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11.09.2014 by Linda Cottino in Competitions

Tor des Géants, a journey between the competition, the celebrations and the mountains. By Linda Cottino

After the victory of local runner Franco Collé, followed by Nichademus Hollon (USA) and the Frenchmen Antoine Guillon and Christophe Le-Saux, France's Emilie Lecomte crossed the finishing line last night after 85 hours and 53 minutes, setting a new female track record. Italy's Lisa Barzani finished second in 94 hours and 43 minutes. While the finishing line will officially close on Saturday, runners continue to arrive at Courmayeur. The time has come to share some thoughts about this great tour of the Valle d'Aosta. The report and ideas of Linda Cottino.

10.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Franco Collé wins the Tor des Géants 2014

This morning Franco Collé won the Tor des Géants 2014 after 71 hours and 49 minutes. All the other athletes competing in the endurance trail across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, via the 330km and 24,000m elevation gain course, have until 13 September to complete the grueling race.

09.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants, the race is in full swing

The fifth edition of the Tor des Géant, the great endurance trail race across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, is currently in full swing.

06.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Tor des Géants, tomorrow the start at Courmayeur

On Sunday 7 September more than 700 runners will set off from Courmayeur to take part in Tor des Geants, the longest endurance trail competition in the world that crosses Italy's Valle d'Aosta via a 330km and 24.000 elevation gain course.

02.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

François D'Haene and Rory Bosio win the The North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc 2014

On Saturday 30 August 2014 Frenchman François D'Haene and Rory Bosio from America won the The North Face Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 2014. For both athletes this is the second victory of this long and difficult trail running competition around Mont Blanc.

22.08.2014 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Dolomites

Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces the walk around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo - Drei Zinnen - in the Dolomites, one of the most beautiful and famous hikes in the world.

13.08.2014 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

A walk to Plätzwiese in the Dolomites

Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces Plätzwiese, an easy hike up to the luscious alpine meadows and the spectacular peaks of the Dolomites.

31.07.2014 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

Sentiero Olivieri on Tofana, a nice equipped path above Cortina

Enrico Maioni, Cortina mountain guide, introduces Sentiero Olivieri on Tofana di Mezzo, a nice equipped path, little known but well worth exploring.

28.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Happy 150th Birthday Bocca di Brenta

The video in which the Nicolini family, along with the staff of Rifugio Pedrotti alla Tosa, recall the 150th anniversary of the first traverse of the Bocca di Brenta made by John Ball, with some mountain guides Molveno, in the summer of 1864. A simple and sincere way of remembering and showing gratitude to these great mountain explorers.

24.07.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Trekking

Ivan Peri Across the Alps: an 80 day dream

Ivan Peri isn't a fictional character, nor did he start his walk for a bet. He simply wants to fulfill his dream of walking across the Alps in 80 days. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

09.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Discover Brenta Dolomites 2014

For summer 2014 the Dolomites Paganella APT (tourist board), the Molveno Holiday consortium and the Municipality of Molveno have organised a series of events related to the world of mountaineering and hiking, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first crossing of the Brenta Group.

09.07.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Trekking

Walking, a long journey of discovery

Walking is part of everyday life but it is also a way of thinking and our freest and deepest thoughts come to us as we walk. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

29.06.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Anton Krupicka and Rory Bosio win The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail

The Americans Anton Krupicka and Rory Bosio have won the eighth edition of the North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail. In the shorter race, the Cortina Trail, victory went to the German Fabian Schnekenburger and Lara Mustat.

25.06.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

The North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2014

The 8th The North Face® Lavaredo Ultra Trail will take place above Cortina, Italy from 27 - 28 June 2014. The race will be run along the original route. Thanks to the work of the volunteers the paths of the Dolomites near Cortina d'Ampezzo are ready for the 2000 competitors.

24.06.2014 by Ang Tshering Sherpa in Alpinism

Nepal Mountaineering Association meeting report

Ang Tshering Sherpa, President Nepal Mountaineering Association, reports about recent meetings and decisions regarding climbing Everest and Nepal's mountains in general.

20.06.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

XVI National Week of hiking

Not only hiking but also many cultural events between Cadore and Ampezzo

20.06.2014 by Planetmountain in Environment

Huascaran National Park, rules implemented to trek and climb in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Authorities of the Huascaran National Park, Cordillera Blanca, Peru, are attempting to impose rules that oblige trekkers and climbers to hire local guides.

12.06.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

Farmers -The mountains are not an amusement park. They are first and foremost our home and our livelihood

Farming in the mountains has taken on a new role, promoting the local economy and having positive effects on the environment and society. Three great stories of farmers capable of combining tradition with innovation

04.06.2014 by Corrado Conca in Trekking

The Nuragic village of Tiscali in Sardinia

Discover the Nuragic village of Tiscali in the Supramonte di Oliena, one of the most popular walks in Sardinia, Italy. By Corrado Conca.

03.06.2014 by Massimo Bognuda in Trekking

Via Ferrata San Salvatore, Lugano

The beautiful via ferrata San Salvatore above Lugano, Canton Ticino, Switzerland, introduced by Mountain Guide Massimo Bognuda.




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