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  • 25.02.2017  Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race

    On 2 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across the Alps and via via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider, from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco

  • 20.02.2017 For Adriano Trombetta

    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.

  • 14.02.2017 Walter Bonatti archive acquired by Turin Mountain Museum

    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.

  • 26.01.2017 Charity appeal for the victims of the Campo Felice helicopter crash

    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.

     Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race
    25.02.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017, how to prepare for the world's toughest adventure race

    On 2 July the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 gets underway, the world's most spectacular adventure race across the Alps and via via a 1000km course on foot or by paraglider, from Salzburg in Austria to the Principality of Monaco

    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
    13.02.2017 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.

    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.

     Motion Vol.4, the mountain timelapse by Yuri Palma
    23.11.2016 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Motion Vol.4, the mountain timelapse by Yuri Palma

    The new time-lapse by Yuri Palma featuring Baffin Island, Val di Mello, Grigne, the Dolomites with its Tre Cime di Lavaredo and Marmolada, as well as Monte Ginnircu in Sardinia.

    Red Bull Illume 2016 and the beauty of photography
    22.10.2016 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    Red Bull Illume 2016 and the beauty of photography

    German photographer Lorenz Holder has won one of the most prestigious photographic competitions in the world for “action & adventure”, namely the Red Bull Illume 2016. All the winning photos.

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival, right first time in South Korea
    10.10.2016 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

    Ulju Mountain Film Festival, right first time in South Korea

    From September 30 to October 4, 2016, the first Uiju Mountain Film Festival took place in South Korea. Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner was the Honorary guest, while 24 films took part in the competition. The Festival Grand Prize was awarded to Jurek by Paweł Wysoczański and the inclusion of our film "Chris Bonington - Life and climbs" provided a good reason for a trip (and a little adventure) to discover the meaning of the mountains in this great East Asian country.

    Walking in the Dolomites: the Peitlerkofel circular walk
    29.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Walking in the Dolomites: the Peitlerkofel circular walk

    The route description of the Peitlerkofel / Sass de Putia circular walk. An easy hike around one of the most spectacular mountains in the Dolomites.

    Tor des Géants 2016, the Valle d’Aosta race recap
    26.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants 2016, the Valle d’Aosta race recap

    The video of the 7th Tor des Géants, the trail running competition won by Oliviero Bosatelli and Lisa Borzani across the Valle d'Aostra mountains from 11 - 18 September 2016.

    Lisa Borzani first across the finishing line at the Tor des Géants 2016
    15.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Lisa Borzani first across the finishing line at the Tor des Géants 2016

    This morning at 05:10 the Italian trail runner Lisa Borzani crossed the finishing line of Tor des Géants 2016, winning the women's event after 91 hours and 9 minutes and placing seventh overall.

    Oliviero Bosatelli wins the Tor des Géants 2016!
    14.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Oliviero Bosatelli wins the Tor des Géants 2016!

    The Tor des Géants 2016 was won this afternoon by Oliviero Bosatelli after 75 hours and 10 minutes. All the remaining athletes competing in the grueling endurance trail across the 4000m peaks in Italy's Valle d'Aosta, via the 330km and 24,000m elevation gain course, have until Saturday 17 September to complete the race.

    Tor des Géants 2016, day 3: the decisive run
    13.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants 2016, day 3: the decisive run

    Italy's Oliviero Bosatelli and Lisa Borzani were in the lead last night at the end of the third day of Tor des Géants 2016.

    Tor des Géants 2016, day 2: Olivero Bosatelli charges forward
    13.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants 2016, day 2: Olivero Bosatelli charges forward

    An update about yesterday's second day of Tor des Géants, the 330km long, 24,000 meter elevation gain race across the High Routes in Valle d’Aosta and its four giants: Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. 

    Tor des Géants, the start of the legendary race
    12.09.2016 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Tor des Géants, the start of the legendary race

    On Sunday 11 September 770 runners set off from Courmayeur for the 7th Tor des Geants, considered the most difficult mountain race in the world. This extraordinary challenge in the heart of the four giants of the Alps: 330km long and 24.000 meter elevation gain across Valle d’Aosta, Italy.

    Tofana di Rozes circuit and Scala del Minighel
    09.09.2016 by Enrico Maioni in Trekking

    Tofana di Rozes circuit and Scala del Minighel

    Enrico Maioni, Cortina Mountain Guide, introduces the spectacular Tofana di Rozes circuit combined with the legendary, short but exposed Minighel ladder, famous for being the first via ferrata at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Dolomites, Italy.

    Dolomites: gigantic rockfall off Kleine Gaisl
    22.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Dolomites: gigantic rockfall off Kleine Gaisl

    The video of mountain guide Roman Valentini documenting the enormous rockfall that took place last week on Kleine Gaisl (Piccola Croda Rossa), in the Braies group of the Italian Dolomites

    Steve House / knowing yourself
    11.08.2016 by Steve House in Alpinism

    Steve House / knowing yourself

    American alpinist Steve House shares his thoughts about how failing wisely provides interior growth. Originally posted only on facebook, House has kindly allowed his text to be republished on planetmountain.com.

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses
    04.08.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses

    On 08/07/2016 the Boccalatte Piolti hut at the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc massif) was reopened and is now run by Roberta Francesca Heidi Cutri and Franco Perlotto who, in this video, talks about this refuge that has become an integral part of the history of mountaineering.

    Monte Pelmo rockfall, the video
    30.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Monte Pelmo rockfall, the video

    On 29 July 2016 rockfall occurred on the South Face of Mt Pelmo, towards San Vito di Cadore in the Italian Dolomites. The video by Giordano Fregonese.

    We're The Superhumans - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
    26.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    We're The Superhumans - Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

    The 3-minute trailer for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, produced by the British television broadcaster Channel 4. Fames British alpinist Paul Pritchard shares his thoughts.

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