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Sass Pordoi South Face rockfall in the Dolomites

The Alta Val di Fassa Mountain Guides inform about rockfall that has affected a section of the South Face of Sass Pordoi in the Dolomites and advise against climbing routes in the vicinity of the affected area.

11.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015: 10 reasons to follow the competition live

After the prologue on 2 July, the world's toughest adventure race takes flight on 5 July 2015. 33 athletes from 18 nations will race for over 1000km, on foot or by paraglider, across Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

11.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Reequipping with 'marine' gear in Sardinia by Louis Piguet

Maurizio Oviglia shares the information, provided by Louis Piguet, about the Swissman’s recent rebolting of some sport climbs in Sardinia located at the Buggerru sea cliff and at Cala Fuii (Cala Gonone).

27.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Adventure Awards Days 2015 at Livigno

From the 27th of July to the 2nd of August 2015 Livigno will host the Adventure Awards Days, the international festival dedicated to adventure and exploration. Events are dedicated to running, trekking, yoga, mtb, photo and storytelling workshops and the first edition of BAM!, the European meeting of bicycle travelers and adventurers. Furthermore: meetings, shows, concerts at dawn, films and parties. Special guests include Paolo Rumiz, Cristiano Godano (voice of Marlene Kunz) and Willy Mulonia.

25.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matteo Della Bordella wins Grignetta d'Oro 2015

On Friday, May 22 at Lecco the Grignetta d'Oro 2015 was awarded to Matteo Della Bordella while Ivo Ferrari and Romano Benet received special mentions. The other alpinists in the running for the Italian mountaineering award were Hervé Barmasse, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

18.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Grignetta d'Oro: the 7 Italian finalists

The names have been revealed of the seven mountaineers in the running for the Grignetta d’Oro, the Italian mountaineering award that will be celebrated on Friday 22 May at Lecco. The jury has selected the following alpinists: Hervé Barmasse, Matteo Della Bordella, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

18.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Dean Potter and Graham Hunt die in Yosemite accident

On Saturday, 16/05/2015, the famous American climber Dean Potter and Graham Hunt lost their lives in a wingsuit accident in Yosemite Valley, USA.

15.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nepal I love you #1

The video Nepal I love you #1 by Camp 4 Collective and the appeal to admire the extraordinary beauty of this country, to help tourism return and to help this territory after the massive earthquake that has put this country in serious difficulty.

14.05.2015 by Manuel Lugli in Alpinism

Namasté Oskar Piazza

In remembrance of Oskar Piazza, mountain guide and member of the Mountain Rescue team who died in Nepal's devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015. By Manuel Lugli.

12.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Environment

New 7.3 earthquake strikes Nepal

At 12:35 local time today 12 May a violent new earthquake struck Nepal. According to the US Geological Survey the epicenter was close to Namche Bazar and therefore in the Everest area.

11.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Trento Film Festival: the winners of the 63rd edition

The Genziana d'Oro - Gran Premio Città di Trento of the 63rd edition of the Trento Film Festival was awarded to director Teboho Edkins for his film Coming of Age.

06.05.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

Speed, records and alpinism. By Ivo Ferrari

Speed and record-breaking alpinism seen (and experienced) by Ivo Ferrari.

29.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

Get Vertical, the Salewa contest to win adventures in Australia and the Alps

Trekking, via ferrata, rock climbing in the Alps and in Australia: win an unforgettable experience with Get Vertical, the contest promoted by Salewa that runs through until 15 May 2015.

28.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Define Femmine, the Arc'teryx Canadian West Coast Adventure

The Define Femmine contest promoted by Arc'teryx runs until 8 May 2015: four woman will be invited for a week long West Coast adventure to go climbing, kayaking and bouldering in Canada.

28.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nepal earthquake: how to help the relief efforts

Following the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday 25 April we have now published a list of international aid organisations aiding survivors in Nepal.

27.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nepal earthquake death toll continues to rise, Everest disaster area

The death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday and passes 3200, with more than 6000 people injured. The avalanche that struck Everest base camp is said to have caused at least 18 deaths. Four Italian speleologists are feared missing from the village of Langtang; Giuseppe Pino Antonini, Gigliola Mancinelli, Oskar Piazza and Giovanni Pizzorni.

27.04.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Nepal earthquake: Oskar Piazza, Gigliola Mancinelli, Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer perish

The news was made official a few hours ago: the well-known Italian mountain guide and member of the mountain rescue service Oskar Piazza and Dr. Gigliola Mancinelli perished beneath an avalanche triggered by the earthquake that destroyed the village of Langtang in northern Nepal. The other two expedition members Giovanni Pizzorini and Pino Antonini have survived. Four Italians died as a result of Saturday’s earthquake; the well-known mountaineer Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer were buried by an avalanche in the Rolwaling Valley. In the meantime Nepal is enduring days of extreme difficulty.

25.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Earthquake devastates Nepal

Two earthquakes measuring up to 7.9 hit Nepal this morning causing, according to some sources, over 1,000 deaths. Even the highest mountains in the world trembled and an avalanche that swept through Everest Base Camp has caused an unknown number of deaths.

13.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolet d'Or 2015: the 3 ascent videos

The videos of the three Piolet d'Or 2015 winning ascents: the Fitz Roy Traverse by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Thamserku by the Russians Alexander Gukov and Alexei Lonchinskiy and the ascent of Hagshu by the Slovenians Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj.  The videos were produced for the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2015. Concept & editing Vinicio Stefanello (Planetmountain.com) and Francesco Mansutti (Studio Due) for Comune di Courmayeur and Centro Servizi Courmayeur srl.

13.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolet d'Or 2015: the grande finale at Courmayeur

On Saturday 11 April the awards ceremony of the 23rd Piolets d'Or, the Oscars of alpinism, were held at Courmayeur, Italy. Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Russians Aleksander Gukov and Aleksey Lonchinsky and Slovenians Marko Prezelj, Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic were awarded the Piolet d'Or 2015. Britain’s Chris Bonington received the Piolet d'Or Carrière.

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