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18.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Nepal considering Everest Base Camp move due to global warming

The BBC reports that the government of Nepal is considering plans to move Everest Base Camp off the retreating Khumbu glacier due to global warming

01.06.2022 by Planetmountain in Events

A help for Evgeny Kryvosheytsev in Ukraine

Michael Pupeza, Anna Torretta and Stéphanie Maureau have launched a crowdfunding appeal to help Evgeny Kryvosheytsev, the talented climber and ice climber in difficulty due to the war in Ukraine.

16.03.2022 by Karpos in Events

Karpos supports Ukraine refugees

The Italian outdoor clothing brand Karpos has made a donation of 50,000 euros towards the Italian Veneto Region fundraising campaign for refugees from the Ukraine. Published below is their press release.

02.03.2022 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Russian climbers and mountaineers stand against war in Ukraine

Numerous Russian mountaineers and climbers are standing against the war in Ukraine, signing open letters and sharing their dissent on social media.

14.02.2022 by Planetmountain in Environment

Alps - to go?!

Through global warming, our rampant consumption, unsustainable tourism and our own expectations, the Alps are threatened. Check out the documentary ALPS - TO GO?!, written by Tom Dauer.

29.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Yasushi Yamanoi, the Piolet d'Or 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award video

The video portrait of 56-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yasushi Yamanoi who was awarded with the 13th Piolets d'Or Carrière 2021 at the end of November at Briançon in France.

06.12.2021 by Planetmountain in Books-press

Will Saunders overall winner of Red Bull Illume 2021, Thomas Monsorno wins Innovation category

US photographer Will Saunders has been crowned overall winner of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021 with his photograph of a climber falling at Indian Creek, USA. Italian photographer Thomas Monsorno won the Innovation by EyeEm category with his photo of Dani Arnold on Lake Baikal in Siberia. Federico Ravassard was selected as a finalist in the Playground by WhiteWall category for his photo of Marzio Nardi climbing in the marble quarries at Carrara.

25.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Lorenzo Delladio, CEO La Sportiva, named Italian Entrepreneur of the Year Consumer & Retail category

Last night at the Milan Sotck Exchange Lorenzo Delladio, CEO La Sportiva was awarded the Italian Entrepreneur of the Year prize for the category Consumer & Retail.

07.11.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Nirmal Purja and the film 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible

The trailer to 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible, the film that documents the attempts of 
Nepalese mountaineer Nirmal Purja to climb all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks in seven months.

08.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Piolets d'Or 2021 announces awarded ascents, Silvia Vidal receives Special Mention

The 2021 Piolets d'Or awards for alpinism will be awarded in November at Briançon, France, to Pierrick Fine and Symon Welfringer for their ascent of Sani Pakkush and Ethan Berman and Uisdean Hawthorn for their ascent of Mount Robson. Catalan climber Silvia Vidal has received a special mention.

07.10.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The Last Mountain: the story of Tom Ballard

The trailer of The Last Mountain, the BBC documentary directed by Chris Terrill that explores the life of British mountaineer Tom Ballard who died while attempting to climb Nanga Parbat in February 2019 with Italy's Daniele Nardi.

16.07.2021 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Lorenzo Scandroglio



The Italian mountaineering community is in mourning: Lorenzo Scandroglio, a well-known mountain journalist, writer and translator, mountain hut warden, mountaineer and member of the Italian mountain rescue team, passed away at the age of 52.

24.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Mount Everest Centenary Exhibition launched by Alpine Club in London

The Alpine Club has opened its landmark exhibition 'Everest: By Those Who Were There' to the public. The exhibition commemorates 100 years since the first expedition to Mount Everest in 1921, and explores, in intimate detail, the three Alpine Club and Royal Geographical Society expeditions of the 1920s.

22.06.2021 by Andrea Lanfri in Alpinism

Andrea Lanfri climbs Gran Sasso d’Italia during From Coast to Coast project

Italian paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri reports about his From Coast to Coast project he carried out on Sunday 13 June, during which he climbed to the summit of Gran Sasso d’Italia. He started at Montesilvano on the Adriatic coast and finished his journey at Ladispoli on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Over 300 km non-stop, including the ascent of Corno Grande (2912m)

20.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Sadpara Air Safari inaugurated by Pakistan International Airlines

PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) has relaunched its Air Safari service, naming it Sadpara Air Safari after the prominent pakistani mountaineer Muhammad Ali Sadpara.

13.05.2021 by Planetmountain in Events

Reinhold Messner and Diane, Gioachino and Betta Gobbi, two weddings and an ode to life

While Reinhold Messner and Diane Schumacher have announced their wedding, the historic owners of Grivel, Betta and Gioachino Gobbi, got married on May 8 2021.

23.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Andrea Lanfri live on World Meningitis Day

Starting at 9.00 am today, Italian Paralympic athlete Andrea Lanfri will travel the route from Marina di Pisa to Monte Serra and back, non-stop, alternating running and cycling. The event will be broadcast live on his social channels, to celebrate World Meningitis Day.

01.03.2021 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Alex Buisse and his Mont Blanc Lines climbing posters

Interview with French photographer Alex Buisse about his Mont Blanc Lines climbing poster project.

09.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Farewell to Cala Cimenti and Patrick Negro

Carlo Alberto Cimenti, best known as Cala, and Patrick Negro perished yesterday in an avalanche while skiing in the mountains of Susa Valley in Italy.

02.02.2021 by Planetmountain in Environment

Farewell to Galliano Bordin, founder of AKU

Galliano Bordin, the founder of the Italian footwear company AKU, passed away aged 85 on Saturday. The son of a family of shoemakers, Bordin founded the company at Montebelluna in Northern Italy and exported walking shoes, trekking and mountaineering boots and outdoor footwear to over 30 countries around the world including Europe, North America, Asia and Australia.

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