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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.

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.

Grand Combin de Valsorey South Face

The video by Yannick Boissenot and Davide Capozzi of their recent ski and snowboard descent of the South Face of Grand Combin de Valsorey in Switzerland.

08.05.2017 by Steve House in Alpinism

A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

01.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

30.04.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.

Becca di Monciair - Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso

Giulia Monego and Yannick Boissenot ski down Becca di Monciair in Valsavarenche, also known as Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso. Davide Capozzi provides the background information.

22.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mezzalama 2017 live streaming

Live streaming of the XXI edition of the Mezzalama Trophy, the legendary ski mountaineering competition across the Monte Rosa massif.

14.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

XXI Mezzalama Trophy - live streaming of the Marathon of the Glaciers

The XXI Trofeo Mezzalama, the legendary ski mountaineering competition will take place on 22 April 2017, from Breuil-Cervinia to Gressoney in the Mont Blanc massif. The Mezzalama Jeunes will take place on 21 April and the competition will be screened online in live streaming.

Les Dames Anglaises in the Mont Blanc massif, skiing and snowboarding down absolute beauty

The video by Yannick Boissenot about the recent ski and snowboard descent of the NE Couloir of Brèche des Dames Anglaises in the Mont Blanc massif, skied together with Giulia Monego, Francesco Civra Dano, Federico Camangi and Davide Capozzi.

11.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival

From 21- 23 April Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Guests include Manolo, Emilio Previtali, Francesco Sauro, Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti and Robbie Shone. The two-day festival will also host the second edition of Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

Grandes Jorasses Pointe Whymper / Denis Trento skis SW Couloir

At the end of March 2017 Denis Trento made what might well be the first integral ski descent of the SW Couloir of Pointe Whymper. The video and report of the Italian mountain guide and extreme skier about this ski descent which, in particular the final 400m, has probably never been skied before. Records aside, this is certainly a great and beautiful adventure in the Mont Blanc massif.

13.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Pierra Menta 2017: Eydallin - Lenzi and Roux - Forsberg victorious

The 32nd Pierra Menta took place at Arêches-Beaufort (France) from 8 - 11 March 2017. The classic ski mountaineering competition was won by the Italians Matteo Eydallin & Damiano Lenzi. The women's event was won by the French - Swedish team Laetitia Roux & Emelie Forsberg

24.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Damiano Lenzi and Laetitia Roux Individual Ski Mountaineering World Champions

On the first day of the Ski Mountaineering World Championships 2017 at Alpago - Piancavallo, Italy’s Damiano Lenzi and France’s Laetitia Roux were crowned Individual world champions. Silver went to Kilian Jornet Burgada from Spain and Maude Mathys from Switzerland, while bronze went to Anton Palzer from Germany and Axelle Mollaret from France.

20.02.2017 by Elio Bonfanti in Alpinism

For Adriano Trombetta

In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

13.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 / Laetitia Roux, Matteo Eydallin and Robert Antonioli win in Turkey

The third stage of the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 took place at Erzincan in Turkey last weekend. Saturday’s Individual race was won by France’s Laetitia Roux and Italy’s Matteo Eydallin, while Sunday’s Vertical race was won by Roux and Italy’s Robert Antonioli.

26.01.2017 by CNSAS in Alpinism

Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

We willingly publish the appeal of the Italian Corps for Mountain and Speleological Rescue to help the families of the victims of helicopter crash at Campo Felice, in Abruzzo, Italy. On 24/01/2017 the aircraft crashed during a rescue mission, the five members of its crew and the injured person were all killed.

23.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017, Laetitia Roux, Anton Palzer, Marti Werner and Emelie Forsberg win in Andorra

The first stage of the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 took place at Font Blanca in Andorra last weekend. Saturday’s Individual race was won by France’s Laetitia Roux and Germany’s Anton Palzer, while Sunday’s Vertical race was won by Sweden’s Emelie Forsberg and Switzerland’s Marti Werner.

Samuel Anthamatten: skiing in My Playground

Swiss skier Samuel Anthamatten unstoppable as he rides through a labyrinth of crevasses and seracs.

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