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27.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Huge rockfall on Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc

Today, Thursday 27/08/2015, rockfall activity took place on the SE Face of Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc. The video and photos taken by Mountain Guide Gianluca Marra.

17.08.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

Tamara Lunger at Passione Verticale in Courmayeur

On Tuesday 18 August at the Jardin de l’Ange in Courmayeur, the alpinist Tamara Lunger will be the guest of the fourth meeting of Passione Verticale. The evening will be transmitted in live streaming.

29.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best

On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Arco Rock Legends will celebrate its 10th edition and assign the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award during the Rock Master Festival and the World Youth Climbing Championships 2015. Those nominated for the sport climbing Oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Ashima Shiraishi, while those in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award are Adam Ondra, Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert. The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to John Ellison, founder of the initiative Climbers against Cancer.

28.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

The photos of the sixth Messner Mountain Museum, inaugurated at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, on 24 July 2015.

20.07.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Interviews

Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

On Saturday at Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche the festival dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Matterhorn ended with a sold-out event. Here are the videos of Reinhold Messner, Hervé Barmasse, Catherine Destivelle and Simon Anthamatten, star guests of the great evening on Friday 17 July 2015.

16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Matterhorn Cervino 150 - the grand finale

For the grand finale of the Matterhorn Cervino 150, i.e. the 10 day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of Gran Becca, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta have prepared three days of mountain climbing and culture.

15.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Christian Mauer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Yesterday, Tuesday 14 July 2015, Christian 'Chrigel' Maurerwon the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race for a fourth time in a row, after 8 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes, ahead of Sebastian Huber and Paul Guschlbauer. Italy's Aaron Durogati is one of the top athletes in this race by paraglider or on foot from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

13.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015, day 8: Maurer still in the lead, the battle continues

Perfect flying conditions marked the eighth day of Red Bull X-Alps 2015. After the Mont Blanc turnpoint, Switzerland's Christian Maurer has begun the last stage south along the Alps Maritimes towards the Principality of Monaco, followed closely by Paul Guschlbauer. The day's report.

10.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Matterhorn Cervino 150, Italian Air Force aerobatic team lift off celebrations

The tribute provided by the Italian Air Force aerobatic team marks the official start at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche to the great celebrations that, from 10 - 19 July 2015, the Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche are dedicating to the Matterhorn to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Gran Becca.

09.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015 day 4 round-up: Christian Maurer in the lead

The report of day 4 of the Red Bull X-Alps 2015. Christian Maurer leads, followed by Paul Guschlbauer and Sebastian Huber.

06.07.2015 by Giovani Spitale in Alpinism

Giovanni Spitale and the 'discovery' of the Buso dea Torta cave

The video filmed by Matteo Mocellin that documents the 'discovery' of the mysterious Buso dea Torta da parte cave in Northern Italy on behalf of Giovanni Spitale and Angela Bonato.

06.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: the start!

Yesterday in Salzburg, Austria, the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 got underway. 32 athletes from 18 different nations will head towards the Principality of Monaco. Over 1000 km by paraglider on foot, across some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.

02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents

In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of the Matterhorn, from 10 to 19 July 2015 at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, the Italian Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche invite everyone to take part in 10 days of climbing events, culture, sports, music and entertainment to celebrate the Cervino. The activities are open to all, free or at discount rates, registration obligatory by 3 July.

02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: prolgue today, the race begins Sunday

With today's prologue of the Red Bull X-Alps, the countdown has begun for the world's toughest adventure race. On Sunday 5 July 32 athletes from 18 nations will race for over 1000km, on foot or by paraglider, across Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

01.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati set for Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Italian paraglider Aaron Durogati training for Red Bull X-Alps 2015. After his serious injury he resumed training after only a month and recovered fully for the world’s toughest adventure race.

25.06.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration

From 10 to 19 July 2015, the Matterhorn, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta invite everyone to take part in the ten-day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the legendary first two ascents of the mountain. Mountaineering events and outdoor activities, mountain walks, theater, music, dance, cinema, theater and literature events have been organised to celebrate the great mountain , the epic achievements of its cavaliers Jean-Antoine Carrel and Edward Whymper, and all those who followed in their footsteps to make the Matterhorn and alpinism legendary.

24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati full flight ahead to Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Watch Aaron Durogati, the paragliding world champion, in training for the world's most spectacular adventure race: Red Bull X-Alps 2015. Over 1000km on foot or by paraglider, taking off on 5 July at Salzburg in Austriand landing in the Principality of Monaco.

20.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc

From 12 - 14 June 2015 the 4th Arcteryx Alpine Academy took place at Chamonix. 340 participants from 25 countries took part in the event aimed at teaching mountain safety and improving mountain skills on Mont Blanc.

19.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati: the Road to Red Bull X-Alps 2015

Preparations are in full swing a unique adventure race: watch Aaron Durogati, the only Italian taking part in Red Bull X-Alps 2015, the world’s most spectacular flight competition across the Alps.

18.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Glacier d'Argentière in the Mont Blanc massif

Aerial footage of the Argentière glacier taken last week by Yannick Boissenot.

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