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  • 25.05.2015 Matteo Della Bordella wins Grignetta d'Oro 2015

    Matteo Della Bordella wins Grignetta d'Oro 2015

    On Friday, May 22 at Lecco the Grignetta d'Oro 2015 was awarded to Matteo Della Bordella while Ivo Ferrari and Romano Benet received special mentions. The other alpinists in the running for the Italian mountaineering award were Hervé Barmasse, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

  • 21.05.2015 The King: the first time up the Monviso Coolidge Couloir, by Ivo Ferrari

    The King: the first time up the Monviso Coolidge Couloir, by Ivo Ferrari

    The North Face of Monviso (3841m) and its Coolidge Gully, one of those climbs "I'd always like to do." By Ivo Ferrari

  • 18.05.2015 Grignetta d'Oro: the 7 Italian finalists

    Grignetta d'Oro: the 7 Italian finalists

    The names have been revealed of the seven mountaineers in the running for the Grignetta d’Oro, the Italian mountaineering award that will be celebrated on Friday 22 May at Lecco. The jury has selected the following alpinists: Hervé Barmasse, Matteo Della Bordella, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

  • 15.05.2015 Nepal I love you #1

    Nepal I love you #1

    The video Nepal I love you #1 by Camp 4 Collective and the appeal to admire the extraordinary beauty of this country, to help tourism return and to help this territory after the massive earthquake that has put this country in serious difficulty.

    Matteo Della Bordella wins Grignetta d'Oro 2015
    25.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matteo Della Bordella wins Grignetta d'Oro 2015

    On Friday, May 22 at Lecco the Grignetta d'Oro 2015 was awarded to Matteo Della Bordella while Ivo Ferrari and Romano Benet received special mentions. The other alpinists in the running for the Italian mountaineering award were Hervé Barmasse, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

    The King: the first time up the Monviso Coolidge Couloir, by Ivo Ferrari
    21.05.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    The King: the first time up the Monviso Coolidge Couloir, by Ivo Ferrari

    The North Face of Monviso (3841m) and its Coolidge Gully, one of those climbs "I'd always like to do." By Ivo Ferrari

    Grignetta d'Oro: the 7 Italian finalists
    18.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Grignetta d'Oro: the 7 Italian finalists

    The names have been revealed of the seven mountaineers in the running for the Grignetta d’Oro, the Italian mountaineering award that will be celebrated on Friday 22 May at Lecco. The jury has selected the following alpinists: Hervé Barmasse, Matteo Della Bordella, Simon Gietl, Tamara Lunger, Corrado Pesce, Francesco Salvaterra and Luca Schiera.

    Nepal I love you #1
    15.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nepal I love you #1

    The video Nepal I love you #1 by Camp 4 Collective and the appeal to admire the extraordinary beauty of this country, to help tourism return and to help this territory after the massive earthquake that has put this country in serious difficulty.

    Namasté Oskar Piazza
    14.05.2015 by Manuel Lugli in Alpinism

    Namasté Oskar Piazza

    In remembrance of Oskar Piazza, mountain guide and member of the Mountain Rescue team who died in Nepal's devastating earthquake on 25 April 2015. By Manuel Lugli.

    Grignetta d'Oro: the big list of 41 Italian alpinists
    14.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Grignetta d'Oro: the big list of 41 Italian alpinists

    41 alpinists have been selected for the "Big List” of the Grignetta d'Oro, the Italian mountaineering award that goes to the Italian mountaineer whose climbs in 2013 and 2014 have most left their mark. The award will be celebrated on Friday 22 May at Lecco.

    Tom Ballard film teasers
    12.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Tom Ballard film teasers

    Two teasers from the docu-film Tom, dedicated to British alpinist Tom Ballard who became the first to solo climb, in the same winter season, the six great North Faces of the Alps: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger.

    Cerro Torre, the Traverse and Thomas Huber's infinite dream
    11.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Cerro Torre, the Traverse and Thomas Huber's infinite dream

    The video of the attempt carried out by Thomas Huber, Andi Schnarf and Tommy Aguilo to complete the Torre Traverse in Patagonia via the mountains Cerro Standhardt, Punta Herron, Torre Egger and Cerro Torre.

    Mount Dickey new climb in Alaska by Frieh, Diesinger and Stuckey
    08.05.2015 by John Frieh in Alpinism

    Mount Dickey new climb in Alaska by Frieh, Diesinger and Stuckey

    In March 2015 John Frieh, Chad Diesinger, Jason Stuckey made the first ascent of Blue Collar Beatdown (V WI4 M4 65°), a new route up the NE Face of Mount Dickey, Alaska.

    Speed, records and alpinism. By Ivo Ferrari
    06.05.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Speed, records and alpinism. By Ivo Ferrari

    Speed and record-breaking alpinism seen (and experienced) by Ivo Ferrari.

    Dani Arnold climbs Matterhorn Schmid route in 1:46
    01.05.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dani Arnold climbs Matterhorn Schmid route in 1:46

    On 22/04/2015 Swiss alpinist Dani Arnold climbed the Schmid route on the North Face of the Matterhorn in 1 hour and 46 minutes, 10 minutes faster than previous record holder Ueli Steck in 2009.

    Get Vertical, the Salewa contest to win adventures in Australia and the Alps
    29.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Get Vertical, the Salewa contest to win adventures in Australia and the Alps

    Trekking, via ferrata, rock climbing in the Alps and in Australia: win an unforgettable experience with Get Vertical, the contest promoted by Salewa that runs through until 15 May 2015.

    Define Femmine, the Arc'teryx Canadian West Coast Adventure
    28.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Define Femmine, the Arc'teryx Canadian West Coast Adventure

    The Define Femmine contest promoted by Arc'teryx runs until 8 May 2015: four woman will be invited for a week long West Coast adventure to go climbing, kayaking and bouldering in Canada.

    Serac on Monte Zebrù by Riegler brothers
    28.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Serac on Monte Zebrù by Riegler brothers

    On 21/04/2015 Martin Riegler and his brother Florian Riegler climbed Serac (WI4, 800m), a possible new ice climb up Mount Zebrù, Italian Alps.

    Nepal earthquake: how to help the relief efforts
    28.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nepal earthquake: how to help the relief efforts

    Following the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on Saturday 25 April we have now published a list of international aid organisations aiding survivors in Nepal.

    Nepal earthquake: Oskar Piazza, Gigliola Mancinelli, Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer perish
    27.04.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Nepal earthquake: Oskar Piazza, Gigliola Mancinelli, Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer perish

    The news was made official a few hours ago: the well-known Italian mountain guide and member of the mountain rescue service Oskar Piazza and Dr. Gigliola Mancinelli perished beneath an avalanche triggered by the earthquake that destroyed the village of Langtang in northern Nepal. The other two expedition members Giovanni Pizzorini and Pino Antonini have survived. Four Italians died as a result of Saturday’s earthquake; the well-known mountaineer Renzo Benedetti and Marco Pojer were buried by an avalanche in the Rolwaling Valley. In the meantime Nepal is enduring days of extreme difficulty.

    Nepal earthquake death toll continues to rise, Everest disaster area
    27.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Nepal earthquake death toll continues to rise, Everest disaster area

    The death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday and passes 3200, with more than 6000 people injured. The avalanche that struck Everest base camp is said to have caused at least 18 deaths. Four Italian speleologists are feared missing from the village of Langtang; Giuseppe Pino Antonini, Gigliola Mancinelli, Oskar Piazza and Giovanni Pizzorni.

    Earthquake devastates Nepal
    25.04.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Earthquake devastates Nepal

    Two earthquakes measuring up to 7.9 hit Nepal this morning causing, according to some sources, over 1,000 deaths. Even the highest mountains in the world trembled and an avalanche that swept through Everest Base Camp has caused an unknown number of deaths.

    Königsspitze West Face for Ivo Ferrari
    23.04.2015 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Königsspitze West Face for Ivo Ferrari

    Ivo Ferrari’s quest for for his climbing and mountaineering up the West Face of Königsspitze via the route Zebrusius.

    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.

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