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  • 19.09.2014 International Mountain Summit: a meeting and a discussion about alpinism, doping, culture and the environment

    International Mountain Summit: a meeting and a discussion about alpinism, doping, culture and the environment

    At the International Mountain Summit 2014, that will take place in Brixen, Italy, from 16 - 21 October there are two important days organised by the Master in Mountain Medicine and his director Dott. Luigi Festi. The first, on 17 October, is entitled 'A mountain of words, images, emotions, colors' while the second on 18 October is entitled 'Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion?' and will host an international meeting discussing the use of doping in alpinism and mountain sports.

  • 17.09.2014 Monte Pelmo in watercolour by Riccarda de Eccher

    Monte Pelmo in watercolour by Riccarda de Eccher

    Riccarda de Eccher in this video, filmed by her son Nick Goldston, creates her vision of Mount Pelmo and the Dolomites in the impalpable languages of watercolours and art.

  • 11.09.2014 Tor des Géants, a journey between the competition, the celebrations and the mountains. By Linda Cottino

    Tor des Géants, a journey between the competition, the celebrations and the mountains. By Linda Cottino

    After the victory of local runner Franco Collé, followed by Nichademus Hollon (USA) and the Frenchmen Antoine Guillon and Christophe Le-Saux, France's Emilie Lecomte crossed the finishing line last night after 85 hours and 53 minutes, setting a new female track record. Italy's Lisa Barzani finished second in 94 hours and 43 minutes. While the finishing line will officially close on Saturday, runners continue to arrive at Courmayeur. The time has come to share some thoughts about this great tour of the Valle d'Aosta. The report and ideas of Linda Cottino.

  • 10.09.2014 Franco Collé wins the Tor des Géants 2014

    Franco Collé wins the Tor des Géants 2014

    This morning Franco Collé won the Tor des Géants 2014 after 71 hours and 49 minutes. All the other athletes competing in the endurance trail across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, via the 330km and 24,000m elevation gain course, have until 13 September to complete the grueling race.

    International Mountain Summit: a meeting and a discussion about alpinism, doping, culture and the environment
    19.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    International Mountain Summit: a meeting and a discussion about alpinism, doping, culture and the environment

    At the International Mountain Summit 2014, that will take place in Brixen, Italy, from 16 - 21 October there are two important days organised by the Master in Mountain Medicine and his director Dott. Luigi Festi. The first, on 17 October, is entitled 'A mountain of words, images, emotions, colors' while the second on 18 October is entitled 'Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion?' and will host an international meeting discussing the use of doping in alpinism and mountain sports.

    Monte Pelmo in watercolour by Riccarda de Eccher
    17.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Monte Pelmo in watercolour by Riccarda de Eccher

    Riccarda de Eccher in this video, filmed by her son Nick Goldston, creates her vision of Mount Pelmo and the Dolomites in the impalpable languages of watercolours and art.

    Tor des Géants, a journey between the competition, the celebrations and the mountains. By Linda Cottino
    11.09.2014 by Linda Cottino in Competitions

    Tor des Géants, a journey between the competition, the celebrations and the mountains. By Linda Cottino

    After the victory of local runner Franco Collé, followed by Nichademus Hollon (USA) and the Frenchmen Antoine Guillon and Christophe Le-Saux, France's Emilie Lecomte crossed the finishing line last night after 85 hours and 53 minutes, setting a new female track record. Italy's Lisa Barzani finished second in 94 hours and 43 minutes. While the finishing line will officially close on Saturday, runners continue to arrive at Courmayeur. The time has come to share some thoughts about this great tour of the Valle d'Aosta. The report and ideas of Linda Cottino.

    Franco Collé wins the Tor des Géants 2014
    10.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Franco Collé wins the Tor des Géants 2014

    This morning Franco Collé won the Tor des Géants 2014 after 71 hours and 49 minutes. All the other athletes competing in the endurance trail across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, via the 330km and 24,000m elevation gain course, have until 13 September to complete the grueling race.

    Tor des Géants, the race is in full swing
    09.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants, the race is in full swing

    The fifth edition of the Tor des Géant, the great endurance trail race across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, is currently in full swing.

    Climbers rise to the Ice Bucket Challenge
    19.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbers rise to the Ice Bucket Challenge

    Climbers such as Sean McColl, Sasha DiGiulian and Edu Marin have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge, the campaign aimed at raising awareness and funds for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino
    15.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino

    The Ferrino High-lab, located at an altitude of 3585m of the Valle d'Aosta side on Monte Rosa, celebrates 20 years. It is the highest laboratory in Italy. And it is up there that the company from Turin, the market leader for mountain outdoor products (and more), tests its tents and invites all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a unique experience: that of a real Base Camp!

    Mont Blanc, six alpinists perish on Aiguille d'Argentiere
    14.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc, six alpinists perish on Aiguille d'Argentiere

    On 13/08/2014 six alpinists were found dead on Aiguille d'Argentiere in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Arco Rock Legends: the 2014 nominations
    30.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends: the 2014 nominations

    Friday, August 29, 2014 Arco Rock Legends celebrates its ninth edition by assigning, during the Rock Master Festival, the two prestigious sport climbing Oscars entitled Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award. Those nominated for the Salewa Rock Award are Alexander Megos, Adam Ondra and Muriel Sarkany, while Sachi Amma, Urko Carmona Barandiaran and Dimitri Sharafudtinov have been nominated for the La Sportiva Competition Award. The Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil award will be assigned to the Italian writer, sculptor, alpinist and rock climber Mauro Corona.

    Happy 150th Birthday Bocca di Brenta
    28.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Happy 150th Birthday Bocca di Brenta

    The video in which the Nicolini family, along with the staff of Rifugio Pedrotti alla Tosa, recall the 150th anniversary of the first traverse of the Bocca di Brenta made by John Ball, with some mountain guides Molveno, in the summer of 1864. A simple and sincere way of remembering and showing gratitude to these great mountain explorers.

    Discover Brenta Dolomites 2014
    14.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Discover Brenta Dolomites 2014

    For summer 2014 the Dolomites Paganella APT (tourist board), the Molveno Holiday consortium and the Municipality of Molveno have organised a series of events related to the world of mountaineering and hiking, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first crossing of the Brenta Group.

    Walking, a long journey of discovery
    09.07.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Trekking

    Walking, a long journey of discovery

    Walking is part of everyday life but it is also a way of thinking and our freest and deepest thoughts come to us as we walk. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

    Hervé Barmasse and Emilio Previtali win Adventure Awards 2014
    02.07.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Hervé Barmasse and Emilio Previtali win Adventure Awards 2014

    The alpinists Hervé Barmasse and Emilio Previtali will receive the Adventure Awards 2014. The prizes will be awarded on 25 July, 2014 in Livigno, Italy, during the second edition of the Adventure Awards Days that place from 22 to 27 July 2014.

    XVI National Week of hiking
    20.06.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    XVI National Week of hiking

    Not only hiking but also many cultural events between Cadore and Ampezzo

    Farmers -The mountains are not an amusement park. They are first and foremost our home and our livelihood
    12.06.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

    Farmers -The mountains are not an amusement park. They are first and foremost our home and our livelihood

    Farming in the mountains has taken on a new role, promoting the local economy and having positive effects on the environment and society. Three great stories of farmers capable of combining tradition with innovation

    Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Kangchenjunga and the beautiful silence
    26.05.2014 by Manuel Lugli in Alpinism

    Nives Meroi, Romano Benet, Kangchenjunga and the beautiful silence

    The thoughts of Manuel Lugli about the ascent of Kangchenjunga carried out on 17/05/2014 by the Italian alpinists Romano Benet and Nives Meroi.

    For Ilio De Biasio
    08.05.2014 by Toni Zuech in Alpinism

    For Ilio De Biasio

    Ilio De Biasio, one of the strongest climbers and mountaineers in the Dolomites, died aged 59 on 9 April 2014 during a ski mountaineering trip to Monte Pavione, Alpi Feltrine, Dolomites. The thoughts by Toni Zuech.

    Nepal's Everest spring season draws to a close before it begins
    27.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nepal's Everest spring season draws to a close before it begins

    All major commercial expeditions operating on Nepal's South side of Everest have called off their expeditons following the deadly avalanche that killed 16 Sherpas on 18 April 2014.

    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro
    19.04.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Everest avalanche: interview with Simone Moro

    Interview with Simone Moro after the tragic avalanche on Everest on 18 April 2014 that caused the deaths of at least 13 Sherpa.

    Repairers of the fragile mountain environment
    16.04.2014 by Teddy Soppelsa in Environment

    Repairers of the fragile mountain environment

    The mountains are a harsh and at the same time fragile environment that needs to be treated with care. The wealth and stability of the mountain ecosystems are directly linked to the presence of man and the effects of a lack of maintenance in the mountains can be felt down in the valleys. Those who carry out maintenance and repairs in the mountains have changed, from farmers to institutions. By Teddy Soppelsa for Good For Alps, magazine AKU trekking & outdoor footwear.

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