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    King of Kanzi 2018, the 80's Climbing Festival in Austria
    27.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    King of Kanzi 2018, the 80's Climbing Festival in Austria

    From 31 May to 3 June 2018 Austria's Kanzianiberg will host King of Kanzi, the climbing festival themed '80s with special guests Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher, Vittorio Messini, Zoe Hart and Steve House.

    All the beauty and climbing at Melloblocco on Tour 2018
    25.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Climbing

    All the beauty and climbing at Melloblocco on Tour 2018

    The program, boulders, evenings, games, music, parties and protagonists of Melloblocco in Tour and the MBB Street Boulder, the great climbing festival that will take place from 3 to 6 May at Lugano and Cresciano (Switzerland).

    The mountain cairns of Pontus Jansson
    13.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Environment

    The mountain cairns of Pontus Jansson

    The video of rock balancing master Pontus Jansson and his cairns.

    Everest - A Time Lapse Film by Elia Saikaly
    05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Everest - A Time Lapse Film by Elia Saikaly

    The timelapse film of Everest by Canadian mountaineer and photographer Elia Saikaly.

    Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest
    05.04.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star international climbing photography contest

    From 21 to 22 April 2018 Arco (Garda Trentino) will host the Adventure Awards Days and also the international climbing photography contest Arco Rock Star with some of the best outdoor photographers in Europe. Everyone can compete in the Open category; registration now online.

    Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson officially presumed dead in Alaska
    15.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson officially presumed dead in Alaska

    The two highly talented alpinists Marc-André Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are officially missing and presumed deceased in Alaska. They have not been heard from since their 5 March ascent of the Mendenhall Towers.

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival
    11.03.2018 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days 2018, in April the Garda Trentino outdoor festival

    From 20 - 22 April 2018 Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Star guests include Simone Moro, Jeremy Collins, Jane Goodall, Nicolas Favresse, Emilio Previtali, Dino Lanzaretti, Jakub Rybicki, Valeria Mosca, Igor D’India. The festival will also host the thrid edition of Arco Rock Star, the international climbing photography contest in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

    Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird
    17.02.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird

    Jim Bridwell has left us. Yesterday, February 16th 2018, one of the absolute legends of rock climbing and mountaineering, died aged 73.

    Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions
    26.01.2018 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Goodbye Miss Elizabeth Hawley, legendary chronicler of Himalayan expeditions

    Miss Elizabeth Hawley has passed away at the age of 95. The American journalist was recognised as a legendary chronicler of mountaineering expeditions to the Himalaya.

    A Door in the Sky, Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet fly into plane from Jungfrau
    29.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    A Door in the Sky, Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet fly into plane from Jungfrau

    Amazing BASE Jump video: Frédéric Fugen and Vincent Reffet leap off Jungfrau in the Swiss Alps and make a wingsuit flight into an open plane.

    For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins
    07.11.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    For Hayden Kennedy & Inge Perkins

    The video tribute to American alpinists Hayden Kennedy and Inge Perkins.

    Farewell Fred Beckey, American climbing legend
    31.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Farewell Fred Beckey, American climbing legend

    Legendary American climber Fred Beckey has passed away aged 94.

    Bird's-eye view of Vajont dam, 54 years after the disaster
    08.10.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Bird's-eye view of Vajont dam, 54 years after the disaster

    The drone footage of Alessandro Menafra to remember the Vajont disaster that ocurred in Italy on 9 October, 1963.

    Bouldering in Valle dell'Orco and the Orcoblocco climbing meeting
    01.09.2017 by Andrea Migliano in Climbing

    Bouldering in Valle dell'Orco and the Orcoblocco climbing meeting

    One day before the Orcoblocco bouldering meeting in Italy’s Valle dell’Orco Andrea Migliano introduces the valley in the Gran Paradiso National Park and in particular the new El Dorado sector with its 120 new boulder problems.

    Solar eclipse at Smith Rock, the story behind the viral photo
    30.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Solar eclipse at Smith Rock, the story behind the viral photo

    The 'behind the scenes' video documenting how the viral photo was taken of the solar eclipse by Ted Hesser on August 21, 2017 at Smith Rock, Oregon, USA.

    Arco Rock Legends: Mike Kosterlitz, Margo Hayes and Janja Garnbret win in 2017
    27.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends: Mike Kosterlitz, Margo Hayes and Janja Garnbret win in 2017

    On Friday 25/08/2017 the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends took place in Arco, Italy. Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz received the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil award. America's Margo Hayes won the Wild Country Rock Award, while Slovenia's Janja Garnbret won the La Sportiva Competition Award.The other nominees were Adam Ondra, Stefano Ghisolfi, Domen Škofic and Shauna Coxsey.

    Pizzo Cengalo massive rockfall video
    24.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Pizzo Cengalo massive rockfall video

    The video of the massive rockfall that occurred on 23 August 2017 on the NE Face of Pizzo Cengalo (3396 m) in Val Bregaglia, Switzerland.

    Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna. The Dolomites at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, USA

    Riccarda de Eccher: Montagna. The Dolomites at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, USA

    From 25 August to 7 October 2017 the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art di Charleston, South Carolina (USA) will exhibit the works of alpinist and painter Riccarda de Eccher. 12 new watercolours dedicated to the Dolomites, ‘her' mountains, will be on view.

    Mike Kosterlitz in Arco for the Climbing Ambassador
    23.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Mike Kosterlitz in Arco for the Climbing Ambassador

    On Friday 25 August at Arco, Italy, Mike Kosterlitz will be the special guest of the 12th Arco Rock Legends, the sport climbing Oscars. The climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will receive the Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo) are the nominees of the La Sportiva Competition Award.

    Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera
    22.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Großglockner rescue helicopter crash and miracle escape caught on camera

    The dramatic video of a helicopter crashing during a mountain rescue operation on Großglockner, Austria's highest peak. Miraculously everyone escaped practically unharmed. Vittorio Messini, Mountain Guide and member of the Austrian Alpine Rescue, provides insight into the accident.

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