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12.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Environment

New 7.3 earthquake strikes Nepal

At 12:35 local time today 12 May a violent new earthquake struck Nepal. According to the US Geological Survey the epicenter was close to Namche Bazar and therefore in the Everest area.

11.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Trento Film Festival: the winners of the 63rd edition

The Genziana d'Oro - Gran Premio Città di Trento of the 63rd edition of the Trento Film Festival was awarded to director Teboho Edkins for his film Coming of Age.

29.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Get Vertical, the Salewa contest to win adventures in Australia and the Alps

Trekking, via ferrata, rock climbing in the Alps and in Australia: win an unforgettable experience with Get Vertical, the contest promoted by Salewa that runs through until 15 May 2015.

28.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Define Femmine, the Arc'teryx Canadian West Coast Adventure

The Define Femmine contest promoted by Arc'teryx runs until 8 May 2015: four woman will be invited for a week long West Coast adventure to go climbing, kayaking and bouldering in Canada.

28.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nepal earthquake: how to help the relief efforts

Following the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday 25 April we have now published a list of international aid organisations aiding survivors in Nepal.

27.04.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Nepal earthquake: Oskar Piazza, Gigliola Mancinelli, Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer perish

The news was made official a few hours ago: the well-known Italian mountain guide and member of the mountain rescue service Oskar Piazza and Dr. Gigliola Mancinelli perished beneath an avalanche triggered by the earthquake that destroyed the village of Langtang in northern Nepal. The other two expedition members Giovanni Pizzorini and Pino Antonini have survived. Four Italians died as a result of Saturday’s earthquake; the well-known mountaineer Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer were buried by an avalanche in the Rolwaling Valley. In the meantime Nepal is enduring days of extreme difficulty.

25.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Earthquake devastates Nepal

Two earthquakes measuring up to 7.9 hit Nepal this morning causing, according to some sources, over 1,000 deaths. Even the highest mountains in the world trembled and an avalanche that swept through Everest Base Camp has caused an unknown number of deaths.

17.04.2015 by Giovanni Zaccaria in Alpinism

Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike

From Padua, close to Venice, all the way to the summit of Mont Blanc: a bicycle ride that culminated on the summit of the symbol of mountaineering. A great adventure experienced at just the right speed which, three summers down the line, still lives on in the memories of the young cyclists and alpinists: Giovanni Zaccaria, Claudio Gavagnin, Giuseppe Frizziero, Francesco Facco. The report by Giovanni Zaccaria.

02.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

El Chorro: El Camino del Rey reopens in Spain

El Caminito del Rey has officially reopened after refurbishment at El Chorro in Spain.

23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati and Red Bull X-Alps 2015, interview with the only Italian competitor

Interview with Aaron Durogati, the winner of the World Cup 2012, one of 33 athletes (and only Italian) who will take part in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015, the world's most spectacular adventure race that begins on 5 July and crosses 6 different countries and 1000km course on foot or by paraglider.

23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Get Vertical: win a Base Camp Experience with Salewa

The 19th March marks the start of the online competition “get vertical”, where Salewa, the brand leader in mountaineering clothing and equipment, will offer 100 lucky winners the chance to enjoy a vertical adventure amidst the mountains of the Alps or in Australia. Those who wish to climb high, readjust their outlook, challenge themselves and feel at one with the grandeur of the mountains, must visit the microsite, getvertical.salewa.com.

20.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015 route revealed

On 5 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across 6 different countries and via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider.

06.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Environment

Lands of Clouds and Wind - a tribute to nature's beauty and to Gran Sasso

In this video Vincenzo Mazza takes us on a fantastic photographic journey through the Gran Sasso - Laga National Park, Abruzzo, Italy

23.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Valery Rozov Kilimanjaro BASE jump

On 10 February 2015 Russian BASE Valery Rozov leapt off Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.

15.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Camp 4 Collective - The Reel Story

The demo reel ‘The Reel Story’ by Camp 4 Collective: Anson Fogel, Tim Kemple and Renan Ozturk.

03.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Andorra Vallnord Ultra Trail 2015

The Andorra Ultra Trail Vallnord will take place from 25 - 28 June 2015. Four days with 4 important mountain running competitions: Ronda dels Cims (170 km, 13,500 m D+), Mitic (112 km, 9,700 m D+), Celestrail (83 km, 5,000 m D+) and Marató dels Cims (42,5 km, 3,000 m D+). For those who want to discover the wild beauty of these mountains at a slower place, there’re the Solidaritrail, a 10km, 750m+ walk open to all. Athletes from 34 different countries have already registered for the prestigious Ronda dels Cims, for which 40 additional places are now available.

24.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

Kilian Jornet Burgada sets new Aconcagua speed record

Spanish skyrunner Kilian Jornet Burgada has set a new speed record on Aconcagua, ascending and descending the 6962m high mountain in 12 hours and 49 minutes.

23.12.2014 by Bepi Di Marino in Alpinism

Sas de Dlacia, the alpinists' village

Located in the heart of Alta Val Badia, Camping Sas de Dlacia is a starting point for countless visions of the Dolomites that include trekking, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing, alpinism and rock climbing.

02.12.2014 by Maurizio Oviglia in Alpinism

Rolwaling valley in Nepal, a family expedition. By Maurizio Oviglia

The Rolwaling valley in Nepal, Yalung Ri (5630m) and an expedition with family and friends to enjoy an adventure, a journey, nature and friendship. By Maurizio Oviglia

24.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Journey with Paul Pritchard and Carol Hurst

The short film The Journey staring Paul Pritchard and Carol Hurst: the impossible trip pedaling across the Himalaya, from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp.

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