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06.07.2020 by Ragni di Lecco in Alpinism

Final farewell to Matteo Bernasconi on Pizzo Badile by Ragni di Lecco

On Sunday 5 July 2020 the Ragni di Lecco mountaineering club climbed Pizzo Badile and bid farewell to Matteo Bernasconi who was tragically killed in a ski mountaineering accident on 12/05/2020.

03.07.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Red Pillar of Brouillard: new Mont Blanc rock climb by Della Bordella, Cazzanelli, Ratti

Italian alpinists Matteo Della Bordella, François Cazzanelli and Francesco Ratti have established Incroyable, a new rock climb up the famous Red Pillar of Brouillard on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

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.

Video: Edmond Joyeusaz skiing the Mont Blanc Brenva Face

The video of the mountain guide Edmond Joyeusaz and his ski descent of the Brenva Face on Mont Blanc, carried out on 25/05/2020 down the climb first ascended by Gianni Comino and Gian Carlo Grassi in 1979.

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.

New route on Mt Trud in Kazakhstan by Kirill Belotserkovskiy and Grisha Chsukin



The report by Kirill Belotserkovskiy about his new route up the west face of peak Trud in Kazakhstan climbed with Grisha Chsukin

11.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Not so far #3, Hervé Barmasse climbing the Matterhorn

The third and final episode of the film Not so far featuring Hervé Barmasse and his new route, climbed solo in 2011, up Picco Muzio on the Matterhorn.

06.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Breathtaking K2 ascent of Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez

The video of Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez climbing K2 in summer 2019 without the use of supplementary oxygen, supported by Esteban Mena, Gelje Pemba Sherpa and Palden Namgye Sherpa

04.06.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Alpinists at Large: Latok I 1978 attempt by Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, Jeff Lowe, George Lowe

The video Alpinists at Large featuring the legendary attempt to climb the North Ridge of Latok I, carried out in 1978 by American alpinists Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, Jeff Lowe and George Lowe.

03.06.2020 by Aaron Durogati in Alpinism

Ortler & Königspitze paralpinism linkup by Aaron Durogati, Bruno Mottini

Aaron Durogati reports about his Monday 3 June ascent with Bruno Mottini of the North Face of Ortler and the NE Face of Königspitze / Gran Zebrù. The duo enchained the mountains using a paraglider and needed 9.5 hours for the linkup.

26.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Ropes fixed to Everest summit for Chinese height measurement expedition

News broke a few hours ago that a team of mountaineers belonging to a Chinese expedition which aims to measure the height of Everest has reached the summit having climbed up the Tibetan side of the mountain and fixed ropes to the tip. The Chinese expedition is the only expedition operating on the highest mountain in the world as the mountain is closed to all foreigners due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

20.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Not so far # 2, Hervé and Marco Barmasse climbing Monte Rosa

The second of three episodes of the film Not so far by Hervé Barmasse, which documents the first ascent of new line up the SE Face of Punta Gnifetti on Monte Rosa in 2011 with his father Marco Barmasse.

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.

10.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Not so far #1, Hervé Barmasse, Eneko & Iker Pou climbing the Brouillard Pillar on Mont Blanc

The first of three episodes of the film Not so far featuring Italian alpinist Hervé Barmasse and his 2011 first ascent with Spaniards Iker Pou and Eneko Pou of La Classica Moderna up the Left Pillar of Brouillard on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

06.05.2020 by Planetmountain in Environment

The North Face Covid-19 Explore Fund pledges €1 million to support outdoor communities

We have received and publish the press release of The North Face that through its COVID-19 Explore Fund is committing € 1 million to support the outdoor communities affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Applications are welcome from companies and charities in the UK, Germany, France and Italy and are open until May 22nd 2020.

01.05.2020 by Vinicio Stefanello in Alpinism

Chris Bonington - Life and Climbs, the film about legendary British mountaineer now online

The docu-film Chris Bonington - Life and Climbs (2015, 22 minutes) is now online. Directed by Vinicio Stefanello for the Municipality of Courmayeur, in this film great British mountaineer tells his life story.

29.04.2020 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Baffin Island expedition 2012, Auer, Pou & Co climbing in Perfection Valley


The video of the 2012 climbing expedition to Baffin island carried out by Hansjörg Auer, Riky Felderer, Ben Lepesant, Matteo Mocellin, William Peterson, Eneko Pou and Iker Pou.

28.04.2020 by Raphaela Haug in Alpinism

A perfect Patagonia premiere. By Raphaela Haug

German alpinist Raphaela Haug talks about her first trip to Patagonia with climbing partner Laura Tiefenthaler, during which they climbed Cerro Torre and, with Babsi Vigl, ascended Fitz Roy.

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