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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.

10.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolet d'Or 2015: the world's mountaineering élite at Courmayeur and Chamonix

Courmayeur and Chamonix are the world’s mountaineering capital once again thanks to the Piolet d'Or 2015. The recipients of the 23rd edition of this prestigious award are Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Alexander Gukov, Alexei Lonchinskiy, Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj. The 7th Piolet d'Or Carrière will be awarded to the great British mountaineer Chris Bonington.

07.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Caravanserai 2015 Lou Vir Tound: a round trip

The adventure of Sebastiano Audiso and Valter Perlino starts today: The two will combine climbing and cycling with the greater meaning of traveling: starting from and finishing at Kathmandu, they will cross the Himalayam cycling in between Nepal and Tibet past the sacred Mount Kailash and the the Tibetan 8000er Shisha Pangma. An ideal "samsara" that form part of their lives, so much so as to represent their entire existence. The prologue from Audisio's travel diary.

26.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

I believe. By Ivo Ferrari

Ivo Ferrari and the story of a peg, about truth and memories.

23.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Aaron Durogati and Red Bull X-Alps 2015, interview with the only Italian competitor

Interview with Aaron Durogati, the winner of the World Cup 2012, one of 33 athletes (and only Italian) who will take part in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015, the world's most spectacular adventure race that begins on 5 July and crosses 6 different countries and 1000km course on foot or by paraglider.

20.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Red Bull X-Alps 2015 route revealed

On 5 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across 6 different countries and via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider.

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