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    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.

    Junko Tabei, first woman to summit Everest, celebrated by Google
    22.09.2019 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

    Junko Tabei, first woman to summit Everest, celebrated by Google

    Google has dedicated a doodle to celebrate the 80th birth anniversary of Junko Tabei, the first woman to reach the summit of Everest. Here are some details about the historic ascent completed on 16 May 1975.

    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.

    Janez Svoljšak, goodbye to the promising climber from Slovenia
    19.07.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Janez Svoljšak, goodbye to the promising climber from Slovenia

    Slovenian alpinist Janez Svoljšak passed away on 15 July at base camp while on an expedition to climb Tahu Rutum (6650m), Karakorum, Pakistan. The promising mountaineer was just 25 years old.

    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.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village
    25.06.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, film premieres and top speakers at the Alpine Village

    Film premieres and top speakers feature highly in the Alpine Village program of the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, the unique event from 4 - 7 July for climbers of all abilities wishing to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly at Chamonix Mont Blanc.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, last places available for upcoming clinics
    18.04.2019 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

    Arc'teryx Alpine Academy 2019, last places available for upcoming clinics

    Tickets are running out for the Arcteryx Alpine Academy 2019, scheduled to take place from 4 to 7 July 2019 Chamonix, France. This unique event offers climbers of all abilities to learn more about climbing and alpinism directly on Mont Blanc.

    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.

    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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