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25.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race

On 2 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across the Alps and via via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider, from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco

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.

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.

23.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Environment

Motion Vol.4, the mountain timelapse by Yuri Palma

The new time-lapse by Yuri Palma featuring Baffin Island, Val di Mello, Grigne, the Dolomites with its Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Marmolada, as well as Monte Ginnircu in Sardinia.

22.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Red Bull Illume 2016 and the beauty of photography

German photographer Lorenz Holder has won one of the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world for “action & adventure”, namely the Red Bull Illume 2016. All the winning photos.

11.10.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Ulju Mountain Film Festival, right first time in South Korea

From September 30 to October 4, 2016, the first Uiju Mountain Film Festival took place in South Korea. Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner was the Honorary guest, while 24 films took part in the competition. The Festival Grand Prize was awarded to Jurek by Paweł Wysoczański and the inclusion of our film "Chris Bonington - Life and climbs" provided a good reason for a trip (and a little adventure) to discover the meaning of the mountains in this great East Asian country.

29.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Walking in the Dolomites: the Peitlerkofel circular walk

The route description of the Peitlerkofel / Sass de Putia circular walk. An easy hike around one of the most spectacular mountains in the Dolomites.

26.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants 2016, the Valle d’Aosta race recap

The video of the 7th Tor des Géants, the trail running competition won by Oliviero Bosatelli and Lisa Borzani across the Valle d'Aostra mountains from 11 - 18 September 2016.

15.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Lisa Borzani first across the finishing line at the Tor des Géants 2016

This morning at 05:10 the Italian trail runner Lisa Borzani crossed the finishing line of Tor des Géants 2016, winning the women's event after 91 hours and 9 minutes and placing seventh overall.

14.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Oliviero Bosatelli wins the Tor des Géants 2016!

The Tor des Géants 2016 was won this afternoon by Oliviero Bosatelli after 75 hours and 10 minutes. All the remaining athletes competing in the grueling endurance trail across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, via the 330km and 24,000m elevation gain course, have until Saturday 17 September to complete the race.

14.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants 2016, day 3: the decisive run

Italy's Oliviero Bosatelli and Lisa Borzani were in the lead last night at the end of the third day of Tor des Géants 2016.

13.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants 2016, day 2: Olivero Bosatelli charges forward

An update about yesterday's second day of Tor des Géants, the 330km long, 24,000 meter elevation gain race across the High Routes in Valle d’Aosta and its four giants: Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. 

12.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants, the start of the legendary race

On Sunday 11 September 770 runners set off from Courmayeur for the 7th Tor des Geants, considered the most difficult mountain race in the world. This extraordinary challenge in the heart of the four giants of the Alps: 330km long and 24.000 meter elevation gain across Valle d’Aosta, Italy.

09.09.2016 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

Tofana di Rozes circuit and Scala del Minighel

Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces the spectacular Tofana di Rozes circuit combined with the legendary, short but exposed Minighel ladder, famous for being the first via ferrata at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomites, Italy.

22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Dolomites: gigantic rockfall off Kleine Gaisl

The video of mountain guide Roman Valentini documenting the enormous rockfall that took place last week on Kleine Gaisl (Piccola Croda Rossa), in the Braies group of the Italian Dolomites

11.08.2016 by Steve House in Alpinism

Steve House / knowing yourself

American alpinist Steve House shares his thoughts about how failing wisely provides interior growth. Originally posted only on facebook, House has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.

04.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses

On 08/07/2016 the Boccalatte Piolti hut at the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif) was reopened and is now run by Roberta Francesca Heidi Cutri and Franco Perlotto who, in this video, talks about this refuge that has become an integral part of the history of mountaineering.

31.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Monte Pelmo rockfall, the video

On 29 July 2016 rockfall occurred on the South Face of Mt Pelmo, towards San Vito di Cadore in the Italian Dolomites. The video by Giordano Fregonese.

26.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

We're The Superhumans - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

The 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, produced by the British television broadcaster Channel 4. Fames British alpinist Paul Pritchard shares his thoughts.

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