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18.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Ski mountaineering World Cup 2014 starts today in Verbier-Val de Bagnes

The first stage of the Scarpa ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2014 starts today in Verbier-Val de Bagnes, Switzerland.

Freeride World Tour 2014: Courmayeur comp postponed

Due to the poor weather conditions the first stage of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2014, the world's most important freeride tour, was cancelled today at Courmayeur. The future date yet is to be defined and today's results will not be included in the final ranking.

17.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Courmayeur heralds start of Freeride World Tour 2014 today

The first stage of the Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2014 kicks off at 10:30am this morning at Courmayeur, Italy. The six-stage freeride competition will take place on a new race course and can be followed in live streaming.

Mountain Safety: avalanche transceiver training areas now in operation at Courmayeur

At Courmayer in the Mont Blanc massif the avalanche transceiver training areas at Pré de Pascal and Pavillon du Mont Fréty are now operational. These can be used free of charge by all those who wish to learn more about mountain safety.

08.01.2014 by Giampaolo Betta in Alpinism

Apuan Alps, ski mountaineering above the sea

Mountain Guide Giampaolo Betta introduces three ski mountaineering itineraries in the Apuan Alps: Carcaraia up Monte Tambura, Monte Sagro and Canale delle Rose on Monte Pisanino.

Mont Blanc freeride: Vallée Blanche and Glacier Rond

Two great freeride itineraries on Mont Blanc introduced by Domenico Giusti and Giorgio Passino: Vallée Blanche from Courmayeur and Glacier Rond.

Avalanche emergency - the video Ortovox Safety Academy Lab

The video Avalanche emergency produced by Ortovox Safety Academy Lab for the new internet site dedicated to mountain safety.

26.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

McConkey, final days at The Space Cinema

After the success of the first night on 25 November, today and tomorrow the screenings continue to remember Canadian ski and BASE jumping champion Shane McConkey.

Progetto Icaro: freeride camps in Italy

Three freeride camps mark the start of "Progetto Icaro", the association that aims to raise awareness among young freeriders about the importance of mountain safety.

Ortovox: avalanche airbag safety recommendations

Ortovox: Safety recommendations avalanche airbag Tour 32+7 ABS & Tour 30+7 W ABS

18.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Benjamin Letham speed flying off Mt. Tasman in New Zealand

Video of Benjamin Letham speed flying off the summit of Mt. Tasman, New Zealand.

16.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Books-press

National Geographic announces 2014 Adventurers of the Year

From 14/11/2014 to 31/01/2014 you can cast your vote online for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014. Nominees include Adam Ondra, Kilian Jornet Burgada, Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted.

15.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

Banskofilmfest 2013

From 20 - 24 November 2013 more than 110 film from 27 countries will be screened at the Bansko Film Festival in Bulgaria. Special guests include Peter Habeler, Simone Origone, Christian Stangl, Géraldine Fassnacht, Juanito Oiarzabal and Benedikt Purner.

15.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

McConkey, the film in memory of Shane McConkey at The Space Cinema

McConkey, the documentary about Canadian ski and BASE jumping champion Shane McConkey, will be screened at the Italian The Space Cinema on 25, 26 and 27 November 2013. The film is also available for download worldwide.

12.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Books-press

The Explorer: The North Face

Buzz Aldrin, the American astronaut and second man on the moon 20 minutes after Neil Armstrong, In this clip Aldrin talks about the curiosity that drives humans and their innate need to explore.

04.11.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Magnus Kastengren dies in fall from Mount Cook

32-year-old Swedish extreme skier Magnus Kastengren has lost his life in a fall from Mount Cook in New Zealand.

Happy Winter, extreme skiing with Andreas Fransson

The video Happy Winter produced by Bjarne Salén about Andreas Fransson and his extreme skiing.

Steps - A journey to the edge of climate change

The Ride Greener documentary is the first climate friendly snowboard and ski movie of its kind.

10.10.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ueli Steck summits Annapurna, alone up South Face

Yesterday Ueli Steck soloed the South Face of Annapurna (8091m) Nepal, Himalaya. Currently there are no further details, apart from the fact that the Swiss alpinist is already back in Base Camp.

03.10.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

Dreams and magic, Lugano celebrates an evening of alpinism and adventure

On Friday 15 November 15 Lugano (CH) will host Dreams and magic: breathtaking adventures from the Rätikon limestone to the glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula with Nina Caprez, Cédric Lachat, Romulus Nottaris and Simon Anthamatten. This year celebrates the 15th anniversary of the death of Delio Ossola and all proceeds will be donated to the homonimous association.




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