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  • 26.05.2017 Grand Combin de Valsorey South Face

    Grand Combin de Valsorey South Face

    The video by Yannick Boissenot and Davide Capozzi of their recent ski and snowboard descent of the South Face of Grand Combin de Valsorey in Switzerland.

  • 08.05.2017 A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

    In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

  • 01.05.2017 Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

    In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

  • 30.04.2017 Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

    Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.

    Grand Combin de Valsorey South Face

    Grand Combin de Valsorey South Face

    The video by Yannick Boissenot and Davide Capozzi of their recent ski and snowboard descent of the South Face of Grand Combin de Valsorey in Switzerland.

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House
    08.05.2017 by Steve House in Alpinism

    A tribute to our friend, Ueli Steck. By Steve House

    In memory of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who died while climbing on Nuptse in Nepal on April 30, 2017, written by his friend and ace American alpinist Steve House.

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer
    01.05.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck, the man and mountaineer

    In memory of Ueli Steck, the great Swiss mountaineer who died yesterday on Nuptse close to Everest.

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident
    30.04.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Ueli Steck dies in Everest accident

    Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has died near Mount Everest. The body of the 40-year-old ace mountaineer was found close to Camp 1 on the nearby Nuptse Face, where he was acclimatising for one of the most incredible mountaineering projects in the Himalaya: the Everest - Lhotse traverse.

    Becca di Monciair - Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso

    Becca di Monciair - Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso

    Giulia Monego and Yannick Boissenot ski down Becca di Monciair in Valsavarenche, also known as Little Matterhorn of Gran Paradiso. Davide Capozzi provides the background information.

    Mezzalama 2017 live streaming
    22.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Mezzalama 2017 live streaming

    Live streaming of the XXI edition of the Mezzalama Trophy, the legendary ski mountaineering competition across the Monte Rosa massif.

    XXI Mezzalama Trophy - live streaming of the Marathon of the Glaciers
    14.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    XXI Mezzalama Trophy - live streaming of the Marathon of the Glaciers

    The XXI Trofeo Mezzalama, the legendary ski mountaineering competition will take place on 22 April 2017, from Breuil-Cervinia to Gressoney in the Mont Blanc massif. The Mezzalama Jeunes will take place on 21 April and the competition will be screened online in live streaming.

    Les Dames Anglaises in the Mont Blanc massif, skiing and snowboarding down absolute beauty

    Les Dames Anglaises in the Mont Blanc massif, skiing and snowboarding down absolute beauty

    The video by Yannick Boissenot about the recent ski and snowboard descent of the NE Couloir of Brèche des Dames Anglaises in the Mont Blanc massif, skied together with Giulia Monego, Francesco Civra Dano, Federico Camangi and Davide Capozzi.

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival
    11.04.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Star and Adventure Awards Days, the Italian adventure and exploration festival

    From 21- 23 April Arco, Italy will host the Adventure Awards Days, the International Festival of adventure and exploration. Guests include Manolo, Emilio Previtali, Francesco Sauro, Stefano Gregoretti, Michele Evangelisti and Robbie Shone. The two-day festival will also host the second edition of Arco Rock Star, the international contest of climbing photography in the heart of Garda Trentino region.

    Grandes Jorasses Pointe Whymper / Denis Trento skis SW Couloir

    Grandes Jorasses Pointe Whymper / Denis Trento skis SW Couloir

    At the end of March 2017 Denis Trento made what might well be the first integral ski descent of the SW Couloir of Pointe Whymper. The video and report of the Italian mountain guide and extreme skier about this ski descent which, in particular the final 400m, has probably never been skied before. Records aside, this is certainly a great and beautiful adventure in the Mont Blanc massif.

    Pierra Menta 2017: Eydallin - Lenzi and Roux - Forsberg victorious
    13.03.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Pierra Menta 2017: Eydallin - Lenzi and Roux - Forsberg victorious

    The 32nd Pierra Menta took place at Arêches-Beaufort (France) from 8 - 11 March 2017. The classic ski mountaineering competition was won by the Italians Matteo Eydallin & Damiano Lenzi. The women's event was won by the French - Swedish team Laetitia Roux & Emelie Forsberg

    Damiano Lenzi and Laetitia Roux Individual Ski Mountaineering World Champions
    24.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Damiano Lenzi and Laetitia Roux Individual Ski Mountaineering World Champions

    On the first day of the Ski Mountaineering World Championships 2017 at Alpago - Piancavallo, Italy’s Damiano Lenzi and France’s Laetitia Roux were crowned Individual world champions. Silver went to Kilian Jornet Burgada from Spain and Maude Mathys from Switzerland, while bronze went to Anton Palzer from Germany and Axelle Mollaret from France.

    For Adriano Trombetta
    20.02.2017 by Elio Bonfanti in Alpinism

    For Adriano Trombetta

    In memory of Adriano Trombetta, who died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 along with Margherita Beria D’Argentina and Antonio Lovato in an avalanche on Monte Chaberton (Val di Susa, Cottian Alps). By Elio Bonfanti.

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum
    14.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

    In October 2016 the Turin-based Mountain Museum acquired the archive of Italian alpinist Walter Bonatti; a immense treasure that still needs to be catalogued, studied and archived for the history of mountaineering and more.

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 / Laetitia Roux, Matteo Eydallin and Robert Antonioli win in Turkey
    13.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 / Laetitia Roux, Matteo Eydallin and Robert Antonioli win in Turkey

    The third stage of the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 took place at Erzincan in Turkey last weekend. Saturday’s Individual race was won by France’s Laetitia Roux and Italy’s Matteo Eydallin, while Sunday’s Vertical race was won by Roux and Italy’s Robert Antonioli.

    Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash
    26.01.2017 by CNSAS in Alpinism

    Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

    We willingly publish the appeal of the Italian Corps for Mountain and Speleological Rescue to help the families of the victims of helicopter crash at Campo Felice, in Abruzzo, Italy. On 24/01/2017 the aircraft crashed during a rescue mission, the five members of its crew and the injured person were all killed.

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017, Laetitia Roux, Anton Palzer, Marti Werner and Emelie Forsberg win in Andorra
    23.01.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017, Laetitia Roux, Anton Palzer, Marti Werner and Emelie Forsberg win in Andorra

    The first stage of the ISMF Ski Mountaineering World Cup 2017 took place at Font Blanca in Andorra last weekend. Saturday’s Individual race was won by France’s Laetitia Roux and Germany’s Anton Palzer, while Sunday’s Vertical race was won by Sweden’s Emelie Forsberg and Switzerland’s Marti Werner.

    Samuel Anthamatten: skiing in My Playground

    Samuel Anthamatten: skiing in My Playground

    Swiss skier Samuel Anthamatten unstoppable as he rides through a labyrinth of crevasses and seracs.

    4000m Peaks in the Alps. Ski Touring and Steep Skiing

    4000m Peaks in the Alps. Ski Touring and Steep Skiing

    Francesco Vascellari and Loris de Barba introduce '4000m Peaks in the Alps. Ski Touring and Steep Skiing', their guidebook to the 4000m mountains in the Alps. Three routes presented on planetmountain.com: Barre des Écrins, Pizzo Bernina and Dent d'Hérens.

    Ski mountaineering and Speed Riding in the Georgian Dolomites

    Ski mountaineering and Speed Riding in the Georgian Dolomites

    The film documenting the ski mountaineering and speed riding expedition to the Chauki Dolomites in Georgia, undertaken in earlier this year by Wolfgang Hell, Aaron Durogati, Daniel Ladurner and Alessandro d’Emilia.

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