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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.

4000m Peaks in the Alps. Ski Touring and Steep Skiing

Francesco Vascellari and Loris de Barba introduce '4000m Peaks in the Alps. Ski Touring and Steep Skiing', their guidebook to the 4000m mountains in the Alps. Three routes presented on planetmountain.com: Barre des Écrins, Pizzo Bernina and Dent d'Hérens.

Ski mountaineering and Speed Riding in the Georgian Dolomites

The film documenting the ski mountaineering and speed riding expedition to the Chauki Dolomites in Georgia, undertaken in earlier this year by Wolfgang Hell, Aaron Durogati, Daniel Ladurner and Alessandro d’Emilia.

Pointe de la Fouly, new ski descent in Mont Blanc massif

On 15 December 2016 Vivian Bruchez, Tristan Knoertzer and Ben Tibbetts skied what is believed to be a new line down the West Face of Pointe de la Fouly (3611m) in the Mt. Blanc massif.

Markus Eder: My Playground and the skiing in South Tyrol

The short film 'My Playground' about talented freeride skier Markus Eder skiing the slopes above Fadner Alm in the Ahrntal, South Tyrol

Ski mountaineering up Wildspitze, Austria's second highest mountain

Mountain Guide Alberto De Giuli introduces the ski mountaineering route up Wildspitze, in Pitztal, Tyrol, at 3772m the second highest mountain in Austria.

Nadir Maguet: ski mountaineering magic

The video portrait of 24-year-old Italian ski mountaineer Nadir 'Mago' Maguet.

02.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Kilian Jornet Burgada above Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc

The short clip of Kilian Jornet Burgada enjoying the magnificent view from Refuge du Couvercle, Mont Blanc massif.

01.12.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

XXI Mezzalama Trophy and VI Adamello Ski Raid, registration now open for the classic ski mountaineering competitions

As of Thursday 1 December 2016 registration is open for two ski mountaineering competitions included in the prestigious La Grande Course circuit: the XXI Trofeo Mezzalama and VI Adamello Ski Raid.

S&S Couloir at Jackson Hole - Wild Bill’s birthday tradition

The video portrait of legendary 63-year-old skier Wild Bill who for the last 30 years has celebrated his birthday by skiing the famously difficult S&S Couloir at Jackson Hole, USA.




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