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15.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson officially presumed dead in Alaska

The two highly talented alpinists Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are officially missing and presumed deceased in Alaska. They have not been heard from since their 5 March ascent of the Mendenhall Towers.

11.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival

From 20 - 22 April 2018 Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Star guests include Simone Moro, Jeremy Collins, Jane Goodall, Nicolas Favresse, Emilio Previtali, Dino Lanzaretti, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca, Igor D’India. The festival will also host the thrid edition of Arco Rock Star, the international climbing photography contest in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

17.02.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird

Jim Bridwell has left us. Yesterday, February 16th 2018, one of the absolute legends of rock climbing and mountaineering, died aged 73.

26.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions

Miss Elizabeth Hawley has passed away at the age of 95. The American journalist was recognised as a legendary chronicler of mountaineering expeditions to the Himalaya.

29.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

A Door in the Sky, Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet fly into plane from Jungfrau

Amazing BASE Jump video: Frédéric Fugen and Vincent Reffet leap off Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps and make a wingsuit flight into an open plane.

07.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins

The video tribute to American alpinists Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins.

31.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell Fred Beckey, American climbing legend

Legendary American climber Fred Beckey has passed away aged 94.

08.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Bird's-eye view of Vajont dam, 54 years after the disaster

The drone footage of Alessandro Menafra to remember the Vajont disaster that ocurred in Italy on 9 October, 1963.

01.09.2017 by Andrea Migliano in Climbing

Bouldering in Valle dell'Orco and the Orcoblocco climbing meeting

One day before the Orcoblocco bouldering meeting in Italy’s Valle dell’Orco Andrea Migliano introduces the valley in the Gran Paradiso National Park and in particular the new El Dorado sector with its 120 new boulder problems.

30.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Solar eclipse at Smith Rock, the story behind the viral photo

The 'behind the scenes' video documenting how the viral photo was taken of the solar eclipse by Ted Hesser on August 21, 2017 at Smith Rock, Oregon, USA.

27.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends: Mike Kosterlitz, Margo Hayes and Janja Garnbret win in 2017

On Friday 25/08/2017 the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends took place in Arco, Italy. Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz received the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil award. America's Margo Hayes won the Wild Country Rock Award, while Slovenia's Janja Garnbret won the La Sportiva Competition Award.The other nominees were Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, Domen Škofic and Shauna Coxsey.

24.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

Pizzo Cengalo massive rockfall video

The video of the massive rockfall that occurred on 23 August 2017 on the NE Face of Pizzo Cengalo (3396 m) in Val Bregaglia, Switzerland.

Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna. The Dolomites at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, USA

From 25 August to 7 October 2017 the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art di Charleston, South Carolina (USA) will exhibit the works of alpinist and painter Riccarda de Eccher. 12 new watercolours dedicated to the Dolomites, ‘her' mountains, will be on view.

23.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Mike Kosterlitz in Arco for the Climbing Ambassador

On Friday 25 August at Arco, Italy, Mike Kosterlitz will be the special guest of the 12th Arco Rock Legends, the sport climbing Oscars. The climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo) are the nominees of the La Sportiva Competition Award.

22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera

The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.

18.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance

From 21 to 23 August 2017 the bivouac Bivacco dal Bianco located at the Ombretta Pass on Marmolada, Dolomites, will be closed for maintenance.

08.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar

The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.

03.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August

Five questions to American alpinist Steve House who, together with Scott Johnston, will run a Mountain Performance Workshop at St. Gervais close to Chamonix on 19 August 2017.

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.




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