Yesterday the Red Bull Der Lange Weg came to an end in Nice, France. The long ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice was completed by Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle Smiley and Mark Smiley after 1,721 kilometers and gained almost 90,000 meters height difference.
French alpinist Sonia Livanos passed away on 15 April 2018 in Marseilles hospital at the age of 95. In the '50s and' 60s together with her husband Georges Livanos she formed one of the strongest climbing partnerships in the Dolomites and beyond.
On Saturday 13 April 2018 Vivian Bruchez, Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet made the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line on the West Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.
Red Bull der Lange Weg, the ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps: Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle and Mark Smiley have reached Courmayeur, Italy. If conditions are favourable, the alpinists will attempt to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc tomorrow.
After tackling over 900 km, the South Tyrolean alpinist and ski mountaineer Tamara Lunger has withdrawn from the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the great ski mountaineering trips across the Alps from Vienna to Nice.
The final stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup Individual was won on Sunday in the Brenta Dolomites by Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux. The Overall World Cup was won by Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret.
For the last 20 days Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug have been traversing across the Alps from Vienna to Nice. While Núria Picas has pulled out of the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the others have crossed the Spluga Pass and are continuing westwards.
From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.
Daniel Ladurner reports about the probable first ski descent of the West Gully of Verdinser Plattenspitze (2680 m), Sarntal Alps, carried out with Stefan Grüner and Aaron Durogati.
Davide Capozzi and Denis Trento completed a rare descent of the Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin in the Mont Blanc massif, on snowboard and skis respectively. Capozzi reports.
The report of the first week of Red Bull Der Lange Weg, rhe ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice currently being attempted by Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug.
The Red Bull Der Lange Weg got underway today at 10:00am. The ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice will be attempted by Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug. Following in the footsteps of the historic 1971 Austrians Robert Kittl, Klaus Hoi, Hansjörg Farbmacher and Hans Mariacher, the 2018 team aims to complete the traverse in less than 41 days.
The two highly talented alpinists Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are officially missing and presumed deceased in Alaska. They have not been heard from since their 5 March ascent of the Mendenhall Towers.
From 20 - 22 April 2018 Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Star guests include Simone Moro, Jeremy Collins, Jane Goodall, Nicolas Favresse, Emilio Previtali, Dino Lanzaretti, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca, Igor D’India. The festival will also host the thrid edition of Arco Rock Star, the international climbing photography contest in the heart of Garda Trentino region.
The video by Invade Media of Yannick Boissenot and Julien Herry making the first ski and snowboard descent of Diagonal, a narrow couloir on Grande Floria in the Aiguilles Rouges massif, France.
In the Miage area of the Mont Blanc massif, Denis Trento has linked two legendary couloirs on Petit Mont Blanc: Bonatti and Aigle.
European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018: Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret win Individual Race. All Mt. Etna results
The ISMF European ski mountaineering championships took place last week on Mt Etna in Sicily, Italy. Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret won the Individual race, ahead of Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux, and Kilian Jornet Burgada and Emelie Forsberg, silver and bronze respectively. The Vertical Race was won by Kilian Jornet Burgada and Axelle Mollaret, ahead of Davide Magnini and Victoria Kreuzer who placed second and Antonio Alcalde and Alba De Silvestro who placed third.
The European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018 get underway today on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. The competitions take place on the North Face of the volcano from 22 - 24 February.
Miss Elizabeth Hawley has passed away at the age of 95. The American journalist was recognised as a legendary chronicler of mountaineering expeditions to the Himalaya.
The second stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018 took place at Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland last weekend. France’s Xavier Gachet and Laetitia Roux won the Individual race, ahead of Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret, second, and Michele Boscacci and Victoria Kreuzer, third. The Sprint Race had to be cancelled due to problems caused by the bad weather.