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Skiing and mountaineering in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska

The video of Forrest Coots, Jason Thompson, Jase Hancox and Will Lascelles and their skiing and mountaineering adventure in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

17.08.2013 by Karin Pizzinini in Events

A party for Icaro

A party has been organised on 22 August at Sass Dlacia, San Cassiano, Dolomites in honour of Corrado "Icaro" De Monte who died tragically on 12/08/2013 while reaching the base of Torre Iolanda, Moiazza (Dolomites). For those who cannot participate in person, Icaro's world party spans the globe.

13.08.2013 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ciao Icaro

On 12/08/2013 Corrado De Monte, known to all as Icaro, fell to his death while reaching base of Torre Iolanda in Moiazza (Dolomites). Born in Trieste 53 years ago, the Italian alpinist, caver and mountain guide was one of the most popular characters in the climbing and mountaineering world.

Luca Pandolfi and the Grand Couloir de la Sentinelle Rouge on Mont Blanc

Luca Pandolfi talks about his descent of Grand Couloir de la Sentinelle Rouge, carried out with Ben Briggs and Tom Grant on 5 July 2013.

11.06.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Everest timelapse

The timelapse video filmed by Elia Saikaly during the latest season on Everest.

07.06.2013 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Helicopter rescue in the Himalayas, interview with Moro, Folini and Senoner

In this interview we ask Simone Moro, Maurizio Folini and Armin Senoner to speak about their helicopter rescue operations carried out between April and May this year in the Nepalese Himalayas, about their records but also about the prospects and difficulties of operating on the highest mountains in the world. An activity, it is worth remembering, that is still in its early stages.

Avalanche at Höttinger Alm above Innsbruck

The video of an avalanche which struck on 1/06/2013 close to Höttinger Alm, above Innsbruck (Austria).

Becca di Nona North Face, probable first descent by Davide Capozzi and Julien Herry

On 31/05/2013 Davide Capozzi and Julien Herry carried out what is likely to be the first descent of the north Face of Becca di Nona (3142m) above Aosta.

29.05.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Valery Rozov BASE jumps from 7220m off Everest

On 5 May 2013 Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov leapt off the North Face of Everest from a record height of 7220m.

29.05.2013 by Erminio Ferrari in Alpinism

Everest 60 years between legend and business

On May 29, 60 years ago Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary stood on top of the world for the first time ever. Since then Everest has continued to be a symbol, hovering somewhere between a legend and "consumerism". By Erminio Ferrari.

Haute Route Chamonix - Zermatt, new ski traverse record

France's Lionel Claudepierre has set a new record on the Chamonix - Zermatt Haute Route ski mountaineering traverse in a record 18 hours and 35 minutes. Mountain Guide Paolo Tombini shares his views and in-depth knowledge about this famous ski tour.

21.05.2013 by Planetmountain in Events

Chamonix Mountain Festival 2013

The first Chamonix Mountain Festival will be held at Chamonix in France from 1 - 8 June 2013.

20.05.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Japanese Alps in video

A video that explores and tastes the rhythm and visions of the Northern Japanese Alps.

Col Armand Charlet, NE couloir ski and snowboard descent

On 8 May 2013 Davide Capozzi, Julien Herry and Luca Rolli made a ski and snowboard descent of the NE Couloir on Col Armand Charlet, Mont Blanc massif.

Monte Forato, NNE Face ski descent in Julian Alps

Using the recent first repeat of the NNE Face of Monte Forato, here is the first descent story by Slovenia's Marko Kern, followed by a report by Marco Milanese, his descent carried out on 7 April together with Enrico Mosetti and Andrea Fusari. Until 2011, this face was regarded as "the last great problem in the Julian Alps."

Mezzalama Trophy, 2013, a perfect day

On Saturday 4 May the XIX Mezzalama Trophy was won by the Italians Manfred Reichegger, Damiano Lenzi and Matteo Eydallin. The women's competition was won by the Italians Laura Besseghini, Raffaella Rossi and Elena Nicolini. Lorenzo Scandroglio provides the report, Marco Spataro the splendid photos.

04.05.2013 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mezzalama Live!

Watch the XIX Trofeo Mezzalama unfold in live streaming.

03.05.2013 by Planetmountain in Competitions

XIX Mezzalama Trophy, Saturday 4 May live on Planetmountain.com

Mezzalama Trophy gets underway on Saturday 4 May, the classic ski mountaineering competition from Breuil-Cervinia to Gressoney across the slopes of Monte Rosa. The start has been put forward to 5:00am.

30.04.2013 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Mezzalama Trophy 2013: the race takes place on 4 May

After being postponed due to bad weather, the Mezzalama Trophy is now scheduled to take place on Saturday 4 May.

Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey: 29 years on the first repeat of the Never Never Face

On 23/04/2013 Francesco Civra Dano and Luca Rolli (skis), Julien Herry and Davide Capozzi (snowboard) made the first repeat of the East Face of Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc massif. The famous "face that doesn't exist", first skied on 18 June 1984 by Stefano de Benedetti. Capozzi provides the details.




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