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    Sonia Livanos, goodbye to a great alpinist and woman
    18.04.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Sonia Livanos, goodbye to a great alpinist and woman

    French alpinist Sonia Livanos passed away on 15 April 2018 in Marseilles hospital at the age of 95. In the '50s and' 60s together with her husband Georges Livanos she formed one of the strongest climbing partnerships in the Dolomites and beyond.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The Nanga Parbat rescue
    31.01.2018 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    The Nanga Parbat rescue

    The rescue of Elisabeth Revol on Nanga Parbat by Denis Urubko, Adam Bielecki, Jarek Botor and Piotr Tomala, and the greatness of all rescuers and those who do not hesitate to help those in need.

    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.

    Hansjörg Auer: No Turning Back
    29.12.2017 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer: No Turning Back

    The film No Turning Back, portraying the life and climbs of Austrian alpinist Hansjörg Auer.

    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.

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