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12.11.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Marmolada: exploring the first refuge in the Dolomites with Bruno Pederiva

The oldest refuge in the Dolomites, located on the east face of Punta Penia on Marmolada, featuring mountain guide Bruno Pederiva.


17.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

Graham Zimmerman, an Imperfect Advocate

American alpinist Graham Zimmerman, winner of the Piolets d’Or 2020, sees see firsthand the effects of human-driven climate change on the world and decides that he must take action. This forces him to confront his personal carbon footprint to become an Imperfect Advocate. 



16.10.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

Petition against oil drilling close to Fontainebleau

A petition has been launched by Environnement Bocage Gâtinais (EBG) against an Oil Drilling project just 4 km from the Fontainebleau forest, famous for being the world's bouldering mecca. On the 19th of October EBG will present the petition to the commissioner.

16.09.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Monte Rosa Capanna Margherita end of season timelapse

The time-lapse from Capanna Margherita on Monte Rosa. This is the last video of 2020, since the highest mountain hut in the Alps has now closed its summer season.

05.09.2020 by Andrea Benesso in Environment

Cinque Torri flash mob in protest against new infrastructure in the Dolomites

The press release concerning a 'mountaineering' flash mob that took place on 03/40/2020 on the Cinque Torri (Cortina, Dolomites) in protest against new ski lifts and constructions in the Dolomites.

02.09.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Heinz Mariacher, mountaineering, freedom and the Paul Preuss Award

The report and words about mountaineering from the Paul Preuss Prize, awarded to the Austrian mountaineer Heinz Mariacher celebrated at Reinhold Messner's Firmian Castle. Mariacher is the eighth alpinist to receive the prestigious award after Messner himself, Hanspeter Eisendle, Albert Precht, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber, Beat Kammerlander and Bernd Arnold.

24.08.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Heinz Mariacher receives Paul Preuss Award 2020

Austrian alpinist Heinz Mariacher is the recipient of the Paul Preuss Award 2020. Mariacher is the eighth mountaineer to receive the prestigious prize after Reinhold Messner, Hanspeter Eisendle, Albert Precht, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber, Beat Kammerlander and Bernd Arnold.

Climbing and climate change

How does our love for the mountains affect the climate? And what can we do to change this process? Germany's Lena Marie Müller, who is currently doing a PhD on the effects of climate change at the University of Innsbruck and recently repeated the E9 Prinzip Hoffnung at Bürs, shares her thoughts.

01.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tamara Lunger to climb highest mountains in Italy

South Tyrolean mountaineer Tamara Lunger begins today her 'Tamara Tour Italy'. This summer she will travel by camper across Italy to discover and climb the highest mountains in the country’s 20 regions.

23.06.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Events

A thought for Alex Zanardi

A thought for paralympic sports icon Alex Zanardi who is fighting for his life in hospital in Siena and who has always been an incredible and invincible friend for everyone.

22.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Walter Bonatti would have turned 90 today

In order to remember the great mountaineer and extremely special man who passed away in 2011, we’ve published the thoughts and memories of his inseparable life partner Rossana Podestà.

11.06.2020 by Giovanni Spitale in Alpinism

Hike & Fly with Angela Bonato, Giovanni Spitale

Giovanni Spitale and Angela Bonato discuss their Hike & Fly; powered only by their own means they reach point where to liftoff and fly their paragliders. An eco-friendly and sensible way to enjoy the mountains in these particular times. By Giovanni Spitale.

17.05.2020 by Ragni di Lecco in Alpinism

A beer with Berna: a drink on Sunday evening for Matteo Bernasconi

On Sunday 17 May 2020 at 18:30 the Italian Ragni di Lecco climbing club invites everyone to have a drink in memory of Matteo Bernasconi. Here is how the Ragni di Lecco, to which Berna belonged, explain the initiative.

13.05.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Ciao Berna! Farewell to Matteo Bernasconi

On 12 May 2020 Matteo Bernasconi, the talented Italian alpinist, mountain guide and member of the Ragni di Lecco climbing club, perished in an avalanche. Born in 1982 and loved by everyone, Berna was ski mountaineering in Valtellina when the accident occurred.

27.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Climbing

Carie, at 9pm this evening the premiere of the film by Marzio Nardi, Federico Ravassard, Achille Mauri

From 21:00 to 24:00 this evening the premiere of Carie, the film by Marzio Nardi, Federico Ravassard and Achille Mauri exploring and climbing in the marble quarries at Carrara in Italy.

24.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Tom Ballard, the film about the great British climber

Tom, the film by Angel Esteban and Elena Goatelli, is now online. This documents the attempt of British mountaineer Tom Ballard to become the first to solo in the same winter season the six great North Faces of the Alps: Cima Grande di Lavaredo, Pizzo Badile, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Petit Dru and the Eiger. This is a touching portrait about Ballard who lost his life on Nanga Parbat with Daniele Nardi in 2019.

23.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

The mountains won’t wait. By Enrico Veronese, Giovanni Zaccaria


The video, photos and words of Giovanni Zaccaria and Enrico Veronese about how, once again, the mountains can inspire us.

21.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Matterhorn guides raise over €14,000 with charity sale of historic Échelle Jordan ladder

The Italian Matterhorn Guides have raised € 14,631 with the sale of the historic Échelle Jordan, the original rope ladder used by thousands of mountaineers on their way to the summit of the Matterhorn. The money will go to charities fighting the coronavirus.

16.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Remembering Hansjörg Auer, David Lama, Jess Roskelley

It's a year to the day that Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were killed in a climbing accident on Howse Peak in Canada.

09.04.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Rosso 70, online the mountaineering, memories and life of the Scoiattoli di Cortina

Courtesy of the Scoiattoli di Cortina we have published online Rosso 70: Stories and memories of 70 years of alpinism of the Scoiattoli di Cortina. The film by Vinicio Stefanello and Francesco Mansutti retraces the first 70 years of the historic and famous Italian mountaineering club established in the Dolomites in 1939.


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