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  • 10.06.2016 Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan

    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.

  • 09.06.2016 Touching the void - immortal stories

    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.

  • 07.06.2016 Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film

    Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film

    The trailer of Ragni, the new film by Filippo Salvioni that celebrates 70 years of extraordinary climbing and mountaineering by the Italian mountaineering club Ragni della Grignetta, known to all as the Ragni di Lecco.

  • 01.06.2016 The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland

    From 16 - 18 September 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland The North Face hosts its Mountain Festival, weekend of adventurous mountain activities at the foot of the Eiger.

    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.

    Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film
    07.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ragni di Lecco, 70 years of history and alpinism in a film

    The trailer of Ragni, the new film by Filippo Salvioni that celebrates 70 years of extraordinary climbing and mountaineering by the Italian mountaineering club Ragni della Grignetta, known to all as the Ragni di Lecco.

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland
    01.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland

    From 16 - 18 September 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland The North Face hosts its Mountain Festival, weekend of adventurous mountain activities at the foot of the Eiger.

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices
    12.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nanga Parbat film - Reinhold Messner, Günther Messner and choices

    PlayAlpinismo films: Nanga Parbat by Joseph Vilsmaie rand the story of Reinhold and Günther Messner, of their great first ascent of the Nanga Parbat Rupal Face, of a tragedy and how a mountain can mark someone's destiny. The review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Fledglings - with Cedar Wright and Matt Segal
    01.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Fledglings - with Cedar Wright and Matt Segal

    America's Cedar Wright and Matt Segal trade their climbing gear and learn how to paraglide in their attempt to fly off of the highest peak in Mexico.

    Half Dome 1977 and the pioneering flight in Yosemite
    22.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Half Dome 1977 and the pioneering flight in Yosemite

    The short film by Carl Boenish that documents the flight carried out by Rich Piccirilli, Jim Hanbury and Brian Johnson from Half Dome (Yosemite) that marked a pivotal moment in the history of BASE jumping.

    Joe Tasker, alpinism and its Savage arena
    19.04.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Books-press

    Joe Tasker, alpinism and its Savage arena

    A book for dreamers: Savage arena by Joe Tasker. A story about a form of alpinism that has perhaps disappeared but which has certainly left its mark in history. The book review by Ivo Ferrari.

    Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Patagonia: the glaciers 100 years on
    15.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre and Patagonia: the glaciers 100 years on

    The expedition in Patagonia led by Italian photographer Fabiano Ventura to document the effects of over 100 years of climate change as part of multi-year project "On the trails of the glaciers" has taken photos of Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre and compared them to those taken by Alberto Maria De Agostini.

    Paul Pritchard and the crowdfunding campaign for the Totem Pole film
    13.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Paul Pritchard and the crowdfunding campaign for the Totem Pole film

    A film documenting Paul Pritchard and the Totem Pole, the famous sea stack in Tasmania, is in the pipeline. A crowdfunding campaign for this project has now been launched.

    Paul Pritchard summits 'his' Totem Pole in Tasmania
    08.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Paul Pritchard summits 'his' Totem Pole in Tasmania

    On April 4, 2016 British climber Paul Pritchard summited the Totem Pole, the amazing obelisk in Tasmania where he suffered a nigh fatal fall in 1998. As a result of that incident Pritchard was left partially paralysed and now, 18 years later, his ascent celebrates a conquest and circle that has now been closed.

    Piolets d'Or 2016: four ascents honoured
    07.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2016: four ascents honoured

    From 14 - 17 April four climbs will be celebrated during the Piolets d’Or 2016, the international mountaineering award scheduled to take place at la Grave-La Meije in France. The selected ascents are: Talung (Nepal) by Ukrainian alpinists Nikita Balabanov and Mikhail Fomin; Gave Ding (Nepal) by British mountaineers Mick Fowler and Paul Ramsden; Cerro Riso Patron (Chile) by France's Jerome Sullivan, Lise Billon and Antoine Moineville and Argentina's Diego Simari; Cerro Kishtwar (India) by the Slovenes Marko Prezlj and Urban Novak, America's Hayden Kennedy and France's Manu Pellissier. The 24th edition will also award Polish alpinist Wojciech Kurtyka with the Piolet d'Or Carrière - Lifetime Achievement Award.

    LNZNDRF Future You with Keith Ladzinski
    20.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Environment

    LNZNDRF Future You with Keith Ladzinski

    The music video Future You by the band LNZNDRF featuring the mountain and wild nature images of American photographer Keith Ladzinski.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2016 at Chamonix
    16.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2016 at Chamonix

    Registration is now online for the 5th Arcteryx Alpine Academy that will take place from 16 - 19 June 2016 at Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

    Kevin Jorgeson: from rock climbing to migrant crisis humanitarian aid
    15.03.2016 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Kevin Jorgeson: from rock climbing to migrant crisis humanitarian aid

    Interview with American climber Kevin Jorgeson, famous for his first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan in Yosemite (together with Tommy Caldwell in January 2015), who is about to embark on a two week trip to the Greek island of Lesbos together with his fiancée Jacqui Becker. The two have volunteered to help migrants fleeing from war and poverty.

    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016
    10.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016

    Nepal's Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has been nominated National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016. Apart from being a highly talented mountainer, Pasang Lhamu distinguished herself for her role in relief efforts after the country suffered a severe earthquake in April 2015.

    Cesare, son of San Mauro
    09.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Cesare, son of San Mauro

    The mountains are the last resort to save biodiversity. In this AKU film the Italian botanist Cesare Lasen talks about his life as scientist and man of the mountains.

    Piolets d'Or 2016 moves to La Grave-La Meije
    26.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolets d'Or 2016 moves to La Grave-La Meije

    The press release of the 24th edition of the prestigious international mountaineering award Piolet d’Or that will be celebrated from 14 - 17 April 2016 at La Grave-La Meije, France.

    Mont Blanc on Google Street View
    23.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mont Blanc on Google Street View

    Google has published a Street View exploration of the Mont Blanc, produced together with Kilian Jornet Burgada, Catherine Destivelle, Patrick Gabarrou, Corrado Korra Pesce, Laetitia Roux, Ueli Steck, Candide Thovex and photographers Jonathan Griffith, Renan Ozturk, Sender Films.

    Tancrède Melet, salut l'artiste
    07.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tancrède Melet, salut l'artiste

    Tancrède Melet, the French artist and acrobat perished on Tuesday 5 January 2016 at Diois in France.

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