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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.

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.

09.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis

The short film, shot by Dave MacLeod, of Michael Tweedley running the famous Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.

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.

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.

03.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Diamond Ridge, new route up Grandes Jorasses SSE Face. Interview with Simon Richardson

Interview with Simon Richardson who, together with Michael Rinn, made the first ascent of Diamond Ridge (1600m, 5c, AO) from 28 - 30 July 2016. This new alpine climb breaches the SSE Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif).

02.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Markus Pucher and his dream of the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Torre

The video documenting the summer 2015 attempt of Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher to make the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Torre in Patagonia.

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.

20.07.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Black and white, Ivan Ghirardini and the three North Faces solo in winter

Thoughts about the history of mountaineering. The solo winter trilogy carried out by Ivan Ghirardini up the legendary three North Faces of the Alps: the Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses and Eiger. By Ivo Ferrari.

04.07.2016 by Colin Haley in Alpinism

Colin Haley, solo, fast and light on the Infinite Spur in Alaska

American alpinist Colin Haley shares his thoughts about his recent fast solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska. Originally posted only on facebook, Haley has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.

01.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Gangstang NW Ridge first ascent by Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham

Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham have just made the first ascent of the beautiful NW Ridge of Gangstang (6162m) in the Himachal Pradesh Himalaya. They reached the summit on the 9th June and descended to base camp the next day completing a five day round trip.

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.

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.

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.

07.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Colin Haley makes first solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska

American alpinist Colin Haley has made the first solo ascent the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska. While the ascent required just 12 hours 29 minutes from the Bergschrund to the summit, the descent proved a harrowing ordeal that turned out to be one of the most intense experiences in his life.

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.

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.

20.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Universal Studio, new mixed climb on Rognon du Plan (Mont Blanc) by Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan

On 5 May 2016 Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan made the first ascent of 'Universal Studio', a new mixed climb graded M8/650m on Rognon du Plan (3601m) in the Mont Blanc massif, France.

20.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Riders on the Storm video of Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat in Patagonia

The video of Riders on the Storm on the Central Tower of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia, repeated at the start of 2016 by Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ines Papert and accompanied by Thomas Senf.

19.05.2016 by Claudio Betetto in Alpinism

New mixed climb on Monte Cogliàns, Carnic Alps

On 15/05/2016 Mirco Grasso, Claudio Betetto and Luca Iacolettig made the first ascent of 'Altro che in Scozia' (500m, M4, WI4, 85°, one section 90°, TD), a new mixed climb up Monte Cogliàns (2780m), Carnic Alps.

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