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  • 22.08.2016 Dolomites: gigantic rockfall off Kleine Gaisl

    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

  • 11.08.2016 Steve House / knowing yourself

    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.

  • 04.08.2016 Rifugio Boccalatte Piolti at the Grandes Jorasses

    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.

  • 31.07.2016 Monte Pelmo rockfall, the video

    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.

    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.

    Staunies historic cable car closes above Cortina
    26.07.2016 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Staunies historic cable car closes above Cortina

    The Staunies lift that leads to Monte Cristallo in the Dolomites was closed on Sunday, July 24 2016 until further notice due to 'technical and administrative problems.'

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan
    10.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Leonardo Comelli perishes on Laila Peak in Pakistan

    On 9 June 2016, the 27-year-old Italian alpinist Leonardo Comelli died while attempting the first ski descent of Laila Peak (Karakorum, Pakistan). The other expedition members Carlo Cosi, Zeno Cecon and Enrico Mosetti, are unhurt.

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland
    01.06.2016 by Planetmountain in Events

    The North Face Mountain Festival 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland

    From 16 - 18 September 2016 at Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland The North Face hosts its Mountain Festival, weekend of adventurous mountain activities at the foot of the Eiger.

    Henry Worsley and the Urge to Explore
    18.02.2016 by Marcello Rossi in Alpinism

    Henry Worsley and the Urge to Explore

    In remembering Henry Worsley, the British explorer who lost his life during his attempt to cross the Antarctic continent, from one coast to the other, solo, unsupported and unassisted, Marcello Rossi discusses the value and importance of exploration by placing it in the current historical and social context.

    Myanmar Hkakabo Razi - Down to Nothing
    13.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Myanmar Hkakabo Razi - Down to Nothing

    The video of the autumn 2014 expedition by The North Face and National Geographic to determine whether Hkakabo Razi in Myanmar (Burma) is SE Asia’s highest mountain. Expedition members: Hilaree O'Neill,, Emily Harrington, Mark Jenkins, Renan Ozturk, Taylor Rees, Cory Richards.

    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016
    10.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita voted People's Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016

    Nepal's Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has been nominated National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016. Apart from being a highly talented mountainer, Pasang Lhamu distinguished herself for her role in relief efforts after the country suffered a severe earthquake in April 2015.

    Cesare, son of San Mauro
    09.02.2016 by Planetmountain in Trekking

    Cesare, son of San Mauro

    The mountains are the last resort to save biodiversity. In this AKU film the Italian botanist Cesare Lasen talks about his life as scientist and man of the mountains.

    Trekking Peaks in Nepal's Khumbu Himal
    19.01.2016 by Rudy Buccella in Alpinism

    Trekking Peaks in Nepal's Khumbu Himal

    Italian Mountain Guide Rudy Buccella discusses his recent trip to the Trekking Peaks of Nepal. To remind us, even in this post-earthquake period, of how beautiful these mountains are and how much help the Nepalese people direly need.

    Their Land - an aerial Odyssey through Tasmania's wilderness.
    15.01.2016 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Their Land - an aerial Odyssey through Tasmania's wilderness.

    The video Their Land - an aerial Odyssey through Tasmania’s wilderness.

    Fly Armin Holzer
    14.12.2015 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Fly Armin Holzer

    The short film dedicated to Armin Holzer, the champion slackline and highline athlete who died in paragliding accident on Monte Piana (2324m, Sesto Dolomites) on 4 December 2015.

    Armin Holzer, the last flight of the air's spirit
    05.12.2015 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Armin Holzer, the last flight of the air's spirit

    Yesterday, December 4, 2015, Armin Holzer died in paragliding accident on Monte Piana (2324m, Sesto Dolomites). The South Tyrolean was a champion slackline and highline athlete.

    Khane Valley 2015 Italian Karakorum Expedition
    07.11.2015 by Walter Polidori in Alpinism

    Khane Valley 2015 Italian Karakorum Expedition

    The report by Walter Polidori, leader of the Italian 1 to 1 Challenge, the climbing expedition to Khane Valley, Karakorum, Pakistan.

    Major rockfall onto Selvaggio Blu in Sardinia
    19.10.2015 by Maurizio Oviglia in Climbing

    Major rockfall onto Selvaggio Blu in Sardinia

    Maurizio Oviglia provides information about a major rockfall on Punta Plumare in Sardinia. The landslide has wiped out a stretch of the famous trek Selvaggio Blu.

    Via ferrata del Vajont, the original idea by Fabio Bristot
    13.10.2015 by Fabio Bristot in Trekking

    Via ferrata del Vajont, the original idea by Fabio Bristot

    Fabio Bristot, member of the Bellunese Dolomites Mountain Rescue Service, explains his reasoning that resulted in the construction of the Via Ferrata della Memoria, the new via ferrata which commemorates the 1910 victims of the Vajont disaster that occurred on 9 October 1963.

    Via ferrata del Vajont, the new via ferrata della Memoria above Longarone

    Via ferrata del Vajont, the new via ferrata della Memoria above Longarone

    On 2 October 2015 at Longarone (Italy) the new Via ferrata della Memoria, also referred to as Via ferrata del Vajont, was inaugurated above the Vajont Gorge. Constructed by the Cortina Mountain Guides, this is a different way to remember the Vajont disaster that struck on 9 October 1963.

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