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04.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Search efforts ended for Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, missing on Ogre II

The search and rescue efforts have been called off for Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster, the American alpinists last seen on Monday, August 22, 2016 on the North Face of Ogre 2, Pakistan.

22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge

On 16/08/2016 Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck raced up the Innominata Ridge (1000m, D+, V+, 60º) to the summit of Mont Blanc. Not to set a speed record, but to enjoy 'a great day out in the mountains.'

05.08.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Tom, the film and the meaning of mountaineering for Tom Ballard

PlayAlpinismo films: Tom, directed by Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli, recounts the story of Tom Ballard and his solo ascents, in a single winter, of the six most famous North Faces of the Alps. But it is also and above all a spontaneous and true portrait of a unique alpinist and his unique way of taking to the mountains. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

26.06.2016 by Lucia Galli in Competitions

International Ski Mountaineering: the 2017 competition calendar

The 2017 ISMF World Cup season contains 11 races in 5 different countries including, for the first time, Turkey. The traditional Grande Course competitions will no longer be part of the World Cup circuit.

07.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film

The trailer of Ragni, the new film by Filippo Salvioni that celebrates 70 years of extraordinary climbing and mountaineering by the Italian mountaineering club Ragni della Grignetta, known to all as the Ragni di Lecco.

Four Girls and a Matterhorn

The video of the Matterhorn East Face ski descent by Giulia Monego, Liv Sansoz, Lorraine Huber and Melissa Presslaber.

Mont Blanc Major Route: ski descent by Luca Rolli and Francesco Civra Dano

On 6 May 2016 the mountain guides from Courmayeur Luca Rolli and Francesco Civra Dano skied the Major Route down the East Face of Mont Blanc. Theirs is only the second descent of this line in 37 years, after the first descent carried out by Stefano de Benedetti on 7 September 1979.

Matterhorn East Face ski descent: in the right place at the right time

Giulia Monego, Liv Sansoz, Lorraine Huber and Melissa Presslaber and their ski descent down the East Face of the Matterhorn. Giulia Monego reports.

ISMF Skimo season review: Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win 2016

Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win the ski mountaineering World Cup 2016.Good numbers of competitors and record audience figures for the 2016 ISMF World Cups and the European Championship. Next June Albufeira, Portugal, will host the federal plenary assembly.

23.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Patrouille des Glaciers cancelled, Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win ski mountaineering World Cup 2016

Due to bad weather the Patrouille des Glaciers 2016 has been cancelled. The famous international ski mountaineering competition from Zermatt to Verbier. The ski mountaineering World Cup has been won by Italy’s Michele Boscacci and France’s Laetitia Roux.

20.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Patrouille des Glaciers 2016, the race is on from Zermatt to Verbier

Last night the classic ski mountaineering competition Patrouille des Glaciers 2016 got underway. Staged once every two years, 4700 athletes have registered for the 20th edition.

Les Courtes Austrian route skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Brunel and Gentet

On 10/04/2016 Yannick Boissenot, Stéphane Roguet, Nicolas Brunel and Titi Gentet descended on skis the Austrian route down the North Face of Les Courtes (3856m), Mont Blanc massif.

Brenta Dolomites Vallazza speed riding by Luca Tamburini

The video of Luca Tamburini and his splendid speed riding descent from Bocca di Vallazza, the famous ski mountaineering route that joins Madonna di Campiglio to Lago di Molveno in the Brenta Dolomites, Italy.

11.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Monte Rosa Ski Raid: Lenzi & Eydallin and Besseghini & Nicolini win first edition

On Sunday, April 10, 2016 the first edition of the Monterosa Ski Raid was won by Damiano Lenzi & Matteo Eydallin and by Laura Besseghini & Elena Nicolini. The winners of this grueling ski mountaineering competition below the huge East face of Monte Rosa were also crowned Italian Champions.

Chamonix - Zermatt, Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet set new ski traverse record

On 21 March 2016 Frenchmen Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet set a new record on the Chamonix - Zermatt Haute Route ski mountaineering traverse, stopping the clock after 16 hours and 35 minutes, smashing the record set in 2013 by Lionel Claudepierre by two hours.

Tour du Rutor 2016: Michele Boscacci - Matteo Eydallin and Laetitia Roux - Axelle Mollaret win 18th edition

After three difficult stages, on Sunday 3 April 2016 the 18th Tour du Rutor was won by the Italians Michele Boscacci - Matteo Eydallin and by the Frenchwomen Laetitia Roux - Axelle Mollaret.

Léo Taillefer, skiing Vallèe Perdu at Val d’Isère in France

The video of Léo Taillefer skiing Vallèe Perdu at Val d’Isère in France.

The Man Who Skied Down Everest, Yuichiro Miura and that first ski descent on Everest

PlayAlpinismo film channel: The Man Who Skied Down Everest, the 1976 best documentary Oscar winning film that recounts the incredible story of Yuichiro Miura and the first time man skied on Everest. A step back in time that portrays the essence of adventure, but also displays mountaineering as a vision and a discovery of personal limits. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

Aiguille du Moine SE Face, new direct variation skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Gentet and Brunel

French skiers Yannick Boissenot, Nicolas Brunel, Titi Gentet and Stéphane Roguet skied the SE Face of Aiguille du Moine (Mont Blanc), adding a new direct variation to the famous line established by Jean Marc Boivin in 1987.

30.03.2016 by Roberto Iannilli in Alpinism

Lino D'Angelo farewell

Lino D’Angelo, the man and mountaineer who came to represent Gran Sasso and Pietracamela, died in L'Aquila at the age of 95. An important piece of the history of mountaineering. The obituary by Roberto Iannilli.




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