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     Patrouille des Glaciers cancelled, Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win ski mountaineering World Cup 2016
    23.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Patrouille des Glaciers cancelled, Michele Boscacci and Laetitia Roux win ski mountaineering World Cup 2016

    Due to bad weather the Patrouille des Glaciers 2016 has been cancelled. The famous international ski mountaineering competition from Zermatt to Verbier. The ski mountaineering World Cup has been won by Italy’s Michele Boscacci and France’s Laetitia Roux.

    Patrouille des Glaciers 2016, the race is on from Zermatt to Verbier
    20.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Patrouille des Glaciers 2016, the race is on from Zermatt to Verbier

    Last night the classic ski mountaineering competition Patrouille des Glaciers 2016 got underway. Staged once every two years, 4700 athletes have registered for the 20th edition.

    Brenta Dolomites Vallazza speed riding by Luca Tamburini

    Brenta Dolomites Vallazza speed riding by Luca Tamburini

    The video of Luca Tamburini and his splendid speed riding descent from Bocca di Vallazza, the famous ski mountaineering route that joins Madonna di Campiglio to Lago di Molveno in the Brenta Dolomites, Italy.

    Les Courtes Austrian route skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Brunel and Gentet

    Les Courtes Austrian route skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Brunel and Gentet

    On 10/04/2016 Yannick Boissenot, Stéphane Roguet, Nicolas Brunel and Titi Gentet descended on skis the Austrian route down the North Face of Les Courtes (3856m), Mont Blanc massif.

    Monte Rosa Ski Raid: Lenzi & Eydallin and Besseghini & Nicolini win first edition
    11.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Monte Rosa Ski Raid: Lenzi & Eydallin and Besseghini & Nicolini win first edition

    On Sunday, April 10, 2016 the first edition of the Monterosa Ski Raid was won by Damiano Lenzi & Matteo Eydallin and by Laura Besseghini & Elena Nicolini. The winners of this grueling ski mountaineering competition below the huge East face of Monte Rosa were also crowned Italian Champions.

    Chamonix - Zermatt, Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet set new ski traverse record

    Chamonix - Zermatt, Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet set new ski traverse record

    On 21 March 2016 Frenchmen Bastien Fleury and Olivier Meynet set a new record on the Chamonix - Zermatt Haute Route ski mountaineering traverse, stopping the clock after 16 hours and 35 minutes, smashing the record set in 2013 by Lionel Claudepierre by two hours.

    Tour du Rutor 2016: Michele Boscacci - Matteo Eydallin and Laetitia Roux - Axelle Mollaret win 18th edition

    Tour du Rutor 2016: Michele Boscacci - Matteo Eydallin and Laetitia Roux - Axelle Mollaret win 18th edition

    After three difficult stages, on Sunday 3 April 2016 the 18th Tour du Rutor was won by the Italians Michele Boscacci - Matteo Eydallin and by the Frenchwomen Laetitia Roux - Axelle Mollaret.

    Léo Taillefer, skiing Vallèe Perdu at Val d’Isère in France

    Léo Taillefer, skiing Vallèe Perdu at Val d’Isère in France

    The video of Léo Taillefer skiing Vallèe Perdu at Val d’Isère in France.

    The Man Who Skied Down Everest, Yuichiro Miura and that first ski descent on Everest

    The Man Who Skied Down Everest, Yuichiro Miura and that first ski descent on Everest

    PlayAlpinismo film channel: The Man Who Skied Down Everest, the 1976 best documentary Oscar winning film that recounts the incredible story of Yuichiro Miura and the first time man skied on Everest. A step back in time that portrays the essence of adventure, but also displays mountaineering as a vision and a discovery of personal limits. The film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Aiguille du Moine SE Face, new direct variation skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Gentet and Brunel

    Aiguille du Moine SE Face, new direct variation skied by Boissenot, Roguet, Gentet and Brunel

    French skiers Yannick Boissenot, Nicolas Brunel, Titi Gentet and Stéphane Roguet skied the SE Face of Aiguille du Moine (Mont Blanc), adding a new direct variation to the famous line established by Jean Marc Boivin in 1987.

    Lino D'Angelo farewell
    30.03.2016 by Roberto Iannilli in Alpinism

    Lino D'Angelo farewell

    Lino D’Angelo, the man and mountaineer who came to represent Gran Sasso and Pietracamela, died in L'Aquila at the age of 95. An important piece of the history of mountaineering. The obituary by Roberto Iannilli.

    Langkofeleck: first ski descent in the Dolomites by Hermann Comploj

    Langkofeleck: first ski descent in the Dolomites by Hermann Comploj

    On 20/039/2016 Hermann Comploj carried out a new first ski descent in the Dolomites, by skiing a line alone down the SW Face of Langkofeleck, also referred to as Spallone Sassolungo 3081m.

     Dolomiti di Brenta Ski Alp dominated by Pietro Lanfranchi and Alba De Silvestro
    26.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Dolomiti di Brenta Ski Alp dominated by Pietro Lanfranchi and Alba De Silvestro

    The 42nd Ski Alp Dolomiti di Brenta ski mountaineering competition was won on Saturday 26 March 2016 by Pietro Lanfranchi and Alba De Silvestro.

    The miracle freerider on Monte Canin in the Julian Alps

    The miracle freerider on Monte Canin in the Julian Alps

    The video of the Slovenian skier who miraculously survived on Friday 18 March 2016 when he fell into a deep chasm while freeriding alone on Monte Canin in the Julian Alps, Italy.

    Grande Rocheuse Voie Originale, first ski and snowboard descent by Capozzi, Galli, Herry and Trento

    Grande Rocheuse Voie Originale, first ski and snowboard descent by Capozzi, Galli, Herry and Trento

    Julien Herry reports about the first ski and snowboard descent of the Voie Originale down the South Face of Grande Rocheuse (4102m) in the Mont Blanc massif, carried out together with Davide Capozzi, Lambert Galli and Denis Trento.

    Ski Makalu with Emily Harrington

    Ski Makalu with Emily Harrington

    The video retracing the 2015 expedition comprised of Emily Harrington, Adrian Ballinger, Hilaree O'Neill, Jim Morrison and Kit Deslauriers to climb and ski Makalu (8462m), Nepal, Himalaya.

    Altitoy Ternua celebrates start to ski mountaineering's La Grande Course
    02.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Altitoy Ternua celebrates start to ski mountaineering's La Grande Course

    Altitoy Ternua, the first stage of the ski mountaineering circuit "La Grande Course 2016”, was won on Sunday 28 February 2016 by Mathéo Jacquemoud - Kilian Jornet Burgada and Axelle Mollaret - Laetitia Roux.

    Tris Rotondo, a stormy ski mountaineering success

    Tris Rotondo, a stormy ski mountaineering success

    On Sunday 28 February 2016 the 7th biennial ski mountaineering competition Tris Rotondo took place in Switzerland’s Canton Ticino, Switzerland. The men’s Super Tris competition was won by Filippo Barazzuol & Maguet Nadir while Jennifer Fiechter & Lorna Bonnel won the women's event.

    Klaus Polzer crowned Arc'teryx King of Dolomites 2016

    Klaus Polzer crowned Arc'teryx King of Dolomites 2016

    German photographer Klaus Polzer, with a photo of rider Neil Williman, has won the 2016 edition of Arc'teryx King of Dolomites, the photo contest in the Pale di San Martino range aimed at shooting the most beautiful freeride, ski or snowboard photo of the Dolomites.

    Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux win Transcavallo Sprint Race
    21.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux win Transcavallo Sprint Race

    On Saturday 20 February the Ski Mountaineering World Cup Transcavallo Sprint Race was won by Robert Antonioli and Laetitia Roux.

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