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  • 21.01.2017 Spiro Dalla Porta Xydias, goodbye to the alpinist who climbed with his soul

    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.

  • 18.01.2017 Erich Abram, farewell to the last Italian K2 mountaineer

    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.

  • 29.11.2016 Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive

    Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive

    German alpinist Thomas Huber recounts the last three months that, in his words, 'have left a profound mark on my life.' Starting with a 16m ground fall, followed by the dream of climbing Latok I in the Karakorum and the nightmare rescue operation for American mountaineers Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster on nearby Ogre II.

  • 29.11.2016 Highline on Heligkreuzkofel, Dolomites

    Highline on Heligkreuzkofel, Dolomites

    Friedrich Kühne walks a new 132m highline on Heligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites.

    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.

    Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive
    29.11.2016 by Thomas Huber in Alpinism

    Thomas Huber: a ground fall, Latok I and the gratitude for being alive

    German alpinist Thomas Huber recounts the last three months that, in his words, 'have left a profound mark on my life.' Starting with a 16m ground fall, followed by the dream of climbing Latok I in the Karakorum and the nightmare rescue operation for American mountaineers Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster on nearby Ogre II.

    Highline on Heligkreuzkofel, Dolomites
    29.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Highline on Heligkreuzkofel, Dolomites

    Friedrich Kühne walks a new 132m highline on Heligkreuzkofel / Sass dla Crusc in the Dolomites.

     Motion Vol.4, the mountain timelapse by Yuri Palma
    23.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Motion Vol.4, the mountain timelapse by Yuri Palma

    The new time-lapse by Yuri Palma featuring Baffin Island, Val di Mello, Grigne, the Dolomites with its Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Marmolada, as well as Monte Ginnircu in Sardinia.

    Red Bull Illume 2016 and the beauty of photography
    22.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    Red Bull Illume 2016 and the beauty of photography

    German photographer Lorenz Holder has won one of the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world for “action & adventure”, namely the Red Bull Illume 2016. All the winning photos.

    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.

    For Gérard Ottavio and Joel Déanoz
    08.10.2016 by Hervé Barmasse in Alpinism

    For Gérard Ottavio and Joel Déanoz

    On 6 October 2016 Gérard Ottavio, president of the Matterhorn Alpine Guides, and Joel Déanoz, director of the Breuil-Cervinia ski school, fell to their deaths on the South Face of the Matterhorn during an attempt to repeat the difficult and demanding Deffeyes - Carrel route. Their deaths are an immense loss for Cervinia and for the entire Italian mountaineering community. Hervé Barmasse remembers his friends.

    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.

    Mont Blanc cable car, trapped passengers safe
    09.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc cable car, trapped passengers safe

    The Mont Blanc cable car connecting Aiguille du Midi with Punta Helbronner that broke yesterday afternoon was fixed this morning and the remaining 33 of 110 trapped passengers were safely transported to Punta Helbronner.

    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.

    Steve House / knowing yourself
    11.08.2016 by Steve House in Alpinism

    Steve House / knowing yourself

    American alpinist Steve House shares his thoughts about how failing wisely provides interior growth. Originally posted only on facebook, House has kindly allowed his text to be republished on 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.

    Antoine Girard soars to new paragliding record above Broad Peak in the Karakorum
    02.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Antoine Girard soars to new paragliding record above Broad Peak in the Karakorum

    Frenchman Antoine Girard has set a new paragliding record by flying above Broad Peak (Karakorum, Pakistan) and soaring to an altitude of 8157m.

    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.

    Maybe, chasing the Snowleopard
    28.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Maybe, chasing the Snowleopard

    The trailer of the brief documentary that tells the story of the Piedmontese mountaineer Carlalberto Cimenti and his experience in the wild territory of the ex-Soviet Union as he attempts to receive the prestigious ‘Snow Leopard’ prize, awarded by the Russian Mountaineering Federation.

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan
    10.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan

    On 9 June 2016, the 27-year-old Italian alpinist Leonardo Comelli died while attempting the first ski descent of Laila Peak (Karakorum, Pakistan). The other expedition members Carlo Cosi, Zeno Cecon and Enrico Mosetti, are unhurt.

    Touching the void - immortal stories
    09.06.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Touching the void - immortal stories

    PlayAlpinismo films: Touching the void by Kevin Macdonald recounts the dramatic and immortal story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates and their first ascent of the West Face of Siula Grande (Andes, Peru). A film and a story about the greatness of friendship and life. The review by Vinicio Stefanello.

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