1970’s by Scotland’s Mike Kosterlitz. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will be at Arco on 25 August 2017 in order to receive the award Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil during the Arco Rock Legends 2017. By Maurizio Oviglia.

    Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar
    08.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar

    The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.

    Valery Rozov base jump off Huascarán in Peru
    06.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Valery Rozov base jump off Huascarán in Peru

    The video of Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov who on 12 July 2017 leapt from 6725m off Huascaran (6768m, Cordillera Blanca, Peru).

    Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August
    03.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August

    Five questions to American alpinist Steve House who, together with Scott Johnston, will run a Mountain Performance Workshop at St. Gervais close to Chamonix on 19 August 2017.

    Bird's-eye view of the Dolomites
    24.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bird's-eye view of the Dolomites

    The Dolomites seen through the eyes of bird: a RedBull video of an eagle flying close to the rock faces in the Italian Dolomites.

    Catherine Destivelle, climbing and alpinism there where it is dangerous to lean out
    24.07.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Catherine Destivelle, climbing and alpinism there where it is dangerous to lean out

    A portrait and two videos of Catherine Destivelle, one the most talented climbers and alpinists of all times.

    Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct
    19.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct

    17 years after his ground-breaking ascent, American alpinist Steve House looks back on the extremely fast repeat of the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (Alaska), climbed with Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 60 hours non-stop.

    The Most Beautiful Photos of the Campitello European Climbing Championship by Ralf Brunel
    18.07.2017 by Ralf Brunel in Competitions

    The Most Beautiful Photos of the Campitello European Climbing Championship by Ralf Brunel

    The 70 best photos of the European Lead Climbing Championships 2017 at Campitello di Fassa taken by talented climber and photographer Ralf Brunel, the only Ladin athlete to have taken part in a Rock Master competition at Arco, back in 1997, won by François Legrand ahead of Cristian Brenna.

    Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory
    13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory

    At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory
    12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory

    Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.

    Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher
    11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher

    Day 10 held no great surprises in store but proved difficult for all athletes. While many reached the Matterhorn, Christian Maurer is now 120km from the finish line, ahead of Benoit Outters and Paul Guschlbauer.

    Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer
    10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer

    The ninth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 proved to be more difficult than expected with many athletes making little headway, including competition leader Christian Maurer who is currently 150 km from the finish line.

    Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc
    10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

    The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race
    09.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race

    At the start of the eighth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, Switzerland’s Christian Maurer reached the last turnpoint at the Matterhorn and is now heading towards the finish line at Monaco. Yesterday his strongest rival, France’s Gaspard Petiot, was forced to abandon the competition.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback
    07.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback

    On day 6 of the great flight across the Alps France’s Gaspard Petiot has managed to reduce the gap between race leader Christian Maurer from Switzerland.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire
    06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire

    Switzerland’s Christian Maurer continues his lonely lead and a massive flight has taken him to the Turnpoint at Monte Baldo (Italy). France’s Gaspard Petiot trails in second place, Austria’s Paul Guschlbauer is currently third. Unfortunately this morning Italy’s Aaron Durogati was forced to pull out of the race due to his knee injury.

    Marek Raganowicz / Baffin Island big wall interview
    03.07.2017 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

    Marek Raganowicz / Baffin Island big wall interview

    Interview with Polish climber Marek Raganowicz after his solo first ascents of MantraMandala (A3) and Secret of Silence (A4), two difficult big wall climb up the Ship's Prow on Scott Island, Baffin Island, Canada.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins
    02.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins

    The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps started in Salzburg, Austria this morning. 31 athletes will take part in this incredible 1138km traverse across the Alps by paraglider or on foot. Italian Aaron Durogati explains in the following video what lies in store.

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