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    Climbing USA: Donald Trump reduces Bears Ears National Monument by 85%
    05.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Climbing USA: Donald Trump reduces Bears Ears National Monument by 85%

    The President of the United States Donald Trump has reduced protected lands in the Bears Ears National Monument by 85%, and by 45% those protected in the National Monument.

    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.

    Goodbye to Franček Knez, Slovenia's silent climber
    09.10.2017 by Urban Golob in Alpinism

    Goodbye to Franček Knez, Slovenia's silent climber

    62-year-old Slovenian mountaineer Franček Knez died on 6 October 2017. Reserved and modest, Knez was considered by many as one of the strongest alpinists of his generation. Published below is a profile written by Slovenian journalist Urban Golob in 2010 when, together with Silvo Karo, Knez was conferred the Order of Merit for his contributions to mountaineering.

    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.

    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.

    Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance
    18.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bivacco dal Bianco at Passo Ombretta, Marmolada, closed for maintenance

    From 21 to 23 August 2017 the bivouac Bivacco dal Bianco located at the Ombretta Pass on Marmolada, Dolomites, will be closed for maintenance.

    The children of Fessura Kosterlitz: the legendary crack climb in Valle dell'Orco
    09.08.2017 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    The children of Fessura Kosterlitz: the legendary crack climb in Valle dell'Orco

    A legend, a desire destined to remain a dream for most climbers: this is what the Kosterlitz crack in Valle dell'Orco represented to the Italian climbing scene in the ’70’s and ’80’s after having been first ascended in the early 1970’s by Scotland’s Mike Kosterlitz. The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics laureate will be at Arco on 25 August 2017 in order to receive the award Climbing Ambassador by Dryarn® di Aquafil during the Arco Rock Legends 2017. By Maurizio Oviglia.

    Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar
    08.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends 2017: the 6 nominations for the sport climbing Oscar

    The sport climbing Oscars return to Arco on Friday 25 August 2017 with the 12th edition of Arco Rock Legends, celebrated during the 31st Rock Master. The candidates for the Wild Country Rock Award are Stefano Ghisolfi (Ita), Margo Hayes (USA) and Adam Ondra (Cze), while the La Sportiva Competition Award nominees are Shauna Coxsey (GB), Janja Garnbret (Slo) and Domen Škofič (Slo). The prestigious Dryarn Climbing Ambassador will be awarded to Scottish climber and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate Mike Kosterlitz.

    Valery Rozov base jump off Huascarán in Peru
    06.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Valery Rozov base jump off Huascarán in Peru

    The video of Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov who on 12 July 2017 leapt from 6725m off Huascaran (6768m, Cordillera Blanca, Peru).

    Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August
    03.08.2017 by Planetmountain in Events

    Steve House mountain training workshop at Chamonix on 19 August

    Five questions to American alpinist Steve House who, together with Scott Johnston, will run a Mountain Performance Workshop at St. Gervais close to Chamonix on 19 August 2017.

    Bird's-eye view of the Dolomites
    24.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Bird's-eye view of the Dolomites

    The Dolomites seen through the eyes of bird: a RedBull video of an eagle flying close to the rock faces in the Italian Dolomites.

    Catherine Destivelle, climbing and alpinism there where it is dangerous to lean out
    24.07.2017 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Catherine Destivelle, climbing and alpinism there where it is dangerous to lean out

    A portrait and two videos of Catherine Destivelle, one the most talented climbers and alpinists of all times.

    Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct
    19.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Steve House, looking back on the Denali Slovak Direct

    17 years after his ground-breaking ascent, American alpinist Steve House looks back on the extremely fast repeat of the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (Alaska), climbed with Mark Twight and Scott Backes in 60 hours non-stop.

    The Most Beautiful Photos of the Campitello European Climbing Championship by Ralf Brunel
    18.07.2017 by Ralf Brunel in Competitions

    The Most Beautiful Photos of the Campitello European Climbing Championship by Ralf Brunel

    The 70 best photos of the European Lead Climbing Championships 2017 at Campitello di Fassa taken by talented climber and photographer Ralf Brunel, the only Ladin athlete to have taken part in a Rock Master competition at Arco, back in 1997, won by François Legrand ahead of Cristian Brenna.

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