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  • 29.07.2015 Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best

    Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best

    On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Arco Rock Legends will celebrate its 10th edition and assign the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award during the Rock Master Festival and the World Youth Climbing Championships 2015. Those nominated for the sport climbing Oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Ashima Shiraishi, while those in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award are Adam Ondra, Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert. The prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil will be awarded to John Ellison, founder of the initiative Climbers against Cancer.

  • 28.07.2015 Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

    The photos of the sixth Messner Mountain Museum, inaugurated at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, on 24 July 2015.

  • 20.07.2015 Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    On Saturday at Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche the festival dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Matterhorn ended with a sold-out event. Here are the videos of Reinhold Messner, Hervé Barmasse, Catherine Destivelle and Simon Anthamatten, star guests of the great evening on Friday 17 July 2015.

  • 16.07.2015 Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race

    Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race

    Monaco is currently welcoming a record number of exhausted athletes after hiking and flying from Salzburg  in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.

    Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best
    29.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arco Rock Legends 2015: 10 years of Simply the Best

    On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Arco Rock Legends will celebrate its 10th edition and assign the prestigious Salewa Rock Award and La Sportiva Competition Award during the Rock Master Festival and the World Youth Climbing Championships 2015. Those nominated for the sport climbing Oscars are Angela Eiter, Alexander Megos and Ashima Shiraishi, while those in the running for the La Sportiva Competition Award are Adam Ondra, Jain Kim and Jakob Schubert. The prestigious Climbing Ambassador by Aquafil will be awarded to John Ellison, founder of the initiative Climbers against Cancer.

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos
    28.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Messner Mountain Museum at Corones, the photos

    The photos of the sixth Messner Mountain Museum, inaugurated at Plan de Corones, South Tyrol, Italy, on 24 July 2015.

    Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    Cervino 150 - the Tales of the Matterhorn videos

    On Saturday at Breuil-Cervinia and Valtournenche the festival dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Matterhorn ended with a sold-out event. Here are the videos of Reinhold Messner, Hervé Barmasse, Catherine Destivelle and Simon Anthamatten, star guests of the great evening on Friday 17 July 2015.

    Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race
    16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Record numbers look set to complete Red Bull X-Alps adventure race

    Monaco is currently welcoming a record number of exhausted athletes after hiking and flying from Salzburg  in the Red Bull X-Alps 2015.

    Matterhorn Cervino 150 - the grand finale
    16.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Matterhorn Cervino 150 - the grand finale

    For the grand finale of the Matterhorn Cervino 150, i.e. the 10 day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of Gran Becca, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta have prepared three days of mountain climbing and culture.

    Christian Mauer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2015
    15.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Christian Mauer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2015

    Yesterday, Tuesday 14 July 2015, Christian 'Chrigel' Maurerwon the Red Bull X-Alps adventure race for a fourth time in a row, after 8 days, 4 hours and 37 minutes, ahead of Sebastian Huber and Paul Guschlbauer. Italy's Aaron Durogati is one of the top athletes in this race by paraglider or on foot from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015, day 8: Maurer still in the lead, the battle continues
    13.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015, day 8: Maurer still in the lead, the battle continues

    Perfect flying conditions marked the eighth day of Red Bull X-Alps 2015. After the Mont Blanc turnpoint, Switzerland's Christian Maurer has begun the last stage south along the Alps Maritimes towards the Principality of Monaco, followed closely by Paul Guschlbauer. The day's report.

    Matterhorn Cervino 150, Italian Air Force aerobatic team lift off celebrations
    10.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Events

    Matterhorn Cervino 150, Italian Air Force aerobatic team lift off celebrations

    The tribute provided by the Italian Air Force aerobatic team marks the official start at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche to the great celebrations that, from 10 - 19 July 2015, the Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche are dedicating to the Matterhorn to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic first two ascents of the Gran Becca.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015 day 4 round-up: Christian Maurer in the lead
    09.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015 day 4 round-up: Christian Maurer in the lead

    The report of day 4 of the Red Bull X-Alps 2015. Christian Maurer leads, followed by Paul Guschlbauer and Sebastian Huber.

    Giovanni Spitale and the 'discovery' of the Buso dea Torta cave
    06.07.2015 by Giovani Spitale in Alpinism

    Giovanni Spitale and the 'discovery' of the Buso dea Torta cave

    The video filmed by Matteo Mocellin that documents the 'discovery' of the mysterious Buso dea Torta da parte cave in Northern Italy on behalf of Giovanni Spitale and Angela Bonato.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: the start!
    06.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: the start!

    Yesterday in Salzburg, Austria, the Red Bull X-Alps 2015 got underway. 32 athletes from 18 different nations will head towards the Principality of Monaco. Over 1000 km by paraglider on foot, across some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe.

    Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents
    02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Cervino 150: 10 days of celebrations to mark the anniversary of the first two ascents

    In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first two ascents of the Matterhorn, from 10 to 19 July 2015 at Breuil-Cervinia Valtournenche, the Italian Region of Valle d'Aosta and the Municipality of Valtournenche invite everyone to take part in 10 days of climbing events, culture, sports, music and entertainment to celebrate the Cervino. The activities are open to all, free or at discount rates, registration obligatory by 3 July.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: prolgue today, the race begins Sunday
    02.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2015: prolgue today, the race begins Sunday

    With today's prologue of the Red Bull X-Alps, the countdown has begun for the world's toughest adventure race. On Sunday 5 July 32 athletes from 18 nations will race for over 1000km, on foot or by paraglider, across Europe’s most spectacular scenery.

    Aaron Durogati set for Red Bull X-Alps 2015
    01.07.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Aaron Durogati set for Red Bull X-Alps 2015

    Italian paraglider Aaron Durogati training for Red Bull X-Alps 2015. After his serious injury he resumed training after only a month and recovered fully for the world’s toughest adventure race.

    Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration
    25.06.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Matterhorn Cervino 150, the great history of alpinism and the 150th anniversary celebration

    From 10 to 19 July 2015, the Matterhorn, Valtournenche and Valle d'Aosta invite everyone to take part in the ten-day celebration of the 150th anniversary of the legendary first two ascents of the mountain. Mountaineering events and outdoor activities, mountain walks, theater, music, dance, cinema, theater and literature events have been organised to celebrate the great mountain , the epic achievements of its cavaliers Jean-Antoine Carrel and Edward Whymper, and all those who followed in their footsteps to make the Matterhorn and alpinism legendary.

    Aaron Durogati full flight ahead to Red Bull X-Alps 2015
    24.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Aaron Durogati full flight ahead to Red Bull X-Alps 2015

    Watch Aaron Durogati, the paragliding world champion, in training for the world's most spectacular adventure race: Red Bull X-Alps 2015. Over 1000km on foot or by paraglider, taking off on 5 July at Salzburg in Austriand landing in the Principality of Monaco.

    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.

    Aaron Durogati: the Road to Red Bull X-Alps 2015
    19.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Aaron Durogati: the Road to Red Bull X-Alps 2015

    Preparations are in full swing a unique adventure race: watch Aaron Durogati, the only Italian taking part in Red Bull X-Alps 2015, the world’s most spectacular flight competition across the Alps.

    Glacier d'Argentière in the Mont Blanc massif
    18.06.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Glacier d'Argentière in the Mont Blanc massif

    Aerial footage of the Argentière glacier taken last week by Yannick Boissenot.

    Sass Pordoi South Face rockfall in the Dolomites

    Sass Pordoi South Face rockfall in the Dolomites

    The Alta Val di Fassa Mountain Guides inform about rockfall that has affected a section of the South Face of Sass Pordoi in the Dolomites and advise against climbing routes in the vicinity of the affected area.

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