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01.02.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Romano Benet and Tine Cuder control Hysteria, a new icefall in Val Raccolana

Winter mountaineering: first ascent video and interview with Romano Benet who, with Slovenia's Tine Cuder, made the first ascent of the new icefall Hysteria at Rio Vandul in Val Raccolana (Italy).

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.

19.12.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Manolo, climbing and Il Mattino dei Maghi: first repeat in 35 years

On 7 December 2016 Maurizio Manolo Zanolla, belayed by Daniele Lira shortly before his 59th birthday, made the second ascent and first repeat of Il Mattino dei Maghi, the legendary climb first ascended in 1981 by Manolo at the crag Totoga (Pale di San Martino, Dolomites) and, until now, unrepeated.

03.11.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Christoph Hainz makes solo first ascent of Golden Pillar of Ortler

On 29/08/2016 Christoph Hainz made the first ascent of 'Golden Pillar of Ortler‘ (max VI+ , 750m) up the SW pillar of Mt. Ortler, at 3905m the highest mountain in the South Tyrol, Italy.

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.

06.09.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Asgard Jamming, the climbing style by Favresse & Villanueva

PlayAlpinismo films free of charge: Asgard Jamming. The adventure of Nicolas Favresse, Sean Villanueva, Olivier Favresse, Stephane Hanssens and Silvia Vidal on Mount Asgard (Baffin Island) is an ode to happiness, climbing and discovery. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

17.08.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello 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.

05.08.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Tom, the film and the meaning of mountaineering for Tom Ballard

PlayAlpinismo films: Tom, directed by Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli, recounts the story of Tom Ballard and his solo ascents, in a single winter, of the six most famous North Faces of the Alps. But it is also and above all a spontaneous and true portrait of a unique alpinist and his unique way of taking to the mountains. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

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.

21.07.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Roberto Iannilli and Luca D'Andrea have left us

The bodies of Italian alpinists Roberto Iannilli and Luca D’Andrea were retrieved today from the North Face of Mt. Camicia (Gran Sasso massif), Italy. Iannilli, from Ladispoli, was 62 years old, while D’Andrea came from Sulmona and was 51 years old. Both were expert alpinists. Iannilli was definitely one of the most well-known climbers from the Gran Sasso area.

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.

13.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Makalu summit success for Nives Meroi and Romano Benet

At 10:00 am on Thursday 12 May 2016 Italian mountaineers Romano Benet and Nives Meroi reached the summit of Makalu, their 13th eightthousander.

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.

08.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Melloblocco 2016 final day - the need to climb

The 13th edition of Melloblocco, the world's biggest bouldering and climbing meeting, came to a close today in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy. 2800 registered climbers underline the success of the event which has no other equals in the climbing world.

07.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Melloblocco 2016 - day 3. Climbing Karma

Third day of Melloblocco 2016: the game of climbing continues in Val Masino, marked by beauty and the Mello Karma. A staggering 2500 climbers have already registered for the biggest international bouldering competition in the world!

06.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

Melloblocco 2016 - day 2. Social climbing

The report of the second day of Melloblocco 2016. 1500 boulderer have already flocked to the valley for the social Mello climbing.

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.

The Man Who Skied Down Everest, Yuichiro Miura and that first ski descent on Everest

PlayAlpinismo film channel: The Man Who Skied Down Everest, the 1976 best documentary Oscar winning film that recounts the incredible story of Yuichiro Miura and the first time man skied on Everest. A step back in time that portrays the essence of adventure, but also displays mountaineering as a vision and a discovery of personal limits. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

24.03.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat in winter and the Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger climbing partnership

Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger: how the climbing partnership was formed that, together with Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon, paved the way to the historic first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (8126m, Karakorum, Pakistan).

26.02.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Nanga Parbat: summit and first winter ascent by Simone Moro, Ali Sadpara and Alex Txikon

On Friday 26 February 216 Italy's Simone Moro, Spain's Alex Txikon and Pakistan's Ali Sadpara successfully carried out the historic first winter ascent of Nanga Parbat (8126m, Karakorum, Pakistan). Italy's Tamara Lunger stopped her bid on the ridge below the summit. Towards 20:00 circa (Pakistan time) all four alpinists returned to Camp 4 at 7100m.

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