One week to go to the start of one of the most demanding challenges in the world: 31 athletes from 21 different countries will compete for over 1000, crossing the Alps from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco. The only means of transport: their own feet and a paraglider.
Andy Frötscher from Klobenstein (BZ) is the veteran of the Red Bull X-Alps 2013, he has competed in all editions. On July 7th he will leave for his sixth crossing paragliding and running across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco. With Aaron Durogati and Peter Gebhard to defend the Italian colors.
The shock and pain continues regarding the terrorist attack and massacre of alpinists that took place on the night between Saturday and Sunday at the Diamir Base Camp on Nanga Parbat (Karakoram, Pakistan). The list of 11 victims has not yet been made official.
Almost all expeditions are leaving Nanga Parbat's Diamir Face base camp after yesterday's terrorist attack which resulted in 10 alpinists dead.
A serious and incredible terrorist attack took place at 1am at on the Diamir side of Nanga Parbat base Camp (Pakistan). At least 10 people are believed to have died in the attack.
The trailers of Petit Bus Rouge, the latest film by Sébastien Montaz-Rosset, the great filmmaker who applies imagination to the mountains and nature.
Born in 1985, Peter Gebhard will take part in his first ever Red Bull X-Alps on July 7 2013. Together with the other two Italians, Aaron Durogati and expert Andy Frötscher, the man from Val Gardena will fly and run across the Alps from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco.
The 7th SuperAlp gets underway on 4 July 2013, a crossing dedicated to the Alpine Convention and to sustainable means of transport in the mountains. Simonetta Radice is among the journalists and travellers and, from Chamonix to Domodossola, she will talk to planetmountain.com about the territory of these high lands and their visions for the future.
Interview with Aaron Durogati, the 26-year-old from Meran and winner of the paragliding World Cup. Together with Peter Gebhard and expert Andy Frötscher he will take part in the superb Red Bull X-Alps 2013 paragliding and running marathon: across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco, beginning on 7 July.
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.
On 7 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2013 gets underway, the immensely difficult race on foot or by paraglider from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco. 32 athletes from 21 countries will take part, including three Italians: Aaron Durogati, Peter Gebhard and Andy Frötscher.
The Book of Selvaggio Blu by Mario Verin - Giulia Castelli that documents the colours, nature and the immense, wild beauty of the area located between Pedra Longa and Cala Sisine in Sardinia's Supramonte region. The book review by Francesca Colesanti.
Mountain Guide Eraldo Meraldi describes the short walk to the spectacular waterfall Cascata al Crap de Scegn, located above the village Isolaccia in Valdidentro, Alta Valtellina, Italy.
The second edition of the International Master Course in Mountain Medicine will start on May 2013 to end on June 2014 and will be held at the Italian Insubria University in collaboration with the University of Turin and the Bolzano EURAC. The introduction by Doctor Luigi Festi.
Official press release from Climbing Technology concering their rope friction based Via Ferrata Sets.
The Climb for Life 2013 T-shirt campaign has just been launched to inform about and promote bone marrow donation. All proceeds will support ADMO, the Italian association of bone marrow donors.
We have received and published the press release of the UIAA concerning the second recall in the last six months of Rope-friction Via Ferrata sets. We hope that in the near future this official press release will be translated in the languages of other countries concerned. On their websites a selection of manufacturers have already published the steps that need to be followed for the recalled products.
Revelation, the poem by Charlotte Davies in the video by French filmmaker Sebastien Montaz-Rosset.
Video of Englishman Jez Bragg who ran the 3054 km long Te Araroa trail in New Zealand in 54 days.
The second international congress entitled “New Advances in Mountain Medicine and Emergency” will be held at the Atahotel in Varese on April 18th and 19th, 2013, organised by the Università degli Studi dell’Insubria in collaboration with the Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine, part of the EUR.AC of Bolzano.