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    Spotkania Mountain Film Festival at Zakopane in Poland
    01.09.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Spotkania Mountain Film Festival at Zakopane in Poland

    From 2 - 6 September Zakopane (Tatra mountains, Poland) will host the 11th Spotkania Mountain Film Festival.

    Huge rockfall on Tour Ronde, Mont Blanc
    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.

    Mount Waddington SW Buttress first ascent by Papert, McSorley and Mayan Smith-Gobat
    26.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mount Waddington SW Buttress first ascent by Papert, McSorley and Mayan Smith-Gobat

    On 18 and 19 August 2015 Paul McSorley, Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ines Papert made the first ascent of South West Buttress of Mt. Waddington's NW Summit.

    Mount Malaspina in Canada first ascended by Natalia Martinez and Camilo Rada
    25.08.2015 by Camilo Rada in Alpinism

    Mount Malaspina in Canada first ascended by Natalia Martinez and Camilo Rada

    On 15 August 2015 Natalia Martinez from Argentina and Camilo Rada from Chile made the first ascent of Mount Malaspina (3,776 meters), Saint Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada. The two climbed what was reputed to be the "highest named unclimbed mountain of North America" from the North via East col and East ridge (1900m, TD, AI2, 55-65°). The trip report by Camilo Rada.

    Pablo Criado Toca climbs the Geants mountains
    21.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pablo Criado Toca climbs the Geants mountains

    On 18 August Spanish mountaineer and trail runner Pablo Criado Toca made his dream come true by climbing, with the support of the local Mountain Guides, the four highest peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta: the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc.

    Alps feels with Jorg Verhoeven and Jon Glassberg
    20.08.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alps feels with Jorg Verhoeven and Jon Glassberg

    20 days climbing in the Austrian, Swiss, Italian, and French Alps with Jorg Verhoeven and Jon Glassberg in search of adventure, choss, and mountain feels among some of the most famous and climbed mountains in the world.

    Tamara Lunger at Passione Verticale in Courmayeur
    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.

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos
    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.

    Martjin Seuren perishes on Rochefort ridge
    24.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Martjin Seuren perishes on Rochefort ridge

    On Wedndesday 22 July 2015 Dutch alpinist Martjin Seuren lost his life in a fall while climbing the Rochefort ridge in the Mont Blanc massif. He had been climbing with another alpinist and Ueli Steck, currently attempting the 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps in 80 days. With this ascent Seuren would have become the first Dutchman to climb all 4,000 meter peaks in the Alps.

    Cerro Torre and the 1985 first winter ascent
    23.07.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Cerro Torre and the 1985 first winter ascent

    It's currently winter in Patagonia. Exactly 30 years ago, in July 1985, the Italians Paolo Caruso, Maurizio Giarolli, Andrea Sarchi and Ermanno Salvaterra carried out the historic first winter ascent of Cerro Torre via the 'Compressor route' established by Cesare Maestri up the East Ridge. Here is a short film about those days on the mountain that added, like so many others, an important chapter to Patagonia's mountaineering history.

    Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    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.

    Matterhorn Cervino 150 - the grand finale
    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.

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

    Alaska Mount Lucifer: John Frieh and Doug Shepherd climb Agua Sin Gas
    29.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Alaska Mount Lucifer: John Frieh and Doug Shepherd climb Agua Sin Gas

    In May 2015 John Frieh and Doug Shepherd made the first ascent of "Agua Sin Gas" (III WI4/steep snow) up the North Face of Mount Lucifer in Alaska. The trip report by John Frieh.

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

    #82SUMMITS, Ueli Steck continues, Michael Wohlleben stops
    24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    #82SUMMITS, Ueli Steck continues, Michael Wohlleben stops

    German mountaineer Michael Wohlleben has been forced to pull out of #82SUMMITS, the project to climb all 82 4000m summits in the Alps in 80 days. Swiss climber Ueli Steck will continue climbing alone.

    The Cordillera Huayhuash in Maravilloso Perú
    23.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Cordillera Huayhuash in Maravilloso Perú

    The Cordillera Huayhuash mountain range and Peru seen through the eyes of Lukasz Warzecha.

    Baffin Island Virgin - Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag big wall climb
    21.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Baffin Island Virgin - Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag big wall climb

    The short film documenting the first ascent of “New Dog, Old Tricks, a big wall climbed in May 2014 by Mike Libecki and Jonas Haag.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc
    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.

    Glacier d'Argentière in the Mont Blanc massif
    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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