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Cerro Pinuer in Valle Exploradores, Patagonia first winter ascent and ski descent

Mountaineers Raimundo De Andraca, Javier Galleani and Nicolas Valderrama from Chile have made the first winter ascent and first ski descent of Cerro Pinuer in Valle Exploradores, Patagonia.

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.

10.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

First ski descents on Monte San Valentin in Patagonia and Altos de los Arrieros in Chile

In November 2020 Raimundo De Andraca, Antonio Eguiguren, Sebastian Rojas, Nicolas Valderrama and Galo Viguera scored the first ski descent of South Face of Monte San Valentin, at 4058m the highest mountain in Patagonia. De Andraca and Rojas with Cristonal Diaz and Diego Saez completed the first winter ascent and first ski descent of Cerro Alto de los Arrieros in Chile.

06.07.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Watch Nicolas Hojac, Adrian Zurbrügg speed across the Monte Rosa Traverse

The video of Swiss mountaineers Adrian Zurbrügg and Nicolas Hojac who in 2020 enchained the 18 mountains in the Monte Rosa massif above 4000 meters in just 13 hours and 39 minutes.

28.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Interviews

Chantel Astorga interview after Cassin Ridge solo on Denali in Alaska

Interview with top American alpinist Chantel Astorga after the first female solo ascent of the Cassin Ridge on Denali in Alaska.

17.06.2021 by Planetmountain in Alpinism

Altavia 4000: Nicola Castagna, Gabriel Perenzoni and the 82 x 4000m peaks of the Alps

Italian mountaineers Nicola Castagna and Gabriel Perenzoni are currently climbing all 82 peaks over 4,000m in the Alps. Having set off on 4 May 2021, the two aspirant mountain guides have already climbed 30 mountains as part of their project called Altavia 4000.

Tschenglser Hochwand North Face skied in Ortler range by Florian Cappello, Roland Striker

At the end of May Florian Cappello and Roland Stricker skied a new line down the North Face of Tschenglser Hochwand / Croda di Cengles in the Ortler - Cevedale range, Italy.

Täschhorn SW Face skied for first time by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez have skied the SW Face of Täschorn (4491m) in Switzerland. The new line is likely to be the first descent of this imposing face.

Aldo Valmassoi skis Cristallo di Mezzo North Face in the Dolomites

Italian skier Aldo Valmassoi completed the first ski descent of the north face of Cristallo di Mezzo in the Dolomites. Valmassoi reports.

Bietschorn SW Face, first ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez, Gilles Sierro

On 9 May 2021 the three mountain guides Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez and Gilles Sierro completed the first ski descent of the SW Face of Bietschorn in Valais, Switzerland

Andrzej Bargiel, Jędrek Baranowski climb Laila Peak

On 10 May Andrzej Bargiel and Jędrek Baranowski climbed Laila Peak (6096m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Starting from about 150m below the summit, the two Polish mountaineers then descended on skis.

Paul Bonhomme makes first ski descent of Mont Pouzenc West Face

On 04/05/2021 the French mountain guide Paul Bonhomme made the first ski descent of the the West Face of Mont Pouzenc (Embrunais, France).

Andrzej Bargiel claims first ascent and ski descent of Yawash Sar II in Pakistan

On 30 April Andrzej Bargiel made the first ascent Yawash Sar II (6178m) in the Karakorum, Pakistan. Having reached the summit via the west face, the Polish mountaineer then made the mountain’s first ski descent.

Hermann Comploj completes big first ski descent down Col Turont, Dolomites

Interview with mountain guide Hermann Comploj who on 24/03/2021 made the first ski descent of the North Couloir on Col Turont (2419m) in Langental / Vallunga, Dolomites, Italy.

Brenta Dolomites Cima Margherita - Canale Merzbacher integral ski descent

The report by Andrea Cozzini and Claudio Lanzafame who on 13 March 2021 in the Brenta Dolomites made what is likely to be the first complete ski descent of Cima Margherita face and the Merzbacher gully.

Combin de la Tsessette East Face in Switzerland ski descent by Paul Bonhomme, Vivian Bruchez

On 1 April 2021 French alpinists Paul Bonhomme and Vivian Bruchez made what is likely to be the first ski descent of the east face of Combin de la Tsessette (4141m) in Switzerland.

07.04.2021 by Vittorio Messini in Alpinism

Virger Nordkette winter traverse completed by Vittorio Messini, Matthias Wurzer

From 2 -3 March 2021 Matthias Wurzer and Vittorio Messini, two mountain guides from Kals, Austria, completed a winter ascent of the Virger Nordkette (Frosnitzkamm) from Hintereggerkogel to Galtenscharte in one and a half days. Messini reports.

01.04.2021 by Planetmountain in Competitions

Axelle Gachet-Mollaret, Robert Antonioli win the 2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup

The last stage of the 2021 Ski Mountaineering World Cup was won last weekend at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy by Axelle Gachet-Mollaret and Matteo Eydallin. The Frenchwoman and Robert Antonioli won the overall World Cup 2021.

Martina Valmassoi breaks 24-hour uphill ski record, climbs staggering 17,645m

From 21 and 22 March 2021 Martina Valmassoi from Italy broke the female 24-hour uphill ski record, ascending 17,645m in 24 hours at Auronzo di Cadore in the Dolomites.

Mount Dunkirk in Canada skied by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh, Nick McNutt

The South Face of Mount Dunkirk (3030m) the Rocky Mountains, Canada, was skied for the first time on 17/03/2021 by Christina Lustenberger, Ian McIntosh and Nick McNutt.




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