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    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.

    Steep skiing in Peru / The Curvas Peligrosas of Yannick Boissenot, Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet

    Steep skiing in Peru / The Curvas Peligrosas of Yannick Boissenot, Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet

    The short film Curvas Peligrosas directed by Yannick Boissenot is now online. 12 minutes documenting a month in steep skiing Peru with Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet, down iconic lines such as steep Artesonraju, Huascaran and Tocllaraju.

    Valentin Delluc Mont Blanc Moonline
    04.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Valentin Delluc Mont Blanc Moonline

    The video of speedrider Valentin Delluc making a night flight above the Bossons glacier in the Mont Blanc massif.

    China debut success for Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018
    18.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    China debut success for Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2018

    The first stage of the Ski mountaineering World Cup was held last weekend in China. Nicolò Canclini from Italy and Laetitia Roux from France won the Sprint discipline, while Anton Palzer from Germany and Axelle Mollaret from France won the Vertical Race.

    Ski mountaineering World Cup 2018: China kickoff this weekend
    13.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ski mountaineering World Cup 2018: China kickoff this weekend

    The first stage of the Ski mountaineering World Cup 2018 will take place at Wanlong in China this weekend.

    Kaunergrat Winter Traverse, Matthias & Hansjörg Auer mountaineering in the Ötztal Alps
    05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Kaunergrat Winter Traverse, Matthias & Hansjörg Auer mountaineering in the Ötztal Alps

    Winter mountaineering video: Hansjörg Auer and his brother Matthias and their North - South traverse of the main section of the Kaunergrat ridge in the Ötztal Alps, Austria.

    Mt. Ushba: Slovakians score first ski descent in Georgian Caucasus

    Mt. Ushba: Slovakians score first ski descent in Georgian Caucasus

    Last May and June Slovakian alpinists Miroslav Peťo and Maroš Červienka carried out a series of difficult ski descents in the Caucasus massif in Georgia: the SW Ridge of Tetnuldi (4858 m), the SE couloir of Chatyn Tau (4412 m) and, above all, the SE couloir of Ushba North summit (4698 m).

    For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins
    07.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins

    The video tribute to American alpinists Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins.

    Malte Brun in New Zealand, first ski descent of South Face

    Malte Brun in New Zealand, first ski descent of South Face

    Italy’s Enrico Mosetti and Britain’s Ben Briggs and Tom Grant have made the first ski descent of the South Face of Mt. Malte Brun, describing the run as 'probably the most technical ski descent in New Zealand.’

    Curvas Peligrosas, steep skiing in Peru

    Curvas Peligrosas, steep skiing in Peru

    The trailer for Curvas Peligrosas, the film directed by Yannick Boissenot documenting a month spent in Peru together with Frederic Gentet and Stéphane Roguet where the trio made several steep skiing descents including Artesonraju, Huascaran and Tocllaraju.

    Caroline Face, huge first descent on Mount Aoraki in New Zealand by Briggs, Grant and Mosetti

    Caroline Face, huge first descent on Mount Aoraki in New Zealand by Briggs, Grant and Mosetti

    On 27 October the Italian mountaineer Enrico Mosetti and the Britons Ben Briggs and Tom Grant made the first ski descent of the Caroline Face, the difficult and dangerous SE Face of Mount Aoraki / Mount Cook (3724m) in New Zealand. The achievement has already been described by the local media as "historic".

    Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera
    22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera

    The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.

    Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc
    10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Ice Scream street art by Philippe Echaroux on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc

    The video directed by Arnaud Moro dedicated to French photographer and street artist Philippe Echaroux and his latest work on the Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, aimed at raising awareness about global warming.

    Grand Combin de Valsorey South Face

    Grand Combin de Valsorey South Face

    The video by Yannick Boissenot and Davide Capozzi of their recent ski and snowboard descent of the South Face of Grand Combin de Valsorey in Switzerland.

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House
    08.05.2017 by Steve House in Alpinism

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

    In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer
    01.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

    In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident
    30.04.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

    Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.

    Becca di Monciair - Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso

    Becca di Monciair - Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso

    Giulia Monego and Yannick Boissenot ski down Becca di Monciair in Valsavarenche, also known as Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso. Davide Capozzi provides the background information.

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