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  • 19.11.2019 Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80

    Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80

    Orazio Codega, president and genuine soul of CAMP, has passed away aged 80. Born in 1939, from the Sixties until 2004 he shaped the Italian company into becoming it one of the world leaders in the production of climbing and mountaineering equipment.

  • 25.09.2019 Mont Blanc Planpincieux glacier in danger of collapsing

    Mont Blanc Planpincieux glacier in danger of collapsing

    The Planpincieux glacier on the Italian side of the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc) is at risk of collapsing. The road into Val Ferret has been closed. And yet it seems as if nothing awakens us.

  • 24.09.2019 Aaron Durogati, Mirco Grasso, tandem paraglide off Marmolada halfway ledge

    Aaron Durogati, Mirco Grasso, tandem paraglide off Marmolada halfway ledge

    On Sunday 15 September 2019 Aaron Durogati and Mirco Grasso climbed Moby Dick up the South Face of Marmolada in the Dolomites to the famous halfway ledge from where they took off with a two-person paraglider. The experience reminded the South Tyrolean pilot of his recent paraglides in Patagonia.

  • 29.08.2019 Rock Master Stories, Arco hosts the Champions evening on Friday

    Rock Master Stories, Arco hosts the Champions evening on Friday

    Adam Ondra, Mina Markovič, Stefano Ghisolfi and Jakob Schubert, or four absolute sport climbing champions, will talk about their early climbing competitions at the Youth World Championships 2019 in Arco. David Lama, Albino Marchi and Giuseppe Filippi will be remembered during the evening event.

    Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80
    19.11.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Orazio Codega, historic president and soul of CAMP, passes away aged 80

    Orazio Codega, president and genuine soul of CAMP, has passed away aged 80. Born in 1939, from the Sixties until 2004 he shaped the Italian company into becoming it one of the world leaders in the production of climbing and mountaineering equipment.

    Mont Blanc Planpincieux glacier in danger of collapsing

    Mont Blanc Planpincieux glacier in danger of collapsing

    The Planpincieux glacier on the Italian side of the Grandes Jorasses (Mont Blanc) is at risk of collapsing. The road into Val Ferret has been closed. And yet it seems as if nothing awakens us.

    Aaron Durogati, Mirco Grasso, tandem paraglide off Marmolada halfway ledge
    24.09.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Aaron Durogati, Mirco Grasso, tandem paraglide off Marmolada halfway ledge

    On Sunday 15 September 2019 Aaron Durogati and Mirco Grasso climbed Moby Dick up the South Face of Marmolada in the Dolomites to the famous halfway ledge from where they took off with a two-person paraglider. The experience reminded the South Tyrolean pilot of his recent paraglides in Patagonia.

    Rock Master Stories, Arco hosts the Champions evening on Friday
    29.08.2019 by Planetmountain in Events

    Rock Master Stories, Arco hosts the Champions evening on Friday

    Adam Ondra, Mina Markovič, Stefano Ghisolfi and Jakob Schubert, or four absolute sport climbing champions, will talk about their early climbing competitions at the Youth World Championships 2019 in Arco. David Lama, Albino Marchi and Giuseppe Filippi will be remembered during the evening event.

    La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail, recap of the legendary Dolomites trail running competition
    15.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Competitions

    La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail, recap of the legendary Dolomites trail running competition

    Videos and memories of the La Sportiva Lavaredo Ultra Trail race, the legendary trail running competition that took place around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites at the end of June and was won by Tim Tollefson and Kathrin Götz.

    Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri
    07.07.2019 by Ivo Ferrari in Alpinism

    Two rucksacks, one friendship. Ivo Ferrari and remembers Marco Anghileri

    Ivo Ferrari remembers Marco Anghileri, his friend and mountaineer from Lecco.

    Ice & Palms, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck cycle ski across the Alps

    Ice & Palms, Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck cycle ski across the Alps

    The award-winning film Ice & Palms that documents the extraordinary journey carried out by Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck across the Alps by bike and of skis from Germany to Nice in France

    The Principles of Alpine Climbing / Mountain safety with Steve House
    24.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    The Principles of Alpine Climbing / Mountain safety with Steve House

    American alpinist Steve House has created a free video series entitled Alpine Principles to teach the climbing community how to make better decisions in the mountains.

    Val di Mello: agreement reached for contested path for the disabled
    17.05.2019 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Val di Mello: agreement reached for contested path for the disabled

    After months of controversy concerning a planned expansion in Val di Mello, Italy, of an existing path that would make it accessible to wheelchairs and the disabled, an agreement has now been reached to protect the pristine valley. The peaceful protest scheduled for Saturday 18th May has therefore be transformed into a celebration for all.

    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.

    Remembering Hansjörg Auer. By Nicola Tondini
    22.04.2019 by Nicola Tondini in Alpinism

    Remembering Hansjörg Auer. By Nicola Tondini

    Italian alpinist Nicola Tondini remembers Hansjörg Auer, the great Austrian mountaineer who died last week in an avalanche in Canada, along with David Lama and Jess Roskelley.

    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.

    Aaron Durogati's autumn in the Dolomites in an audio story. By Giovanni Spitale
    01.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Books-press

    Aaron Durogati's autumn in the Dolomites in an audio story. By Giovanni Spitale

    Autumn in the Dolomites and the invisible air, from the point of view of the paragliding champion Aaron Durogati in this audio-story produced by Giovanni Spitale.

    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.

    Val di Mello online petition against path for the disabled
    13.03.2019 by Planetmountain in Environment

    Val di Mello online petition against path for the disabled

    The Committee for the defence of Val Di Mello, Italy, has launched an online petition against the planned expansion of an existing path that would make it accessible to wheelchairs and the disabled. While thousands have already signed in protest, Luca Maspes, President of the Val di Mello Mountain Guides, urges for the plans to be reconsidered.

    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.

    Igor Koller appeals against access restrictions to Tatra National Park
    05.03.2019 by Igor Koller in Environment

    Igor Koller appeals against access restrictions to Tatra National Park

    Slovak mountaineer Igor Koller appeals to all mountaineers, climbers, walkers, ski mountaineers against restrictions within the Tatra National Park. An online petition has been created to safeguard access to these mountains in Slovakia.

    Ciao Albino Marchi, the driving force behind the Arco Rock Master
    13.02.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Climbing

    Ciao Albino Marchi, the driving force behind the Arco Rock Master

    Albino Marchi passed away yesterday afternoon. He was instrumental in the development of the Arco Rock Master climbing competition and his climbing event experience was second to none.

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