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  • 18.04.2018 Sonia Livanos, goodbye to a great alpinist and woman

    Sonia Livanos, goodbye to a great alpinist and woman

    French alpinist Sonia Livanos passed away on 15 April 2018 in Marseilles hospital at the age of 95. In the '50s and' 60s together with her husband Georges Livanos she formed one of the strongest climbing partnerships in the Dolomites and beyond.

  • 17.04.2018 La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

    La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

    On Saturday 13 April 2018 Vivian Bruchez, Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet made the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line on the West Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

  • 13.04.2018 Red Bull der Lange Weg reaches the foot of Mont Blanc

    Red Bull der Lange Weg reaches the foot of Mont Blanc

    Red Bull der Lange Weg, the ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps: Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle and Mark Smiley have reached Courmayeur, Italy. If conditions are favourable, the alpinists will attempt to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc tomorrow.

  • 09.04.2018 Tamara Lunger withdraws from Der Lange Weg ski mountaineering traverse of the Alps

    Tamara Lunger withdraws from Der Lange Weg ski mountaineering traverse of the Alps

    After tackling over 900 km, the South Tyrolean alpinist and ski mountaineer Tamara Lunger has withdrawn from the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the great ski mountaineering trips across the Alps from Vienna to Nice.

    Sonia Livanos, goodbye to a great alpinist and woman
    18.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Sonia Livanos, goodbye to a great alpinist and woman

    French alpinist Sonia Livanos passed away on 15 April 2018 in Marseilles hospital at the age of 95. In the '50s and' 60s together with her husband Georges Livanos she formed one of the strongest climbing partnerships in the Dolomites and beyond.

    La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

    La ceinture des Drus descent on Aiguille du Dru

    On Saturday 13 April 2018 Vivian Bruchez, Jean Baptiste Charlet and Jonathan Charlet made the first ski and snowboard descent of a new line on the West Face of Aiguille du Dru in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Red Bull der Lange Weg reaches the foot of Mont Blanc

    Red Bull der Lange Weg reaches the foot of Mont Blanc

    Red Bull der Lange Weg, the ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps: Bernhard Hug, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Janelle and Mark Smiley have reached Courmayeur, Italy. If conditions are favourable, the alpinists will attempt to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc tomorrow.

    Tamara Lunger withdraws from Der Lange Weg ski mountaineering traverse of the Alps

    Tamara Lunger withdraws from Der Lange Weg ski mountaineering traverse of the Alps

    After tackling over 900 km, the South Tyrolean alpinist and ski mountaineer Tamara Lunger has withdrawn from the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the great ski mountaineering trips across the Alps from Vienna to Nice.

    Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret win Overall Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018
    09.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret win Overall Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018

    The final stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup Individual was won on Sunday in the Brenta Dolomites by Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux. The Overall World Cup was won by Michele Boscacci and Axelle Mollaret.

    Red Bull Der Lange Weg: the ski mountaineering traverse reaches halfway point

    Red Bull Der Lange Weg: the ski mountaineering traverse reaches halfway point

    For the last 20 days Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug have been traversing across the Alps from Vienna to Nice. While Núria Picas has pulled out of the Red Bull Der Lange Weg, the others have crossed the Spluga Pass and are continuing westwards.

    Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest
    05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

    From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.

    Verdinser Plattenspitze West Face first ski descent

    Verdinser Plattenspitze West Face first ski descent

    Daniel Ladurner reports about the probable first ski descent of the West Gully of Verdinser Plattenspitze (2680 m), Sarntal Alps, carried out with Stefan Grüner and Aaron Durogati.

    Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc skied by Davide Capozzi, Denis Trento

    Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc skied by Davide Capozzi, Denis Trento

    Davide Capozzi and Denis Trento completed a rare descent of the Couloir Sud Est du Grand Capucin in the Mont Blanc massif, on snowboard and skis respectively. Capozzi reports.

    Red Bull Der Lange Weg endures a tough first week

    Red Bull Der Lange Weg endures a tough first week

    The report of the first week of Red Bull Der Lange Weg, rhe ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice currently being attempted by Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug.

    Red Bull Der Lange Weg begins today!

    Red Bull Der Lange Weg begins today!

    The Red Bull Der Lange Weg got underway today at 10:00am. The ski mountaineering traverse across the Alps from Vienna to Nice will be attempted by Tamara Lunger, Núria Picas, Janelle Smiley, Mark Smiley, David Wallmann, Philipp Reiter and Bernhard Hug. Following in the footsteps of the historic 1971 Austrians Robert Kittl, Klaus Hoi, Hansjörg Farbmacher and Hans Mariacher, the 2018 team aims to complete the traverse in less than 41 days.

    Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson officially presumed dead in Alaska
    15.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson officially presumed dead in Alaska

    The two highly talented alpinists Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are officially missing and presumed deceased in Alaska. They have not been heard from since their 5 March ascent of the Mendenhall Towers.

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival
    11.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival

    From 20 - 22 April 2018 Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Star guests include Simone Moro, Jeremy Collins, Jane Goodall, Nicolas Favresse, Emilio Previtali, Dino Lanzaretti, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca, Igor D’India. The festival will also host the thrid edition of Arco Rock Star, the international climbing photography contest in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

    Yannick Boissenot, Julien Herry and the Diagonal on Grande Floria

    Yannick Boissenot, Julien Herry and the Diagonal on Grande Floria

    The video by Invade Media of Yannick Boissenot and Julien Herry making the first ski and snowboard descent of Diagonal, a narrow couloir on Grande Floria in the Aiguilles Rouges massif, France.

    Denis Trento enchaines the Aigle & Bonatti couloirs on Petit Mont Blanc
    27.02.2018 by Denis Trento in Alpinism

    Denis Trento enchaines the Aigle & Bonatti couloirs on Petit Mont Blanc

    In the Miage area of the Mont Blanc massif, Denis Trento has linked two legendary couloirs on Petit Mont Blanc: Bonatti and Aigle.

    European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018: Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret win Individual Race. All Mt. Etna results
    26.02.2018 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018: Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret win Individual Race. All Mt. Etna results

    The ISMF European ski mountaineering championships took place last week on Mt Etna in Sicily, Italy. Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret won the Individual race, ahead of Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux, and Kilian Jornet Burgada and Emelie Forsberg, silver and bronze respectively. The Vertical Race was won by Kilian Jornet Burgada and Axelle Mollaret, ahead of Davide Magnini and Victoria Kreuzer who placed second and Antonio Alcalde and Alba De Silvestro who placed third.

    Etna Ski Mountaineering European Championships 2018

    Etna Ski Mountaineering European Championships 2018

    The European Ski Mountaineering Championships 2018 get underway today on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy. The competitions take place on the North Face of the volcano from 22 - 24 February.

    Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions
    26.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions

    Miss Elizabeth Hawley has passed away at the age of 95. The American journalist was recognised as a legendary chronicler of mountaineering expeditions to the Himalaya.

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Xavier Gachet and Laetitia Roux win in Villars

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup: Xavier Gachet and Laetitia Roux win in Villars

    The second stage of the Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018 took place at Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland last weekend. France’s Xavier Gachet and Laetitia Roux won the Individual race, ahead of Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret, second, and Michele Boscacci and Victoria Kreuzer, third. The Sprint Race had to be cancelled due to problems caused by the bad weather.

    Perrons de Vallorcine new ski descent by Bruchez, Felisaz, Guerin

    Perrons de Vallorcine new ski descent by Bruchez, Felisaz, Guerin

    On 7 January 2018 Vivian Bruchez, Jonathan Felisaz, Thomas Guerin skied a new line on Perrons de Vallorcine in the Aiguilles Rouges massif in France.

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