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02.06.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

La Sportiva 90th anniversary, failure leads to success

The story of La Sportiva, which recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, via one of its iconic products, the Trango boot. Featuring With Reinhold Messner, Simone Moro, Lorenzo Delladio, Giulia Delladio, Giuliano Jellici, Matteo Jellici, Enzo Jellici

Paul Bonhomme completes Aiguille Verte 4 Faces in a day

French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme has completed his project of climbing and skiing 4 different faces on the Aiguille Verte (4122 m) in the Mont Blanc massif on the same day.

16.05.2018 by Ortovox in Gear

Precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers

Ortovox has launched a precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers running software 2.1. Published below is the press release provided by Ortovox.

Sébastien de Sainte Marie skis steep Swiss trilogy

36-year-old Swiss steep skier Sébastien de Sainte Marie reports about an interesting trilogy of steep ski descents between Davos and Arosa: West Face of Schiesshorn (2605m) and Tiejer Flue (2781m) on his own, and the North Face of Chüpfenflue (2658m) with Michal Dzian. These descents came about thanks to the 'exceptional winter' and while it is unclear whether they are first descents, they are certainly very rare indeed.

Altai Mountains / Steep skiing in Siberia by Daniel Ladurner & Co

In April 2018 Daniel Ladurner, Klaus Gruber, Michael Sinn, Wolfgang Hell and Lukas Schäfer scored a series of interesting ski descents in the Altai massif of Siberia.

Triolet North Face daring descent by Jonathan Charlet and Christophe Henry

France's Jonathan Charlet and Christophe Henry have made a ski and snowboard descent down the North Face of Triolet, Mont Blanc massif.

La Promenade, the Valle d'Aosta ski mountaineering traverse by Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croix

The film La Promenade which documents the ski tour traverse across the Valle d'Aosta by Italian freeriders Shanty Cipolli and Simon Croux.

Aiguille du Dru, La ceinture des Drus descent clip

The short clip of Vivian Bruchez who on 13 April 2018 teamed up with Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet to make the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line across the NW Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the Alps ski mountaineering traverse ends in Nice

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.

18.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Sonia Livanos, goodbye to a great alpinist and woman

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.

La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

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 reaches the foot of Mont Blanc

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.

Tamara Lunger withdraws from Der Lange Weg ski mountaineering traverse of the Alps

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.

09.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret win Overall Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018

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.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg: the ski mountaineering traverse reaches halfway point

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.

05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

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.

Verdinser Plattenspitze West Face first ski descent

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.

Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc skied by Davide Capozzi, Denis Trento

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.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg endures a tough first week

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.

Red Bull Der Lange Weg begins today!

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.

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