The mountains are a harsh and at the same time fragile environment that needs to be treated with care. The wealth and stability of the mountain ecosystems are directly linked to the presence of man and the effects of a lack of maintenance in the mountains can be felt down in the valleys. Those who carry out maintenance and repairs in the mountains have changed, from farmers to institutions. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.
From 22 - 27 July 2014 at Livigno, Italy, the second edition of Adventure Awards Days, a festival dedicated to adventure: to live, tell and share.
The Piolets d'Or 2014 was assigned this evening in Courmayeur to two ascents: the NW Face of K6 climbed by Raphael Slawinsky and Ian Welsted and the South Face of Annapurna climbed solo by Ueli Steck. The South Face of Annapurna ascent carried out by da Stephane Benoist and Yannick Graziani received a Special Mention from the Jury, while the "Walter Bonatti" Lifetime Achievement award was given to John Roskelley.
The numerous facets of alpinism, that go beyond mountaineering, encountered when you lease expect it. The first act by Daniela Zangrando with her Coffee break, a space to let thoughts and fantasies fluctuate within these free moments of rest.
Shepherds and alpine guides, two professions connected to the mountains and nature that, in this frenetically changing world, can inspire us in day-to-day life and live out our passions without forgetting our roots. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.
The XVI National Week of hiking CAI will take place from June 28 to July 6, 2014 on more than 60 paths around Cadore and Cortina, in the province of Belluno, Dolomites.
Video of the journey along the incredible road that leads Kishtwar Kailash, the mountain first climbed by Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden in October 2013.
Spanish skyrunning ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Burgada has been named the 2014 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.
A brief and by no means complete journey through the stories and the climbs of 2013, while waiting for new year.
Rossana Podestà died in Rome today aged 79. The famous Italian actress was also life partner of Walter Bonatti.
On Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th of December the first edition of La Montagna di Babele will take place in Padua, Italy. Highline with Armin Holzer and Ale D'Emilia, the theatre piece "A way of being, words by and about Walter Bonatti" with Vasco Mirandola and Piccola Bottega Baltazar, urban trekking, films, exhibitions and events dedicated to the mountains as a place for thought and contemplation.
The Yosemite timelapse taken by photographer Shawn Reeder.
From 14/11/2014 to 31/01/2014 you can cast your vote online for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014. Nominees include Adam Ondra, Kilian Jornet Burgada, Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted.
Throughout summer 2013 the mountain guide group "Alta Badia Guides" based in Corvara, Italy, completely renovated two of the valley's most popular outings, the normal route to the summit of Sassongher and Via Ferrata Piz by Lech (Boeseekofel Klettersteig), Sella, Dolomites.
Google and the Swiss Alpine Club (CAS) have launched a project to map a series of paths in Switzerland with the Google Trekker technology.
The report by Marco Spataro about the IV Tor des Geants 2013, the race along the paths at the foot of Mont Blanc and the great Valle d'Aosta peaks (330km and 24.000 elevation gain), won by Iker Karrera and Francesca Canepa.
Mobility Week 2013: from big cities to the mountains in search of a possible balance. By Simonetta Radice.
Eraldo Meraldi describes the walk up to Cima Rosa, Rotlspitz, a beautiful and simple outing above the Stelvio Pass and an important historical First World War site.
The imposing squad of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc kept spreading under the stars of the Chamonix night. Until 14:30 on Sunday afternoon, each competitor fought fight to pass the final line of the main race on time to be part of the legend. Like Rory Bosio and Xavier Thevenard, express winners of the 2013 edition.
A look into a forgotten and neglected world that lies right under our nose: the Gran Paradiso Film Festival (August 26th – 31st in Cogne, Rhemes Saint Georges, Valsavarenche Villeneuve and Ceresole Reale) presented an opportunity to consider our relationship with nature.