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24.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bird's-eye view of the Dolomites

The Dolomites seen through the eyes of bird: a RedBull video of an eagle flying close to the rock faces in the Italian Dolomites.

19.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct

17 years after his ground-breaking ascent, American alpinist Steve House looks back on the extremely fast repeat of the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (Alaska), climbed with Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 60 hours non-stop.

13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory

At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco

12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory

Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.

11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher

Day 10 held no great surprises in store but proved difficult for all athletes. While many reached the Matterhorn, Christian Maurer is now 120km from the finish line, ahead of Benoit Outters and Paul Guschlbauer.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer

The ninth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 proved to be more difficult than expected with many athletes making little headway, including competition leader Christian Maurer who is currently 150 km from the finish line.

10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

09.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race

At the start of the eighth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, Switzerland’s Christian Maurer reached the last turnpoint at the Matterhorn and is now heading towards the finish line at Monaco. Yesterday his strongest rival, France’s Gaspard Petiot, was forced to abandon the competition.

07.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback

On day 6 of the great flight across the Alps France’s Gaspard Petiot has managed to reduce the gap between race leader Christian Maurer from Switzerland.

06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire

Switzerland’s Christian Maurer continues his lonely lead and a massive flight has taken him to the Turnpoint at Monte Baldo (Italy). France’s Gaspard Petiot trails in second place, Austria’s Paul Guschlbauer is currently third. Unfortunately this morning Italy’s Aaron Durogati was forced to pull out of the race due to his knee injury.

02.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins

The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps started in Salzburg, Austria this morning. 31 athletes will take part in this incredible 1138km traverse across the Alps by paraglider or on foot. Italian Aaron Durogati explains in the following video what lies in store.

30.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2017 starts in 2 days time

In 2 days time, on Sunday 2 July, the eighth edition of Red Bull X-Alps will start. 31 athletes will compete in this extenuating and incredible traverse across the Alps, by paraglider or on foot, from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

29.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati and Sebastian Huber win Red Bull X-Alps 2017 prologue

Today Aaron Durogati (ITA) and Sebastian Huber (GER) won the Leatherman Prologue, which marks the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, the race across the Alps from Salzburg to Montecarlo by paraglider or on foot that kicks off on 2 July.

20.06.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Aaron Durogati and the unmissable, ever-changing air of Red Bull X-Alps 2017

Interview with paragliding champion Aaron Durogati who on 2 July will lift off from Salzburg in Austria and take part in his third Red Bull X-Alps, the 1100km race by paraglider or on foot across the Alps all the way to Monte Carlo.

03.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

On the trails of the glaciers: how Patagonia has changed in the last 100 years

The video trailer by Fabiano Ventura documenting the effects of climate change on the glaciers in Patagonia.

31.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Christoph Hainz, climbing and mountaineering from the Dolomites to the world's biggest walls

Interview with South Tyrolean mountain guide Christoph Hainz, one of the world's most talented alpinists and climbers.

29.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Christoph Hainz, Tre Cime di Lavaredo man: the evening at Arco

On Friday 2 June 2017 at 21:00 at Caffé Trentino in Arco an evening talk with Christoph Hainz, for the last two decades one of the leading climbers and mountaineers, not only in the Dolomites. The evening will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello, editor of PlanetMountain.com

08.05.2017 by Steve House in Alpinism

A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

01.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

11.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival

From 21- 23 April Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Guests include Manolo, Emilio Previtali, Francesco Sauro, Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti and Robbie Shone. The two-day festival will also host the second edition of Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

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