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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory
    13.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Christian Maurer wins Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for fifth consecutive victory

    At 10:53 am today the 34-year-old Swissman Christian Maurer won the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 for the fifth time running, while France’s Benoit Outters placed second. Maurer needed 11 days, 23 hours and 23 minutes to paraglide and walk across the Alps from Salzburg to Austria all the way to the Principality of Monaco

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory
    12.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer on course for his fifth victory

    Swiss Christian Maurer is getting close to the finish line of his fifth consecutive Red Bull X-Alps 2017 victory.

    Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher
    11.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps: the tough finale gets even tougher

    Day 10 held no great surprises in store but proved difficult for all athletes. While many reached the Matterhorn, Christian Maurer is now 120km from the finish line, ahead of Benoit Outters and Paul Guschlbauer.

    Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer
    10.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps, the going gets tough even for Christian Maurer

    The ninth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017 proved to be more difficult than expected with many athletes making little headway, including competition leader Christian Maurer who is currently 150 km from the finish line.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race
    09.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Christian Maurer reaches the Matterhorn, Gaspard Petiot retires from race

    At the start of the eighth day of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, Switzerland’s Christian Maurer reached the last turnpoint at the Matterhorn and is now heading towards the finish line at Monaco. Yesterday his strongest rival, France’s Gaspard Petiot, was forced to abandon the competition.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback
    07.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Gaspard Petiot celebrates comeback

    On day 6 of the great flight across the Alps France’s Gaspard Petiot has managed to reduce the gap between race leader Christian Maurer from Switzerland.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire
    06.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: Maurer leads at Monte Baldo, Durogati forced to retire

    Switzerland’s Christian Maurer continues his lonely lead and a massive flight has taken him to the Turnpoint at Monte Baldo (Italy). France’s Gaspard Petiot trails in second place, Austria’s Paul Guschlbauer is currently third. Unfortunately this morning Italy’s Aaron Durogati was forced to pull out of the race due to his knee injury.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins
    02.07.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017: the great adventure begins

    The eighth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps started in Salzburg, Austria this morning. 31 athletes will take part in this incredible 1138km traverse across the Alps by paraglider or on foot. Italian Aaron Durogati explains in the following video what lies in store.

    Aaron Durogati and Sebastian Huber win Red Bull X-Alps 2017 prologue
    29.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Aaron Durogati and Sebastian Huber win Red Bull X-Alps 2017 prologue

    Today Aaron Durogati (ITA) and Sebastian Huber (GER) won the Leatherman Prologue, which marks the start of the Red Bull X-Alps 2017, the race across the Alps from Salzburg to Montecarlo by paraglider or on foot that kicks off on 2 July.

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017 starts in 2 days time
    28.06.2017 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Red Bull X-Alps 2017 starts in 2 days time

    In 2 days time, on Sunday 2 July, the eighth edition of Red Bull X-Alps will start. 31 athletes will compete in this extenuating and incredible traverse across the Alps, by paraglider or on foot, from Salzburg to the Principality of Monaco.

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