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    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.

    Black and white, Ivan Ghirardini and the three North Faces solo in winter
    20.07.2016 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Black and white, Ivan Ghirardini and the three North Faces solo in winter

    Thoughts about the history of mountaineering. The solo winter trilogy carried out by Ivan Ghirardini up the legendary three North Faces of the Alps: the Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses and Eiger. By Ivo Ferrari.

    Colin Haley, solo, fast and light on the Infinite Spur in Alaska
    04.07.2016 by Colin Haley in Alpinism

    Colin Haley, solo, fast and light on the Infinite Spur in Alaska

    American alpinist Colin Haley shares his thoughts about his recent fast solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska. Originally posted only on facebook, Haley has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.

    Gangstang NW Ridge first ascent by Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham
    01.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Gangstang NW Ridge first ascent by Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham

    Malcolm Bass and Guy Buckingham have just made the first ascent of the beautiful NW Ridge of Gangstang (6162m) in the Himachal Pradesh Himalaya. They reached the summit on the 9th June and descended to base camp the next day completing a five day round trip.

    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.

    Colin Haley makes first solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska
    07.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Colin Haley makes first solo ascent of the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska

    American alpinist Colin Haley has made the first solo ascent the Infinite Spur on Sultana - Mt. Foraker in Alaska. While the ascent required just 12 hours 29 minutes from the Bergschrund to the summit, the descent proved a harrowing ordeal that turned out to be one of the most intense experiences in his life.

    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.

    Riders on the Storm video of Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat in Patagonia
    20.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Riders on the Storm video of Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat in Patagonia

    The video of Riders on the Storm on the Central Tower of the Torres del Paine in Patagonia, repeated at the start of 2016 by Mayan Smith-Gobat, Ines Papert and accompanied by Thomas Senf.

    Universal Studio, new mixed climb on Rognon du Plan (Mont Blanc) by Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan
    20.05.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Universal Studio, new mixed climb on Rognon du Plan (Mont Blanc) by Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan

    On 5 May 2016 Jeff Mercier and Simon Chatelan made the first ascent of 'Universal Studio', a new mixed climb graded M8/650m on Rognon du Plan (3601m) in the Mont Blanc massif, France.

    New mixed climb on Monte Cogliàns, Carnic Alps
    19.05.2016 by Claudio Betetto in Alpinism

    New mixed climb on Monte Cogliàns, Carnic Alps

    On 15/05/2016 Mirco Grasso, Claudio Betetto and Luca Iacolettig made the first ascent of 'Altro che in Scozia' (500m, M4, WI4, 85°, one section 90°, TD), a new mixed climb up Monte Cogliàns (2780m), Carnic Alps.

    Makalu summit success for Nives Meroi and Romano Benet
    13.05.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Makalu summit success for Nives Meroi and Romano Benet

    At 10:00 am on Thursday 12 May 2016 Italian mountaineers Romano Benet and Nives Meroi reached the summit of Makalu, their 13th eightthousander.

    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 Vilsmaier is 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 film review by Vinicio Stefanello.

    Alpinism and caving: underground ice climbing at Brezno pod Velbom
    06.05.2016 by Luca Vallata in Alpinism

    Alpinism and caving: underground ice climbing at Brezno pod Velbom

    Out of the ordinary mountaineering in Slovenia: Luca Vallata recalls the ascent, carried out together with Matteo Rivadossi and Andrea Tocchini, of one of the longest and most continuous ice climbs in the Eastern Alps. The icefall is not located in the mountains, but inside a mountain, namely in the Brezno pod Velbom cave at 2050m altitude, on the Slovenian side of Mount Canin.

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche
    02.05.2016 by Francesca Colesanti in Alpinism

    Alex Lowe and David Bridges: bodies found in the Himalaya, 16 years after struck by avalanche

    The bodies of Alex Lowe, one of the strongest American mountaineers of all time, and David Bridges, have been discovered in the Himalaya 16 years after having been swept away by an avalanche while climbing Shishapangma (8027m), Tibet. Their remains were discovered by Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck and his German counterpart David Göttler.

    Haywire, the short film by Cheyne Lempe big wall climbing on Baffin Island
    28.04.2016 by Ben Lepsant in Alpinism

    Haywire, the short film by Cheyne Lempe big wall climbing on Baffin Island

    Ben Lepesant reviews Haywire, the short film shot and directed by American alpinist Cheyne Lempe who in May 2015, together with Dave Allfrey, forged a worrying new climb called Deconstructing Jenga (VI, 5.9+, A3+) up Great Cross Pillar on Baffin Island, Canada.

    Bolivian Cholitas climb the Andes to conquer emancipation
    27.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bolivian Cholitas climb the Andes to conquer emancipation

    A group of Bolivian women is currently attempting to to climb eight mountains over 6000m in the Andes. Aged up to 50 and wearing their traditional dress, for years they have worked as cooks or porters for trekking and mountaineering expeditions.

    Chamlang Expedition 2016, Marco Farina and François Cazzanelli acclimatised
    23.04.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Chamlang Expedition 2016, Marco Farina and François Cazzanelli acclimatised

    After a few nights spent at about 5700m, the Italian alpinists Marco Farina and François Cazzanelli have concluded their acclimatization prior to attempting the unclimbed north face of Chamlang Peak (7319 m), Nepal. Conditions are not ideal conditions and the reconnaissance phase is longer than expected.

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