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12.06.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

Farmers -The mountains are not an amusement park. They are first and foremost our home and our livelihood

Farming in the mountains has taken on a new role, promoting the local economy and having positive effects on the environment and society. Three great stories of farmers capable of combining tradition with innovation

26.05.2014 by Manuel Lugli in Alpinism

Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Kangchenjunga and the beautiful silence

The thoughts of Manuel Lugli about the ascent of Kangchenjunga carried out on 17/05/2014 by the Italian alpinists Romano Benet and Nives Meroi.

08.05.2014 by Toni Zuech in Alpinism

For Ilio De Biasio

Ilio De Biasio, one of the strongest climbers and mountaineers in the Dolomites, died aged 59 on 9 April 2014 during a ski mountaineering trip to Monte Pavione, Alpi Feltrine, Dolomites. The thoughts by Toni Zuech.

27.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nepal's Everest spring season draws to a close before it begins

All major commercial expeditions operating on Nepal's South side of Everest have called off their expeditons following the deadly avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas on 18 April 2014.

19.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.

16.04.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

Repairers of the fragile mountain environment

The mountains are a harsh and at the same time fragile environment that needs to be treated with care. The wealth and stability of the mountain ecosystems are directly linked to the presence of man and the effects of a lack of maintenance in the mountains can be felt down in the valleys. Those who carry out maintenance and repairs in the mountains have changed, from farmers to institutions. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

14.04.2014 by Paolo Tassi in Events

Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, the Cortina report

The report by Paolo Tassi of the 5th edition of the Freeride Challenge Punta Nera 2014, three days of freeride, ski mountaineering and bouldering at Cortina.

10.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Bernardo Gimenez photography interview. Observing the mountains #2

Interview with Argentine photographer Bernardo Gimenez who has made the mountains, rock climbing and alpinism are his favourite photo set. By Marco Ferrario.

08.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

Adventure Awards Days 2014 at Livigno

From 22 - 27 July 2014 at Livigno, Italy, the second edition of Adventure Awards Days, a festival dedicated to adventure: to live, tell and share.

02.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or photos 2014

More than 50 photos documenting the Piolets d'Or 2014 that took place at Courmayeur, Italy, on 29/03/2014.

29.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

Ueli Steck and Raphael Slawinsky & Ian Welsted win the Piolets d'Or 2014

The Piolets d'Or 2014 was assigned this evening in Courmayeur to two ascents: the NW Face of K6 climbed by Raphael Slawinsky and Ian Welsted and the South Face of Annapurna climbed solo by Ueli Steck. The South Face of Annapurna ascent carried out by da Stephane Benoist and Yannick Graziani received a Special Mention from the Jury, while the "Walter Bonatti" Lifetime Achievement award was given to John Roskelley.

29.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

Piolets d'Or 2014 live on twitter

This evening at 21:00 at Courmayeur the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2014. All updates on twitter.

28.03.2014 by Daniela Zangrando in Interviews

Coffee break #0

The numerous facets of alpinism, that go beyond mountaineering, encountered when you lease expect it. The first act by Daniela Zangrando with her Coffee break, a space to let thoughts and fantasies fluctuate within these free moments of rest.

27.03.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

Shepherds and Alpine guides. Worlds apart?

Shepherds and alpine guides, two professions connected to the mountains and nature that, in this frenetically changing world, can inspire us in day-to-day life and live out our passions without forgetting our roots. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

25.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

National Week of hiking 2014 - more than 60 itineraries in the Dolomites heritage humanity

The XVI National Week of hiking CAI will take place from June 28 to July 6, 2014 on more than 60 paths around Cadore and Cortina, in the province of Belluno, Dolomites.

24.03.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

Piolets d'Or 2014, Courmayeur and Chamonix gear up for a prestigious celebration

From 26 - 29 March the international meeting with the alpinism "Oscar" returns to Chamonix and Courmayeur on the two sides of Mont Blanc: a great jury will select the best climb in 2013, while American alpinist John Roskelley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Numerous events, including the meeting with Italian writer and climber Erri De Luca on 27 March at Courmayeur.

18.03.2014 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

For Marco Anghileri

The thoughts of Ivo Ferrari for his friend Marco Anghileri.

17.03.2014 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Marco Anghileri has left us

Marco Anghileri 'Butch', 41 years old, great alpinist from Lecco and member of the Gamma climbing club, extremely well known, loved and held in high regard by the entire mountaineering world, has died on the Central Pillar of Mont Blanc. The body was recovered this morning by the Valle d'Aosta Mountain Rescue service.

27.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

Piolets d'Or 2014, the five nominations for the 22nd edition

From the most remote mountains in Nepal and Pakistan to the frozen lands of Alaska, via the imposing Masherbrum massif and symbollic Annapurna. Five ascents, carried out by some of the world's most talented alpinists, are in the running for Piolets d'Or 2014, the most important mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 26 - 29 March 2014 at Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

12.02.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Kilian Jornet Burgada voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year

Spanish skyrunning ultrarunner Kilian Jornet Burgada has been named the 2014 National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.




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