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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.

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.

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