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    Punta dell'Orco: Beber, Lanzafame and Maganzini ski Canale dell'Orco

    Punta dell'Orco: Beber, Lanzafame and Maganzini ski Canale dell'Orco

    Marco Maganzini reports about what is likely to be the first ski descent of 'Canale dell'Orco', carried out on 22/03/2019 with Alessandro Beber and Claudio Lanzafame on Punta dell'Orco (3069m) above Val Genova in Adamello massif of the Italian Alps.

    Matterhorn Carrel hut restrictions. Interview with Flavio Bich, Cervino guides president
    13.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Interviews

    Matterhorn Carrel hut restrictions. Interview with Flavio Bich, Cervino guides president

    Interview with the president of the Cervino mountain guides Flavio Bich, after the decision to restrict the places available in Capanna Carrel, the hut on the Italian side of the Matterhorn, and to make reservation obligatory in the summer months.

    Another Brenta Dolomites big line skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

    Another Brenta Dolomites big line skied by Roberto and Luca Dallavalle

    During what seems to resemble a never-ending winter, on 01/05/2019 Luca Dallavalle and Roberto Dallavalle completed what is believed to be the first ski descent of the NE Face of Crozzon di Val d'Agola in the Brenta Dolomites.

    Mezzalama Trophy 2019 / The hardest edition ever
    28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Mezzalama Trophy 2019 / The hardest edition ever

    The most difficult Mezzlama ski mountaineering competition of all times was won on Sunday 28 April 2019 by the Italians Robert Antonioli, Michele Boscacci and Matteo Eydallin. France’s Lorna Bonnel and Axelle Mollaret and Italy’s Alba de Silvestro dominated the women’s race.

    Mezzalama 2019 live streaming
    28.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Mezzalama 2019 live streaming

    Live streaming of the XXII edition of the Mezzalama Trophy, the legendary ski mountaineering competition across the Monte Rosa massif. At 5.30am the 279 teams (837 athletes) set off from Breuil-Cervinia for the long high altitude traverse to Gressoney-La-Trinité via the Monte Rosa glacier.

    Cima di Bon NE Face skied by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

    Cima di Bon NE Face skied by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

    On 20/04/2019 Luca Dallavalle and his brother Roberto Dallavalle skied the Northeast Face of Cima di Bon in the Adamello - Presanella group. This is likely to be the first ski descent.

    Cima Scarpacò NW Face, Dallavalle brothers complete demanding ski descent

    Cima Scarpacò NW Face, Dallavalle brothers complete demanding ski descent

    Luca Dallavalle reports about what is likely to be the first ski descent of the NW Face of Cima Scarpacò (3252m) in the Adamello - Presanella group, climbed and skied on 22/04/2019 with his brother Roberto Dallavalle.

    Piz Dolf North Face ski descent by Marco Cavalli, Sébastien de Sainte Marie

    Piz Dolf North Face ski descent by Marco Cavalli, Sébastien de Sainte Marie

    Sébastien de Sainte Marie and Marco Cavalli have skied what is likely to the first descent of the North Face of Piz Dolf / Trinserhorn (3027m) in the Swiss Alps. de Sainte Marie reports.

    Mezzalama 2019 ski mountaineering marathon postponed to Sunday 28 April

    Mezzalama 2019 ski mountaineering marathon postponed to Sunday 28 April

    The Mezzalama Trophy 2019 has been postponed due to adverse weather conditions. The legendary ski mountaineering competition on Monte Rosa will now take place on Sunday 28 April.

    Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley: the families bid farewell
    23.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley: the families bid farewell

    On Sunday 21 April 2019 the bodies of mountaineers Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were recovered after being caught by an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada last week. We publish the press release of Parks Canada and also the farewells of the respective families.

    David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers
    19.04.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    David Lama, Hansjörg Auer, Jess Roskelley: farewell to three great mountaineers

    Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley have perished while climbing Howse Peak, a difficult and remote mountain in the Canadian Rockies. Initially reported as missing, their deaths have been confirmed by the parents of David Lama and Jess Roskelley. The loss of this world class trio of alpinists is unfathomable.

    Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley
    19.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Hopes dwindle for Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

    The authorities at Parks Canada have issued a statement in which three mountaineers, presumed to be David Lama, Jess Roskelley and Hansjörg Auer, have died in an avalanche on Howse Peak in Canada.

    David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada
    18.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    David Lama and Hansjörg Auer missing in Canada

    According to the Austrian newspaper Tiroler Tageszeitung, Austrian alpinists David Lama and Hansjörg Auer are reported missing after an avalanche in the Rocky Mountains in Canada.

    Brenta Dolomites steep skiing: descents off Cima Brenta and Cima del Vallon

    Brenta Dolomites steep skiing: descents off Cima Brenta and Cima del Vallon

    In the Brenta Dolomites Luca Dallavalle and his brother Roberto skied the west couloir of Cima Brenta (3151m) on 09/03/2019, while on 25/03/2019 they skied the NW Face of Cima del Vallon (2968m).

    Risk reduction in mountaineering, the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group video
    28.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Risk reduction in mountaineering, the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group video

    How to manage risk in the mountains, analysed in this fun video by French alpinists Léo Billon, Max Bonniot and Pierre Labbre belonging to the Chamonix High Mountain Military Group (GMHM) after their climbing expedition to Patagonia where they ascended Cerro Torre and Fitz Roy.

    Tonale new ski descent by Miori and Mascaro down Punta Castellaccio

    Tonale new ski descent by Miori and Mascaro down Punta Castellaccio

    On 9 February 2019 Alessio Miori and Vincenzo Mascaro skied a possible new line down Punta Castellaccio above the Tonale Pass in the Adamello - Presanella group of the Italian Alps.

    Brenta Dolomites Cima Tosa East Face ski descent by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

    Brenta Dolomites Cima Tosa East Face ski descent by Luca and Roberto Dallavalle

    Luca Dallavalle reports about the probable first ski descent of the east face of Cima Tosa in the Brenta Dolomites, climbed and skied on 03/03/2019 with his brother Roberto Dallavalle.

    Ski Mountaineering World Championships: Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret crowned Individual World Champions
    14.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    Ski Mountaineering World Championships: Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret crowned Individual World Champions

    Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland is currently hosting the Ski Mountaineering World Championships. Robert Antonioli and Axelle Mollaret (FRA) were crowned Individual world champions. Arno Lietha (SUI) and Claudia Galicia Cotrina (ESP) won gold in the Sprint, while Werner Marti (SUI) and Andrea Mayr (AUT) won the Vertical.

    New ski descent in Brenta Dolomites on Pietra Grande

    New ski descent in Brenta Dolomites on Pietra Grande

    On 14 February 2019 Andrea Cozzini and Claudio Lanzafame skied a line called ‘Why don’t you get a job?’. This is likely to be the first ski descent of the SSE Face of Pietra Grande in the Brenta Dolomites.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc
    07.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, alpinism and climbing for everyone on Mont Blanc

    From 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France will host the Arcteryx Alpine Academy. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

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