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  • 27.11.2015 Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015 in Bulgaria

    Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015 in Bulgaria

    From 25 - 29 November 2015 Bansko in Bulgaria hosts the Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015. More than 100 films from 5 continenti, special guests including Hansjörg Auer, Tom Ballard, Patrick Gabarrou, Tamara Lunger and Jean Troillet. Chris Bonington - Life and Climbs has been selected as one of the finalists of this prestigious festival.

  • 25.11.2015 UIAA recommends titanium bolts only for marine crags

    UIAA recommends titanium bolts only for marine crags

    Maurizio Oviglia discusses the new document produced by the UIAA (the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) which outlines management strategies for individual climbers, bolters and manufacturers for anchor safety and bolting of sport climbs at seaside crags.

  • 10.09.2015 French belays on sea cliffs, lower off advice for sport climbing

    French belays on sea cliffs, lower off advice for sport climbing

    Maurizio Oviglia, Italian Mountaineering Club Instructor, discusses a few basic rules that should be observed before lowering off a “French belay", consisting of two bolts and no abseil chain.

  • 20.06.2015 Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc

    From 12 - 14 June 2015 the 4th Arcteryx Alpine Academy took place at Chamonix. 340 participants from 25 countries took part in the event aimed at teaching mountain safety and improving mountain skills on Mont Blanc.

    Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015 in Bulgaria
    27.11.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015 in Bulgaria

    From 25 - 29 November 2015 Bansko in Bulgaria hosts the Bansko Mountain Film Festival 2015. More than 100 films from 5 continenti, special guests including Hansjörg Auer, Tom Ballard, Patrick Gabarrou, Tamara Lunger and Jean Troillet. Chris Bonington - Life and Climbs has been selected as one of the finalists of this prestigious festival.

    UIAA recommends titanium bolts only for marine crags
    25.11.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    UIAA recommends titanium bolts only for marine crags

    Maurizio Oviglia discusses the new document produced by the UIAA (the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) which outlines management strategies for individual climbers, bolters and manufacturers for anchor safety and bolting of sport climbs at seaside crags.

    French belays on sea cliffs, lower off advice for sport climbing
    10.09.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    French belays on sea cliffs, lower off advice for sport climbing

    Maurizio Oviglia, Italian Mountaineering Club Instructor, discusses a few basic rules that should be observed before lowering off a “French belay", consisting of two bolts and no abseil chain.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc
    20.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2015 on Mont Blanc

    From 12 - 14 June 2015 the 4th Arcteryx Alpine Academy took place at Chamonix. 340 participants from 25 countries took part in the event aimed at teaching mountain safety and improving mountain skills on Mont Blanc.

    Reequipping with 'marine' gear in Sardinia by Louis Piguet
    11.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Reequipping with 'marine' gear in Sardinia by Louis Piguet

    Maurizio Oviglia shares the information, provided by Louis Piguet, about the Swissman’s recent rebolting of some sport climbs in Sardinia located at the Buggerru sea cliff and at Cala Fuii (Cala Gonone).

    Sappada abseil stations replaced on ice climbs
    06.02.2015 by Pierpaolo Pedrini in Alpinism

    Sappada abseil stations replaced on ice climbs

    At Sappada, Northern Italy, the local mountain guides have replaced the abseil belays of more than 50 ice falls. The report by Pierpaolo Pedrini

    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

    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

    Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino
    15.08.2014 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Monte Rosa: twenty years of research by Ferrino

    The Ferrino High-lab, located at an altitude of 3585m of the Valle d'Aosta side on Monte Rosa, celebrates 20 years. It is the highest laboratory in Italy. And it is up there that the company from Turin, the market leader for mountain outdoor products (and more), tests its tents and invites all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a unique experience: that of a real Base Camp!

    The art of resoling a climbing shoe
    29.04.2014 by Il Risuolatore in Gear

    The art of resoling a climbing shoe

    How to resole a climbing shoe, a walking boot or mountaineering boot.

    Journalism, education and avalanches. 10 things worth knowing. By Giulio Caresio

    Journalism, education and avalanches. 10 things worth knowing. By Giulio Caresio

    In mid-February at Madesimo, Italy, the media was invited to an event aimed at educating journalists about how to promote the right mountain safety message in order to shape a mountain culture that is instrumental in preventing and reducing avalanche victims.

    Manolo: climbing and informed choices
    31.01.2014 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Manolo: climbing and informed choices

    Some thoughts by Maurizio 'Manolo' Zanolla about climbing and the need to be conscious of the choices you make.

    Avalanche emergency - the video Ortovox Safety Academy Lab

    Avalanche emergency - the video Ortovox Safety Academy Lab

    The video Avalanche emergency produced by Ortovox Safety Academy Lab for the new internet site dedicated to mountain safety.

    The World's Worst Belayer
    08.12.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    The World's Worst Belayer

    Video tutorial that explores some common belaying mistakes.

    Ice climbing basics video: ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads
    03.12.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Ice climbing basics video: ice screw placement, anchors and V-threads

    The video by Petzl that demonstrates proper ice screw placement technique, as well as how to set an anchor and a v-thread in waterfall ice.

    Ortovox: avalanche airbag safety recommendations

    Ortovox: avalanche airbag safety recommendations

    Ortovox: Safety recommendations avalanche airbag Tour 32+7 ABS & Tour 30+7 W ABS

    Climbers Against Cancer: first donation to Australian research
    03.07.2013 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    Climbers Against Cancer: first donation to Australian research

    The Cancer Council Australia has received a £10,000 donation from the initiative Climbers against Cancer.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy: a weekend of mountaineering and safety on Mont Blanc
    21.06.2013 by Nicholas Hobley in Alpinism

    Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy: a weekend of mountaineering and safety on Mont Blanc

    Alpinism, courses, safety and fun on stunning Mont Blanc. The simple recipe of the Arc'teryx Alpine Arc'ademy 2013 that took place from 14 - 16 June at Chamonix to find out more about climbing and alpinism.

    Avalanche at Saint Christophe en Oisans in France
    19.04.2013 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Avalanche at Saint Christophe en Oisans in France

    The film of the avalanche of snow and rocks opposite the via Ferrata de Saint Christophe en Oisans in France.

    Safety Information: Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical prusik
    17.04.2013 by Planetmountain in Gear

    Safety Information: Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical prusik

    The French company Petzl has issued the following press release concerning the mechanical prusik ZIGZAG for arborists.

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