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  • 18.04.2015 In Vino Veritas, new ice cimb in the Fanes Dolomites

    In Vino Veritas, new ice cimb in the Fanes Dolomites

    On 21/03/2015 Manuel Baumgartner and Martin Baumgartner made the first ascent of In Vino Veritas, a new of ice and mixed climb up Banc dal Se’, Fanes, Dolomites.

  • 17.04.2015 Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike

    Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike

    From Padua, close to Venice, all the way to the summit of Mont Blanc: a bicycle ride that culminated on the summit of the symbol of mountaineering. A great adventure experienced at just the right speed which, three summers down the line, still lives on in the memories of the young cyclists and alpinists: Giovanni Zaccaria, Claudio Gavagnin, Giuseppe Frizziero, Francesco Facco. The report by Giovanni Zaccaria.

  • 13.04.2015 Piolet d'Or 2015: the 3 ascent videos

    Piolet d'Or 2015: the 3 ascent videos

    The videos of the three Piolet d'Or 2015 winning ascents: the Fitz Roy Traverse by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Thamserku by the Russians Alexander Gukov and Alexei Lonchinskiy and the ascent of Hagshu by the Slovenians Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj.  The videos were produced for the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2015. Concept & editing Vinicio Stefanello (Planetmountain.com) and Francesco Mansutti (Studio Due) for Comune di Courmayeur and Centro Servizi Courmayeur srl.

  • 13.04.2015 Piolet d'Or 2015: the grande finale at Courmayeur

    Piolet d'Or 2015: the grande finale at Courmayeur

    On Saturday 11 April the awards ceremony of the 23rd Piolet d'Or, the Oscars of alpinism, were held at Courmayeur, Italy. Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Russians Aleksander Gukov and Aleksey Lonchinsky and Slovenians Marko Prezelj, Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic were awarded the Piolet d'Or 2015. Britain’s Chris Bonington received the Piolet d'Or Carrière.

    In Vino Veritas, new ice cimb in the Fanes Dolomites
    18.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    In Vino Veritas, new ice cimb in the Fanes Dolomites

    On 21/03/2015 Manuel Baumgartner and Martin Baumgartner made the first ascent of In Vino Veritas, a new of ice and mixed climb up Banc dal Se’, Fanes, Dolomites.

    Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike
    17.04.2015 by Giovanni Zaccaria in Alpinism

    Heart and muscles: Mont Blanc on foot and by bike

    From Padua, close to Venice, all the way to the summit of Mont Blanc: a bicycle ride that culminated on the summit of the symbol of mountaineering. A great adventure experienced at just the right speed which, three summers down the line, still lives on in the memories of the young cyclists and alpinists: Giovanni Zaccaria, Claudio Gavagnin, Giuseppe Frizziero, Francesco Facco. The report by Giovanni Zaccaria.

    Piolet d'Or 2015: the 3 ascent videos
    13.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolet d'Or 2015: the 3 ascent videos

    The videos of the three Piolet d'Or 2015 winning ascents: the Fitz Roy Traverse by Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Thamserku by the Russians Alexander Gukov and Alexei Lonchinskiy and the ascent of Hagshu by the Slovenians Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj.  The videos were produced for the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2015. Concept & editing Vinicio Stefanello (Planetmountain.com) and Francesco Mansutti (Studio Due) for Comune di Courmayeur and Centro Servizi Courmayeur srl.

    Piolet d'Or 2015: the grande finale at Courmayeur
    13.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolet d'Or 2015: the grande finale at Courmayeur

    On Saturday 11 April the awards ceremony of the 23rd Piolet d'Or, the Oscars of alpinism, were held at Courmayeur, Italy. Americans Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold, Russians Aleksander Gukov and Aleksey Lonchinsky and Slovenians Marko Prezelj, Ales Cesen and Luka Lindic were awarded the Piolet d'Or 2015. Britain’s Chris Bonington received the Piolet d'Or Carrière.

    Piolet d'Or 2015: the world's mountaineering élite at Courmayeur and Chamonix
    10.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Piolet d'Or 2015: the world's mountaineering élite at Courmayeur and Chamonix

    Courmayeur and Chamonix are the world’s mountaineering capital once again thanks to the Piolet d'Or 2015. The recipients of the 23rd edition of this prestigious award are Tommy Caldwell, Alex Honnold, Alexander Gukov, Alexei Lonchinskiy, Aleš Česen, Luka Lindič and Marko Prezelj. The 7th Piolet d'Or Carrière will be awarded to the great British mountaineer Chris Bonington.

    SuperPiter on Mount Aga, new ice climb in the Bergamo Alps
    10.04.2015 by Ennio Spiranelli in Alpinism

    SuperPiter on Mount Aga, new ice climb in the Bergamo Alps

    On 04/03/2015 Yuri Parimbelli, Marco Kita Tiraboschi and Ennio Spiranelli made the first ascent of SuperPiter (450m, AI 6+ M6), a new mixed climb up Mount Aga, Bergamo Alps.

    Caravanserai 2015 Lou Vir Tound: a round trip
    07.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Caravanserai 2015 Lou Vir Tound: a round trip

    The adventure of Sebastiano Audiso and Valter Perlino starts today: The two will combine climbing and cycling with the greater meaning of traveling: starting from and finishing at Kathmandu, they will cross the Himalayam cycling in between Nepal and Tibet past the sacred Mount Kailash and the the Tibetan 8000er Shisha Pangma. An ideal "samsara" that form part of their lives, so much so as to represent their entire existence. The prologue from Audisio's travel diary.

    Eiserne Jungfrau, Gietl and Messini climb new variation up Rauhe Gaisl
    05.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Eiserne Jungfrau, Gietl and Messini climb new variation up Rauhe Gaisl

    Simon Gietl and Vittorio Messini have made the first ascent of Eiserne Jungfrau, a new mixed ice climb variation up Rauhe Gaisl, Pragser Tal, Dolomites.

    Impressive impressions: Patrick Berhault and Mt. Monviso
    01.04.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Impressive impressions: Patrick Berhault and Mt. Monviso

    Patrick Berhault and long ridge from Colle Traversette to Monviso. To remember that the "game" and mountaineering are never ending. By Ivo Ferrari.

    Dejan Koren climbs three new routes at Forcella Lavina
    31.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dejan Koren climbs three new routes at Forcella Lavina

    On the North Face of Travnik in Valle Lavina (Laghi di Fusine, Tarvisio, Italy) the Slovenian alpinist Dejan Koren has made the first ascent of three new mixed climbs, including the ice climb Mali Bogovi, dedicated to the late Urban Golob.

    La Piera ice climb in the Dolomites
    30.03.2015 by Beppe Ballico in Alpinism

    La Piera ice climb in the Dolomites

    The route topo of the ice climb La Piera in Vallunga, Dolomites, by Beppe Ballico.

    Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter
    27.03.2015 by Tom Ballard in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard and the Eiger - a hard day's winter

    British mountaineer Tom Ballard reports about his recent ascent of the Eiger that crowned his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

    I believe. By Ivo Ferrari
    26.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    I believe. By Ivo Ferrari

    Ivo Ferrari and the story of a peg, about truth and memories.

    Mt. Maudit new mixed climb by Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey
    25.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Mt. Maudit new mixed climb by Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey

    British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey have climbed Zephyr, a possible new mixed climb up the East Face of Mt. Maudit in the Mont Blanc Massif.

    Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl climb new Ötztal mixed route
    21.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl climb new Ötztal mixed route

    In early March 2015 Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Gerhard Fiegl made the first ascent of Elfenbein, a new mixed climb in the Ötztal.

    Tom Ballard climbs the six North Faces of the Alps in winter!
    20.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard climbs the six North Faces of the Alps in winter!

    With his ascent of the Eiger yesterday, Tom Ballard has now completed his Starlight and Storm project to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

    A Dolomite DOC climb reinterpreted in winter

    A Dolomite DOC climb reinterpreted in winter

    Francesco Salvaterra reports about the winter ascent, carried out together with Marcello Cominetti, of Hrushka up the East Face of Mur de Pisciadù, Sella, Dolomites, Italy

    Pyramide du Tacul, new mixed climb by Bracey and Helliker
    17.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pyramide du Tacul, new mixed climb by Bracey and Helliker

    On 18/02/2015 British alpinists Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker climbed Mastabas (M7, 250m), a possible new route up the NE Face of the Pyramide du Tacul in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Tom Ballard solos the Allain - Leininger route up the Petit Dru North Face
    16.03.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard solos the Allain - Leininger route up the Petit Dru North Face

    British alpinist Tom Ballard has climbed the Allain - Leininger route up the North Face of the Petit Dru (3,733m) in the Mont Blanc massif. This is his fifth climb of his Starlight and Storm project that aims to climb the six great North Faces of the Alps in winter, alone and in just one season. Now the only mountain still to be climbed is the Eiger.

    I don't like winter... the Andrich - Bianchet climb on Cima di Val di Roda, Dolomites
    16.03.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    I don't like winter... the Andrich - Bianchet climb on Cima di Val di Roda, Dolomites

    Ivo Ferrari and Renzo Corona make a winter ascent of the Andrich - Bianchet climb up the West Face of Cima di Val di Roda (Pale di San Martino, Dolomites)

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