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  • 22.08.2016 Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge

    Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge

    On 16/08/2016 Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck raced up the Innominata Ridge (1000m, D+, V+, 60º) to the summit of Mont Blanc. Not to set a speed record, but to enjoy 'a great day out in the mountains.'

  • 21.08.2016 The need to hammer in some pegs, to get lost in order to find yourself. By Giovanni Zaccaria

    The need to hammer in some pegs, to get lost in order to find yourself. By Giovanni Zaccaria

    Giovanni Zaccaria recalls the climb, carried out in December 2015 together with his partner Alice Lazzaro, of 'Per aspera ad astra'; not necessarily a new route, but certainly an adventure up the North Face of Campanile S. Marco (Marmarole, Dolomites) in memory of his grandfather Giuseppe Suppiej.

  • 18.08.2016 Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman win the Karl Unterkircher Award 2016

    Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman win the Karl Unterkircher Award 2016

    On 27 July 2016 British mountaineers Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman received the 4th Karl Unterkircher Award for their first ascent of Link Sar West (6.938m - Karakoram). The other two ascents that had been nominated were Marek Raganowicz and Marcin Tomaszewski winter first ascent of Katharsis on Norway’s Troll wall and the first ascent of via Degli studenti up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites) by the Italians Giorgio Travaglia, Alex Walpoth, Martin Dejori and Titus Prinoth.

  • 17.08.2016 Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    On Wednesday 17 August Switzerland’s Ueli Steck, one of the most talented mountaineers in the world, will take to the stage at Passione Verticale, the classic summer festival the town of Courmayeur dedicates every year to alpinism and the mountains. The evening begins at 21:15 and will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello of planetmountain.com.

    Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge
    22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc, Ueli Steck raids the Innominata Ridge

    On 16/08/2016 Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck raced up the Innominata Ridge (1000m, D+, V+, 60º) to the summit of Mont Blanc. Not to set a speed record, but to enjoy 'a great day out in the mountains.'

    The need to hammer in some pegs, to get lost in order to find yourself. By Giovanni Zaccaria
    21.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The need to hammer in some pegs, to get lost in order to find yourself. By Giovanni Zaccaria

    Giovanni Zaccaria recalls the climb, carried out in December 2015 together with his partner Alice Lazzaro, of 'Per aspera ad astra'; not necessarily a new route, but certainly an adventure up the North Face of Campanile S. Marco (Marmarole, Dolomites) in memory of his grandfather Giuseppe Suppiej.

    Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman win the Karl Unterkircher Award 2016
    18.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman win the Karl Unterkircher Award 2016

    On 27 July 2016 British mountaineers Jon Griffith and Andy Houseman received the 4th Karl Unterkircher Award for their first ascent of Link Sar West (6.938m - Karakoram). The other two ascents that had been nominated were Marek Raganowicz and Marcin Tomaszewski winter first ascent of Katharsis on Norway’s Troll wall and the first ascent of via Degli studenti up the NW Face of Civetta (Dolomites) by the Italians Giorgio Travaglia, Alex Walpoth, Martin Dejori and Titus Prinoth.

    Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016
    17.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    Ueli Steck at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    On Wednesday 17 August Switzerland’s Ueli Steck, one of the most talented mountaineers in the world, will take to the stage at Passione Verticale, the classic summer festival the town of Courmayeur dedicates every year to alpinism and the mountains. The evening begins at 21:15 and will be hosted by Vinicio Stefanello of planetmountain.com.

    Steve House / knowing yourself
    11.08.2016 by Steve House in Alpinism

    Steve House / knowing yourself

    American alpinist Steve House shares his thoughts about how failing wisely provides interior growth. Originally posted only on facebook, House has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.

    Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis
    09.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis

    The short film, shot by Dave MacLeod, of Michael Tweedley running the famous Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis.

     Tom, the film and the meaning of mountaineering for Tom Ballard
    05.08.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Tom, the film and the meaning of mountaineering for Tom Ballard

    PlayAlpinismo films: Tom, directed by Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli, recounts the story of Tom Ballard and his solo ascents, in a single winter, of the six most famous North Faces of the Alps. But it is also and above all a spontaneous and true portrait of a unique alpinist and his unique way of taking to the mountains. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses
    04.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses

    On 08/07/2016 the Boccalatte Piolti hut at the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif) was reopened and is now run by Roberta Francesca Heidi Cutri and Franco Perlotto who, in this video, talks about this refuge that has become an integral part of the history of mountaineering.

    Diamond Ridge, new route up Grandes Jorasses SSE Face. Interview with Simon Richardson
    03.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Diamond Ridge, new route up Grandes Jorasses SSE Face. Interview with Simon Richardson

    Interview with Simon Richardson who, together with Michael Rinn, made the first ascent of Diamond Ridge (1600m, 5c, AO) from 28 - 30 July 2016. This new alpine climb breaches the SSE Face of Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif).

     Markus Pucher and his dream of the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Torre
    02.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Markus Pucher and his dream of the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Torre

    The video documenting the summer 2015 attempt of Austrian alpinist Markus Pucher to make the first solo winter ascent of Cerro Torre in Patagonia.

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Mario Dalmaviva, a tribute by PlanetMountain

    Last week Mario Dalmaviva left us after loosing his long battle against illness. In 2000, as director of Vivalda Editori, he played a vital role in the birth of PlanetMountain.

    Black and white, Ivan Ghirardini and the three North Faces solo in winter
    20.07.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Black and white, Ivan Ghirardini and the three North Faces solo in winter

    Thoughts about the history of mountaineering. The solo winter trilogy carried out by Ivan Ghirardini up the legendary three North Faces of the Alps: the Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses and Eiger. By Ivo Ferrari.

    Colin Haley, solo, fast and light on the Infinite Spur in Alaska
    04.07.2016 by Colin Haley in Alpinism

    Colin Haley, solo, fast and light on the Infinite Spur in Alaska

    American alpinist Colin Haley shares his thoughts about his recent fast solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska. Originally posted only on facebook, Haley has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.

    Gangstang NW Ridge first ascent by Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham
    01.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Gangstang NW Ridge first ascent by Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham

    Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham have just made the first ascent of the beautiful NW Ridge of Gangstang (6162m) in the Himachal Pradesh Himalaya. They reached the summit on the 9th June and descended to base camp the next day completing a five day round trip.

    Maybe, chasing the Snowleopard
    28.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Maybe, chasing the Snowleopard

    The trailer of the brief documentary that tells the story of the Piedmontese mountaineer Carlalberto Cimenti and his experience in the wild territory of the ex-Soviet Union as he attempts to receive the prestigious ‘Snow Leopard’ prize, awarded by the Russian Mountaineering Federation.

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan
    10.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan

    On 9 June 2016, the 27-year-old Italian alpinist Leonardo Comelli died while attempting the first ski descent of Laila Peak (Karakorum, Pakistan). The other expedition members Carlo Cosi, Zeno Cecon and Enrico Mosetti, are unhurt.

    Touching the void - immortal stories
    09.06.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Touching the void - immortal stories

    PlayAlpinismo films: Touching the void by Kevin Macdonald recounts the dramatic and immortal story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates and their first ascent of the West Face of Siula Grande (Andes, Peru). A film and a story about the greatness of friendship and life. The review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Colin Haley makes first solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska
    07.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Colin Haley makes first solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska

    American alpinist Colin Haley has made the first solo ascent the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska. While the ascent required just 12 hours 29 minutes from the Bergschrund to the summit, the descent proved a harrowing ordeal that turned out to be one of the most intense experiences in his life.

    Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film
    07.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film

    The trailer of Ragni, the new film by Filippo Salvioni that celebrates 70 years of extraordinary climbing and mountaineering by the Italian mountaineering club Ragni della Grignetta, known to all as the Ragni di Lecco.

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland
    01.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland

    From 16 - 18 September 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland The North Face hosts its Mountain Festival, weekend of adventurous mountain activities at the foot of the Eiger.

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