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05.12.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Armin Holzer, the last flight of the air's spirit

Yesterday, December 4, 2015, Armin Holzer died in paragliding accident on Monte Piana (2324m, Sesto Dolomites). The South Tyrolean was a champion slackline and highline athlete.

07.11.2015 by Walter Polidori in Alpinism

Khane Valley 2015 Italian Karakorum Expedition

The report by Walter Polidori, leader of the Italian 1 to 1 Challenge, the climbing expedition to Khane Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan.

19.10.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

Major rockfall onto Selvaggio Blu in Sardinia

Maurizio Oviglia provides information about a major rockfall on Punta Plumare in Sardinia. The landslide has wiped out a stretch of the famous trek Selvaggio Blu.

13.10.2015 by Fabio Bristot in Trekking

Via ferrata del Vajont, the original idea by Fabio Bristot

Fabio Bristot, member of the Bellunese Dolomites Mountain Rescue Service, explains his reasoning that resulted in the construction of the Via Ferrata della Memoria, the new via ferrata which commemorates the 1910 victims of the Vajont disaster that occurred on 9 October 1963.

09.10.2015 by Guide Alpine Cortina in Trekking

Via ferrata del Vajont, the new via ferrata della Memoria above Longarone

On 2 October 2015 at Longarone (Italy) the new Via ferrata della Memoria, also referred to as Via ferrata del Vajont, was inaugurated above the Vajont Gorge. Constructed by the Cortina Mountain Guides, this is a different way to remember the Vajont disaster that struck on 9 October 1963.

07.10.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

The North Face Night Ray Outdoor Fest in the Verdon Gorge

On 12 September the Gorge du Verdon, France, hosted The North Face Nightray Outdoor Fest, an all night celebration of everything to do with exploration organized by The North Face.

21.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants 2015 ends in celebration

On Friday 18 September the Tor des Géants, cancelled ahed of schedule due to prohibitive weather conditions, celebrated its winners and all finishers in Courmayeur, Italy. France’s Patrick Bohard and Switzerland’s Denise Zimmermann won the grueling trail running race, ahead of Gianluca Galeati and Lisa Borzani (second) and Marina Plavan and Christophe Le Saux (third).

18.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants cancelled

A difficult decision was taken yesterday at the Tor des Géants: at 8.30 am the grueling mountain running competition was cancelled due to prohibitive weather conditions.

17.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Patrick Bohard wins the Tor des Géants 2015

The Tor des Géants 2015 was won yesterday by 51-year-old Frenchman Patrick Bohard. Gianluca Galeati from Italy placed second, Christophe Le Saux from France third.

16.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants 2015: an uncertain race to the end

Patrik Bohard and Denise Zimmermann currently lead the Tor des Geants 2015 in Valle d'Aosta, but anything can happen in the mountain race considered the most difficult in the world.

15.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

The Dolomites embrace human rights

On Sunday 13 September 2015 a gigantic human chain was formed beneath the Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites, promoted by Amnesty International Italy to call for freedom, justice and peace.

14.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants 2015: Patrick Bohard and Sonia Locatelli take lead after yesterday's start

On Sunday 13 September 760 runners set off from Courmayeur for the 6th Tor des Geants, considered the most difficult mountain race in the world. The athletes have until Saturday 19 September to complete the 330km, 24.000 meter elevation gain course across Valle d’Aosta, but the first runners are expected to cross the finishing line some time on Wednesday 16 September. Yesterday France’s Patrick Bohard and Italy’s Sonia Locatelli were the first to reach the checkpoint at Valgrisenche.

14.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Concert at Corvara for Nepal

On 14 August 2015 at the Bar al Lago in Corvara, Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy the Frozen Rats band will give a concert to raise money for Nepal, to help after the earthquake and also to take stock of the current trekking situation in the country.

30.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Landscapes of Grigna

The video filmed by Yuri Palma about the Grigne massif in Northern Italy.

28.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

The photos of the sixth Messner Mountain Museum, inaugurated at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, on 24 July 2015.

16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race

Monaco is currently welcoming a record number of exhausted athletes after hiking and flying from Salzburg  in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.

16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Matterhorn Cervino 150 - the grand finale

For the grand finale of the Matterhorn Cervino 150, i.e. the 10 day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of Gran Becca, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta have prepared three days of mountain climbing and culture.

15.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Christian Mauer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Yesterday, Tuesday 14 July 2015, Christian 'Chrigel' Maurerwon the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race for a fourth time in a row, after 8 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes, ahead of Sebastian Huber and Paul Guschlbauer. Italy's Aaron Durogati is one of the top athletes in this race by paraglider or on foot from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

13.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015, day 8: Maurer still in the lead, the battle continues

Perfect flying conditions marked the eighth day of Red Bull X-Alps 2015. After the Mont Blanc turnpoint, Switzerland's Christian Maurer has begun the last stage south along the Alps Maritimes towards the Principality of Monaco, followed closely by Paul Guschlbauer. The day's report.

10.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Matterhorn Cervino 150, Italian Air Force aerobatic team lift off celebrations

The tribute provided by the Italian Air Force aerobatic team marks the official start at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche to the great celebrations that, from 10 - 19 July 2015, the Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche are dedicating to the Matterhorn to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Gran Becca.

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