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    Piolet d'Or 2015 and the big list of 58 climbs
    20.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolet d'Or 2015 and the big list of 58 climbs

    58 ascents carried out in 2014 have been included in the "Big list" of the Piolet d'Or, the most prestigious mountaineering award that will be celebrated between 9 - 12 April, 2015 at Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

    Hansjörg Auer - Glimpse
    10.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer - Glimpse

    Video protrait of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer.

    SCARPA: recall F1 Evo and F1 Evo Wmn
    03.02.2015 by Planetmountain in Gear

    SCARPA: recall F1 Evo and F1 Evo Wmn

    SCARPA recalls F1 Evo and F1 Evo WMN from the market

    Piolets d'Or 2015: Chris Bonington to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
    27.01.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2015: Chris Bonington to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

    From 9 - 12 April 2015 Courmayeur and Chamonix become the world’s mountaineering capital with the 23 edition of the Piolets d’Or, the most prestigious mountaineering award. Britain’s Sir Chris Bonington will receive the Piolet d'Or Carrière - the Lifetime Achievement Award.

    Kilian Jornet Burgada sets new Aconcagua speed record
    24.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Kilian Jornet Burgada sets new Aconcagua speed record

    Spanish skyrunner Kilian Jornet Burgada has set a new speed record on Aconcagua, ascending and descending the 6962m high mountain in 12 hours and 49 minutes.

    Crag certification and classification, bolter responsibilities and training: the French example and Philipp Brass interview
    19.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Crag certification and classification, bolter responsibilities and training: the French example and Philipp Brass interview

    Interview with Philippe Brass, mountain guide and expert new routes, about crag certification and classification, the responsibilities new bolters have the the training they receive. By Maurizio Oviglia

    Vanessa François and her Mont Blanc Cosmic Bivouac
    03.12.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Vanessa François and her Mont Blanc Cosmic Bivouac

    The video of disabled French alpinist Vanessa François and her bivouac on the Grande Gendarme of Arête des Cosmiques (Mont Blanc) together with Liv Sansoz.

    Your Land by The North Face
    18.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Your Land by The North Face

    The video Your Land by The North Face that celebrates the most isolated, and least isolated places on this planet.

    National Geographic People's Choice Adventurer of the Year
    12.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    National Geographic People's Choice Adventurer of the Year

    From 07/11/2014 to 31/01/2015 you can cast your vote online for the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2014. Nominees include Tommy Caldwell, Kit DesLauriers, Will Gadd, Wasfia Nazreen and Ueli Steck.

    Un giorno a Wamba - Padova première
    07.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Un giorno a Wamba - Padova première

    On Friday 7 November 2014 at Padova the film premier "Un giorno a Wamba". Directed by Francesco Mansutti and Vinicio Stefanello, this documentary was filmed in the small village Wamba immersed in the rainforest of the Democratic Republic of Congo where S.O.S – Solidarietà Organizzazione Sviluppo operates. The film celebrates 25 years of activity of this NGO.

    Hanspeter Eisendle wins Paul Preuss award
    05.11.2014 by Planetmountain in Events

    Hanspeter Eisendle wins Paul Preuss award

    South Tyrolean alpinist Hanspeter Eisendle was awarded the Paul Preuss prize during the Kiku International Mountain Summit (IMS) at Brixen, Italy.

    Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion? The conference at the Brixen IMS
    17.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion? The conference at the Brixen IMS

    On Saturday 18 October 18 the International Mountain Summit at Brixen will hold the conference "Clean and Honest Mountaineering: Reality or Illusion?" Organised by the Master in Mountain Medicine and its director Dr. Luigi Festi, this conference will attempt to provide a definition to doping in the mountains and set guidelines that aims to raise awareness and increase safety in high altitude mountaineering.

    Tom Ballard, climbing in his veins
    15.10.2014 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Tom Ballard, climbing in his veins

    Interview with talented British climber and alpinist Tom Ballard.

    Has exploratory alpinism failed?
    10.10.2014 by Manuel Lugli in Alpinism

    Has exploratory alpinism failed?

    Starting from a recent statement by Reinhold Messner, Manuel Lugli discusses the presumed end of “traditional” and exploratory alpinism.

     Curiosity, with Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner
    28.09.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Curiosity, with Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner

    The video Curiosity by The North Face featuring the athletes Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson and Hal Koerner and their quest to run the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc 2014.

    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.

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