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Thoughts about alpinism, climbing and accidents
08.07.2013 by Elio Bonfanti

Thoughts about alpinism, climbing and accidents

Using his own experience as a basis, Elio Bonfanti explores some thoughts about alpinism and climbing and their risks.

Norway express: ice climbing in the great North
21.03.2013 by Elio Bonfanti

Norway express: ice climbing in the great North

Elio Bonfanti and Claudio Casalegno present the icefalls Sabotørfossen, Fossekjerringa e Grabeinsisen close to Rijukan in Norway.

New modern mixed climb in Valnontey
20.01.2013 by Planetmountain

New modern mixed climb in Valnontey

The 12-13/1/2013 Enrico Bonino, Giancarlo Bazzocchi, Elio Bonfanti and Andrea Fazzari made the first ascent of "Dio li Fa... e poi li accoppia" 60m, M5 WI5 5c + RX) a new mixed climb in Valnontey (Cogne, Valle d'Aosta, Italy).

New rock climbs on Aiguille de l'Eveque, Mont Blanc
24.08.2010 by Planetmountain

New rock climbs on Aiguille de l'Eveque, Mont Blanc

Two new routes on SSW shoulder of Aiguille de l'Eveque, Le manteau de l'Eveque (240m, 7a max, 6b+ oblig) and Les Pèlerins et la Dame (200m, 6c/A0, 6a+ oblig) first ascended in july and August 2010 by Elio Bonfanti and Rinaldo Roetti and introduced by Bonfanti.

New icefalls at Lys Balma, Gressoney
30.12.2009 by Elio Bonfanti

New icefalls at Lys Balma, Gressoney

Elio Bonfanti introduces three new icefalls at Lys Balma, Gressoney, Valle d'Aosta, Italy

Mont Blanc, not just Goulotte Cherè
05.06.2009 by Elio Bonfanti

Mont Blanc, not just Goulotte Cherè

Elio Bonfanti introduces three gullies on Mont Blanc: the Bournier Vogler and the Perroux Profit on the NW Face of Aiguille du Midi, as well as the Goulotte Laratoun on Grand Capucin.

Ice climbing and its history: Repentance 20 years on
09.03.2009 by Elio Bonfanti

Ice climbing and its history: Repentance 20 years on

Repentance was first climbed in Cogne, Valle d'Aosta in 1989 by François Damilano, Fulvio Conta and Giancarlo Grassi and soon became the symbol of a new ice climbing era in the Alps. Twenty years after the first ascent Damilano and Conta joined forces once again to repeat the route. Elio Bonfanti recounts the day out and uses this occasion to take a step back into climbing history and a step forward into its future.

Gondo Gully, new gully in Switzerland's Gondoschlucht
22.01.2009 by Planetmountain

Gondo Gully, new gully in Switzerland's Gondoschlucht

On 18/01/09 Francesco Vaudo, Andrea Gamberini and Elio Bonfanti made the first ascent of Gondo Gully (300m, II-M4-4), a gully on the Parete nascosta in the Gondoschlucht (Simplon Pass, Ossola, Switzerland).

Gerard Pailheiret, ice climbing interview
25.01.2008 by Elio Bonfanti

Gerard Pailheiret, ice climbing interview

Interview by Elio Bonfanti with the French mountain guide Gerard Pailheiret who has always carried out been a tireless promoter of ice climbing.

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  • Sul secondo tiro di Piquette (5c, 160m Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 23/08/2014)
  • La Bouteille con le vie Cuvée XVIIIeme ànniversaire (6a+, 130m, Gloria Bernardi, Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 24 e 30/08/2014) e Piquette (5c, 160m Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 23/08/2014)
  • Elio Bonfanti sul 6° tiro di La Memoire du Glacier, Zoccolo dell'Eveque, Monte Bianco
  • Elio Bonfanti
  • Sul secondo tiro di Cuvée XVIIIeme ànniversaire (6a+, 130m, Gloria Bernardi, Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 24 e 30/08/2014)
  • Sul primo tiro di Cuvée XVIIIeme ànniversaire (6a+, 130m, Gloria Bernardi, Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 24 e 30/08/2014)
  • La bouteille con le vie Cuvée XVIIIeme ànniversaire (6a+, 130m, Gloria Bernardi, Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 24 e 30/08/2014) e Piquette (5c, 160m Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 23/08/2014)
  • Elio Bonfanti sul muro ghiacciato del primo tiro di Dio li fa... e poi li accoppia (Valnontey)
  • Sul secondo tiro di Piquette (5c, 160m Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 23/08/2014)
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  • Sul secondo tiro di Cuvée XVIIIeme ànniversaire (6a+, 130m, Gloria Bernardi, Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 24 e 30/08/2014)
  • L'albero che ha salvato la vita ad Elio Bonfanti dopo una caduta di 35m a Finale
  • Elio Bonfanti sul 7° tiro di La Memoire du Glacier, Zoccolo dell'Eveque, Monte Bianco
  • Elio Bonfanti sul 5° tiro di La Memoire du Glacier, Zoccolo dell'Eveque, Monte Bianco
  • Elio Bonfanti sul traverso del terzo tiro di Dio li fa... e poi li accoppia
  • Sul quarto tiro di Piquette (5c, 160m Elio Bonfanti, Rinaldo Roetti 23/08/2014)
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