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  • 20.02.2017 For Adriano Trombetta

    For Adriano Trombetta

    In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

  • 16.02.2017 Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II

    Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II

    The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and the splendour of the Alps celebrated in this video filmed for the 'Mountains' episode of the BBC documentary Planet Earth II.

  • 14.02.2017 Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

    In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

  • 26.01.2017 Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

    Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

    We willingly publish the appeal of the Italian Corps for Mountain and Speleological Rescue to help the families of the victims of helicopter crash at Campo Felice, in Abruzzo, Italy. On 24/01/2017 the aircraft crashed during a rescue mission, the five members of its crew and the injured person were all killed.

    For Adriano Trombetta
    20.02.2017 by Elio Bonfanti in Alpinism

    For Adriano Trombetta

    In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

    Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II
    16.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Video: Mountains featured in BBC documentary Planet Earth II

    The Matterhorn, Mont Blanc and the splendour of the Alps celebrated in this video filmed for the 'Mountains' episode of the BBC documentary Planet Earth II.

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum
    14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

    In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

    Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash
    26.01.2017 by CNSAS in Alpinism

    Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

    We willingly publish the appeal of the Italian Corps for Mountain and Speleological Rescue to help the families of the victims of helicopter crash at Campo Felice, in Abruzzo, Italy. On 24/01/2017 the aircraft crashed during a rescue mission, the five members of its crew and the injured person were all killed.

    Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias, goodbye to the alpinist who climbed with his soul
    21.01.2017 by Chiara Florit in Alpinism

    Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias, goodbye to the alpinist who climbed with his soul

    On Wednesday evening Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias passed away in Trieste. The acclaimed Italian alpinist, writer and theater director was an academic of the Italian Alpine Club and, for three decades, president of GISM, the Italian Group of Mountain Writers. With him Italian mountaineering, and not only, looses a great alpinist and intellectual. Chiara Florit remembers Spiro who, on 21 February, would have celebrated his 100th birthday.

    Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer
    18.01.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer

    South Tyrolean mountaineer Erich Abram passed away on Monday 16 January 2017 at Bozen aged 95. The talented mountaineer and climber played an important role in the 1954 Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2.

    The moon above Vasilika, beyond the extreme
    19.10.2016 by Nathalie Bini in Environment

    The moon above Vasilika, beyond the extreme

    Nathalie Bini shares her experience in a refugee camp at Vasilika (Thessaloniki, Greece) and appeals to everyone, climber and non climbers, to help make a little magic.

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival, right first time in South Korea
    11.10.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival, right first time in South Korea

    From September 30 to October 4, 2016, the first Uiju Mountain Film Festival took place in South Korea. Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner was the Honorary guest, while 24 films took part in the competition. The Festival Grand Prize was awarded to Jurek by Paweł Wysoczański and the inclusion of our film "Chris Bonington - Life and climbs" provided a good reason for a trip (and a little adventure) to discover the meaning of the mountains in this great East Asian country.

    Mike Kosterlitz awarded Nobel Prize in Physics
    10.10.2016 by Giovanni Battimelli in Alpinism

    Mike Kosterlitz awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

    Mike Kosterlitz was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Apart from his scientific genius, the Scotsman was an expert climber and mountaineer who left his mark in particular in Italy’s Orco valley with his famous Fessura Kosterlitz. By Giovanni Battimelli.

    Campanile di Val Montanaia first BASE Jump by Marco Milanese
    20.09.2016 by Marco Milanese in Alpinism

    Campanile di Val Montanaia first BASE Jump by Marco Milanese

    The video of the B.A.S.E. jump off Campanile di Val Montanaia in the Friuli Dolomites, carried out on 20 July 2016 by Marco Milanese.

    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.

    Sir Chris Bonington at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016
    07.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    Sir Chris Bonington at Courmayeur's Passione Verticale 2016

    On Sunday, August 7 the legendary British mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington 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.

    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.

    Monte Pelmo rockfall, the video
    31.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Monte Pelmo rockfall, the video

    On 29 July 2016 rockfall occurred on the South Face of Mt Pelmo, towards San Vito di Cadore in the Italian Dolomites. The video by Giordano Fregonese.

    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.

    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.

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices
    12.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices

    PlayAlpinismo films: Nanga Parbat by Joseph Vilsmaier is the story of Reinhold and Günther Messner, of their great first ascent of the Nanga Parbat Rupal Face, of a tragedy and how a mountain can mark someone's destiny. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Melloblocco 2016: I'm lost!
    03.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Melloblocco 2016: I'm lost!

    For those who are lost in climbing or want to get lost climbing, the date is set from 5 to 8 May in Val Masino - Val di Mello, Italy, for the world’s most famous international bouldering meeting, Melloblocco 2016.

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche
    02.05.2016 by Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche

    The bodies of Alex Lowe, one of the strongest American mountaineers of all time, and David Bridges, have been discovered in the Himalaya 16 years after having been swept away by an avalanche while climbing Shishapangma (8027m), Tibet. Their remains were discovered by Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck and his German counterpart David Göttler.

    Joe Tasker, alpinism and its Savage arena
    19.04.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Books-press

    Joe Tasker, alpinism and its Savage arena

    A book for dreamers: Savage arena by Joe Tasker. A story about a form of alpinism that has perhaps disappeared but which has certainly left its mark in history. The book review by Ivo Ferrari.

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